Embark on an extraordinary 10-day best of Rwanda wildlife safari that takes you through the diverse landscapes and incredible wildlife of this East African gem. This midrange safari offers a perfect blend of adventure and comfort, as you explore Rwanda’s national parks, encounter gorillas, and immerse yourself in its rich culture and history.
Accommodation Options (Midrange):
Throughout your 10-day Rwanda safari, you’ll stay in comfortable midrange accommodations that provide both relaxation and a connection to the natural surroundings. Options may include lodges like the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel and the Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, known for their warm hospitality and proximity to key destinations.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali, Rwanda
Your journey begins with your arrival at Kigali International Airport, where our friendly guide will welcome you. After a brief orientation, you’ll be transferred to your accommodation in Kigali. Take some time to rest and acclimate to the local atmosphere.
Day 2: Kigali City Tour and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Explore the vibrant city of Kigali, including visits to historical sites like the Genocide Memorial Center. In the afternoon, embark on a scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll check in at your lodge.
Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking and Cultural Experience
Spend the morning tracking golden monkeys in the park, observing their playful antics. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in Rwandan culture with a visit to a local community, gaining insights into their traditions and way of life.
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Today, you’ll embark on a thrilling gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park. Follow experienced guides through dense forests to encounter these majestic creatures. After the trek, relax and reflect at your lodge.
Day 5: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park, a biodiversity hotspot. En route, enjoy scenic views and stop for photo opportunities. Check in at your lodge, located amidst the lush forest.
Day 6: Canopy Walk and Chimpanzee Tracking
Experience the adrenaline rush of a canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest, suspended above the treetops. In the afternoon, track chimpanzees and other primates, witnessing their natural behaviors in their habitat.
Day 7: Transfer to Lake Kivu
Depart for Lake Kivu, one of Rwanda’s stunning lakes. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake and soak in the serene surroundings. Check in at your lodge near the lake for a relaxing evening.
Day 8: Lake Kivu Exploration and Transfer to Akagera National Park
Spend the day exploring Lake Kivu, engaging in water activities or simply relaxing on its shores. Later, drive to Akagera National Park, where you’ll check in at your lodge near the park.
Day 9: Game Drive in Akagera National Park
Embark on an exciting game drive in Akagera National Park, searching for diverse wildlife, including lions, elephants, and numerous bird species. The park offers a unique savannah experience in Rwanda.
Day 10: Morning Game Drive and Departure
Enjoy one last morning game drive in Akagera before returning to Kigali for your departure. Our guide will transfer you to Kigali International Airport, marking the end of your 10-day Rwanda safari.
– Airport transfers
– Accommodation as specified
– Gorilla trekking permits
– Golden monkey tracking permits
– Canopy walk fees
– Game drives in Akagera National Park
– Meals as per itinerary
– Transportation in comfortable vehicles
– English-speaking guides
– International airfare
– Visa fees
– Travel insurance
– Personal expenses
– Tips and gratuities
– Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
How to Get There:
To begin your 10-day Rwanda safari, book an international flight to Kigali International Airport (KGL). Various airlines operate flights to Kigali from major international destinations. Upon arrival, our team will be there to welcome you and facilitate your transfer to the first destination, setting the stage for an incredible journey through Rwanda.