10 Days Rwanda Safari to Akagera, Nyungwe, Volcanoes & L.Kivu
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali & hotel Transfer
On arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed to Rwanda and transferred to your designated hotel where you will do the Covid test and await your results within 12 to 24 hours.
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park and Boat Cruise.
Following clearance, you will depart Kigali in the morning with a scenic drive to Akagera national park, reaching early for lunch at Akagera game Lodge. After lunch, go for afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema. Expect to see hippos, crocodiles and water birds. Dinner and overnight at Akagera game Lodge
Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.
Early morning, you will go for game drives up to the northern part of the park to catch up with early risers before they go into hiding. You will have chance to see lions, antelopes, giraffes, bush bucks among others. The Park is now complete with the Big 5.
Return to the hotel for relaxation by noon, and then lunch. After lunch, go for afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema, where you will be rewarded with view of game as hippos, crocodiles, as well as a variety of bird species. Dinner and overnight at Akagera game Lodge
Day 4: Transfer from Akagera to Nyungwe National Park.
In the morning, you will set off for a long drive to Nyungwe National Park. You will have en route stopover at Nyanza Museum, Butare museum among other areas good for photography and adventure, as well as lunch. Reach Nyungwe in the evening for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe top view lodge.
Day 5: Rwanda Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest
In the morning, you will set off to the forest for chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe – following the elusive primates as they hop from one tree to another with their noisy calls. Return to the lodge for lunch and enjoy the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay as above.
Day 6: Canopy walk in Nyungwe
Enjoy breakfast and go for the breath-taking forest canopy walk; walking at tree-tops level while viewing the wildlife beneath. Dinner and overnight stay as above.
Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes national park.
Have breakfast and enjoy a spectacular drive to Volcanoes national park with stopovers for photography and lunch en-route. Reach Volcanoes national park in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge.
Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park.
You will have early morning breakfast and go for pre-tracking briefing at the park headquarters.
Rwanda Gorilla trekking may take 1-8 hours depending on the group you are allocated and the movement of the gentle giants the previous night. On finding them, you will stay in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of an hour before exiting the forest.
In the afternoon, you may go for nature walks or cultural walk to the Ib’iwachu Cultural village. Dinner and overnight stay at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge as above.
Day 9: Golden monkey trekking / Dian Fossey Trek.
This day, you will either go for golden monkey tracking or go for Dian Fossey hike at Karisoke research centre, where the Late Dian, an American anthropologist spent years researching and conserving the gorillas before she was killed and buried next to Digit, a silverback gorilla.
On return, transfer to Lake Kivu. Relax at the beach, dinner and overnight at Paradise Malahide.
Day 10: Boat cruise and transfer to Kigali.
Enjoy breakfast and a boat cruise up to the coffee island, and have a view of the surrounding islands.
On return, set off to Kigali, where you will reach early to have the necessary shopping. You will then check in your hotel or be dropped to the airport for your departure flight if it is on schedule marking the end of this 10 Days Rwanda Safari tour