Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport
Meet our tour guide at the airport and transfer to Kigali. Have a short briefing from the guide on your safari. After lunch, depart for Parc National des Volcans. The journey goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that characterize much of Rwanda’s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the awesome Virunga volcanoes, sometimes with as many as five peaks visible. Dinner and overnight at Mountain gorilla view lodge, Le Bambou gorilla lodge or Kinigi guest house.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Parc National Des Volcans
Get briefing from the ranger guides and thereafter, be led by the guides through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas which is a magical experience. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas soon!! spend an hour with them, and be back at the base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families however are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. Have dinner and overnight at your lodge as on day one.
Day 3: Akagera national park
Rise up very early in the morning and have your breakfast. Then you will embark on a 7 hours drive journey to Akagera national park on the Tanzania border. Arrive and check in at Akagera game lodge where you will reach late in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Game drive and Boat trip
Wake up so early for your breakfast and proceed for a morning game drive to catch up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. The game drive will reward you with chances to see a variety of elephants, buffaloes, lions, Maasai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, orbit, topi, bush baby, leopard and bushbuck among others. Return to the Lodge for late breakfast and relax as we wait for lunch. Later this afternoon we may enjoy a Boat ride on Lake Ihema, which will reward you with large number of hippos, huge Nile crocodiles and about 525 bird species. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 5: Drive to Kigali & city tour.
This is the last day of this safari and you will wake up not so early in the morning and have breakfast. Then you will travel to Kigali and have your city tour and then after your lunch you will be dropped either at the airport or to your hotel and this will mark the end of your safari.