On this 9 days of Rwanda wildlife safari, you will experience all the 3 Rwandan National parks. You start with the scenic Akagera National park, proceed to Nyungwe Forest National park an End the safari with the home of mountain Gorillas, Volcanoes National park. Enjoy the panaromic view of Rwanda as you turn along the winding road. The parks are the mixture of savanah, Forest and mountainous giving you varied sights of Rwanda. In this tour, you will view animals and birds’ species like Elephants, Zebras, Chimpanzees, gorillas, Impala and possibly Rhinos and Lions, Rwenzori turaco etc. you will also enjoy a cultural tour, boat rides on lake kivu, nyungwe forest walk etc
- Kigali for a city tour
- Visit the genocide memorial centre
- Boat cruise
- Game Drive
- Gorilla treking
- Nyungwe forest walk
- Chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk
- Cultural tour
Welcome to the Ghetto of a thousand hills trip, meet our professional staff who will warmly welcome you, brief you about your safari and then start your journey to kigali for a city tour. during the city tour you will have the opportunity to visit the genocide memorial centre where you will know much more about the brutal killing of the people during the 1994 Rwanda Genocide between Hutu and Tutsi. you will then visit the handcraft center where you will be able buy lots of handcraft, etc.
You will then drive to akagera national park. The journey to the park takes about 2.5 hours depending on the stopovers along the way. On arrival at the park, your driver will clear with the rangers at the gate and proceed the visitor centre for briefing after which you proceed to the hotel for check inn, have dinner, Relaxation and overnight.
Early in the Morning after breakfast, meet your driver guide. you will have a guided game game drive. Look out for some of the big mammals like Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Topi, Zebras, Impala and possibly Lions and Rhinoes which has just been introduced into this National Park. Akagera Natioanl park is the Habitat for over 500 species of Birds. So in this game game drive you will view different species of Birds like yellow throated long crow, red throat spow fawl, African white back vulture among others. Back to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon, you will embark in the afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema where you will see Aquatic animals like crocodiles, Hippos, many birds species, etc. you will take photos, vidieos, have fun. Return to the lodge for dinner, Relaxation and overnihgt
This morning we depart for Nyungwe forest in southern Rwanda with a stopover for lunch in Huye formerly known as Butare. Huye hosts the ethnographic museum of Rwanda that was formerly known as the national museum of Rwanda, here we will learn about the culture and history of the Rwandan people. We arrive in Nyungwe forest later in the evening. Dinner and overnight
After an early breakfast, you will meet your guide driver who will drive you to Park Headqauter for brieffing on the rules and regulations of chimpanzee trekking. After the briefing you will be allocated a park ranger and a chimpanzee family to trek. Chimpanzee trekking takes about 40 minutes to 4 hours depebding on where they are. On this trek ypou will see 13 species of primates like L’Hoest’s monkeys, Rwenzori Colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys etc. On finding the chimpanzees, you will be allowed to spend 1hour with them so that you learn their ways of life, take photos, vidieos etc. you will then return to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon, you will go for a canopy walk in nyungwe Forest NP later which you will return to the lodge for dinner, Relaxation and overnight.
Today morning after your hectic and engaging day in the forest yesterday, you prepare to start journey to Volcanoes national park. We leave for Volcanoes national park after breakfast, enjoy the sights of Lake Kivu and winding roads in the land of a thousand hills.
After an early morning cup of tea, you will carry your packed lunch and our professional guide who is well verse with life in the jungle and driver will take you to the park Headquarters where you will be briefed through the rules and regulation. after the briefing, trekking begins.
Gorrila trekking takes about 50 minutes to 6 hours depending on where the gorillas are at that time. in the trek, you will be able to view different species of animals like buffaloes, Elephants, bush pigs and many more you will also view varieties plant species and birds such as Red faced woodland, flycatcher, handsome francoline, Rwenzori turaco etc. once the gorillas are found, you will be allowed to take an hour with them so that you learn their lifestle, take photoes and videos. after an hour with Gorilla you will then set back to the headquater where the you will meet you driver and tranfer back to the hotel where you will have dinner and overnight
After a cup of delicious coffee and “gonza” in the morning , you will then pack your lunch and then go for a cultural tour in the neighbouring communities where you will visit the ibywacu cultural village. durrring this culturial tour, you will have an oportunity to interact with the people in the local comunities and learn thier ways of life, culture, visit their farmlands, learn how they make their local beers, learn kinyarwanda language, taste various delicious kinyarwanda traditional food and drinks. enjoy and participate in the culturial songs and dance by the banyarwanda womens and listens to interesting falks and ancient stories etc. After the culturial tour, you will then trek back to the hotel where you will have dinner and then overnight
As you reminisce on your experience with the mountain gorillas, we leave for Gisenyi on the shores of Lake Kivu. This will be more of a rest day for you to think through your entire journey exploring Rwanda on the shores to the beautiful lake Kivu. The activities you can engage in include a visit to the to the hot springs, take a boat trip to an island, kayaking on lake kivu,visit DR Congo – Rwanda border, and relax at the lakeside in the evening sipping a way to your favorite.
This day marks the end of primate trekking in Rwanda. After breakfast you will be driven by your driver guide back to Kigali to take up your flight
End of safari
Transport as described in the itinerary
Safari activities-unlimited day game drives, nature walks, hiking and walks with local people (where specified), English-speaking driver-guide, expert local guides where necessary
All National Park and Conservancy fees
Accommodation as described in the itinerary (double/twin or triple rooms)
All meals while on safari-breakfasts, lunches (picnic lunch boxes when necessary) and dinners
Bottled drinking water during game drives
Flying Doctor emergency evacuation cover
Activities cited as “optional” in the itinerary
Single Room Supplements.
Personal spending-services or meals not mentioned as included, beverages in hotels, telephone calls and laundry etc.
Extra costs incurred as a result of alterations to the original tour plan e.g. different accommodations and services