5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

Safari Overview 

Enjoy  a great time in Rwanda while on  Rwanda safari in  a 5 days Rwanda gorilla and wildlife safari. This 5 days Rwanda gorilla and wildlife safari starts and ends in Kigali. The trip  start with a Kigali city tour  and later a transfer to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri district of Rwanda, while at volcanoes, you  will do gorilla trekking and visit to Ibyi'wacu cultural center for Rwanda cultural experience. Later after gorilla trekking in Volcanoes,  you will transfer to Akagera national park in North east Rwanda bordering Rwanda and Tanzania. Akagera national park is Rwanda’s largest national park filled with several wildlife species in including the  the big five. 

Safari highlights for the 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

Kigali city tour

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park

Ibyi'wacu cultural center visit

Game drive in Akagera national park

Boat cruise on  lake Ihema.

Summary of the Itinerary.

Day 1 of 5 days Rwanda gorilla  and wildlife safari: Kigali city tour and transfer to Volcanoes national park Rwanda.

Day 2 of 5 days Rwanda gorilla and wildlife safari: Gorilla trekking and  and Ibyi'wacu cultural experience.

Day 3 of 5 days Rwanda gorilla and wildlife safari: Transfer to  Akagera national park.

Day 4 of  5 days Rwanda gorilla and wildlife safari: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on lake Ihema.

Day 5 of 5 days Rwanda gorilla and wildlife safari: Optional morning game drive and transfer back to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 of of 5 Days Rwanda gorilla and wildlife safari: Pick from Kigali, do Kigali city tour and transfer to volcanoes national park.

Following your safari, your guide will pick you from your hotel or place of accommodation and you will embark on a Kigali city tour getting   familiar with some  feature such as the Kigali genocide memorial, local craft shops and many more.  After the city tours, you will  embark on a drive to volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri   District of Rwanda,  the drive takes approximately  2:30 hours . upon arrival, you will  check in at your lodge. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 of 5 days  Rwanda gorilla and wildlife safari: Morning gorilla trekking in the park and afternoon visit of of Ibyi'wacu cultural village.

In the morning after your breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for   briefing on the gorilla trekking exercise, be a signed a ranger and a gorilla family to track from. later head into the jungles in search for the gorillas. the hike in search for the gorillas could take you between  50 minutes to 3 hours.  upon meeting the gorillas, you will have a maximum of 1 hour to spend with the gorillas while interacting and taking photos. later depart the park and transfer back  to the lodge  for lunch and a brief relaxation. after lunch  you will head to Ibyi'wacu cultural village for the immersion into Rwanda’s culture. while at the village, you will be taught on several ways of  preparation of food,  cultural dances, marriage ceremonies,  construction of houses local and many more. later you will bead back your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 of 5 days Rwanda gorilla and wildlife safari: Transfer from Volcanoes park to Akagera national park.

Waking up to the relaxed day, have you breakfast and after you will check out of the lodge and embark a drive to Akagera national park. The drive can take you 5 hours, upon arrival you will check in at your lodge for dinners and an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4  of 5 Days Rwanda gorilla and wildlife safari: Morning game drive in the park and afternoon boat cruiser on lake Ihema.

In the morning after  a nice breakfast in your lodge , you will be picked by your guide, who will take you for a game drive in the park. The park  offers amazing opportunity to  view wildlife  of the wildlife you will come across include zebras, topis, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes,  lions, hyenas,  antelopes, klipspringers,   hippos and many more. later after doing the drive, you will transfer back to your lodge for a relaxation and lunch.  ln the afternoon after lunch  you will transfer to the shores of lake Ihema  and  catch a scenic boat cruiser viewing several bird species and  wildlife such as crocodiles, hippos and many more.  in the evening depart the boat cruise and  and transfer back to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 of 5 days Rwanda gorilla  and wildlife safari: Morning game drive and transfer back to Kigali.

On your last day of   5 days Rwanda gorilla and wildlife safari, you will wake up to  a hot breakfast. later  you can opt for a morning game drive in the park  in order to maximize your wildlife count probably seeing what you did not see the previous day. Depart the game drive and transfer back to your lodge and check out.  Transfer back to Kigali and arrive in time for your  flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast and  Lunch 

End of the safari - Bon Voyage!!

Tour inclusions

Full time driver-guide

A stable 4x4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for scenic viewing

Meals as per the itinerary

Drinking water on the safari vehicle

Activities as per the itinerary

Airport pickup and drop off

Tour Exclusions

International flight tickets


Personal travel insurance

Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary

Any other services of personal nature e.g. laundry

Tips and gratuities for rangers, guides, hotels attendants, etc.

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