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6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari – Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour In Volcanoes, Wildlife Safari In Rwanda Akagera National Park

6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari – Overview

The 6 Days Rwanda wildlife safari tour is a wonderful 5 nights/6 days wildlife safari in Rwanda tour taking you to Akagera National Park for game viewing, Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, a Kigali City tour, community visits, and scenery viewing.

The 6 days wildlife safari in Rwanda starts with a Kigali City tour then a visit to Akagera National Park, a park that covers an area of about 2500 sq. km of savannah vegetation west of the Kagera River.

Inside the park lies a river where after which the park was named, Akagera River which is the natural border of Rwanda and Tanzania.

Inside Akagera park lies a lake that harbors herds of elephants and buffalo whereas the savannah usually attracts giraffes and zebra also close are large pods of hippopotami as well as gloomy crocodiles you will see sunbathing.

During your game drive in the park, expect to see lions, leopards, hyenas,s and several species of antelopes that including the bushbucks and waterbucks.

The park is also home to several avian species including the rare shoebill stork, the majestic eagles, the papyrus gonolek, and a large meditation of water birds.

As part of your adventure still, you will have the best of your time in Volcanoes National Park as you undertake gorilla trekking in Rwanda, the major highlight of this safari in Rwanda.

Our trip will start and end in Rwanda. Your accommodation depends on your choice ranging from budget, mid-range, and luxury.

6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari – Highlights

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali and transfer to your hotel refresh, have dinner, and overnight.

Day 2: Do a Kigali city tour and transfer to Akagera National Park Rwanda.

Day 3: Have a morning game drive in the park, have an afternoon boat ride, and an evening game drive as you depart for your hotel/lodge.

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park and have a simple nature walk/Community Tour.

Day 5: Do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Day 6: Return to Kigali to your hotel or for your scheduled flight.

6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive In Rwanda & Be Picked Up By Your Guide

You will meet our Rwanda safari tour guide on arrival at the airport. He will take you through a short briefing about your 6 days Rwanda safari and after transferring you to your hotel, freshen up, dine and rest.

Day 2: Arrival at Kigali International Airport and Transfer to Akagera National Park Rwanda.

Have breakfast at your hotel and embark on your journey for a Kigali city tour after transfer to Akagera wildlife safari Rwanda drive East, through the attractive rolling plains, characterized by dense, lighter acacia woodland, broad-leafed woodland, and rolling grassland.

As you approach Akagera National Park, expect to see extensive series of lakes linked by papyrus swamps forming an extensive wetland. Check-in lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Ruzizi tented camp- Luxury

Akagera Safari Lodge-Midrange

Day 3: Morning Game Drive in The Park, Have An Afternoon Boat Ride, And Evening Game Drives As You Depart For Your Hotel/Lodge.

Start your day with an early morning breakfast at the lodge before joining your ranger in your open  4×4 safari land cruiser for your morning game drive in the park.

This half-day game drive will offer you the opportunity to spot a variety of wild animals including elephants, buffalos, lions, Masai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Burchell’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard, and bushbuck.

Later in the afternoon after your game drive, you will return to the lodge for your lunch.

After your lunch, proceed for a boat cruise along Lake Ihema that lasts about 2hours, a ride that will bring you close to the water animals like Crocodiles and Hippos, as well as a large concentration of bird life.

The park has over 525 species identified bird species with unique species like the Shoe billed stock and papyrus gonolek among the many others.

This park has Endemics including the jacanas, ibis, sandpipers, and herons. Retire from the boat cruise and return to your lodge for dinner and overnight as you do a simple game drive.

Accommodation

Ruzizi tented camp- Luxury

Akagera Safari Lodge-Midrange

Day 4: Transfer From Akagera National Park to Volcanoes National Park and Do a Nature Walk

Have breakfast in the morning at the lodge, and prepare to set off for Volcanoes National Park for an unquestionably incomparable experience of Mountain gorilla tracking. The drive is about 217km covered in about 4 hours.

Arrive at the park and check-in your accommodation and have lunch. Take an afternoon nature walk through the nearby forest and the nearby crater lakes for a picturesque view, bird watching, and photography. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation

Mountain Gorilla’s Nest – Luxury

Kinigi guest house/ Da Vinci gorilla lodge – Midrange

Day 5: Do Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Wake up to an early morning breakfast at the lodge and then transfer to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters with your packed lunch before 8 am for your briefing by the park rangers on how you are going to carry out your Rwanda gorilla trekking safari.

After the briefing, you will be led by the rangers into the forest in search of the brilliant apes. You will use slippery and muddy trails along the Volcanoes Mountain slopes which is a little challenging.

This Rwanda gorilla tour will last between 2-8 hours including the 1 hour that will be given to you after spotting the mountain gorillas.

During this hour, you will watch the gorillas carry out their activities, feed, build nests, and cuddle giving you chance to take lots of pictures.

Depending on how you will be feeling, you can visit the panoramic twin volcanic lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. After the simple nature walk, you will return to your lodge for dinner.

Accommodation

Mountain Gorilla’s Nest – Luxury

Kinigi guest house/ Da Vinci gorilla lodge – Midrange

Day 6: Return to Kigali to Your Hotel or For Your Scheduled Flight

Have breakfast at will, prepare to live in this part of the land, and embark on your journey to Kigali for your flight.

End of The 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

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