|Jan - Dec
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10 Days Rwanda Safari
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali
On arrival at the airport, you will be received by our company representative who will transfer you to Mille Collines Hotel.
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National park and evening game drive.
In the morning, you will set off 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 Rusizi Tented Camp
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. Return to the hotel for relaxation by 11:00am, 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 Rusizi Tented Camp.
Day 4: Transfer from Akagera to Nyungwe National park.
In the morning, you will set off a long drive to Nyungwe National Park. You will have en route stopover in 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 Forest Lodge. The alternative you may opt to track chimps in Kibale Forest national park where there are over 98% chances of seeing them. Dinner and overnight at Crater Safari Lodge.
Day 5:Chimpanzee tracking
In the morning, you will set off to the forest for chimpanzee tracking adventure. If in Kibale, the Bigodi wetland sanctuary nature walk is a highlight in itself – meet different monkey and bird species. Dinner and overnight at Crater Safari Lodge.
Day 6: Canopy walk, if in Uganda, transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
In the morning go for the breathtaking forest canopy walk; in case you are in Uganda, a morning game drive and the afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
Early morning, enjoy a spectacular drive to Volcanoes National Park with stopovers for photography and lunch. Reach Volcanoes National Park in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge.
Day 8: Gorilla tracking.
In the morning, you will go for pre tracking briefing at the park headquarters. Gorilla tracking may take 1-8 hours depending on the group you are allocated and the movement of the gentle giants the previous night. 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 at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge.
Day 9: Golden monkey/Dian Fossey.
This day, you will either go for golden monkey tracking or go for Dian Fossey hike at Karisoke research centre, where 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 Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge.
Day 10: Boat cruise and transfer to Kigali.
In the morning, you will enjoy 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.
Price from £4,500 Per Person
- Gorilla & Chimps Permits
- Ugandan visa fees
- Park Ranger Fees
- Relevant Government Taxes
- Full Board Accommodation
- Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
- Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
- Visa Fees for Rwanda
- Personal Insurance
- Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not
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