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- 4WD safari vehicle
- Accommodation full board for one night
- All mentioned activities per itinerary.
- Boat cruise
- Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
- First Entrance fees
- Game Drive
- Gorilla Permit
- Professionally guided tour
- Services of an English speaking guide/driver
- Transportation as per itinerary.
- Unlimited bottled water
- Alcoholic drinks
- Increases in airfares or Government imposed taxes
- International Air, unless expressly paid for
- Medical insurance and emergency insurance
- Other International flights
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Telephone fee
Volcanoes National Park is best known as the home of the rare endangered mountain gorillas; the park is located in the northwestern region of Rwanda in the province of Kinigi and Ruhengeri. Volcanoes national park occupies an area of above 165 square kilometers of the rainforest.
Volcanoes national park is encompassing of five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga mountain, namely Gahinga, Karismibi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, and Muhabura. Volcanoes national park habituated ten gorilla families/groups, all ready for trekking. Volcanoes national park is well known for gorilla trekking but there some more activities that take place from the park-like golden monkey tracking, village walks, and research.
- Day 1 -Transfer to Akagera National Park
- Day 2 - Game drive and boat ride
- Day 3 - Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
- Day 4 - Gorilla tracking and community visit
- Day 5 - Departure to Kigali
Arrival to Rwanda
Akita wild tours and travel experienced guide/driver will meet you from the hotel in Kigali town or from Kigali international airport for transfer to Akagera national park. The journey from Kigali to Akagera national park takes 2-3 hours’ drive. The journey will start with Kigali city tour where you will visit famous places around Kigali town like historical sites, Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, local markets, Kigali Convention center and Presidential palace and Museum. Have lunch from any local restaurant and after lunch, you will proceed with the journey to Akagera National Park. Upon arrival at the park, you will have an en-route game drive in searches of wildlife like the African Elephants, giraffes, Antelopes, Zebras, Buffaloes, gazelles, Impala, Baboons, Oribi, Burchell’s zebra, Topi, Bushbaby, Leopard, Bushbuck, and so many others. After the game drive head to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Ruzizi tented lodge [Luxury], Akagera Game lodge [mid-range]
Game Driving - Boat Riding
Wake up early, head for morning game drive in search of the early hunters before they go back to their hides out. You will encounter different wildlife like Elephants, Lions, buffaloes, giraffes and plenty of bird species. After the game drive, return to the lodge for late breakfast and early lunch. Relax a bit and in the afternoon you will set off for boat cruise where you will meet more wildlife drinking water at the shore of the lake and you will view different bird species. Return to the lodge with an en-route game drive, dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Drive to Volcano National Park
Have morning breakfast and then check-out of the lodge for transfer to Volcanoes national park a home to the remaining endangered mountain gorillas. The journey from Akagera national park to Volcanoes national park takes 4-5 hours’ drive. You will view beautiful rolling hills as you proceed to Volcanoes, local homestead and local people doing their daily activities along the road. On arrival to Volcanoes national park, you will check-in at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Mountain gorilla view lodge [luxury], Le Bambou Gorilla lodge [mid-range], Kinigi Guest House [Budget]
After morning breakfast at your lodge, carry your packed lunch and enough drinking water and head to the park’s headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing on dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking from park wardens. The warden will then lead the group into the jungle in search of the remaining endangered mountain gorillas. You will be allowed only one hour to spend with the mountain gorillas and then head back to the park headquarters where you will be awarded certificates of participation in gorilla trekking. Meet your guide/driver who will transfer you back to the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Winding up the Tour
Have morning breakfast and check-out from the lodge for departure to Kigali. You will have lunch from Kigali and after lunch, the guide/driver will drop you at the Hotel in Kigali or he will drop you off at Kigali international airport for your flight back home.
End of the 5 Days Wildlife and Gorilla Safaris.