5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorillas

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  • one day tour in Uganda starting from Kabale or Kisoro towns, these towns are both situated on the beautiful edges of Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
  • 2 Days Akagera National Park Safari
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5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorillas

This 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorillas Safari is a trip that will lead you to to visit the Akagera National Park for a big game viewing experience and bird watching tours. In Akagera National Park, you will see herds of elephants, buffalos, lions, Masai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Butchel’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard, and bushbucks. Amazingly, the trip also lets you experience the lifetime adventure of gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park which is a climax of any Rwanda Safari.

5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari Highlights

Itinerary Summary Tour Activities
  • Day 1: Transfer to Akagera Wildlife Park
  • Day 2: Game Drives in Akagera National Park
  • Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day5: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali
  • Wildlife Game viewing in Akagera National Park
  • Travel in a customized 4WD safari vehicle
  • Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes NP
  • Kigali City Excursion
  • Genocide Memorial Visits

 Things to do and see at Akagera National Park:

Game Drives and Nature Walks in Akagera National Park:

A game drive is like unwrapping a present – each game drive hold new surprises as nature reveals its treasures in the form of scenic wonders, Wildlife such as Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes such Topi or Elands, Burchell Zebras, Maasai Giraffes, Savannah Birds, Monkeys, Leopards, Civets, Hyenas, Lions, Serval Cats, Rhinos, and more.

Game drives mean that you are accompanied by a Guide who is knowledgeable about the flora and fauna found in the park.

While on game drives one should stay within the vehicle unless the park guide sees it as safe to get out and take a look around.

For longer game drives take a snack or lunch from the lodge and in our case, we will an ample supply of drinking water for you.

Guided Nature Walks including Birding Walks can also be taken at Akagera National Park – Rwanda.

Nocturnal – Night Game Drives – Akagera National Park:

Nocturnal – Night Game Drives are most exciting as you venture out with spotlights to see the creatures of the night found in Akagera National Park.

A nocturnal drive through Akagera Park is quite different from the day – at night there is a good opportunity to see the predators on the prowl looking for dinner.

You might see a few leopards, a Lion, serval cats, civets, lions, hyenas all out during the night.

One drives quite slow during the nocturnal drive in order not to miss wildlife. even nocturnal birds and bushbabies their large eyes.

A nocturnal drive is about 2 hours in length and gives you a different perspective of Akagera National Park at night.

 Birding in Akagera National Park:

Akagera National Park is one place that is not to be missed by Birders along with Nyungwe Forest National Park.  There are over 520 species of bird species that are found in Akagera National Park.

Birders who come to Akagera National Park are impressed  by what they find, in particular the variety of birds and abundance of birds found in the park, ranging from water to forest and including Savannah and migratory bird species – many of them endemic to the park – plus extremely rare species are also as for example the threatened papyrus gonolek which you will find in the papyrus swamps s. the localized red-faced barbes, the flycatcher, and one can be pretty sure that one just might spot the elusive shoebill stork while birding in Akagera National Park.

Akagera National Park is simply a birders paradise.

 Fishing for Tilapia and Catfish on Lake Shakani – Akagera National Park:

One thing that might be a bit out of the ordinary is fishing along the shores of Lake Shakani – you will hear the snorts of Hippos and the cry of water birds and hopefully, the only other noise will be the sound of a fish on your line.

Fishing anywhere is enjoyable – at Akagera you have the added pleasure of being in the African Wild – wildlife in the distance – hippos – and water birds all around you.

You might visit Akagera National Park while a fishing tournament is on – which would put you into the good company of fellow anglers.

The good news at Akagera National Park is that you get to keep your fish if you have confidence in your angling skill – you might want to start a fire and get ready to roast your catch just in time for lunch.

Boating Safaris on Lake Ihema –  Akagera National Park:

Boating Safaris are normally the highlight of a visit to a park in East Africa and so it is with a boating safari on Lake Ihema in Akagera National Park.

Lake Ihema has one of the largest concentration of hippos in East Africa and it certainly is a sight to behold and so are the very large crocodiles that you will find along the shores of the lake.

There are also countless of water birds you will find while on a boating safari on Lake Ihema and hopefully, you will spot a Shoebill Stork.

Other animals such as Elephants find their way to the lake to water and to bathe and you have the opportunity to get closer to them than you would in a vehicle on a game drive.

A boating safari on Lake Ihema adds05 that bit extra to your time in Akagera National Park.


Day 1:  Transfer to Akagera National Park

You will start your 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. An experienced driver-guide from Amazing Gorilla Safaris will meet you at your hotel in Kigali after breakfast and transfer on a 2 Hours journey drive to Akagera National Park in the east of Rwanda. This is the only destination where you enjoy the wildlife safari game drives in Rwanda. On arrival, you will check-in at your prebooked htoel and have lunch, then later go out for an evening game drive in the nearby wildlife spots to see some of the exceptional animals such as elephants, baboons, bushbucks, buffalos, giraffes, among other. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge


Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Trip in Akagera National Park

Breakfast in the morning and then set out for a half-day game drive safari exploring the park on the look for the big five wildlife animals; i.e. Elephants, Lions, and Buffaloes, Giraffes and the recently introduced Rhinos so on. After 6 hours of the game drive, you will retire for your lunch at the lodge and after relaxing, go for an afternoon canoe ride which will offer you with beautiful views of the Park’s water-loving animals including the Hippos and Crocodiles. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge


Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After your daily breakfast schedule, you will drive to Kigali and later connect on the route northwards to the Volcanoes National park where you will experience the unforgettable moments with the gorillas the next day. On arrival here, you will check-at your prebooked hotel.

If time allows, you will take a walk through nearby forests to nearby crater lakes for scenic viewing, bird watching, and photography. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla’s Nest/Kinigi guest house. Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla’s Nest or Kinigi Guest House.


Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Today will be your best day ever on this 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari. You will after breakfast transfer to the park headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing about gorilla trekking from the park wardens. Gorilla trekking then begins with a hike in the tropical rain bamboo forests of Volcanoes National Park with the rest of the trackers. Once you see the gorillas, you will a full hour to spend with these man’s closest shy friends watching them play, feed, and guard each other. After tracking, you will retire to your hotel for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel/Kinigi Guest House/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (FB)


Day 5: Departure, End of Rwanda Wildlife & Gorillas

After an early morning breakfast, embark on a half-day hike to Mt Bisoke, which is topped with a beautiful crater lake, take photos and later connect to Kigali International Airport for your flight back home.

End of  5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorillas Safari

This Tour Includes Excludes
  • Ground transportation in a Safari Vehicle
  • Meals + Accommodation – 4 nights
  • Rwanda Wildlife Safari game drive in Akagera National park
  • Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
  • Service of an English-speaking driver-guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
  • Airfares & Rwanda Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Personal insurance and shopping
  • Any other item not mentioned above


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