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5

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4x4 Land Cruiser

5 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Wildlife Safari

5 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Wildlife Safari
Activities: Gorilla Trekking, Safari Game Drive, Boat Cruise
Destinations: Kigali, Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Upon arrival at the Airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative who will brief you shortly about your Rwanda Safari. After the briefing, you will be transferred to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri. This is a 3 hours drive from the city center. Upon arrival, you will check in into your lodge and then take a short community tour around Ruhengeri for a good cultural experience of a true Rwandese culture. Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House (Budget)/Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Mid range)/ One & Only Gorilla Nest (Luxury)

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will drive to the park headquarters and be briefed and assigned a gorilla group. The breathtaking trek, in which you follow in the footsteps of the rare and critically endangered mountain gorilla, the largest living primate on Earth, starts in the foothills of the Virungas with eye-catching views in all directions. Upon entering the national park, the paths are littered with fresh spoor of the elusive buffalo and elephant, and trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with lively birds and butterflies. Trekking through the forest, the experienced trackers will soon bring you up close to one family gorilla group. During the 1 hour of interacting with the great apes, you will get to know about their daily life, and feeding pattern. After the trek, return to Kigali and check in at Chez Lando Hotel/Kigali Serena Hotel/Mille Collines Hotel for dinner and overnight

Day 3: En-route to Akagera National Park

Transfer from Kigali in the morning after breakfast to Akagera National Park, Eastern Rwanda which is approximately 2 and a half hours drive. On arrival, you will relax while waiting lunch. Later, go out for an evening game drive to search for animals like the African Elephants, Masai giraffes, Antelopes, Zebras, Buffaloes, gazelles, Impala, Baboons, Oribi, Burchell’s zebra, Topi, Bush baby, Leopard, Bushbuck and so many others. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge/ Ruzizi Tented Camp/ Magashi Camp

Day 4: Game drive and boat trip

After breakfast, you will go for the early morning game drive which will reward you with views of wildlife such as elephants, impala, oribi, bushbuck, antelope, zebra, cape eland, giraffe, buffalo, and if you are lucky visitor you may come across a spotted hyena, lion or leopard. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will go for the canoe ride on Lake Ihema. This will reward you with views of water loving animals like Hippos, out-sized crocodiles and water birds like the papyrus Gonolek, shoebill stork and African fish eagle. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge/ Ruzizi Tented Camp/ Magashi Camp

Day 5: Return to Kigali

Have breakfast at the lodge and later drive back to Kigali to be dropped off at your preferred hotel or transferred to the airport in time for departure flight.

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