Budget Rwanda Tour
About the 5 Days Budget Rwanda Tour
This is a 5 days budget Rwanda tour. This budget Rwanda tour takes you to Akagera and Nyungwe National Parks. The budget Rwanda tour starts and ends in Kigali. On this 5 days budget Rwanda tour you will enjoy viewing different animals. You will also a canoe ride on Lake Ihema in Akagera.
Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest is part of the budget Rwanda tour. Nyungwe Forest has a large concentration of primates in Rwanda. It shall be your Rwanda budget safari tour destination on this Rwanda safari. Nyungwe National Park is a massive Montane Forest in the south of Rwanda.
Akagera National Park is a truly mystical park. It will introduce you to the wonders of the African bush. Akagera is known for its big game. Nyungwe National Park is most alluring for its primates. The 5 day African budget Rwanda tour itinerary is below:
Budget Rwanda Tour Highlights
- Big game safari
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Game drives
- Bird watching
- Canoe ride
- Forest Walk
- Nature walk
5 Days Budget Rwanda Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali – Akagera National Park
You will be received on arrival at Kigali International Airport. This will be by our Rwanda safari rep. Enjoy a detailed briefing on the 5 day budget Rwanda tour. This will be followed by departure from Kigali.
You will be heading for Akagera National Park. You will arrive in time to have your lunch. In the afternoon you will go for a thrilling boat ride on the beautiful Lake Ihema. Here you will be on the lookout for the various water animals. They include the Hippos, giant crocodiles and a profusion of water birds.
The birds in Akagera National Park include the African fish eagle, papyrus Gonolek and the shoebill stork. You will return for dinner and overnight rest at Akagera budget accommodation facility.
About Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park is located in the east of Rwanda. The park covers over 2500 sq km of savannah west of the Kagera River, which denotes the frontier with Tanzania. The park has a variety of wildlife and is a habitat for over 500 different species of birds.
Bordering Rwanda’s eastern neighbor Tanzania, Akagera National Park could scarcely be more different in mood to the breezy cultivated hills that characterize much of Rwanda. The park protects animals and vegetation within three ecosystems that include the savannah, mountain and the swampy areas. It is dominated scenically by the labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering course of the Akagera River.
This is one of the most remote source of the Nile, this is archetypal African savannah landscape of tangled acacia woodland interspersed with open grassland.
Day 2: Akagera National Park – Kigali
Start your budget Rwanda tour day with an early breakfast. You will then embark on a game drive. You will be looking for the early risers plus large predators. This includes Lions and Hyenas plus others such as bush-buck, zebra, Elephants and giraffes.
You also have the Buffaloes, cape elands, impalas, oribi and antelopes. You will return for lunch at your budget safari camp and check out. In the afternoon you will enjoy a drive back to Kigali. You will spend the night at Chez Lando Hotel, Kigali booked on bed and breakfast.
Day 3: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest National Park
Your budget Rwanda tour starts with breakfast. This will be followed by a drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Along the way you will visit a number of historical plus cultural sites. This will be in Nyanza and within Butare.
Stop by the National Museum as well as the National University in Butare. You will as well visit the Old King’s Palace in Nyanza. It is also known as Old Mwami’s palace. Here you will have a historical and cultural experience. You will have lunch in the town of Butare before you proceed to Nyungwe.
You will arrive later in the evening. This will be in time for dinner and overnight rest at Gisakura Guest House.
Day 4: Chimpanzee trek in Nyungwe Forest National Park
Your budget Rwanda tour day will start quite early. This is with a wakeup call at 0400hrs. Enjoy a cup of hot tea or coffee. Right after breakfast gather at the park HQ at 0500hrs.
You will receive a briefing on your day’s activity. You will embark on chimpanzee tracking in the verdant rain forest. During the trek you will have the chance to see various primates. They include the Rwenzori colobus, Silver monkey, Chimpanzees and the Grey cheeked Mangabey.
You may also see the L’hoests monkey and the Owl faced monkey. You will later head back to the lodge where you will rest and have your meals. Your dinner and overnight will be at Gisakura Guest House.
About Nyungwe National Park
Nyungwe Forest National Park is Rwanda’s most important and diverse area of biodiversity. The park protects one of the oldest rainforests on the continent of Africa. All 13 primate species call this forest home, including a chimpanzee population ranging from 500-1000 members. Colobus and the localized L’Hoests monkeys can also be tracked with a guide.
For the botanists and birders, the park offers over 200 tree species and 310 bird species recorded, many of which are only found within Nyungwe National Park. Those unafraid of heights can get a particularly good view of the canopy by walking along the region’s first and only suspended canopy walk.
This activity not only gives visitors a truly unique perspective to soak in Nyungwe National Park, but it offers the chance to view quite exotic looking birds who call Nyungwe’s rainforest canopy layer home. The diverse ancient rainforest of Nyungwe is a true gem in the heart of Africa.
Day 5: Nyungwe – Kigali
You will enjoy a delicious breakfast as you start your budget Rwanda tour day. This will be followed by check out and a drive out of Nyungwe. You will be driving back to the capital Kigali.
There is a stop along the way in Butare for lunch. You may also visit the Botanical gardens along the way. Your arrival in Kigali will be in the afternoon. You can be dropped off at your budget hotel in Kigali. You can also be dropped off at the airport for departure flight.
End of 5 Days Budget Rwanda Tour
5 Days Budget Rwanda Tour Costs:
What is included in the 5 Days Budget Rwanda Tour cost?
- Accommodation on full board basis while on safari and bed and breakfast in Kigali
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Rwanda chimpanzee trekking permit
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
5 Days Budget Rwanda Tour cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 5 Days Budget Rwanda Tour
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Rain Poncho
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable hiking shoes