Rwanda Wildlife Safari
Rwanda wildlife safari is a 6 day African safari in Rwanda. The 6 day Rwanda wildlife safari starts and ends in Kigali. This Rwanda wildlife safari is a cultural and wildlife tour.
About The 6 Day Rwanda Wildlife Safari
This Rwanda safari tour goes to 2 major parks in Rwanda. They include the Volcanoes and Akagera National Parks. The highlights of Rwanda wildlife safari is wildlife tracking. This is in Akagera National Park. There is also the cultural tour on Rwanda wildlife safari. This will be around Volcanoes National Park. Your Rwanda wildlife safari itinerary is below:
6 Day Rwanda Wildlife Safari Highlight:
- Golden monkey trekking
- Big game safari
- Big five
- Chimpanzee trek
- Nature walk
- Forest walk
6 Day Rwanda Wildlife Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival
You will be met on arrival at the Kigali International Airport. This will be done by our Rwanda safari rep. You will receive an in depth briefing on your Rwanda wildlife safari.
This will be followed by a short transfer into Kigali city. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure. You will have your overnight booked on bed and breakfast at Hilltop hotel.
Day 2: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park
Your Rwanda wildlife safari day will start with breakfast. This will be followed by a city tour. You will visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and the Market.
Enjoy an early lunch before departing to Volcanoes National Park. You will visit of Ibyiwacu before going to the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo. You will be in Ruhengeri Township in the evening. You will have your dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
About Volcanoes National Park
“In the heart of Central Africa, so high up that you shiver more than you sweat,” wrote the eminent primatologist Dian Fossey, “are great, old volcanoes towering up almost 15,000 feet, and nearly covered with rich, green rainforest – the Virungas”. Situated in the far northwest of Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range – home of the rare mountain gorilla – and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath.
An exhilarating trek through the cultivated foothills of the Virungas offers stirring views in all directions. Then, abruptly, the trail enters the national park, immersing trekkers in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colourful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the magnificent peaks are glimpsed, easily accessible and among the highest in Africa, beckoning an ascent.
Day 3: Volcanoes National Park – Akagera National Park
The Rwanda wildlife safari day starts with an early breakfast. This is followed by assembling at the ORTPN at 0700hrs. Here you will be briefed on Golden monkey trekking. Embark on the day’s activity which is to trek the golden monkeys.
After an early lunch you will proceed to Akagera National Park. This is to the East of Rwanda. You will arrive later in the evening. This will be in time for dinner and overnight at the Akagera Game Lodge.
About Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park got its name from the river that runs along its eastern boundary; The Park is Rwanda’s famous Savanna reserve. Set at a relatively low altitude on the border with Tanzania, Akagera National Park could scarcely be more different in mood to the breezy cultivated hills that characterize much of Rwanda.
Dominated scenically by the labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering course of the Akagera River, the most remote source of the Nile, this is an archetypal African savannah landscape of tangled acacia woodland interspersed with open grassland. In comparison to the rest of the country, the area is relatively warm and low-lying, and plains support a cover of dense, broad-leafed woodland with lighter acacia woodland. There are also patches of rolling grassland studded eloquently with stands of the superficially cactus-like Euphorbia candelabra shrub.
Day 4: Akagera National Park
Start your Rwanda wildlife safari with an early breakfast. This will be followed by a transfer to Rusumo waterfall. You will pass via the Imigongo traditional handcraft makers. It is time to sample Mother Nature’s wonderful scene.
This beauty of the waterfall is worth the visit. You will return to your lodge for lunch and a short rest. In the afternoon you have a boat riding in Ihema Lake. You will visit Nyirabiyoro historical island. This is home to many crocodiles, hippos and other species of rare birds. Your dinner and overnight will be at Akagera Game Lodge.
Day 5: Akagera – Kigali
Your Rwanda wildlife safari will begin with an early breakfast. You will then venture out on a morning game drive. You will make circuit which takes you to different lakes.
Expect to see buffaloes and elephants drinking from the water ponds. There are other species of birds like Egyptian goose and fish eager. You will stop for a picnic lunch in the park then continue with the hills game drive. Expect to see impalas, zebras, bush bucks, water bucks and topis.
There are also oribis, baboons, giraffes, cape elands and so many others. You will drive to the beautiful bushy rolling hills up to the north exit of the park. Later drive back to Kigali where you will arrive in the afternoon. Upon arrival you shall have a transfer to your Kigali Hotel.
Day 6: Departure
You will wake up to your breakfast in Kigali. You will have the day at leisure to savor the beauty of Kigali. End your Rwanda wildlife safari with a transfer to Kigali Airport for your departure flight.
End of 6 Day Rwanda Wildlife Safari
6 Day Rwanda Wildlife Safari Costs:
What is included in the 6 Day Rwanda Wildlife Safari 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 golden monkey trekking permit
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
6 Day Rwanda Wildlife Safari cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 6 Day Rwanda Wildlife Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Rain Poncho
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable hiking shoes