5 Days Rwanda Gorilla, wildlife and cultural tour will take you to Akagera national park for wildlife viewing, volcanoes national park for the amazing giant apes,Golden monkey trekking and a hike to Dianne Fossey grave, a primatologist who dedicated her life to conserve the lives of mountain gorillas.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to the hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park & Lake Ihema
Day 3: Morning game drive and transfer to Volcanoes National park
Day 4: Gorilla tracking adventure and community walk
Day 5: Dianne Fossey Grave / Golden Monkeys Tracking &Departure
upon arrival, you will be picked from the airport by our driver guide who will transfer you to the hotel for dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel (Luxury)/ The manor hotel (Mid Range)/Chez Lando Hotel (Budget).
In the morning, you will picked up by our company tour guide and have a scenic drive through terraced hills and deep valleys. Reach Akagera National park early enough for lunch at Akagera game lodge. In the afternoon, go down to Lake Ihema where you will enjoy a boat cruise on the lake for a view of animals like hippos, crocodiles, buffalos. You will also enjoy spectacular views of various bird species like shoe bill stork, heron, and many more. There are over 300 bird species recorded in the park. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.
In the morning, you will go for early game drive to catch up with early risers before they return to their hiding places. You will catch up with animals as lion, leopard, bush bucks, water hogs, elephants, giraffe and others. Later, you will transfer to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, home of andangered mountain Gorillas. You will have lunch in Kigali before proceeding to Volcanoes national park. Dinner and overnight at Gorillas view hotel (Luxury)/La Palme Hotel (Mid Range)/Kinigi guest house (Budget).
In the morning, you will gather at the park headquarters by 8:30am for briefing together with your tracking gear and parked lunch. Later proceed to the forest for the memorable adventure of tracking the gorillas, which may take 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the animals in the forest. You will an hour with the gorillas, and later descend to your hotel for relaxation. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
This day, you will hike up to the Karisoke research center, which was established by an America primatologist Dianne Fossey, who dedicated her life to conserving the mountain gorillas. Alternatively go for golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park. Go back to the lodge for refreshment and then connect to kigali airport for a return flight.
End of the tour