10 Days Classic Rwanda Safari Adventure Highlights
Contact our safari expert for your 10 Days Classic Rwanda Safari Adventure. The tour will take you via Akagera National Park to see the BIG 5, Volcanoes National Park for Gorillas, IbyIwacu cultural experience and Dian fossey tomb to learn how she had loved these Gorillas. Nyungwe will be for Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy walk, Lake Kivu boat cruise and coffee tour experience is a must in this trip.
Day 1:Arrival at Kigali Airport and transfer to the hotel
Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be welcomed by our office representative who will brief you shortly and later transferred to your reserved city hotel. Spend the rest of time at your leisure and relaxation. Dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel/ Chezlando Hotel /Quiet Haven Hotel Meal Plan: Dinner.
Day 2 of the 10 Days Classic Rwanda Safari Adventure: Kigali City – Akagera National Park (2 hours drive)
Drive to Akagera National Park, the only savannah national park in Rwanda located in the eastern parts of the country sharing borders with Tanzania. It has rich ecosystems including woodland, swamps, and low mountains which are favorable for various animals. Have a brief game drive on your arrival and after lunch, you will be driven to Lake Ihema located in the southern parts of the park for your afternoon boat cruise. You will be able to see a school of hippos, crocodiles and also buffaloes and elephants on the lake shores. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge/ Ruzizi Tented Camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3 of the 10 Days Classic Rwanda Safari Adventure: Whole Day Game Drive
With a cup of coffee in the morning get ready for the morning game drive. The park consists of over 13,000 mammals including 520 species of birds making it a birding spot. The guide will help you spot the BIG 5 including Elephants, Buffaloes, Lion, Leopard and Rhinos also not forgetting the several antelopes which inhabit this National Park. You Depart along with the packed lunch and later evening there is another encounter for the evening game drive. The game drive takes about 3 hours for each session. Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge/ Ruzizi Tented Camp Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4 of the 10 Days Classic Rwanda Safari Adventure: Akagera National Park – Nyungwe Forest National Park (7.5 hours drive)
Have your breakfast early in the morning and later you will be driven to Nyungwe Forest National Park. The park is composed of Mountain rainforest boarding Burundi and it is known for its famous Chimpanzees. It contains 75 species of mammals and 310 species of birds. Along your way, Have lunch and you will visit the Royal Palace Museum and Ethnographic Museum in Southern Province, this will give you a great history of traditional ways of living among Rwandans and their past way of leadership and Kingship. Upon arrival, you will be served Dinner and Overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrange) and Gisakura Hotel (Budget).Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5 of the 10 Days Classic Rwanda Safari Adventure: Chimpanzee Trekking & Canopy Walk
After early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the briefing point and you will be escorted in the forest to search for Chimpanzees. Enjoy seeing the closest creatures to human being including the other 12 species of primates inhabiting this park among which include Owl-faced monkey/ Hamlyn’s monkey Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red-tailed monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, Vervet monkey,Olive baboon,Dent’s Mona Monkey and Blue Monkey. Return for lunch as you wait for the afternoon Canopy walk along the 90 meters suspended metallic bridge above the Nugungwe Forest. The walk is guided along a 160 meter bridge along the walk way and it takes 2 hours. The canopy walk offers a great view of the forest and you might be exposed to many other primates along this walkway. Dinner and Overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrange) and Gisakura Hotel (Budget).Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 6 of the 10 Days Classic Rwanda Safari Adventure: Nyungwe Forest National Park – Lake Kivu for Boat ride and coffee tour
Leave for Lake Kivu after your breakfast for boat cruise on Lake Kivu. It takes 2 hours on the water. You will explore the beautiful attractions on this Lake. It is also known as a birding haven as it host a number of bird species like the cormorant, pied king fisher’s, weaver birds,common kestrel, African Pied Wagtail, Tropical Boubou, Common Waxbill, spotted Yellow-throated Greenbul, Speckled Pigeons, Chin-spot Batis, Ashy Flycatcher, Cardinal Woodpecker, Bronzed Sunbirds, African Pied Wagtail among others. While on boat, you will proceed to Kimbiri for coffee experience, where you will have coffee tour experience. You will later return at your lodge for leisure and relaxation. Overnight atLake Kivu Serena Hotel/ Moriah Hill Resort Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 7 of the 10 Days Classic Rwanda Safari Adventure: Lake Kivu – Rwanda Parc Volcano (3 hours drive)
After breakfast, drive to RwandaParc Volcano. Volcanoes National Park is located at north-west corner of Rwanda, north of Virunga Mountains and it is famous for Mountain Gorilla and Golden Monkey.Enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known as you proceed to Ruhengere via Musanze. You will pass by Lake Bulera for a canoe ride and along is Lakes Ruhondo. This great thrilling canoe ride adventure will give you a chance to have a beautiful moment as you explore this small lake on a canoe and also on a self-ride. After, you will proceed to Volcanoes National Park. The afternoon is spent on sightseeing and relaxing around the hotel. Meals and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) or at The Garden Place (Budget).Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 8: Gorilla Trekking and Iby Iwacu Cultural experience at Volcano National Park
This huge cross-border forest is another home for Mountain Gorilla. It is thought that these Gorillas have created different developments in an isolated environment. You will be briefed from the park headquarters and later you will be escorted by the ranger guides into the park to search for the rare Mountain Gorillas. Watch the Gorillas feeding, playing and so often they are inquisitive. They also spend their time leaping from bamboo branches or frolicking on the forest floor. Return to the lodge and get ready for the afternoon village foot safari, to explore the indigenous local life with a taste of the traditional performance at IbyIwacu cultural center. Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) or at The Garden Place (Budget).Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 9: Visit Dian Fossey tomb and transfer to Kigali city (2.5 hours drive)
After breakfast, transfer to Dian Fossy centre, this is the legendary researcher of Mountain Gorilla who was killed by poachers in 1985, sleeps next to Gorilla cemetery at the former Karisoke Research Camp. Walk to Dian Fossey tomb where you are to learn more about this primatologist who dedicated her time to conserving the mountain gorillas. Spend 4 to 5 hours on this trek and be able to see Dian fossey house where she used to live, many animal and bird species can also be seen. After lunch drive to Kigali city. Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel/ Chezlando Hotel /Quiet Haven Hotel Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 10: Kigali city tour and transfer to Kigali airport, End of the 10 Days Classic Rwanda Safari Adventure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the genocide museum. It was inaugurated in 2004; the Kigali Genocide Memorial at Gisozi is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Meal Plan: Breakfast. End of service.
This safari package includes:
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- 1 Gorilla and 1 Chimpanzee permitper person
- Game drives
- Boat cruises indicated on the itinerary
- Park entrance fee and ranger guide fees
- Coffee tour, Canopy walk and IbyIwacu cultural experience
- Dian Fossey tomb visit
- Services of English speaking driver/guide
- 1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.