Rwanda Discovery Safari

Rwanda Discovery Safari

Kigali . Akagera National Park . Nyungwe Forest National Park . Lake Kivu . Volcanoes National Park
11 day / 10 night fully escorted journey
From $4,799 per person based on double occupancy

Rwanda Discovery Safari

Rwanda Discovery Safari

Rwanda > Kigali > Volcanoes National Park

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11 Days, 10 Nights

Experience all of Rwanda’s highlights in just one trip! Travel from the capital city of Kigali to the wilderness in Akagera. Enjoy a true jungle experience in Nyungwe Forest where you can track the chimpanzees, unwind at the shores of the beautiful Lake Kivu. Your safari ends with the ultimate highlight: a meeting with Africa’s mountain gorillas!  Accommodation is moderate, pricing for upgraded accommodation available on request.

Highlights

  • Historical city tour in Kigali
  • Wildlife viewing in the remote Akagera National Park
  • Exciting chimpanzee tracking
  • Relaxing at the beach at Lake Kivu
  • Close encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park

Inclusions

  • Airport transfer to/from Kigali Airport
  • Ground transport per private 4WD vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • 10 nights accommodation:  Mille Collins Hotel, Nyungwe Top View Lodge,  Lake Kivu Serena Hotel  Mountain View Gorilla Lodge or similar
  • Breakfast daily
  • Lunch and Dinner on days 3 -10
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the program
  • Permit for chimpanzee tracking
  • AMREF Evacuation Air Ambulance insurance

 

Based on departures September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Price per person from  
Double occupancy $4,799
Single occupancy $8,479

Group Size

Minimum 2, solo travelers pay surcharge

Dates

Departs daily, year round

Price

From $4799 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share occupancy. Seasonal Surcharges apply.  Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates may apply. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. Pricing does not include Gorilla viewing permits which are currently US$1,600 per person each. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.  Prices are current at time of posting (9/1/19) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CA CST: 2076233-40, WA ID 601684531, LA-1282498.

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Itinerary

Rwanda Discovery Safari

Day 1: Kigali

Welcome to the Land of the Thousand Hills! Arrival at Kigali Airport where you will be welcomed and transferred to Mille Collins Hotel.

Rwanda Discovery Safari

Day 2: Kigali

Full day in the vibrant capital city of Kigali, where you can enjoy a guided city tour and visit some interesting, historical sites. Learn more about Rwanda’s heart-rending history at the Genocide Memorial Centre and visit the Nyamata Church. You will also have the opportunity to stroll at the colorful markets or buy traditional African handworks at the Craft Village. Overnight: Mille Collins Hotel (B)

Rwanda Discovery Safari

Day 3: Akagera National Park

After breakfast we calmly transfer to the eastern part of the country. Reaching the unexplored Akagera National Park you will be surprised by the changes in landscape and vegetation. After checking in at your accommodation you will go for an afternoon game drive for a first introduction with Rwanda’s wildlife. Overnight: Akagera Game Lodge (B,L,D)

Rwanda Discovery Safari

Day 4: Akagera National Park

Early in the morning we will follow the tracks in search of elephants, lions, buffalos and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon we will experience the park from a different perspective with a scenic boat trip along Lake Ihema. You will float quietly past herds of hippos and huge crocodiles lying lazy on the shores. Overnight: Akagera Game Lodge (B,L,D)

Rwanda Discovery Safari

Day 5: Kigali

Enjoy another morning game drive before we head back to Kigali. Afternoon at leisure and possibility to explore the city at your leisure. Overnight: Mille Collins Hotel (B, L, D)

Rwanda Discovery Safari

Day 6: Nyungwe Forest National Park

After breakfast we transfer towards the southern part of the country. En route we will make a stop to visit the Royal Palace Museum in Nyanza, the Rwanda National Museum in Butare, which houses one of the finest collections in East Africa and we will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon we continue to the mysterious rain forest of Nyungwe, a true birders paradise and renowned for its many species of primates. Overnight: Nyungwe Top View Lodge (B,L,D)

Rwanda Discovery Safari

Day 7: Nyungwe Forest National Park

A full day to enjoy the magical surroundings of Nyungwe Forest National Park! In the morning we will go for an exciting primate walk in search of the habituation chimpanzees. Afternoon at leisure or if you’re looking for some more adventure, why not join an optional forest walk or canopy tour?! Overnight: Nyungwe Top View Lodge (B,L,D)

Rwanda Discovery Safari

Day 8: Lake Kivu

From Nyungwe Forest we continue to Lake Kivu for some relaxation. It is the largest lake in Rwanda and beautifully located amid mountains and green hills. Enjoy lunch in the romantic town of Kibuye, before checking in at your accommodation in Gisenyi. Overnight: Serena Lake Kivu (B,L,D)

Rwanda Discovery Safari

Day 9: Volcanoes National Park

In the morning you have the opportunity to visit the nearby Hot Springs of Bralirwa or go for a boat ride on the lake, while exploring the small islands and rich birdlife. After lunch we will have a short drive to one of the most beautiful national parks of the country: Volcanoes National Park. Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (B,L,D)

Rwanda Discovery Safari

Day 10: Gorilla Tracking (B,L,D)

Today you will have the opportunity to spend some time with the endangered mountain gorillas. You will make a beautiful hike through the green landscape and hills of the Virunga Volcanoes. Spend a magical hour with these amazing creatures while your guide will explain more about the family and their behavior. In the afternoon we will visit the village Iby’Iwacu, located in the shadows of the Virunga Volcanoes, where reformed poachers showcase the traditional Rwandan way of life. Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (B,L,D)

Rwanda Discovery Safari

Day 11: Depart

Have a relaxed breakfast and enjoy the beautiful scenery before transferring back to Kigali for your departure flight. (B)

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