10 Days Rwanda Adventure Safari

This 10-day Rwanda adventure safari will offer you unforgettable memories and experiences of Rwanda. This itinerary covers 3 Rwandan parks namely Nyungwe, Akagera and Volcanoes National Park. Additionally, a visit to Lake Kivu will spice up your stay. Along the way in your stay you will as well be able to interact with the wonderful people of Rwanda. A lifetime experience will be the golden monkey and gorilla trekkings.

Day 1: Airport Transfer to Hotel

On your Kigali international airport, and after clearing with customs and immigration, you will be met by our safari driver guide or company representative. You will be warmly welcomed to this Land of a thousand hills, Rwanda. Then you will be transferred to your booked hotel accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Destination: Kigali airport – Kigali

Activities: Airport transfer

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Serena Hotel (Luxury) Or Chez Land o Hotel (Mid – range) 

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park from Kigali.

Today, after breakfast, you will be picked by our safari guide and leave for Akagera national park, the journey takes about 2 hours 30 minutes depending on the stopovers along the way.

The journey is characterized by beautiful unwinding landscape and wonderful Rwandan countyside. Feel free to ask the guide for photography some stopovers.

On arrival at the park, we will proceed to our accommodation after with a short game drive and check in for lunch. Later head for a boat trip on Lake Ihema to watch Hippos and crocodiles by the shores as well as herds of buffaloes and elephants wallowing by the water banks. After this, we will return to the lodge for dinner, before heading for a night game drive to explore some night sighting of nocturnal wildlife.

Destination: Kigali – Akagera

Activities: Boat trip & night game drive

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Ruzizi Tented Camp (Luxury) Or Akagera Game Lodge (Mid – range)

Day 3: Full day game drive.

Today the breakfast will be at 6:00am. We will leave for an early morning game drive in Akagera national park to catch up with late hunters and early risers. We will be looking for the big mammals like Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes and several Antelope species. The park also recently re-introduced Lions and Rhinos. The park is a habitat for wildlife and has over 500 bird species making it a birding paradise. You will have a picnic lunch. After lunch, proceed with your game drive for more search of more wildlife. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Destination: Akagera

Activities: Full day game drive

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Ruzizi Tented Camp (Luxury) Or Akagera Game Lodge (Mid – range)

Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali. 

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kigali arriving in time for lunch. After lunch we will head to visit Kigali genocide memorial grounds where victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide were laid to rest. This place acts as a museum and an education center. There is a lot to see and learn here about the history of Rwanda. You will later return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Destination: Akagera – Kigali

Activities: Visit genocide memorial

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Serena Hotel (Luxury) Or Chez Land o Hotel (Mid – range) 

Day 5: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park.

After breakfast, we will check out and drive towards to the western province. On our way we will visit the Ethnographic Museum that offers great history of the Rwanda traditions and past ways of life. In the afternoon, we will head for a canopy walk at Nyungwe forest. The park has 90 meter suspended metallic bridge which offers picturesque views and if lucky you can spot primates in the forest from the platform. Later, return to the hotel/resort for dinner and overnight stay.

Destination: Kigali – Nyungwe

Activities: Visit Museum & canopy walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Nyungwe Top View Hotel( Mid- Luxury) Or Emeraude Kivu Resort (Mid – range) 

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking & transfer to Gisenyi

Today, after breakfast, we will head to Nyungwe forest, a home to 13 primate species, for chimpanzee trekking. You will be entitled to one hour on finding the chimpanzees. After doing the chimpanzee trek, you will head for lunch, before getting transferred to Gisenyi, where you spend your evening at leisure.

Destination: Nyungwe – Gisennyi

Activities: Chimpanzee trek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Serena Kivu Hotel (Luxury) Or Paradasie Kivu Resort (Mid – range)

Day 7: Transfer to Musanze.

You will enjoy breakfast as you catch up with breathtaking sunrise on Lake Kivu. Thereafter, you will take a boat ride to explore the beautiful lake. You enjoy a nature walk on one of the islands that is home to several bat species. Lake Kivu is a popular birding paradise and hosts numerous bird species like the comrand, pied king fishers, weaver birds and heron just to mention but a few. After this, you will drive off to Musanze which is roughly 2 hours away. Musanze is a popular tourism area near Volcanoes National Park and hosts several lodge. In the afternoon, you will take a village foot safari, and get to experience the indigenous l life of the locals with a stunning display of traditional performances at Iby Iwacu cultural center.

Destination: Gisenyi – Musanze

Activities: Boat ride & Iby Iwacu

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tiloreza Volcanoes Eco Lodge(Luxury)  Or Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (Mid – range)

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking Experience

After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for gorilla trekking briefing from the park a park official then head to the jungle with your packed lunch in search of these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat. After meeting the gorillas, you can sit around these great apes for a whole hour watching their social life as you take pictures. This gorilla safari is tasking and requires a reasonable degree of fitness. In the safari walking shoes come in handy. You will also enjoy packed food and mineral water. Insect repellent, sun screen and a hat are recommended. The tracking of the gorillas takes approximately half or whole day depending on the day’s dispersal of these primates. After this gorilla tracking experience you will return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, relax at your lodge and enjoy the day at your leisure. Diner and overnight at the lodge.

Destination: Musanze
Activities Gorilla trek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tiloreza Volcanoes Eco Lodge(Luxury) Or Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (Mid – range) 

Day 9: Golden monkey & Transfer to Kigali.

Today after a sumptuous breakfast, you will be picked by our safari driver guide who will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing. You will start the golden monkey trekking. Its epic as the gorilla trekking but not much hectic. You will later return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Kigali, and if time permits, do a brief city tour, with a visit to the local markets, and drop off at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Destination: Musanze – Kigali

Activities: Golden monkey trek

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Serena Hotel (Luxury) Or Chez Land o Hotel (Mid – range) 

Day 10: Transfer to Kigali airport.

After your sumptuous buffet breakfast, you will checkout of your hotel and transfer to the airport to catch your flight home or to a different destination.

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This package includes.

  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop up roof.
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla permits ($1500), per person to be paid in advance
  • 1 Chimpanzee permit, per person
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise on Lake Ihema
  • En-route lunches
  • Golden monkey permit
  • City tour
  • Boat ride on Lake Kivu
  • Park entrance fee
  • Canopy walk
  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Bottles of mineral water per day per person during safari

The package excludes:

  • Air fare
  • Visa
  • Drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone
  • Porter fee while trekking
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal shopping bills and cigars.