5 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Akagera Wildlife

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This 5 day tour brings you the best of Rwanda: where the savannah meets the rainforest.

Expect to see the animals of the savannahs including Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe, Hippo, and Leopard and up to 15 primate species, including Mountain Gorillas.

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DAY 1 - Transfer to Ruhengeri / Parc National Des Volcans

After your breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by our company tour Guide from your Hotel in Kigali and transfer to Parc National Des Volcans which is found in the northern area of the country. The park is well known for its rare mountain gorillas and therefore Gorilla trekking is its major tourism activity.

Upon arrival you will go for Ruhengeri city tour, after, transfer back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

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DAY 2 - Gorilla Trekking in Parc National Des Volcans

After breakfast at your hotel, you will proceed for briefing from the ORTPN officials, set off for the gorilla tracking. This experience of gorilla tracking is a once in a life time adventure.

The rangers will lead you deep into the forest in search for the Gorillas. You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures that will entertain you with performances for about 1 hour. The activity in Rwanda can take 3-5 hours since the gorillas move up and down. This is an awesome and exciting moment.

Enroute there will likely be other animals and birds to spot. Return for lunch at the Lodge and in the afternoon, you will go for the cultural village well known as Ibyiwacu or Community walk, this will help you to know much more about the community neighboring the park and have time to share with the community their cultural norms and ways of living.

Return for dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

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DAY 3 - Back to Kigali and transffered to Akagera National Park

After an early breakfast, you will depart to Kigali for lunch and also a short city tour to the Gisozi Genocide Memorial site. You will later be transfered to Akagera National Park.

En route you will pass through the country’s phenomenal landscape which will give you views of the country’s beauty and also the lifestyle of its people.

Upon arrival in the park, you will go for a short southern Lake Ihema game drive. Look out for animals such as elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles and many more.

Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

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DAY 4 - Morning game drive and Boat ride on Lake Ihema

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will go for a Northern circuit game drive to search for animals that you may have missed out in the previous game drive.  It was is not a guarantee that all the animals can be seen in the evening game drive. There are some that are early risers and can only be seen in the morning.

Return back to the lodge for a small relation as you wait for lunch.

After lunch, you will go for a boat ride on Lake Ihema which will offer you with views of the surrounding areas, hills and swamps. Expect to see Hippos, crocodiles and more bird species.

Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

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DAY 5 - Breakfast and transffered back to Kigali city.

Early morning after breakfast, return to Kigali city for lunch, Visit other historical sites or go for local markets for your crafts and souvenirs.
Drop off will be at your Hotel in Kigali town.

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