DAY 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park
Upon your arrival at Kigali International airport, you will be welcomed by our representative (Professional driver/guide), then transfer to Akagera national park (3hrs), dinner and overnight at Akagera game lodge or Ruzizi Tented Camp for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 2: Game Drive and Boat Ride
Take a cup of coffee and leave for a morning game drive expecting to see animals such as lions, elephants, topi and bird species like heron, shoebill, and African jacana among others. Breakfast and relax waiting for lunch. You will then enjoy a canoe ride along Lake Ihema hoping to see crocodiles, hippos and birds. Overnight stay and dinner at Akagera Game Lodge or Ruzizi Tented Camp.
DAY 3: Transfer to Nyungwe forest via Kigali
Have breakfast and drive southwards to Nyungwe forest. Enroute lunch in Butare town, visit Mirambi genocide memorial site, National Museum and the Royal palace en route. Proceed for dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura Guest house / Nyungwe safari lodge.
DAY 4: Chimp tracking and transfer to Ruhengiri.
After breakfast, proceed for chimpanzees tracking in the forest with the park rangers. Expect an encounter with other primates like colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, vervets, mangabeys, and many others. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe forest lodge./Peace Guest house / Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel / Gisakura Guest House.
Day 5: Transfer to the Home of mountain Gorillas
Morning breakfast followed by an 8hrs drive to Volcanoes National Park, through fantastic views following the shores of Lake Kivu. Have enroute lunch & stopovers for photographing, dinner & overnight at Kinigi guest house / La Palme hotel / La bamboo gorilla lodge / Mountain gorilla view lodge / Gisakura guest house / Virunga lodge / Sabyinyo Silverback lodge.
DAY 6: Gorilla Tracking
After your breakfast in the morning, assemble at the park headquarters at Kinigi for a briefing at Parc National de Volcans for mountain gorilla tracking. Time permitting, enjoy a nature walk to the twin lakes of Burera & Ruhondo or take a walk to nearby cultural villages for entertainment in Kinyarwanda culture.
DAY 7: City tour and Departure.
Have breakfast and drive back to Kigali city for a tour to Gisozi genocide memorial center, local art & craft shops, do last minute shopping before driving to the airport for the scheduled flight back home.
End of the tour