This is a cheap Rwanda holiday that starts and ends in Kigali. This African budget safari tour in Rwanda goes to two national parks. You will visit Akagera and Nyungwe National parks
About the 7 Day Cheap Rwanda Holiday
This is a cheap Rwanda holiday that starts and ends in Kigali. This African budget safari tour in Rwanda goes to two national parks. You will visit Akagera and Nyungwe National parks on this cheap Rwanda holiday.
The 7 day cheap Rwanda holiday has game drives in Akagera Game Park. You will also enjoy a boat ride on Lake Ihema. This is before your affordable Rwanda safari takes you on Rwanda chimpanzee tracking.
This is the major attraction in Nyungwe Forest. The forest boasts of more than 7 primate species. Your cheap Rwanda holiday ends with a visit to Gisenyi town. This is for a full day excursion on Lake Kivu.
Highlights of the 7 day Cheap Rwanda Holiday
The highlights of the 7 Day Rwanda Safari Holiday includes:
- Big game safaris
- Big cat tracking
- Big Five tours
- Superb game drives
- beautiful landscape and topography
- Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda
- ‘Beach’ relaxation and holiday
Detailed 7 Day Cheap Rwanda Holiday
Day 1: Kigali – Akagera National Park
You will be met in the morning by our Rwanda safari rep. This can be either at the airport or your hotel in Kigali. You will enjoy being briefed on the cheap Rwanda holiday. This is to let you know what to expect on this Rwanda wildlife safari.
After the briefing on this Rwanda safari, drive north to Akagera National Park. The parks enjoy the great biodiversity of wildlife in Rwanda. There are various attractions of mammals.
On arrival you will have the evening at leisure. Enjoy your dinner overnight at your budget accommodation in Akagera.
About Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park covers 2500 km² of savannah. This Rwanda National park is west of the Kagera River, in the north-east of Rwanda. The park has a variety of wildlife and is a habitat for over 500 different species of birds.
Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes. You may stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena or even a lion. Giraffe and zebra haunt the savannah, and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park.
Akagera was founded in 1934 by the Belgian government. It is in northeastern Rwanda, along the border with Tanzania. The park has four ecosystems: low mountains, swamps, woodlands and savannah.
Akagera was once home to a diverse and abundant population of flora and fauna. Much of this suffered as a result of the decline in the park’s regulation. This was during and after the Rwandan Civil War.
In the past couple of decades, there has been the reintroduction of native species. This has made a massive difference to the re-population of animals in the park. The Big Five lions, rhinos, elephants, cape buffalo and leopards roam free once again.
Day 2: Akagera National Park
Your cheap Rwanda holiday will start with an early breakfast. You will then proceed for a game drive in the park. Enjoy amazing views of the Giraffes, Elands, Zebras, Topis, Buffalos and Elephants. You can also spot the lions, hyenas and so many other small animals.
Return to your Akagera budget accommodation for your lunch and a short rest. Thereafter you will enjoy a boat ride on Lake Ihema. This is fed by the Akagera River. Return for your evening, dinner and overnight an Akagera budget accommodation.
Day 3: Akagera – Nyungwe Forest National Park
Start the cheap Rwanda holiday with an early breakfast. Today you join your guide for yet another exciting drive. This will be a long to Nyungwe forest National Park.
The drive is full of exciting sightseeing. You will arrive later in the evening. This will be in time for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Gisakura Guest House.
About Nyungwe National Park
Nyungwe forest national park is one of Rwanda’s most visited places. The Rwanda Nattional park boasts of rich biodiversity supporting over 1000 types of plants. Here there are 75 mammal species and 13 species of primates. There are 120 species of butterflies and 275 species of birds.
Nyungwe forest is the largest remaining montane forest in Africa. This park covers an area of 970 kilometers squared and it was established in the year 2004.
Nyungwe rainforest is located in the southern part of Rwanda. This is at the border of Burundi to the south, Democratic Republic of the Congo to the western part of Rwanda. Nyungwe rainforest national park is the best-preserved Montana rain forest in central Africa. Its a great place for Rwanda chimpanzee safaris.
Nyungwe forest national park is located in watershed. It is between the basin of river Congo to the west part of the river Nile to the east.
Day 4: Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking
Today the cheap Rwanda holiday wakes up to a hearty early breakfast. This will reward you with enough energy for today’s activity in the equatorial forest.
You should be at the park headquarters by 0500 hrs for briefing. Embark on a trail in the forest in search for the chimps. There are colobus monkeys among other primates found in this forest.
There is also a collection of various bird lives in Nyungwe. Enjoy views of various plant species that exist in the forest. Return to your budget Nyungwe forest accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Nyungwe Forest – Gisenyi Town
The cheap Rwanda holiday will begin with breakfast today. This will be followed by a drive to the beautiful Gisenyi town. Spend your afternoon at leisure. Overnight will be on budget accommodation in Lake Kivu shores.
Day 6: whole day excursion on Lake Kivu
This day of your cheap Rwanda holiday is reserved for excursion. Enjoy a whole day of relaxation at the sand beaches on Lake Kivu. Enjoy all the fun activities that include a boat ride. There are water-sports and other water games to enjoy here. You will have your overnight on the shores of Lake Kivu.
Day 7: Gisenyi – Kigali
Start your cheap Rwanda holiday with an early breakfast. This will be followed by check out and drive to Kigali. You will be in Kigali in time to have lunch and chart on the safari highlights. You will be transferred to the Kigali International airport for departure.
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7 Day Cheap Rwanda Holiday Costs:
What is included in the 7 day Cheap Rwanda Holiday cost?
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on the Rwanda budget safari
- 1 X Chimpanzee trekking permit per person
- All park entrance fee
- Game Drives
- All Government tax
7 day Cheap Rwanda Holiday cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 7 day Cheap Rwanda Holiday
- Sun glasses
- Hiking shoes
- Long pants
- long sleeved shirts
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes