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Rwanda Safari Holiday

7-day Rwanda Safari Holiday

7 Days Rwanda safari holiday starts and ends in Kigali. This African safari tour in Rwanda goes to two national parks. You will visit Akagera and Nyungwe National parks on this Rwanda safari holiday.

About the 7 Day Rwanda Safari Holiday

7 Days Rwanda safari holiday starts and ends in Kigali. This African safari tour in Rwanda goes to two national parks. You will visit Akagera and Nyungwe National parks on this Rwanda safari holiday.

The 7 day Rwanda safari holiday has game drives in Akagera Game Park. You will also enjoy a boat ride on Lake Ihema. This is before Rwanda safari holiday takes you on Rwanda chimpanzee tracking. This is the star attraction in Nyungwe Forest.

The forest boasts of more than 7 primate species. Your Rwanda safari tour ends with a visit to Gisenyi town. This is for a full day excursion on Lake Kivu.

7 Day Rwanda Safari Holiday Highlights

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 Rwanda Safari 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 7-day Rwanda safari holiday. This is to let you know what to expect on this Rwanda wildlife safari.

7-day Rwanda Safari Holiday

You will then drive North east 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 Akagera Game Lodge.


About Akagera National Park

Akagera national park is named after the river that runs through it. Just from a scenic point of view, the park is savannah in nature. It is among Rwanda’s natural treasures.

You will also find the open savannah plains, the hills and lakes filled with animals. There are broad leaved forests, as well as the candelabra Euphoria trees. There are also the burchell zebras, elephants, masai giraffes and buffaloes.

In Akagera, you will get many species of antelopes. They include; topis, defassa waterbuck, the roan antelopes and bohor reedbuck. Others are the large Eland antelopes, Oribi common duiker, the semi aquatic sitatunga antelopes.

Others are the klipspringer as well as lions all in the Akagera National Park.

7-day Rwanda Safari Holiday

When it comes to the primates, you will as well find many groups of olive baboons. Others include the velvet monkeys, the wide-eyed bush babies as well as the blue monkeys.

You will also come across the catlike genet, the black masked civet and black tailed mongoose. Other wild here are warthogs, bush pigs, serval cats, and the lions are seen rarely.

The birders will find this national park a natural treasure with over 520 bird species. 100 of these cannot be found in any other destination apart from the Akagera national park. You can find over 44 species of the Raptors and the shoebill.

We also have papyrus Gonolex and many migrant birds. Some of these include; the great snipe and the lesser kesterel.


Day 2: Akagera National Park

Your 7-day Rwanda safari 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.

Also to be spotted include the lions, hyenas and so many other small animals. You will return to the lodge 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 at Akagera Game Lodge.


Day 3: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest National Park

7-day Rwanda Safari Holiday

Start the 7 day Rwanda safari 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 Forest Lodge.


About Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest National Park lies in the South Western part of Rwanda. This is at the border with Burundi, and it sits on an area of about 1020 sq.km. The park is on an elevation of 1600-2950m above sea level.

Nyungwe forest is said to be the largest and best-preserved montane rainforest. This is in the whole of East and Central Africa which receive an annual 2000mm of rain.

Nyungwe National Park is an important water catchment for Rwanda. It contains many natural resources that are quite useful to the Rwandan people. The beautiful green forest is also quite important to two of Africa’s great rivers.

Nyungwe Forest National Park harbors habituated chimpanzees. There are other 12 other primates species. This includes a 400-strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori Black & White Colobus.

The park is a birder’s paradise with over 300 species. They include 16 endemics, and is home to 75 different species of mammal. The rain that falls on the east side feeds the Nile and on the west runs to the Congo.

The Nyungwe forest protects more than 1,000 plant species, at least 120 butterfly species. It is home to over 310 bird species are all confined in the park. 121 forest birds, 27 Albertine rift endemics especially the Chapin’s flycatcher, Rockefellers’ sunbird. This virgin destination is ranked as the best birding safari destination in Rwanda.

Still here are 11 out of 23 Guinea-Congo forest biome species. There are also 71 out of the 74 of the afro tropical highlands. They are inhabited in Rwanda are all concentrated in this park.


Day 4: Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking

Today your 7 day Rwanda safari 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 0500hrs for briefing.  You will embark on a trail in the forest in search for the chimps.

7-day Rwanda Safari Holiday

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 the Nyungwe Forest Lodge for dinner and overnight.


Day 5: Nyungwe Forest – Gisenyi town

The 7 day Rwanda safari 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 at the lake Kivu shores.


Day 6: whole day excursion on Lake Kivu

This day of your 7 day Rwanda safari holiday is reserved for excursion. Enjoy a whole day of relaxation at the sand beaches on Lake Kivu.

7-day Rwanda Safari Holiday

 

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 7 day Rwanda safari 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 airport for departure.

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7 Day Rwanda Safari Holiday Costs:

What is included in the 7 day Rwanda Safari 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 Safari
  • 1 X Chimpanzee trekking permit per person
  • All park entrance fee
  • Game Drives
  • All Government tax

7 day Rwanda Safari Holiday cost excludes:

  • Visa
  • Items of personal use
  • Deviation from the above program
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Tips and porterage

What to Carry on the 7 day Rwanda Safari Holiday

  • Sun glasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Poncho
  • Long pants
  • long sleeved shirts
  • Light and some few heavy clothing
  • Sun screen
  • Insect repellant
  • Hat
  • Comfortable shoes