Rwanda Wildlife Safari
The 6 day Rwanda wildlife safari gives you the best of Rwanda primate and big game tour. On this Rwanda safari tour, you will track the big five and the golden monkeys.
About the 6 Day Rwanda Wildlife Safari
Rwanda wildlife safari is a 6 day African safari in Rwanda. The 6 day Rwanda wildlife safari starts and ends in Kigali. This Rwanda wildlife safari is a cultural and wildlife tour.
This Rwanda safari goes to 2 major parks in Rwanda. They include the Volcanoes and Akagera National Parks.
Highlighdt of the 6 day Rwanda Wildlife safari
The highlights of Rwanda wildlife safari is wildlife tracking. This is in Akagera National Park. There is also the cultural tour on Rwanda wildlife safari. This will be around Volcanoes National Park. Other highlights include:
- Big game tracking
- Big Five safaris
- Big cat tracking
- Golden Monkey trekking
- Forest Walk
- Boat ride on Lake Iheme
- beautiful Landscape
- Cultural experience
Your Rwanda wildlife safari itinerary is below:
Detailed Rwanda Wildlife Safari Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival
You will be met on arrival at the Kigali International Airport. This will be done by our Rwanda safari rep. You will receive an in depth briefing on your Rwanda wildlife safari.
This will be followed by a short transfer into Kigali city. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure. You will have your overnight booked on bed and breakfast at Hilltop hotel.
Day 2: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park
Your Rwanda wildlife safari day will start with breakfast. This will be followed by a city tour. You will visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and the Market.
Enjoy an early lunch before departing to Volcanoes National Park. You will visit of Ibyiwacu before going to the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo. You will be in Ruhengeri Township in the evening. You will have your dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
About Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park, also known as Parc National des Volcans in french. This park sits on the north-western province of Rwanda. this is in a small town known as Musanze (known as Ruhengeri).
Volcanoes National Park the oldest national park in the entire African continent. It harbors the endangered Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda.
Volcanoes National Park borders Virunga National Park in DRC. We also have Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south-western Uganda.
Besides its the Mountain Gorillas, this park also harbors the endangered Golden Monkeys. Volcanoes National Park also shelters five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains.
The volcanoes are: Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga and Mount Sabyinyo. They cover over 160 km2 of rain forest and bamboo.
Several years ago, this same park acted as a base for American zoologist Dian Fossey. This was a lady who turned out to be so passionate about Gorilla conservation. Her works still live on till today.
Some of these mammals include: golden monkeys, buffaloes, black-fronted duiker, hyenas then bushbucks. A few reports also clam that a small number of elephants can be found at the park but on very rare occasions.
The bird life spans at 178 species, with about 12 of the main species. 15 of the subspecies being endemic to the Virunga conservation area. Other are from the great Ruwenzori Mountains.
Day 3: Volcanoes National Park – Akagera National Park
The Rwanda wildlife safari day starts with an early breakfast. This is followed by assembling at the ORTPN at 0700 hrs. Here you will be briefed on Golden monkey trekking.
Embark on the day’s activity which is to trek the golden monkeys. After an early lunch you will proceed to Akagera National Park. This is to the East of Rwanda. You will arrive later in the evening. This will be in time for dinner and overnight at the Akagera Game Lodge.
About Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park's proximity to Kigali makes it a perfect day trip destination. It is love also by those on two-day excursion from the Rwandan capital. It offers something different from the rolling hills and dense jungle thats common here.
Akagera can't hope to compare to more established game-drive parks. Efforts to move both rhinos and lions to the park mean that Akagera is a Big Five destination. Elephant, rhino, and leopard sightings are uncommon. A day or two in Akagera is a great way to spot wildlife you wouldn't find anywhere else in Rwanda.
The park's recent renewal means that it remains an off-the-beaten-path destination. Its a great place to get away from the tourists that crowd parks like Nyungwe and Volcanoes.
The park offers a diverse range of activities. They include night game drives, boat safaris on Lake Ihema, and behind the scenes tours. This enables visitors a greater understanding of the work that goes on in the park.
Day 4: Akagera National Park
Start your Rwanda wildlife safari with an early breakfast. This will be followed by a transfer to Rusumo waterfall. You will pass via the Imigongo traditional handcraft makers. It is time to sample Mother Nature’s wonderful scene. This beauty of the waterfall is worth the visit.
You will return to your lodge for lunch and a short rest. In the afternoon you have a boat riding in Ihema Lake. You will visit Nyirabiyoro historical island. This is home to many crocodiles, hippos and other species of rare birds. Your dinner and overnight will be at Akagera Game Lodge.
Day 5: Akagera – Kigali
Your Rwanda wildlife safari will begin with an early breakfast. You will then venture out on a morning game drive. You will make circuit which takes you to different lakes. Expect to see buffaloes and elephants drinking from the water ponds. There are other species of birds like Egyptian goose and fish eager.
You will stop for a picnic lunch in the park then continue with the hills game drive. Expect to see impalas, zebras, bush bucks, water bucks and topis. There are also oribis, baboons, giraffes, cape elands and so many others.
You will drive to the beautiful bushy rolling hills up to the north exit of the park. Later drive back to Kigali where you will arrive in the afternoon. Upon arrival you will have a transfer to your Kigali Hotel.
Day 6: Departure
You will wake up to your breakfast in Kigali. You will have the day at leisure to savor the beauty of Kigali. End your Rwanda wildlife safari with a transfer to Kigali Airport. This is in time for your departure flight.
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6 Day Rwanda Wildlife Safari Tour Costs:
What is included in the 6 day Rwanda Wildlife Safari Tour 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 Golden Monkey permit per person
- All park entrance fee
- Game Drives
- All Government tax
5 day Rwanda Safari Tour cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 6 day Rwanda Wildlife Safari Tour
- Sun glasses
- Hiking shoes
- Long pants
- long sleeved shirts
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes