9 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari
9 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari. This safari takes you to Rwanda‘s most visited national parks of volcanoes, Akagera as well as Nyungwe forest to enjoy gorilla trekking safaris, wildlife safari and chimpanzee tracking.
Safari Highlights of 9 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari
- Game viewing
- Boat Trip
- Gorilla trekking safari
- Bisoke Hike
- Chimpanzee tracking tour
- Visit Nyanza palace
Detailed itinerary of 9 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari
Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park.
Early morning at 8:00am drive to Akagera national park. Arrive in the afternoon and have Lunch. Thereafter go for an afternoon boat trip at Lake Ihema expect to see crocodiles ,hippos and a variety of bird species. Then return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight. (B.L.D)
Day 2: Full day game viewing
Breakfast, go for an early morning game drive to see giraffes, Rhinos, elephants and buffaloes. Then return for hot lunch and relax at the lodge. You will then go for a night game drive. Thereafter return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. (B.L.D)
Day 3: Akagera to Volcanoes National Park
Have breakfast then go for a morning game drive, return for lunch thereafter drive to Volcanoes National Park via Kigali with a brief stopover at the genocide memorial site. Then proceed to Kinigi area for dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking
Take your breakfast with packed lunch and enough drinking water, head to the park headquarters to be briefed about the dos and don’ts while with the mountain gorillas. Then proceed to trek the gorillas in the bamboo forest. After the remarkable adventure with the gorillas, you will have lunch thereafter visit the twin lake Bulera and Ruhondo. Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Hiking Mt.Bisoke 3711 Meters
Early breakfast then transfer to the Kinigi headquarters for briefing. Hiking mount Bisoke takes one day, and is a tough hike requiring good fitness. By 8.00am you set off in your cars and transfer to the head trail starting point of the hike. From here you get hiking sticks and it’s necessary to hire a porter to carry your backpack. Thereafter return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. (B.L.D)
Day 6: Lake Kivu and have boat cruise along the Lake
Breakfast, drive to lake Kivu, have lunch and then go for a boat ride and visit the fishing villages. Overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 7: Transfer to Nyungwe forest
You will have breakfast, later drive to Nyungwe forest. Arrive in time for lunch. Relax the rest of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 8: Chimpanzee Tracking
After an early breakfast, you will go for chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest. Nyungwe is a vast, mountain rain tropical forest over 1000 sq km in size. So this is home to 13 species of primates like silver monkeys, over 275 species of birds, 100 varieties of orchids. You will then track the chimpanzee along side park rangers, spend an hour observing and taking photos. After tracking you then have lunch, dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 9: Transfer back to Kigali
Finally in the morning after breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali, en route you will visit the Nyanza Royal Palace, have lunch, and continue to Kigali to catch your flight back home.
End of 9 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari.