Wildlife viewing in Kigali

5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Big Cats

Duration: 4 days 4 hours Super Easy

Duration: 4 days 4 hours Super Easy

From 4 011 $
No extra fees
Easy cancellation and rescheduling
available for 10 Aug 2022

Why we love this tour

On this tour you will be taken to Volcanoes National park for gorilla trekking experience and you'll explore the Akagera National Park!

  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Spot the Big 5 & Big Cats
  • Comfort in a 4x4 air-conditioned vehicle
  • Dian Fossey museum
  • Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo
  • Boat cruise on Lake Ihema

Duration 4 days 4 hours
Starting time Usually starts at 8:00
Difficulty Super Easy
Children 10+
Languages English, Swedish

What’s included

  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Gorilla permits included
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Bottled water throughout the trip

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks
  • Covid-19 test

Pricing

Adult
1 person: 5 325 $ / per person
2 – 6 people: 4 011 $ / per person

Need to know before you go

You will need long pants, long sleeve shirt, hiking boots or sports shoes, gaiters and rain jacket

Cancellation

You can cancel this tour 5 days before the tour departure in order to receive a full refund.

Meeting point

Pick-up at Kigali Airport

Why we love this tour

On this tour you will be taken to Volcanoes National park for gorilla trekking experience and you'll explore the Akagera National Park!

  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Spot the Big 5 & Big Cats
  • Comfort in a 4x4 air-conditioned vehicle
  • Dian Fossey museum
  • Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo
  • Boat cruise on Lake Ihema

Duration 4 days 4 hours
Starting time Usually starts at 8:00
Difficulty Super Easy
Children 10+
Languages English, Swedish

Day 1

Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park on the first day. 

Your day will begin with a visit to the genocide memorial site after 8:30 am when our guide and driver picks you up from your hotel in Kigali. After that, set out on a two-hour drive to Musanze, Rwanda's second-largest town, which has the stunning Virunga Mountains as its backdrop. You will stop by the Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo after you get in Musanze. These magnificent twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo, as well as its surrounding swamp, Rugezi, are wonderful locations for bird viewing since they are calm, picturesque, and attractive. Additionally, the Rugezi Swamp is one of Rwanda's top seven Important Bird Areas (IBAs).  You will go to the Musanze local market and the Dian Fossey museum in the evening.

Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner, Lodge: Tiloreza Volcanoes Eco Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

After an early breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters with your packed lunch so that you may receive a briefing on how to behave around the gorillas. 

The next step is going into the bush to look for gorillas, which might take 2 to 6 hours, depending on how the gorillas are moving around in the rainforest. 

Meet the gorillas and spend no more than an hour with them.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Lodge: Tiloreza Volcanoes Eco Lodge

Day 3: Transfer from Volcanoes National Park to Akagera National Park

After breakfast, you will travel through Kigali to get from Volcanoes National Park to Akagera National Park. When we get to the park, we'll head to our lodging. 

Afterwards, we take a boat tour on Lake Ihema to see hippos and crocodiles in the water or along the shoreline. We eat lunch beforehand. 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerLodge: Akagera Game Lodge

Day 4: Full Day Game Drives in Akagera National Park:

Start your game drives in an open-roofed vehicle after an early breakfast. In this area, a full-day game drive gives you the chance to see a wide range of wildlife, such as elephants, buffaloes, hippos, lions, Masai giraffes, gazelles, impalas, baboons, oribi, Butchel's zebra, topi, bush babies, leopards, and bushbuck. After lunch, go on a game drive in the evening. After dinner, go back to your lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Lodge: Akagera Game Lodge

Day 5: Transfer from Akagera National Park to Kigali:

Have breakfast and then enjoy a morning game drive, we shall return to Kigali and you will

check in at the lodge or be dropped at the airport for your departure flight.

Meal plan: Breakfast

Need to know before you go

You will need long pants, long sleeve shirt, hiking boots or sports shoes, gaiters and rain jacket

Cancellation

You can cancel this tour 5 days before the tour departure in order to receive a full refund.

Meeting point

Pick-up at Kigali Airport

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