7 Days Rwanda Primates Safari
- Game drives
- Gorilla tracking
- Cultural experience
- Kigali City tour
- Game Drive in Akagera national Park
- Gorilla trekking
- Cultural/historical sites tour
Rwanda is a unique tour destination in Africa and a home to the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. This safari will give you the opportunity to take game drives in Akagera National Park, track Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National park, excellent bird watching, cultural excursions and Nature walks.
Day 1 : Arrival at the Airport in Kigali
You shall be met by our Driver/ tour guide at the Airport and transferred to Hotel.Short briefing about the tour as you make final preparations.
Day 2 : Transfer to Akagera, afternoon Game drive
The driver guide will pick you from the Hotel in the morning after breakfast, embark on a 2-hour drive to Akagera National Park near the border with Tanzania. There are beautiful sceneries you shall be exposed to along the way, we shall then check-in at Akagera Game Lodge and have a rest. After Lunch in the Afternoon, you will go for one of Africa’s most wonderful game drives in Akagera national park.
Return for diner and overnight at Akagera Lodge.
Day 3 : Morning Game drive in Akagera
You shall have a cup of tea / coffee and proceed for a morning game drive to catch up with early raisers and predators returning to their hideouts. The game drive will reward you with chances to see a variety elephants, buffalos, lions, Maasai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Butchel’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard and bushbuck among others. Return to the Lodge for Breakfast and relax to lunch time.
May go for a Boat ride on Lake Ihema after lunch in the Afternoon, here you will see hippos, huge Nile crocodiles and a rich bird life of about 525 bird species. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 4 : Transfer to Parc National des Volcans via Kigali
Drive back to Kigali after breakfast, visit the Genocide Memorial.
After lunch, proceed to the Volcanoes national park through the beautiful terraced hillsides to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Settle into Kinigi Guest House or Virunga Lodge overlooking the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera.
Day 5 : Gorilla trekking in Parc national des Volcans
After early breakfast, we shall head for a briefing about Gorilla trekking in Rwanda at the Kinigi Station, then head straight to the slopes of the Forest. Gorilla trekking is no-longer quite strenuous, we send an advance team so you can move direct to the spot where the advance team has located the Gorillas. Maximum permitted time with the Gorillas is 1 hour, return to the lodge and rest.
Depending on the schedule of the tourist, we may take a short cultural tour to nearby communities.
Day 6 : Rwanda Culture and historical tour
We shall go visit Dian Fossey’s Grave – a famous researcher on Mountain gorillas for 20 years.
Experience great scenery and close view of many sorts of wildlife on the the trek to the Grave.
Day 7 : Transfer Day 7: Drive to Kigali and Depart
Have the whole morning at ease relaxed.
Depending on flight schedule, you may have lunch at the Lodge before heading to the Airport for departure. End of Culture and Wildlife tour in Rwanda.
Accommodation and Safari Lodges
Hotel Des Mille Collines
The Mille Collines is a four star hotel with a fine setting and personalized service situated in a large exotic garden downtown Kigali, Rwanda. 112 exclusive rooms and executive suites with balcony, all with direct telephone. All rooms have been completely refurbished and now hold flat screen TV, (direct VSAT) Wireless internet, Air condition and Mini Bar. Hotel Des Mille Collines.
Akagera Game Lodge
Akagera Game Lodge has an excellent atmosphere for relaxation and is very ideal for a tourist looking for a relaxed luxurious environment. The lodge is strategically located in Akagera thus making it a special choice of accommodation for one planing to visit the unmatched Akagera national park in Rwanda. The Lodge has 58 en-suite Studios & 2 Executive Suites, Individual patios overlooking Lake Ihema and each room has twin beds and satellite TV.
Kinigi Guest House
Kinigi Guest House is a comfortable base to the panoramic commanding beauty of the volcanic mountain ranges of Virunga, the natural habitat of the rare mountain gorillas. It is situated at the bottom of Sabyinyo volcanic mountain.
Our Safari Lodges are selected by our travel Manager, who makes sure the safari lodges we select are up to par. They help us get the best accommodation rates at the best safari lodges so we can, in turn, offer them to you.