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5 days Rwanda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari

This trip takes you through the garden like city of Kigali through the rolling hills and finally to Volcanoes national park, there is no place more reminiscent of the gorillas than the densely forested slopes of the Virunga volcanoes. Coming upon the gentle giants on the slopes of Karisimbi is one of life’s unforgettable moments.

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla trekking

On arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be received by one of our delegate who will transfer you to Kigali for an exciting city tour to visit some of Rwanda’s memorial sites like the genocide memorial and also do some shopping of traditional African art plus craft. Soon after, continue to Ruhengeri to pleasure in the breathtaking sights of the rolling hills after which Rwanda has gained its international fame.

Day2: Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast you will drive to Kinigi Park Headquarter where you will be briefed prior to beginning the exciting gorilla trekking within the park. Trekking through the hills, forest and swamps is quite challenging, tiring and demanding at times going for up to eight hours in the verdant forest. However, finally coming in face to face with these great primates is much worth all the effort. The park authority allows you to spend up to one hour in the presence of these gorillas and it is definitely a thrilling memorable experience.

Day 3: Drive to Akagera National Park

Day 4: Canoe Ride

Today you head to the east of the country to Akagera National Park following breakfast at Ruhengeri. As you arrive in the park, you will have a game drive in the afternoon during which you will see a diversity of birds plus animals like elephants, crocodiles, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos and spotted hyenas.

Following breakfast, you can choose to have a game drive in the morning within the park or have a canoe ride on the beautiful Lake Ihema to marvel at the huge number of hippopotami, the giant Nile crocodile plus birds

Day 5: Return to Kigali

Enjoy a game drive in the early morning and afterward drive back to Kigali to find your flight back home