5 Day Gorillas & Akagera Wildlife

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5 Day Gorillas & Akagera Wildlife

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park

Upon arrival at the International Airport in Kigali, you will be met and welcomed by our company representative. After the interaction, you will transfer to Akagera National Park.

Upon arrival, have lunch and in the afternoon go for a boat ride on Lake Ihema to search for different water loving animals like Hippos, out-sized crocodiles and water birds like the papyrus Gonolek, shoebill stork and African fish eagle.

Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge/ Umbrella Pine/Dereva Hotel.

Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Evening Boat Ride

After a morning breakfast, you will set out for the game drive to search for early risers and predators such as Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Hyenas, impala, oribi, bushbuck, antelope, zebra, cape eland, giraffe and so many others.

Return to the Lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for the boat ride on River Akagera and to the nearby lakes which will expose you to water loving birds and animal species that come along the shorelines to take water.

Dinner and overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge.

Day 3: Transfer to Ruhengeri

After breakfast, you will transfer to Ruhengeri town which is near Volcanoes National Park. Upon arrival, have a short tour around the town and visit the local markets.

After this, transfer to your place of accommodation for dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, you will report to the Park headquarters for registration and Gorilla group allocation. You will be briefed shortly about the Gorilla rules and then after this you will be accompanied by your ranger guide into the forest to search for the great Apes.

You will hike into Volcano Virunga Hills and green Valley in search for the gorillas and the activity is somehow tiresome but once you meet the Gorillas, you will definitely forget all the hardships you went through to see the Gorillas. After meeting the Gorillas, you will spend with them one hour which will give you an opportunity to take photographs.

After this, you will transfer back to your lodge with Gorilla trek experiences and memories for relaxation. In the evening, you can visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo for cultural experiences.

Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.

Day 5: Transfer Back to Kigali

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kigali city for a short city tour where you can visit the Genocide memorial sites, Local schools and colorful markets. Then later be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home.

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  • Airport transfers
  • Full board accommodation
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Guiding fees
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • A 4×4 comfortable safari vehicle good for game viewing and photographing
  • Gorilla permits
  • Professional full-time English speaking driver-guide


  • International flights
  • Visas (where applicable)
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary