Brief tour description
Gorilla tracking is one of the major tour activities especially in Rwanda which has the highest conservation standards when it comes to the Gorillas. You will have a chance to meet the habituated gorillas in the Volcanoes national park leaving lasting memories in your mind. You will also have a chance to meet the most amazing wildlife in Akagera National park including; Elephants, lions, leopard, hyenas, Giraffes, antelopes, warthogs, zebra and several bird species among others.
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Akagera National Park
You will be picked from your Hotel in Kigali by our safari guide and driver and transfer to Akagera National Park arriving in the afternoon time. This park covers over 2500 sq. Kilometers of savanna on the west of the Kagera River. After a nice meal at the hotel we will have an evening game drive to catch up with the big five among other wildlife species of this park.
Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise at Lake Ihema
After an early breakfast, you will have a morning game drive that may take you for half a day as you watch several game including elephants, buffalos, Masai giraffe, bush baby, gazelles, lions, impala, baboons, hippos, oribi, leopard Butchel’s zebra, topi, and bush-buck among others. After this delightful morning, you will have lunch and later launch boat at Lake Ihema. Catch up with the hippos and crocs and several bird species like the shoebill stork. Several animals are seen drinking from the fresh waters of the lake to cool of the hot weather. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Depart from Akagera National Park and have a city tour in Kigali city to explore on what transpired in the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and where the victims were buried. You will then have lunch and transfer to Volcanoes National Park the home of the mountain Gorillas. Arrive in the evening hours and rest at the lodge, have dinner and night stay at the Park.
Day 4: Gorilla Tracking
After the delicious breakfast at the lodge, you will transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing with other guests and be allocated a gorilla family to track. You will have an exciting experience meeting a habituated gorilla group. You will have a full hour experience with the Gorillas as you learn about their behavior in the forest. You will later be transferred to the airport for departure.
End of the tour.
- Gorilla permit
- Boat ride
- Bottled drinking water