Sample Highlights of Rwanda Safari Itinerary at a Glance
DAY 1 – Kigali Serena Hotel/Kigali – Bed and Breakfast – Today on arrival into Kigali airport, you will be met and escorted through customs and immigration and then driven to Kigali Serena hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 2 – Magashi Camp/Akagera National Park – Fully Inclusive – After breakfast, your guide will collect you from your hotel and take you on a tour of Kigali and the Genocide Museum. After lunch you will be driven about 2 hours 30 minutes with your private car and driver to Magashi Camp.
DAY 3 – Magashi Camp/Akagera National Park – Fully Inclusive – This morning you will go out for a game drive. Return to camp for lunch and out on Lake Rwayakinga to view the large variety of water birds and aquatic animals such as hippo, crocodiles and the rare sitatunga.
DAY 4 – Magashi Camp/Akagera National Park – Fully Inclusive – Early morning fishing expedition on the lake, relaxation and birding from camp after lunch and a later afternoon/evening game drive to spot the nocturnal creatures in the area.
DAY 5 – One&Only Nyungwe House/Nyungwe Forest National Park – Fully Inclusive – After breakfast, you will be driven to Nyungwe National park and to the One and Only Lodge. After settling in and lunch you will explore the rain forests of Nyungwe Forest National Park or go on a tour of the Gisakura Tea Estate.
DAY 6 – One&Only Nyungwe House/Nyungwe Forest National Park – Fully Inclusive – This morning you will head out early to trek the chimpanzee and the other 12 primate species in the area, including the colobus monkey.
DAY 7 – Bisate Lodge/Volcanoes National Park – Fully Inclusive – Today you will be driven to Bisate Lodge in the Volcanoes National Park where you will be staying for the next 3 nights.
DAY 8 – Bisate Lodge/Volcanoes National Park – Fully Inclusive – After an early breakfast you will be taken to the Volcanoes National Park Headquarters where you will receive your briefing and prepare for your gorilla trek. Tracking mountain gorillas through the dense African forests is a magical experience. Typically, tracking can take from 3 to 8 hours.
DAY 9 – Bisate Lodge/Volcanoes National Park – Fully Inclusive – Today you will have your choice of activities including golden monkey trekking, exploring a network of scenic hiking trails, visiting the tomb of the world-famous Dian Fossey and the Karisoke Research Center or enjoying a beautiful day hike to the crater lake on Mount Bisoke.
DAY 10 – Bisate Lodge/Volcanoes National Park – Breakfast – This morning, you will be driven about 3 hours back to Kigali airport in time to check-in for your onward connection.