10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari (Wildlife and Gorilla Trekking)

The 10 Days Rwanda Safari summarises the best and most lovely attractions behind the 14 reasons why one would visit Rwanda. 10 Days Rwanda Safari takes to un touching souls of Rwanda including some visits to genocide memorial sites and deep inside Rwanda.

Game drive in Akagera National Park

Game drive in Akagera National Park

Day 1: Kigali – Akagera National Park

The day begins with an African coffee and a lovely breakfast, this means after breakfast  by 8:00 am Rwanda time, we shall be able to have a lovely and relaxing drive to Akagera National Park;

The park is famous for its lovely twin lakes of lake Ihem and  Akagera Lake, the lake offers a good opportunity for a boat cruise with high chances of seeing big  alligators and hippos

lake, what to see in Akagera park,

Baloon safari and game drive from south to north of the Akagera is worthwhile.

Overnight would be at Luxury  Luzizi tented camp or Magashi tented lodge

Day 2: Akagera National Park

This day is set for enjoying a nice sunrise boat cruise or a morning game drive across lake Ihema, this allows you to have a cool breeze within Rwanda, after that, we shall have an evening sundowner as we enjoy the game drive where we have high chances of sorting elephants, lions, rhinos and Roan antelopes. Dinner and overnight at luxury Luzizi tented camp.or Magashi tented camp

Day 3: Akagera National Park – Nyungwe Forest National Park

Have a lovely and relaxing drive after breakfast, embark on our safari truck, and proceed to southern Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park with  Lunch en-route  at  Nyanza town, after paying a visit to the Kings palace at Nyanza town, dinner, and overnight at Butale the oldest capital city of Rwanda stay in the presidential hotel .meals plan would be Dinner and breakfast

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 4: Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 4 The day begins with a visit to the Mulambi genocide museum,  this was one of the oldest museums where most people lost their relatives during the genocide it’s estimated that about 1 million people lost their lives in the museum after proceeding to Nyungwe for an overnight at one and only Nyungwe forest lodge or Nyungwe hilltop view lodge. Meal plan: Full-Board

Day 5: Chimp Trekking

Leave the hotel at 5:00 am Early morning after breakfast, have a drive for 2 hours to get to Kyamudongo where chimp trekking takes place .and after go for a briefing from the park officials and after start trekking for the chimpanzees, this can take anything from a few hours to a full day depending on where the chimpanzees are., we shall visit the tea plantations, we shall have lunch at the hotel, Evening nature walks or optional canopy walk or enjoys the waterfall hike. After the trek return to base- Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge. Meal plan: Full-Board.

Day 6: Nyungwe Forest National Park – Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, take a whole day’s drive to northern Rwanda and to the foothills of the volcanoes t/an optional flight from Nyungwe to volcanoes park, “Volcanoes National Park “. Lunch en-route, the drive takes us through the lovely tea plantations and lovely rolling hills Dinner, and overnight at ONE AND ONLY Gorillas, or SINGITA  LODGE OR FIVE VOLCANOES LODGE

Day 7: Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park

Have early morning breakfast, and after transfer to the Park Headquarters of Parc National des Volcano for orientation, meet your ranger guides for a briefing on how to behave while in the forest searching for the Gorillas also will let you know more about their behaviors and ways of life before you set off. After the briefing, you will enter into the forest and search for this endangered rare mountain Go What to say. It is a lifetime experience. Not cheap, but worth every cent. Be assured of Excellent guides and trackers. Attentive porters. Just know, gorillas, that no words can describe them and the experience. I advise everyone to hire porters. I strongly recommend hiring one or two porters to carry any bags or equipment you take because there is rough terrain going mostly uphill at altitude. In addition, it helps keep local people employed. Not only that, porters are very helpful in getting you safely through the muddy uneven track. after trekking, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight as above

Gorilla Trekking - Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking

Leave for the second day of gorilla trekking, the dynamics here work in such a way that a different gorilla family will be visited. Not forgetting that with gorilla trekking, every day the experience is different. Say if yesterday you visited the Pablo group, on the second you will go to Sabinyo or Kwitonda family, who doesn’t want to spend more time with our cousins? Gorillas are amazing creatures, if it wasn’t for the price being so expensive I would dedicate my entire life to seeing the gorillas. So after trekking, we shall return to the lodge for overnight.

Note: there are reasons why I recommend  two treks in case you’re unsuccessful on the first try

Day 9: Volcanoes National Park

Our guide picked us up at 6:30 am and we headed to the orientation center not far from the lodge to get into our group of for golden monkey trekking and meet our guides. From there another drive over a rough road to enter the park where you will get more instructions on how to behave among the monkies too and in the natural habitat, you will enjoy the sounds of the jungle, after trekking which will take 3-5 hours, you will proceed back to the lodge optional visit to Diane Fossey research center and the Elen Degeneres university. dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 10: Kigali City Tour – Departure

Kigali City

Kigali City

Have breakfast, and after taking 2 hours drive to Kigali, do a city tour to different historical sites Gisozi Genocide museum, Nyamata, and Ntarama genocide museum, with our lunch at Mille Collin hotel or Chez Roberts and after the whole, the leisure prepares to board your flight back home. Meal plan: Half-Board and End of services.

End of the 10 Days Rwanda Safari