4-Day Rwanda Wildlife Game Drive and Gorilla Trekking

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Description

This 4-day Tour takes you to the renowned Akagera NP for a game drive and boat ride and mountaingorilla tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable NP, a habitat to half of the 880 numbers that are known to thrive in the world. The gorilla destination of Bwindi Impenetrable NP is also a rich habitat for Afro-montane flora. The recreation encounter on Lake Bunyonyi known as the Lake of 29 Islands presents moments of rejuvenation following a day-long gorilla trekking experience.

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park
After breakfast, you will be picked up by our safari guide who will transfer you to Akagera National Park in the eastern part of Rwanda. The drive is approximately 2½ hours. On arrival, you will go for a nature walk after which you will have lunch at Akagera Rhino Lodge. In the afternoon you will go for a canoe ride on Lake Ihema to see aquatic animals such as Hippos, Crocodiles as well as water birds like the papyrus Gonolek, shoebill stork, and African fish eagle. You will be returned to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination: Akagera National Park (Rwanda)Abundant

Accommodation: Akagera Rhino Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Akagera NP

Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Game drive and Boat Safari at Akagera National Park
After breakfast (preferably at 6 am), you will drive with your packed snacks to Akagera National Park’s reception to arrive around 9 am. Check in, and start you game safari through the scenic areas where you will see lakes and hippo beaches. Animals you can expect to see include elephants, giraffes, herds of antelopes, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, cats, and buffalos. If you are a birdwatcher, this is also a great birding spot. At around 1 pm, you will head to border for clearance to transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda where we will do our gorilla trekking. Dinner and overnight at.

Main Destination: Akagera National Park (Rwanda)
Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Rushaga

Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Mountain Gorilla trekking and tranfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After early morning breakfast, walk to the park headquarters for a briefing on the dos and don’ts during gorilla tracking. Thereafter, you will proceed to the gorilla trail. Gorilla tracking normally lasts between 2 to 8 hours or even a day to encounter the gorillas. However, you’ll be allowed to stay in the presence of these awesome apes for at least an hour. It is advisable that you carry packed lunch, which will be provided, as one cannot determine how long it may take to encounter the mountain gorillas. Later, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive is through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzia free. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge.

Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
Accommodation: Heritage Lodge Habuharo
Mid-range lodge located in or near Lake Bunyonyi
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi activities and transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will take a boat ride on this lake to tour different islands. Then we will head to another border, this time the Katuna border to cross to Rwanda. Upon reaching, we will do a Kigali city tour starting off with the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre visit. We will check different city landmarks and craft markets. Thereafter, be transferred to Kigali Airport to catch your departure flight back home.

Main Destination: Kigali
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
End of tour


Company Reviews

Lulu Safaris Uganda

Company Reviews

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