HIGHLIGHTS

  • Arrival and City Tour
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Dian Fossey
  • Transfer to Lake Kivu
  • Akagera National Par
  • Game Drive and Boat Ride
  • Departure
Duration: 9 days
(*Minimum 2 persons)

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Day 1: Arrival and City Tour

A guide from Access Budget Safaris will warmly welcome you at kanombe airport. You will go the genocide memorial and the traditional Rwanda King’s palace in Nyanza and also the Cultural Museum in Butare. Later on drive past green tea fields which are scattered on the hillsides of the road and also small wooden houses all the way to Nyungwe. Dinner and overnight at

Budget accommodation -Gisakura Guest House

Mid range accommodation -Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Luxury accommodation -Nyungwe Hotel (FB)

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking

After breakfast, you will set out early morning for the Chimpanzee tracking activity with in the forest to search of chimpanzees. The activity will go on for about four hours. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will take a guided nature walk with in the forest. This will enable all those bird loving tourists to spot different bird species with in the forest. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Ruhengeri via Gisenyi town on the shores of Lake Kivu. Have lunch and later connect to Volcanoes National Park as you prepare for your next days’ Gorilla adventure with in the forest. Dinner and overnight at

Budget accommodation- Kinigi Guest House /Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Mid range accommodation- Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Luxury accommodation- Gorilla Nest Lodge

Day 4: Gorilla tracking

After breakfast, make sure by 8:00am you are at the Park headquarters ORTPN for a short briefing. After this you will set out in the forest to search for these rare Mountain Gorillas. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda can take about 3 hours depending on how far the gorillas have moved. You are only allowed to stay with the Gorillas for one hour which will be enough for you to take Pictures, Video coverage and enjoy your selves. After the one hour, you will return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 5: Dian Fossey

After breakfast at your Lodge, you will visit the Dian Fossey. This is the burial ground for a famous lady zoologist who founded the  Karisoke Research Center. It’s from here that you will get to know more about this wonderful woman who died while saving the lives of these wonderful Mountain Gorillas with in the Virunga Forest. You will also get more information about the Gorillas in the Forest. Return for dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Kivu

After breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Kivu which is the country’s biggest fresh water in western parts of Rwanda. Upon arriving, you will have refreshments and lunch after which you will undertake a 2-4 hours launch cruise along the Lake. The cruise will provide you with a spectacular view of the Kibuye and Gisenyi towns. Return for dinner and overnight

Budget accommodation &Mid range accommodation -Kivu Sun Hotel

Luxury accommodation -Kivu Serena Hotel

Day 7: Akagera National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kigali. Upon reaching the country’s capital, you will have lunch and in the afternoon, transfer to Akagera National Park for dinner and overnight at

For any Class of tour you will stay at Akagera Game Lodge, the only lodge in the park.

Day 8: Game Drive and Boat Ride

You will take a hot Cup of tea early in the morning and after you will set out for the morning game drive to search for the early risers and also all the animals you will encounter other animals like Giraffes, Antelopes, African Elephants, Buffaloes, Zebra, Leopards and so on. After, this you will retire to the Lodge for refreshments and lunch. In the evening go for a boat ride on Lake Ihema and this will give you sights of Crocodiles, Hippos and water loving birds like the rare shoebill stork, Fish Eagle, Kingfisher and so on. Return to your Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Departure

After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport.

Above Price Quotes Includes

Price Quote Excludes

  • Airport transfers (pick and drop)
  • Ground transport per 4WD safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Three meals a day, apart from your stay in Kampala & Entebbe (B&B)
  • Mineral water in the safari vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla permit (USD $600 per permit)
  • Ranger fees
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $100 per person)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips & laundry service