In this 4 days Akagera and Volcanoes National Park safari, visit Akagera National Park in the Eastern part of Rwanda near the border of Rwanda and Tanzania. It is a savannah park where you will see lots of savannah animals like elephants on a game drive and boat cruise on Lake Ihema.
Visit Volcanoes National Park as well to take part in mountain gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking which are the main activities carried out in this park.
Day 1: Kigali to Akagera National Park and evening boat cruise.
On your arrival at the airport in Kigali, your driver guide will welcome you and shortly brief you about how you are going to spend the 4 days at Akagera and volcanoes national Park. You are going to drive heading to the North Eastern part of Rwanda near Akagera River, check in at the lodge for lunch and head for an evening boat cruise on Lake Ihema.
Lake Ihema is the biggest lake in Akagera National Park where boat cruise takes place. While on a boat cruise, you will be luck to see aquatic animals like hippos, crocodiles, water birds like papyrus gonolek, jacanas, herons and more. You can also encounter animals like elephants, buffaloes, zebras and many more that always come near the lake to quench their thirst. Move back to the lodge for an evening meal.
Day 2: Game drive and travel to Volcanoes National Park.
Wake up in the morning, have breakfast then set off for the morning game drive in Akagera National Park, spend some time in the wild with animals like lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, giraffes, bush bucks, oribis and a lot more.
After the game drive, proceed to the lodge for lunch then check out from the lodge and drive to the Northwestern part of Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park known for homing half of world’s total population of mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. You will arrive late for dinner night stay.
Day 3: Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park.
On this day of gorilla trekking, wake up in the morning for delicious cup of coffee then drive to the park headquarters for briefing from the warden who will later introduce to you a park ranger guide who will be leading you through the entire experience.
You will be divided into a group of 8 people then provided with walking sticks and asked to put on face masks for safety purposes. After all the preparations, start the search for one of the habituated mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
Upon finding one gorilla family, you will be allowed to spend one hour in their presence as you watch them busy doing daily activities. Return to the lodge for late lunch and relax in the evening.
Day 4: Golden monkey trekking and depart to Kigali.
Wake up for breakfast and drive back to the park headquarters for briefing about golden monkey trekking. Start searching for these rare primates in the wild. The adventure may take about 4-5 hours, but once found, you will only spend one hour with them. Move back to the lodge for lunch and drive back to Kigali for exit flight in the evening.
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