Akagera and Bwindi Gorilla trekking Tour

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This 4 days Tour takes you to the renowned Akagera National Park for a game drive and boat ride, Mountain gorilla tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a habitat with a minimum of 400 mountain gorillas which is close to a half of the 880 numbers that are known to thrive in the world. The gorilla destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is also a rich habitat for Afro-montane flora, counts of birds including the African broad-bill which is found in Ruhija and Congo, the forest animals like duikers and forest elephants. The magical hills offer impressive scenery and sightseeing experience. The recreation encounter on Lake Bunyonyi known as the Lake of a thousand Islands because of its 29 Islands presents moments of rejuvenation following a day long gorilla trekking experience.

Safari Highlights:
  • Game drive in Akagera
  • Boat ride on Lake Ihema
  • Gorilla trekking


Day 1- Transfer from Kigali to Akagera National Park

After breakfast you will be picked 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 Game 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 at

  • Budget-Akagera Rhino Lodge
  • Mid-range-Akagera Game Lodge
Day 2- Morning Game Drive – transfer to Bwindi National Park

After breakfast, you will go for the early morning game drive to see wildlife such as elephants, impala, black-tailed mongoose, hippos, oribi, bushbuck, antelope, zebra, cape eland, giraffe, buffalo, and also primates like the olive baboon, vervet monkey, bush baby etc. Afterwards 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 –

  • Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp
  • Mid-range: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge/Bakiga Lodge
Day 3- Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer back to Kigali

After an early morning breakfast, walk to the park headquarters for briefing on the dos and don’ts during gorilla tracking and 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 will 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 we head to border to cross to Rwanda, you will drive to Kigali for your drop-off, you will need to take a covid PCR Test, Dinner and overnight will be at:

  • Budget: Gloria Hotel
  • Mid-range: Hotel 2000
Day 4-Transfer back to Kigali Airport

In with you’ flight time, you will be transferred to the Airport to fly out.