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4 Days Akagera and Bwindi Gorilla trekking Tour

4 Days Akagera and Bwindi Gorilla trekking Tour

  • Day 1- Transfer from Kigali to Akagera National Park

  • Day 2- Morning Game Drive – transfer to Bwindi National Park
  • Day 3- Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer back to Kigali
  • Day 4-Transfer back to Kigali Airport

Routes & Itinerary

5 Days / 4 Nights

  • 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.

Included:

  • Airport transfer
  • Transport via 4x4wd vehicle
  • Gorilla tracking permit $700
  • Park entry fee
  • Guide fee
  • Full board accommodation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals en-route
  • Boat ride

Excluded:

  • International / Domestic Flights
  • Additional accommodation before or after the tour
  • Personnel items ( souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fee)
  • Drinks/spirits/Covid tests