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5 Days Gorillas Trekking & Wildlife Tour

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

At your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will greet your tour guide and transfer from Kigali at 10 am to north on a scenic drive through Rwandan countryside Ruhengeri Township in the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes to Volcanoes National Park. You will have dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Le Bambou Lodge/ Kinigi Guesthouse.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park

After early morning breakfast at the lodge, transfer to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters for briefing and be assigned to a gorilla group. The stunning trek, in which you follow in the footsteps of the unique and endangered mountain gorilla, the biggest living primate on Earth, begins in the foothills of the Virungas forests with eye-catching perspectives in all directions. Upon entering the national park, the ways are littered with the new spoor of the tricky wild ox and elephant, and trekkers will be submerged in the abstruse intimacy of the rainforest, alive with lively birds and butterflies. Trekking through the forest, the experienced trackers will soon bring you up close one family gorilla. Throughout the 1 hour of interacting, photographing and filming of these gentle giants, you will get to know their everyday life, and feeding the young ones. After the gorilla trekking adventure, return to Kigali dinner and overnight at Chez Lando Hotel / Kigali Serena Hotel / Mille Collines Hotel.

Day 3: Transfer to Akagera National Park

After a fully served breakfast at the lodge, you will transfer to Akagera National Park in the eastern part of Rwanda which is about 2 and a half hours drive. Upon your arrival at Akagera National Park, you will unwind at the lodge while waiting for lunch. After lunch embarks on an evening game drive in the part to search for animals like African Elephants, giraffes, antelopes, zebras, buffaloes, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Burchell’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard, bushbuck, and so many others. After this adventurous game drive, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge / Umbrella Pine / Dereva Hotel.

Day 4: Game Drive and Boat Trip

After having breakfast at the lodge, you will embark on the early morning game drive where you will be able to see a variety of wildlife, for example, elephants, impala, oribi, bushbuck, gazelle, zebra, cape eland, giraffe, wild ox, and if you are lucky enough you might come across spotted hyena, lion or leopards.  After this game drive, return back to the lodge for lunch and toward the evening, you will enjoy the canoe ride on Lake Ihema. Here you have a clear perspective of water-loving animals like Hippos, crocodiles and water birds such as the Papyrus Gonolek, shoebill stork, and African fish eagle. Then after all that return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight at your lodge as on day 3.

Day 5: Return to Kigali

This morning after an early breakfast at the lodge, transfer back to Kigali to be dropped off at your hotel or drive to the Kigali International Airport for your flight back home.
End of the tour

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