4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla trekking and Akagera safari
4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla trekking and Akagera safari will take you on a Rwanda safari to 2 beautiful and most visited national parks including Volcanoes national park which is a home to endangered mountain gorillas and the volcanoes and Akagera national park which is the best savanna park in Rwanda where one is sure of encountering the big 5 game. While on this 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and Akagera safari, you will trek 2 gorilla families in Volcanoes national park and also spend time on a game drive and boat cruise in Akagera national park. This 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and Akagera safari includes 4 days and 3 nights but it’s one of the luxury Rwanda gorilla and wildlife safari.
Highlights of 4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla trekking and Akagera safari
- Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Akagera National park for afternoon boat cruise
- Day 2: Morning game drive safari and transfer back to Kigali for overnight
- Day 3: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes national park for 1st gorilla trek
- Day 4: 2nd gorilla trek and drive back to Kigali for departures
Detailed Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Akagera National park for afternoon boat cruise
Transfer from Kigali to Akagera national park: On day 1 of 4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla trekking and Akagera safari, you will be met and picked from your location in Kigali either at the hotel at Kigali international airport upon landing, be briefed by your safari driver/ guide as you embark on a 2 and a half hours journey to Akagera national park. You are expected to arrive at the park in time for lunch. Check-in your booked lodge, have lunch and in the afternoon be driven to Lake Ihema for a thrilling afternoon boat cruise while watching several species of both fauna and flora with in the water and along the Lakeshore. You will spot several aquatic wildlife such as mammals and water birds plus other wildlife that visit the lake over the hot sun to quench their thirst. Upon completing the boat cruise, you will be return to your lodge to freshen up as you wait to enjoy your served dinner and have an overnight sleep.
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Morning game drive safari and transfer back to Kigali for overnight
Morning game drive in Akagera national park: the best way to explore most of the savanna parks in East Africa is by engaging on game drive adventures and since Akagera national park is one of those stunning savanna parks in Rwanda, you will enjoy your early breakfast on day 2 of 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and Akagera safari then meet your safari driver to take you out on a memorable game drive safari where you will drive amidst different wildlife species in the park. Be sure to spot Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos, Zebras, several bird species, butterflies and many more. After game drive, you will return to your lodge for lunch then check out start a 2 and a half hours road drive back to Kigali where you will arrive in the evening. Spend your evening on City tour exploring market centers, Craft shops, genocide memorial sites, malls and many more and later in the evening head to your reserved hotel in Kigali for check I, dinner and overnight sleep as you plan for the following day’s adventure in Volcanoes national park.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes national park for 1st gorilla trek
1st gorilla trek in Volcanoes national park: After an early breakfast in the morning on day 3 of 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and Akagera safari, pack enough drinking water and a lunchbox then check out of the lodge and embark on a 2 hours road drive from Kigali to Volcanoes national park as early as 5:30 am in order to catch up with other trekkers on the same day. Once you get to Ruhengeri, you will pass by park headquarters to obtain your gorilla trekking permits and finally be transferred to join other gorilla trekkers for a briefing at 8:00 am. During the briefing, you will told about the dos and don’ts during the trek and be allocated a gorilla family to trek. Ensure that you hire a porter to assist you in carrying your backpack and finally join the rangers to start the trek in the wilderness of Volcanoes national park as you search for the habituated gorilla family. The entire trekking duration takes about 30 minutes to 5 hours or a full day depending on the movement of a particular gorilla family. However, once you get into close vicinity of the gorilla family, you will spend one hour of close view, taking photographs and watching the endangered mountain gorillas as they go by with their daily activities of feeding, breast feeding, copulating, grooming among others. Finally trek back to the staring point to meet your safari driver who will return you to your lodge for dinner and overnight. You may enjoy an optional activity of visiting the Ibyiwacu cultural villages for an even cultural tour.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4: 2nd gorilla trek and drive back to Kigali for departures
2nd gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park: Enjoy your breakfast on day 4 of 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and Akagera safari, pack enough snacks, drinking and meet your safari driver to be transferred to join other trekkers for a pre gorilla trekking briefing. Request for a different gorilla family to enjoy a different experience between 2 families. Follow the similar procedures as the day before and finally return to your lodge for lunch, check out and embark on a drive back to Kigali the capital city of Rwanda where you will be dropped off at your hotel or at Kigali international airport to catch your night flight back home.
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch
End Of the 4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla trekking and Akagera safari
Inclusive in 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and Akagera safari
- Pick up and drop off
- A 4×4 safari vehicle for ground transportation
- Akagera national park entrance fees
- An English/ French speaking guide/ driver
- 2 Gorilla trekking permits
- Ranger fees
- All meals as per itinerary
- Accommodation for 3 nights per Itinerary
- Enough bottled drinking water
Exclusive 4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla trekking and Akagera safari
- Air ticket
- Optional activities
- Additional accommodations
- Other drinks apart from water
- Porter hire fees
- Life insurance
- Other personal expenses such as emails, airtime, cigarettes, Alcohol, juices among others.