Day 1: Day 2: Kigali – Akagera National park
Your driver guide will pick you from your Hotel in the morning after breakfast, visit Gisozi genocide memorial museum, and later start a 2-hour drive eastwards to Akagera National Park near Tanzania boarder. You will be exposed to beautiful scenic views en-route. Have check-in Akagera Game Lodge, relax as you wait for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon boat ride on Lake Ihema that will reward you with large number of hippos, huge Nile crocodiles and about 525 bird species. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 2: Game drive, Full Day Akagera Explorer
Wake up early for a cup of tea / coffee and proceed for a morning game drive to catch up with early raisers and predators returning to their hideouts. The game drive will reward you with big game like elephants, buffalos, lion, Maasai giraffe, gazelles, Impala, Baboons, Oribi, Butchel’s zebra, Topi, Bush baby, Leopard and Bushbuck among others. After lunch, we drive to Rusumo falls on Tanzania, enjoy beautiful scenic views enroute. Dinner & overnight at Akagera game lodge.
Day 3: Game drive and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Wake up early for a cup of tea / coffee and proceed for a half-day game drive around lake Ihema for more animal viewing. Return to the lodge for full breakfast and prepare your self to travel Parc National des Volcans, a home to mountain gorillas. Overnight at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Budget and Deluxe) or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).
Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Trekking Adventure
Breakfast followed by transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the gorilla tracking. The trek takes 2-7 hours depending on the movement of gorillas. Sight and stay with these gentle giants is 1hour for observation and photographing. Relax at your lodge / hotel in the evening. Or we can take a community walk or cultural entertainment in nearby communities. Dinner & overnight at your lodge on DAY 3.
Day 5: Second gorilla trekking (Optional)
Second gorilla trek in Volcanoes Gorilla park (same or different gorilla family), then afternoon nature walk to the beautiful twin lakes of Burera & Ruhondo. Overnight at your lodge on DAY 3.
Day 6: Golden monkey trek or Dian Fossey hiking, Departure
We either go for golden monkey tracking or hike to Dian fossey tombs. Return by mid-day, have lunch and drive back to Kigali for last minute shopping, later proceed to the airport for your scheduled departure flight.