4 Days Safari In Rwanda – Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife Viewing Trip, Community Village Visit & Kigali Genocide Memorial Tour

4 Days Safari in Rwanda – SAFARI OVERVIEW

4 days safari in Rwanda

Boat Cruise On Ihema In Akagera National Park

Your 4 days safari in Rwanda is a four days safari Rwanda tour that offers you amazing gorilla trekking in Rwanda Volcanoes Park, a classic wildlife viewing trip in Akagera, community village visits, and a Kigali Genocide Memorial tour at an affordable price.

First, travel to Akagera National Park for game viewing on the open savannahs and a boat trip on Lake Ihema. Home to a huge variety of wildlife, including all the Big Five (Rhino, Lion, Leopards, Elephant, and Buffalo), Akagera is sure to amaze with its landscapes and how much beauty it packs into a small package.

Next, go gorilla trekking in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park for an unforgettable face-to-face encounter with the endangered Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat. Here, you also visit the nearby Ibyiwacu cultural village to experience the local culture.

Your 4 days safari in Rwanda ends in Kigali where you’ll tour the Kigali Genocide Memorial for a look into Rwanda’s tragic past.

If you would like to book or customize this affordable 4 days safari in Rwanda to your exact safari interests and desires – please let us know.

4 Days Safari in Rwanda – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes NP
  • Game drives in Akagera National Park
  • Boat cruise on Lake Ihema in Akagera
  • Visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial
  • Cultural tour in Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village
  • Comfortable road trip through Rwanda’s scenic landscapes


Day 1 & 2: Akagera National Park

Day 3: Volcanoes National Park & Ibyiwacu Cultural Village

Day 4: Kigali Genocide Memorial & Museum

4 Days Safari in Rwanda – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrive At Kigali International Airport & transfer to Akagera National Park. Enjoy an evening game drive on arrival.

Day 2: Undertake a morning game drive & afternoon boat cruise in Akagera.

Day 3: Travel to Volcanoes National Park. Visit the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village.

Day 4: Do gorilla trekking. Return to Kigali & visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial


Day 1: Arrive At Kigali International Airport & Transfer To Akagera National Park. Enjoy An Evening Game Drive On Arrival.

Your 4 days safari in Rwanda tour starts as soon as you land at Kigali International Airport. You’ll be welcomed to Rwanda by your safari driver guide. And after loading your luggage into a clean comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle, you’ll begin making your way to the beautiful Akagera National Park.

You’ll be driven east through amazing countryside landscapes including the areas of Rwamagana where you have chances of encountering the famous long-horned cows, known as lnyambo. This journey will take about 2 ½ -3 hours. You’ll arrive at the accommodation in time for lunch and some relaxation.

In the late afternoon, you have your first Rwanda safari experience in the park with a game drive of 3 hours. Akagera is Rwanda’s biggest national park, situated on an area of 1,122km². The park contains a profusion of wildlife including all of Africa’s “big five” animals. Its savannah plains are dotted with swamps and lakes, as well.

The highlight of the Day: – Scenic drive from Kigali to Akagera


Luxury: – Ruzizi Tented Lodge/Magashi Camp

Midrange: – Akagera Game Lodge

Budget: – Dereva Hotel

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx.  135km/2 ½ hours

Activities & Services:-

  • Pick up from the airport
  • Transfer to Akagera

Optional Activities: –

  • Sunset boat cruise
  • Night game drive

Day 2: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Boat Cruise in Akagera.

The second day of your 4 days safari in Rwanda commences at 06.00 with breakfast at the lodge. Thereafter, go for a 3 to 4-hour safari game drive in the Akagera National Park savannah as the sun comes up. This is the best time of day to see predators, and the sun rising over the plains is an unforgettable sight.

Look out for Rhinos, Lions, Leopards, Cape Buffalos, Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Hyenas, Oribi, Warthogs, Hippos, Olive Baboons, Topi, Impalas, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Reedbucks, Elands, Roan antelopes, Klipspringers, and more.

You then return to the lodge for relaxation and a good lunch. After your meal, take a relaxing boat cruise on Lake Ihema to see many hippos and large crocodiles. Spot elephants and buffalos, as they gather at the lakeshore to drink and observe plenty of waterbirds; there are almost 500 bird species around the lake.

Some of the top birds you can search for today are the Shoebills, Papyrus Gonoleks, Red-Faced Barbets, and Swamp Flycatchers. Retire for dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the Day: – Morning game drive in Akagera


Luxury: – Ruzizi Tented Lodge/Magashi Camp

Midrange: – Akagera Game Lodge

Budget: – Dereva Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise

Optional Activity: – Sportfishing

Day 3: Travel to Volcanoes National Park & Visit the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village On Arrival.

Day three of your 4 days safari in Rwanda tour starts with a relaxed breakfast. Then head out for your final safari drive in the early hours when animals are most active. Look for giraffes, impalas, baboons, Zebras, and lions.

Later this morning, depart Akagera and embark on a 4-5 hour drive to Volcanoes National Park. Pass beautiful landscapes and terraced hillsides. On arrival at your lodge, have lunch and some free time to relax. In the evening, go for an enchanting cultural experience in the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village, a replica village of what traditional life was like back in the day for many Rwandans.

You’ll have an opportunity to spectate and participate in many activities such as hunting skills, traditional dance, and music, traditional architecture, fashion, food preparation, weaving, local brew preparation, meeting traditional healers, etc. Return to the lodge for dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the Day: – Cultural tour at Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village


Luxury: – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: – Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: – Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx.  251km/4-5 hours

Activities & Services:-

  • Transfer to Volcanoes
  • Ibywachu Cultural Village tour

Day 4: Do Gorilla Trekking. Return To Kigali & Visit The Kigali Genocide Memorial.

After an early breakfast today and head to the park offices for a briefing. At 8 am, embark on an unforgettable trek into the dense jungle in the beautiful Virunga Volcanoes alongside an expert ranger guide in search of rare Mountains Gorillas.

Gorilla trekking can take from 1 to 7 hours of hiking on steep, narrow footpaths, which are sometimes muddy.

You need to be reasonably fit. Your guide will ensure you take plenty of breaks. And once you find the gorillas (we share 98% of our DNA with them), you’ll be rewarded with a full hour of observing these gentle giants in their natural habitat – a magical, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience.

You return to the starting point and drive back to Kigali to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial and learn about Rwanda’s tragic past. After that, transfer to the airport for your departure flight at the end of this fantastic 4 days safari in Rwanda.

The highlight of the Day: – Trekking the fascinating Mountain Gorillas

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Distance & Time: 116km/2-3 hour drive

Activities & Services:-

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Transfer back to Kigali
  • Visit Kigali Genocide Memorial

End of the 4 Days Safari in Rwanda

4 Days Safari in Rwanda − SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Chimpanzee permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross-border safaris)

4 Days Safari in Rwanda − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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