5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari – Game Viewing in Akagera Park & Chimpanzee Tracking Safari in Nyungwe Forest.

Enjoy a remarkable 5 days Rwanda wildlife safari and go game viewing in Akagera national park, chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national parks, beautiful scenery viewing and community walks at affordable prices. You can customize and tailor this Rwanda safari itinerary to suit your special interests.

5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW.

The 5 days Rwanda wildlife safari is a 4nights/5day safari in Rwanda offering amazing game viewing in Akagera national park and chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest national park coupled with amazing scenery viewing plus local community visits.

This 5 days Rwanda wildlife safari features wild game viewing and boat cruise in Akagera National Park offering sights of lions, the elephants, Topis, elands, Masaai Giraffe, the leopards, the Roan Antelope, the Buffaloes, Hippos, and the Nile Crocodiles.

After Akagera game viewing, the 5 days Rwanda wildlife safari game viewing in Akagera and chimpanzee trekking extends to Nyungwe Forest National Park, where you will do Chimpanzee trekking and the famous Nyungwe Canopy walk. The canopy walkway rests on the lush canopy of Nyungwe valley and it is the first of its kind in East Africa. You will see Chimpanzees and some of the other 13 species of primates found in the Nyungwe forest park.

On your way to Nyungwe national park, you shall visit the ethnographic museum and the Nyanza Royal Palace where you will be given a deep cultural history and insight into Rwanda’s past and present cultures. In addition to this, you shall tour the Kigali genocide memorial museum to understand the dark history of the horrific genocide that befell Rwanda in the year 1994 plus the local market and other important parts of Kigali city – Rwanda’s Capital.

5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW.

Day 1 of the 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Explore the Kigali Genocide memorial & transfer to Akagera National Park.

Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Do morning game drive & afternoon boat cruise.

Day 3 of the 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Day 4 of the 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Do Chimpanzee trekking in the morning and afternoon Nyungwe Canopy Walk.

Day 5 of the 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Transfer back to Kigali.

Detailed itinerary of the 5 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Akagera and Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 1 of the 5 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Akagera and Nyungwe Forest National Park: Explore the Kigali Genocide memorial & transfer to Akagera National Park

After breakfast, you embark on the tour to the Gisozi genocide memorial. The tour allows you to explore the living museum of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The museum features writings, audio presentations in various sections of the gallery that would avail you with the general picture of what actually transpired during the horrific genocide. You retreat from the activity and embark on the drive to Akagera National Park 135km about 2 ½ hours’ drive arriving in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Akagera Game Lodge, Budget / Basic: Dereva Hotel, Wild Camping

Day 2 of the 5 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Akagera and Nyungwe Forest National Park: Do morning game drive & afternoon boat cruise

boat-cruise-ihema Rwanda safari

boat-cruise-ihema Rwanda safari

Following an early morning breakfast, you head to the rolling savannah plains of Akagera National Park for wild game viewing. The drive features offers you sights of various wild game including; Masaai Giraffes, the elephants, the Buffaloes, the Impala, bushbucks, waterbucks, roan antelope, reedbuck, leopards among other species. The stretch to the northern landscapes of Mutumba hills offers you impressive views of the area and the overlooking Tanzanian plains. Retreat from the 3 – 4 hour encounter and return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, embark on the thrilling boat cruise on Lake Ihema to explore a range of aquatic Species including the Nile Crocodiles and Hippos. Lake Ihema stands as the second largest in Rwanda after Lake Kivu and its expanse waters offer an extensive recreational encounter. The papyrus that fringe the lake offers a rich habitat for birds. Retire for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Akagera Game Lodge, Budget / Basic: Dereva Hotel, Wild Camping

Day 3 of the 5 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Akagera and Nyungwe Forest National Park: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Visit Nyungwe Forest on a trip to Rwanda

Visit Nyungwe Forest on a trip to Rwanda

Following an early breakfast, you embark on the drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park driving through impressive southern province landscapes with impressive hills with local settlements before arriving in Nyungwe forest in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

 

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel, Budget / Basic: Gisakura Guesthouse, Wild Camping

Day 4 of the 5 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Akagera and Nyungwe Forest National Park: Do Chimpanzee trekking in the morning and afternoon Nyungwe Canopy walk

canopy-walk-rwanda safari

canopy-walk-rwanda safari

Following a cup of tea at your lodge, gather at the Nyungwe Forest park headquarters to attend to the briefing at 8am about chimpanzee trekking experience. The forest of Nyungwe is considered as the largest montane forest in the region and is a rich habitat to 310 Species of birds, over 75 mammal Species, 13 Species of Primates of which common Chimpanzees are among along with counts of butterflies, impressive trees and beautiful orchids. The chimp trek tend to last 2 – 5 hours inclusive of one hour direct encounter with the chimps as you see them munch fruit, roll themselves on tree branches, socialize, patrol, copulate among other interesting aspects that will lure you to make full utilization of your Camera space. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation an lunch. In the afternoon, you connect at Uwinka Visitor Center to embark on the afternoon Nyungwe canopy walk. The two hour walk on top of the forest canopy offers you impressive views of the forest and the species that thrive in it including primates and birds. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel, Budget / Basic: Gisakura Guesthouse, Wild Camping

Day 5 of the 5 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Akagera and Nyungwe Forest National Park:  Transfer back to Kigali

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kigali driving 268km about 6 hours’ drive. A stop will be made in Butare in the south of Rwanda to visit the Ethnographic Museum which is the largest Museum in Rwanda with over 100,000 artifacts that bring out the history and traditions of Rwanda in detail. After this encounter, you embark on the tour to the Nyanza palace which is a Royal home to the two Kings of Rwanda namely King Musinga and his successor King Rudahigwa. The impressively build Kinyarwanda hut whose architecture dates back to the times of these Kings. There are also the traditional Inyambo Cows with their beautiful horns and can make a considerable parade. Retreat from the activities in Butare and embark on the transfer to Kigali City arriving in the late afternoon, refreshing and check in for your night flight.

End of the 5 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Akagera and Nyungwe Forest National Park

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

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Gorilla Valley lodge-accommodation in bwindi

Gorilla Valley lodge is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment that is located in Rushaga region in the south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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Bwana Tembo Safari Camp - accommodation in murchison falls np

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment owned and operated by an Italian family that came to Uganda in the year 1986. Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is positioned at 10km from the Tangi gate to the north of Murchison Falls National Park.

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Bwana Tembo Safari Camp - accommodation in murchison falls np

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment owned and operated by an Italian family that came to Uganda in the year 1986. Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is positioned at 10km from the Tangi gate to the north of Murchison Falls National Park.

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Mburo Safari Lodge is a midmarket inclined to Luxury accommodation on the border of Lake Mburo National Park. The lodge is positioned on a raised hill offering a panoramic view of the park.

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Kasenyi Safari Camp is positioned on Lake Bunyampaka rim the Queen Elizabeth National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation establishment within Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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Budongo Eco Lodge also has provision for the budget rooms that caters for the low cost travellers on safaris in Uganda.

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Papaya Lake Lodge is positioned at 350km from Kampala the Uganda’s Capital City on the boundary of Kibale National Park in the Ndali Kasenda Crater Field. The region in which it is located features twenty (20) extinct volcanic crater fields that present a range of lakes coming with unique shapes, color and size. The Papaya Lake Lodge also overlooks the magical Rwenzori Mountains that is snowcapped.

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Imperial Resort Beach Hotel- luxury accommodation in uganda

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Bunyonyi Safari Resort is a midrange / standard accommodation on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi in the Kagalama village overlooking the lake.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • 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)

General 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 Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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