5 Days Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe

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5 Days Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe

Overview of the 5 Days Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe

5 Days Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe features two of the famous Rwanda Safari tour parks with a great deal of wildlife experience. The Safari starts and ends in Kigali involving tour to the Kigali genocide memorial at Gisozi, wild game viewing including Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Elands, Maasai Giraffe among others in Akagera National Park along with a boat cruise on Lake Ihema, Chimpanzee trekking Rwanda and adventure canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest and the en-route heritage tours to National Museum of Rwanda in Butare and the Royal Palace at Nyanza.

Rwanda Safari Highlight of the 5 Days Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe

Day 1 of the 5 Days Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe: Tour Kigali genocide memorial & drive to Akagera National Park

Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe:  Undertake morning game drive & Lake Ihema boat cruise in the afternoon

Day 3 of the 5 Days Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe: Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Visit the National Museum of Rwanda in Butare

Day 4 of the 5 Days Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe: Undertake morning Chimpanzee trekking & Nyungwe Canopy walk in the afternoon

Day 5 of the 5 Days Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe: Drive back to Kigali

Detailed Rwanda Safari Itinerary of the 5 Days Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe

Day 1 of the 5 Days Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe: Tour Kigali genocide memorial & drive to Akagera National Park

Following breakfast at your place in Kigali, you undertake a tour of the Gisozi genocide memorial to explore the remains of the 1994 tragic genocide that befell Rwanda. The museum has audio presentations, writings and human remains all detailing what transpired during the genocide times. Retreat from the activity and settle for lunch after which you connect to Akagera National Park Rwanda 135km about 2 ½ hours enjoying the scenic views of the countryside. You arrive in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Camp

Midrange / Standard: Akagera Game Lodge

Budget / Basic: Dereva Hotel

Wild Camping

Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe: Undertake morning game drive & Lake Ihema boat cruise in the afternoon

Wake up for an early breakfast at 6 am before embarking on a rewarding game drive with possible views of a range of wild game including; the elephants, Masaai Giraffes, the Buffaloes, the Impala, waterbucks, bushbucks, roan antelope, leopards, reedbuck among other species. The 3 – 4-hour drive stretches up to the northern landscapes of Mutumba hills where you gain panoramic views of the wetland system below and the overlooking Tanzanian plains.  You retreat to the lodge for lunch after which you gather at Lake Ihema for an afternoon boat cruise gaining possible views of aquatics like Nile crocodiles and Hippos along with birds like papyrus gonolecks and the rare shoebill stork. Retire for relaxation dinner 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 Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe: Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Visit the National Museum of Rwanda in Butare

Kyambura Game Reserve Chimpanzee trekking

Set off for the transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda 403km about 8 hours drive passing through Kigali as you proceed to the south of Rwanda. A stop is made in Butare town for lunch and the tour to the National Museum of Rwanda with a range of 100,000 artifacts detailing the history and heritage of Rwanda. From Butare, you proceed to Nyungwe National Park 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 Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe: Undertake morning Chimpanzee trekking & Nyungwe Canopy walk in the afternoon

You wake very early for breakfast and transfer at 5 am to Kyamudongo Forest about 2 hours drive to catch up with Chimpanzee briefing at 8 am. The briefing is conducted by the Park rangers after which you head to the forest in search of Chimpanzees. Nyungwe Forest National Park is a rich montane forest cover known to have survived the last ice age and besides the Chimpanzees, it features other 12 species of Primates including the Black and white colobus monkeys (the largest grouping on the continent of Africa). 75 Species of mammals and 310 species of birds all thrive in Nyungwe forest making it very diverse and impressive to explore.  The Chimpanzee trek safari Rwanda lasts about 2 – 5 hours with actual viewing limited to one hour for conservation purposes where you encounter them as they munch fruit, socialize, copulate, patrol and make their amazing pant hooting calls. In the afternoon, you undertake the famous Nyungwe canopy walk starting at Uwinka visitor centre. The walk lasts 1 – 2 hours offering lush sights of the forest canopy, birds, primates and the deep gorges.  Spend the evening at leisure at the lodge

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 Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe: Drive back to Kigali

Following your relaxed breakfast, you transfer back to Kigali City 268km about 6 hours drive. A stop en route can be made at Nyanza Palace to visit the site for the traditional Rwandan monarchy marked with good architectural hut, former King’s equipment, the Inyambo cows and Intore dance troupe.

End of the 5 Days Rwanda Safari Wildlife Akagera Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe

 

November 23rd, 2019|rwanda wildlife safaris|
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