This 5 days itinerary will show you a lovely selection of Rwanda. You will go for a cultural tour, gorilla tracking and wildlife safari.

You will visit Kinigi Cultural Village in Ruhengeri to enjoy the unique dancing styles of the Batwa.

Thereafter, you go for the thrilling banana and sorghum beer production experiences.

You will also visit Akagera National park, Volcanoes National Park and Kigali city. Therefore you will have a variety of activities during the safari.

Volcanoes National Park is home to many primate species, including the mountain gorillas.

The highlight of the safari is tracking the mighty mountain Gorillas.

You will go for an excursion into Buhanga forest or drive to the beautiful twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera.

Let StarMount Safaris make an itinerary that suits you.

  • Gorilla tracking
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Cultural experience
  • Game Drive
  • Boat cruise

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda

Day 2: Transfer to Akegera National Park and Boat cruise

Day 3: Morning game drive and transfer to Kigali

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking and visit to Buhanga Forest

Day 5: Cultural Experience and transfer back to Kigali

 

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda

You will be welcomed by your tour guide who then transfers you to the hotel to check-in. After settling in your hotel and resting, the guide picks you up to start off your Kigali city tour. From this tour, you get special experience about Rwanda and the city during the pre-colonial period, colonial and post-Colonial periods i.e. through independence, genocide period and current trends. This is done by visiting different sites in Kigali and its suburbs. Return to the Hotel in the evening for dinner and a night’s rest.

Accommodation: Mille Collines Hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park & Boat cruise

After having breakfast, the guide picks you from your hotel and transfers to Akagera National Park. Akagera National Park is located in the northeast of Rwanda along the border with Tanzania. It was founded in 1934 although much of the park was re-allocated as farms and in 1997 the park was reduced in size from more than 2,500 sq km to its current extent of 1,122 sq km. It is named after the Akagera River that flows along its eastern boundary and feeds into a labyrinth of lakes of which the largest is Lake Ihema. The forest-fringed lakes, papyrus swamps, savannah plains, and rolling highlands combine to make Akagera amongst the most scenic of reserves anywhere in Africa. It has exceptional levels of biodiversity and forms the largest protected wetland in central Africa.

On arrival, you check-in and relax as you await your lunch. Then in the afternoon, you are picked up to go experience a boat ride on the on Lake Ihema. With this boat safari, you will be able to adventure Lake Ihema in Akagera National Park. This lake has got one of the largest concentrations of hippos in East Africa which is a sight to behold and there are also many crocodiles that you will find along the shores of the lake. There are many water birds that can be seen while on a boat ride on Lake Ihema and you might be able to spot a shoebill stork. Other animals like the elephants can find their way to the lake to bathe and this gives you the opportunity of getting closer to them than you would be in the vehicle on a game drive. Return to the lodge to have dinner and your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Akagera Game Lodge

Day 3: Game Drive & Transfer to Kigali

Have an early morning breakfast then head out for your Game drive. You will have an opportunity to see over 12 species of antelopes, 525 species of birds including the rare one called the shoe bill stock, papyrus gynolek and the big 5 i.e. Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Buffalos and Elephants to mention but a few. Explore the pastoralists' heritage experience in the afternoon then head to Kigali.

Accommodation: Mille Collines Hotel

Day 4: Gorilla tracking and visit to Buhanga Forest

Early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters to track one of the last remaining mountain gorilla families in the world, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thereafter in the afternoon, you will go for an excursion into Buhanga forest, a place where all Rwandan Kings were initiated or alternatively drive to the beautiful twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Gorilla Hotel

Day 5: Cultural experience & Transfer back to Kigali

On this day you shall visit Kinigi cultural village in Ruhengeri to enjoy the unique dancing styles of the Rwandans known as "Batwa", then go for the thrilling banana and sorghum beer production experiences. Thereafter you will be transferred to Kigali International Airport for your flight back home.

 

No. of Person Price per person
2 USD 3,470
4 USD 3,148
6 USD 3,041
8  Quote to be provided on request

Tour Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Full board Accommodation ( all meals inclusive)
  • Kigali city tour & reconciliation village educational tours,
  • Park entry fees
  • Thrilling Gorilla Tracking Permits
  • Waterfall hike & Canopy walk
  • Historical – cultural site tours
  • Experiential community based tours
  • Ground transport
  • Professional driver guides & tracking guides
  • Taxes and Administrative costs.

Tour Excludes:

  • Visa fees
  • Health & travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Personal expenses on alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips and phone expenses.

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are non commissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.