10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari Overview
This 10 days best of Rwanda Safari offers the best safari package to explore the hidden treasures of all the national parks in Rwanda. This 10 days best Rwanda safari highlights exceptional visits to the three national parks of Rwanda starting off with game drives and cultural tours in Akagera National Park, to Nyungwe Forest for chimpanzee and canopy walk and the ultimate highlight of this Rwanda safari package is the mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. This 10 days Best of Rwanda safari is best if you book it under a group tour option to cut expenses!
Itinerary for the 10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari
Day 1: Arrival, Kigali City Tour.
On arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed to the Land of Thousand Hills by our tour guide who will transfer you for a Kigali city tour and eventually at the hotel where you spend the entire night hoping for a tour exploration of Akagera National Parks wild game drives.
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park, Boat Cruise on Lake Ihema
Have breakfast in the morning at your hotel and start off your second day of the 10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari with a scenic drive to Akagera National Park which is located in the east of Rwanda a journey time of about 2-3 hours from Kigali city center. On arrival, you will check in and have lunch at Akagera Game Lodge. After lunch, go for afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema. Expect to see hippos, crocodiles and water birds. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Morning Game Drive, Community Walks in the Afternoon
Early morning after breakfast, take your third day of the10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari to enjoy amazing game drives in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park expecting to see early risers as they chase after their prey. You are lucky enough to reach when they are not yet back to hide into the caves. You will have the chance to see lions, antelopes, giraffes, bushbucks among others. Return to the hotel for relaxation by around mid-day, have lunch, then take a rest at the lodge perhaps reading books about Rwanda’s historical background or any novel you may carry along with you. In the afternoon, you may go for an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema, where you will be rewarded with a view of the game as hippos, crocodiles, as well as a variety of bird species or visit the nearby communities and interact with the locals jazzing about the whole life experience in Rwanda. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge in the evening.
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Breakfast early in the morning before starting off your fourth day of the 10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari taking a 3-4 hours journey drive to Nyungwe Forest National park. En route stopover in Nyanza museum, Butare museum among other areas good for photography and adventure, as well as lunch. Arrive at Nyungwe Forest National Park in the evening for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge/Nyungwe top view hotel/Gisakura Guesthouse.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe National Park
On day five of your 10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari, you will set off to the forest for the chimpanzee trekking taking a forest trail through the Forest of Nyungwe. The hoot sounds of the chimpanzees will allow you to locate them easily and finally, you will have a mesmerizing experience with the man’s closest cousins. Enjoy a nature walk as you get back to the lodge for with guarantee of seeing a variety of other 13 primates and bird species en route. Dinner and overnight at your lodge of stay.
Day 6: Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walk
After enjoying breakfast early in the morning, start your 6th day of the 10 days best of Rwanda safari by going for the breathtaking forest canopy walk that gives you beautiful scenic views to observe the top of the forest at high cliff, enjoy the breeze of the forest with the songs sung by the birds, monkeys, and others.
Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Early morning on this 7th day of your 10 Days Rwanda safari, enjoy a spectacular scenic drive towards Volcanoes national park with stopovers for photography and lunch. Reach Volcanoes national park in the evening for dinner and overnight at Muhabura hotel/Lapalme hotel/Moutain gorilla view lodge/ five volcanoes boutique hotel/ among others.
Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Have breakfast in the morning and get ready for day 8 of your 10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari. Pack up your items and embark on a drive to the park headquarters for pre gorilla trekking briefing at the park headquarters and entertainment from the Intore cultural dancers and performers. The actual gorilla trekking may take 1-6 hours depending on the group you are allocated and their movements the previous night. On meeting the gorillas, you will only have one an hour before trekking back to the lodge. In the afternoon, you may go a cultural walk to the Iby’iwacu Cultural village. Dinner and overnight at your previous lodge of stay.
Day 9: Golden monkey Tracking/ Dian Fossey Hike
This day is your second last day on your Rwanda safari. You will either go for golden monkey tracking or go for Dian Fossey hike at Karisoke research center, where Dian, an American anthropologist spent years researching and conserving the gorillas before she was killed and buried next to Digit, a Silverback gorilla. Get back at the lodge for dinner and over preparing for the last and final of the 10 days Best of Rwanda safari.
Day 10: Return to Kigali
Early morning, you will enjoy breakfast then set off to Kigali, where you will reach early to have the necessary shopping. You will then check in your hotel or be dropped to the airport for your departure flight if it is on schedule. That is the end of your 10 Days Rwanda safari, we hope you enjoyed and had the best out of it.
Thanks for interesting a trip with Visit and Tour Rwanda!
- Day 1: Arrival at Airport, Kigali City Tour
- Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park, Boat Cruise on Lake Ihema
- Day 3: Morning Game Drive, Community Walks in the Afternoon
- Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park.
- Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe National Park
- Day 6: Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walk
- Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
- Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
- Day 9: Golden monkey Tracking/ Dian Fossey Hike
- Day 10: Return to Kigali
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Chimpanzee Tracking & Golden Monkey Permit
- Community Experiences
- Ground transport per 4WD
- Bottled water
- Full board accommodation
- Park entrance fees
- Boat trips
- Safari Game drive
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
- Tourist Entry Visa
- International Flight Tickets
- Travel Insurance
- Items of Personal Nature
- Tips and Gratuities
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