9 DAYS: RWANDA WILDLIFE, PRIMATE TREKKING AND BIRDING ADVENTURE SAFARI

A 9-days Birdwatching, Primate Trekking and Wildlife Adventure Safari in Rwanda, covering Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park, and Volcanoes National Park, promises an incredible combination of birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and primate tracking. On these 9 days of Birdwatching and Wildlife adventure safari tour in Rwanda, which will take you through Akagera National Park for amazing park wildlife game drive and reward a safari boat cruise ride as well as with an opportunity for Kigali city tour, later on you shall connect to Nyungwe Forest National Park for Chimpanzee tracking and visit Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla tracking. At the end of this lifetime experience you will be dropped off at any place of your inconvenience by our driver/guide.

These 9-days  birdwatching, primate trekking and wildlife adventure safari offers an incredible range of experiences, from exploring Rwanda’s urban life in Kigali to trekking chimpanzees and mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. We ensure you with the necessary equipment for birding, gorilla trekking, and golden monkey tracking, including binoculars, field guides, and appropriate activities in different environments. It’s an ideal safari for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.

Please Note that this itinerary can be customised, and the actual activities and destinations can be experienced based on your preferences and the availability of permits. Additionally, the order of activities may vary depending on specific arrangements and the time of year you visit.  

7 DAYS: RWANDA BIRDING TOUR AND WILDLIFE ADVENTURE SAFARI

A 7-days Rwanda Birdwatching and Wildlife Safari that covers Nyungwe Forest National Park, Akagera National Park, and Rugezi Swamp is a comprehensive birding and wildlife adventure. On these 7 days of Rwanda Birdwatching and Wildlife Safari Experience, is one of the best birdwatching tour packages that we organise in Rwanda and that takes you to Important Birding areas of Nyungwe Forest National Park, Akagera National Park and Rugezi Swamp which is close to Volcanoes National Park.

This 7-day birdwatching and wildlife safari offers a well-rounded experience, allowing you to explore the diverse birdlife of Rwanda while enjoying wildlife viewing opportunities in Akagera National Park and Rugezi Swamp. Make sure to bring appropriate birding equipment, such as binoculars and dress comfortably for different environments. It’s an ideal adventure for bird enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.

Please Note that this itinerary can be customised, and the actual activities and destinations can be experienced based on your preferences and the availability of permits. Additionally, the order of activities may vary depending on specific arrangements and the time of year you visit.   

5 DAYS: RWANDA BIRDING ADVENTURE SAFARI

A 5-days bird watching and gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda, combining Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park, offers a diverse and unforgettable wildlife and birding experience. These 5 Days of bird watching experience safari in Rwanda will take you through Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park for a fantastic birding safari tour and explorer the mountain gorilla trekking experience. The two destinations will feature other exciting tourism activities this are likely- Golden Monkey tracking, mountain hiking, Chimpanzee tracking, canopy walk and nature walks.

These 5-days safari combines bird watching in Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park with the once-in-a-lifetime experience of gorilla trekking. It’s an incredible opportunity to explore Rwanda’s rich biodiversity and engage in exciting tourism activities like golden monkey tracking, mountain hiking, and canopy walks. Ensure that you have all the necessary equipment for birding and gorilla trekking, including binoculars and appropriate clothing for different environments. This safari offers a well-rounded adventure for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.

Please Note that this itinerary can be customised, and the actual activities and destinations can be experienced based on your preferences and the availability of permits. Additionally, the order of activities may vary depending on specific arrangements and the time of year you visit.

4 DAYS: RWANDA BIRD WATCHING EXPEDITION SAFARI

A 4-day Rwanda bird watching expedition safari is a fantastic opportunity to explore the diverse avian life that Rwanda has to offer. These 4: Days of Rwanda Bird Watching Safari will offer you a unique experience to visit Nyarutarama for bird watching expedition and you will be transferred to Akagera National Park for birding tour experience as well and explorer the wildlife viewing you will also have opportunity to visit Mountain Kigali for the amazing birding experience.

This itinerary combines urban birding in Kigali, the savannas and wetlands of Akagera National Park, and the forested slopes of Mountain Kigali, offering a well-rounded birding experience in Rwanda. Ensure that you have appropriate birding gear, including binoculars, field guides, and comfortable clothing for different environments. Birding in these diverse landscapes provides an opportunity to spot a wide range of avian species, making it a memorable bird watching safari.

Please Note that this itinerary can be customised, and the actual activities and destinations can be experienced based on your preferences and the availability of permits. Additionally, the order of activities may vary depending on specific arrangements and the time of year you visit. 

9 DAYS: EXPLORING RWANDA’S CULTURAL AND PRIMATE SAFARI ADVENTURE

A 9-days cultural and primate safari adventure in Rwanda offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage and encounter the country’s iconic primates. These 9 Days of exploring Rwanda Culture and Primate Safari will take you through Kigali city tour and connect to Nyanza to visit Omwami palace and Rugarama hot springs. You will proceed to drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park for an amazing chimpanzee trekking tour and experience fantastic boat cruise ride on lake kivu to encounter aquatic wildlife such as hippos and crocodile and Akagera National Park. The tour will also bring an opportunity to visit the Batwa people for cultural and community interactions.

On these 9-days cultural and primate safari adventure in Rwanda provides an enriching experience, combining cultural immersion with primate encounters in some of Rwanda’s most remarkable destinations. Remember you can customise the itinerary to your preferences and interests, and saver the culture, nature, and hospitality of this East African gem.

Please Note that this itinerary can be customised, and the actual activities and destinations can be experienced   based on your preferences and the availability of permits. Additionally, the order of activities may vary depending on specific arrangements and the time of year you visit.   

10 DAYS: RWANDA ADVENTURE HOLIDAY/VACATION SAFARI

A 10-days adventure holiday/vacation safari in Rwanda provides an exciting blend of wildlife encounters, cultural experiences, and outdoor activities. These 10 days of exploring Rwanda, adventure safari tour is a itinerary that gives interest in exploring Rwanda, with an opportunity to explore the three national parks in the country. The adventure starts with a Kigali city tour and thereafter takes you through Volcanoes National Park where you will trek the Mountain Gorillas and visit the Iby’iwacu Cultural village before heading to Nyungwe Forest National Park for Chimpanzee trekking and the Canopy Walk. The same safari tour will take you to Lake Kivu and then proceed at Akagera National Park where you will explorer the wildlife on a game drive to see some of the 1000 large mammals and then the Boat Cruise on Lake Ihema.

On these 10-days adventure holiday/vacation safari in Rwanda provides a diverse and immersive experience, combining wildlife safaris, cultural activities, and outdoor adventures in some of Rwanda’s most iconic destinations. Remember you can customise this itinerary to your preferences and interests, and enjoy the natural beauty and culture of this remarkable East African country. 

Please Note that this itinerary can be customised, and the actual activities and destinations can be experienced   based on your preferences and the availability of permits. Additionally, the order of activities may vary depending on specific arrangements and the time of year you visit.   

8 DAYS: RWANDA’S CULTURAL EXPEDITION SAFARI

Exploring Akagera National Park in Rwanda over four days provides an opportunity to discover its rich wildlife, stunning landscapes, and diverse ecosystems. On these 8 days of Exploring Rwanda’s Cultural tour, this combines the rich cultural heritage of Rwanda with an immersion into its beautiful nature and communities. You will have to experience many different aspects of the Land of a thousand hills, enjoying its diversity nature-wise and cultural. The tour package includes various community-based activities that give you exciting insights about traditions and lifestyle in Rwanda of today and in the past.

This 4-day exploration of Akagera National Park allows you to experience its abundant wildlife, diverse landscapes, and picturesque lakes. Game drives and a boat safari provide ample opportunities to observe the park’s wildlife and scenic beauty.

Please Note that this itinerary can be customised, and the actual activities and destinations can be experienced   based on your preferences and the availability of permits. Additionally, the order of activities may vary depending on specific arrangements and the time of year you visit.   

4 DAYS: EXPLORING AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK RWANDA SAFARI

Exploring Akagera National Park in Rwanda over four days provides an opportunity to discover its rich wildlife, stunning landscapes, and diverse ecosystems. The park is found in eastern Rwanda is 2500 sq km of mainly Savannah land. The park is named after Kagera River that flows along Rwanda’s eastern boundary with Tanzania. The river feeds into Lake Ihema and other smaller lakes in and around the park. The park protects an African Savannah landscape of acacia and bush with patches of open grassland and a dozen swampy lakes. It has exceptional levels of biodiversity and forms a large, protected wetland. Akagera national park is the only Savannah national park in Rwanda and the only place to sight most of the large mammals while on safari Game Drive.

Akagera national park is home to a variety of wildlife which include, elephants, buffalos, giraffe, zebras, leopards, hyenas, lions. It is home to several antelopes like bushbucks, Topis, Oribis, waterbuck, roan antelope and duiker, klipspringer, impala and world largest antelope – the Cape eland. You can watch schools of hippos and crocodiles basking in the sun near lake Ihema. The common primates in Akagera national park are olive baboons, Vervet monkeys, blue monkeys and bush babies who are often seen on night game drive. Akagera National Park has a wide variety of habitats which provide great habitat for 500 bird species. The bird species to look out for include the remarkable shoebill, papyrus Gonolek, African Wattled Plover, Giant Kingfisher, Senegal Lapwings, Squacco Herons, African Open bill stock, Grey Crowned Crane, African Darter, long toed and Water Thick-knee. More bird species likely to encounter are, fish eagles, Cattle Egret, Hamerkop, Sacred and Hadada Ibis, Augur Buzzard, Long-crested Eagle, and Pied Crow. Black-headed and Vielot’s Black Weavers, Grey-backed Fiscals, Fan-tailed Widowbird and so much more. Akagera National Park offers variety of adventure activities which include:

Activities To Do in Akagera National Park

Bird Watching

Akagera national park is a popular and Important birding area in Rwanda. Bird watching enthusiasts will find birding Akagera national park rewarding as it offers birders opportunities to sight both the endangered bird species like papyrus gonolek and shoebill and the more easily sighted species like weavers, egrets and several Kingfishers. Birding is done while on a game drive, nature walk with a ranger guide and on a boat safari on Lake Ihema. Birding on lake Ihema will accord one the pleasure of water species which are otherwise not seen while on the game drive in the Savannah grassland. Overall, we highly recommend birding Akagera national park for both variety and the ease with which you see the birds.

Safari Boat Cruise 

The best way to spend an afternoon in Akagera national park is to take a boat ride on Lake Ihema. Most animals are hiding under shade because of the heat from the sun as others come to the water for cooling off and drinking. In addition to a variety of water birds, you will watch schools of hippos in the water and crocodiles by the shores of the lake. There are scheduled boat trips which happen during the day, but one can book for a private unscheduled boat trip at their own timing.

Cultural Tours

Experience the rural Rwandan life around the cattle keeping communities near Akagera national park. You have opportunity to observe and or participate in traditional cattle grazing, milking, traditional milk storage in calabashes for preservation. You then go through the process of converting milk into different products like traditional yogurt, ghee and lastly take part in preparing a meal with some of the ingredients from the milk products. This is an authentic cultural experience shared by the locals living adjacent to the park, they get to earn from this supplementing their agricultural income. This eventually contributes to conservation culture and wild animals in the park. We will offer you the ultimate game drives experience in Akagera national park. The park is the only Savannah Park in Rwanda hosting a number of big mammals with the most sought-after being Lions, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, and Hippos, and recently Rhinos which will provide for great photographic moments. You will have opportunities of 2 game drives and a boat safari on Lake Ihema.

Game Drives

Akagera is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, and antelope species. Game drives provide an opportunity to spot these animals in their natural habitat. The park offers both day and night game drives. Game drives are typically conducted in open-sided safari vehicles, which provide an unobstructed view of the park’s wildlife and landscapes. These vehicles are driven by experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the park and its inhabitants. Akagera National Park is home to a variety of wildlife species, including the Big Five (elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, and rhinoceros), giraffes, zebras, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species. Game drives offer opportunities to spot these animals and observe their behaviours. Game drives in Akagera National Park typically last for a few hours, with morning and afternoon drives being the most common. Full-day game drives with picnic lunches can also be arranged.

Guided Nature Walks

Explore the park on foot with guided nature walks. Trained guides will lead you through the park, offering insights into the flora and fauna. It’s an opportunity to observe smaller creatures, tracks, and signs of wildlife. While nature walks focus on the smaller aspects of the ecosystem, you may still encounter wildlife such as antelopes, zebras, giraffes, and other mammals. Guides will help you spot tracks and signs of animals along the way. Nature walks are led by experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the park’s flora, fauna, and ecosystems. They can provide insights into the park’s ecology and help you identify various plant and animal species. Akagera National Park is renowned for its birdlife, making it an excellent destination for birdwatchers. During nature walks, you’ll have the chance to spot a variety of bird species, including waterbirds, raptors, and forest-dwelling birds.

Akagera National Park is home to all the big five mammals like lions, buffaloes, elephants, leopards and Rhinos. It also has Zebras, Hippos, giraffes, warthogs and several antelope species. Sadly, the park lost much of the wildlife during the Rwanda genocide in 1994. Thousands of displaced people encroached on the park land after the war and hunted down the animals for food or to get rid of the predators. The park had about 300 lions which were all killed by farmers who saw them as a danger to their domestic animals. Akagera once had one of the largest populations of wild dogs in Africa. The Belgian government saw them as pests and got rid of most of them. By 1984, wild dogs were extinct in Rwanda.

There were similar sad endings for many other species but the new government in Rwanda has been very determined to restore the park back to its former glory and turn it into a world class safari destination. A 20-year agreement was signed between the African Park Networks and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to manage the park jointly. Security in the park was also reinforced, lodges built, and tourism has been highly promoted both locally and internationally Most of the animals have been reintroduced back in the park and their numbers have grown steadily over the years to an extent that tourists are now looking to Rwanda as a convenient safari destination to spot Africa’s famous mammals.

These 4-days exploration of Akagera National Park allows you to experience its abundant wildlife, diverse landscapes, and picturesque lakes. Game drives and a boat safari provide ample opportunities to observe the park’s wildlife and scenic beauty. Be sure to book your activities in advance, and consult for the most up-to-date information on wildlife sightings and park regulations. Please Note that this itinerary can be customised, and the actual activities and destinations can be experienced   based on your preferences and the availability of permits. Additionally, the order of activities may vary depending on specific arrangements and the time of year you visit.   

12 DAYS: BIRD WATCHING AND GORILLA TREKKING RWANDA SAFARI

A 12-days birdwatching and gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda offers a unique combination of rich avian biodiversity and the unforgettable experience of encountering mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. On these 12 days of Birding in Rwanda and Gorilla Trekking Safari this package has four national parks that are good birding areas according to Birdlife international. These parks are Akagera National Park, Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park, and Gishwati Mukura National Park. And to more other birding areas in Rwanda include swampy areas, wetlands, and agricultural lands that are outside and protected areas. The birds are easly to be seen most especially in Akagera National Park which is mainly made up of savanna and woodland. Nyungwe Forest National Park offers the best site for the Albertine endemics

This 12-days birdwatching and gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda provides an in-depth exploration of the country’s avian diversity and the thrilling experience of tracking and observing mountain gorillas. Please Note you can customise the itinerary to your birdwatching interests, and be sure to secure your gorilla trekking permits well in advance.

6 DAYS: VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK PRIMATE TREKKING AND MOUNT BISOKE HIKE

A 5-days expedition adventure safari in Rwanda offers a condensed yet exciting itinerary, combining wildlife encounters, cultural experiences, and stunning landscapes. This package is a perfect adventure that will take you through the famous Volcanoes National Park in the north-western part of Rwanda. The safari will as well give you an opportunity to explore the whole Virunga National Park, track the endangered primates which are mountain gorillas and golden monkeys found nowhere else in Rwanda but in this park. The safari will also give you an opportunity to sight different Virunga mountains although you will specifically hike Bisoke mountain to the summit where you will see the crater lake and have a spectacular view of the surrounding and as well as to visit the amazing lake Kivu for relaxation

These 6-days of  adventure provides a perfect balance of primate trekking and mountain hiking in the breathtaking landscapes of Volcanoes National Park. Be sure to obtain the necessary permits, work with a reputable tour operator, and follow responsible tourism practices to ensure a safe and memorable journey. Rwanda’s mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and the stunning Mount Bisoke make this an exceptional expedition. 

Please Note that this itinerary can be customised, and the actual activities and destinations can be experienced   based on your preferences and the availability of permits. Additionally, the order of activities may vary depending on specific arrangements and the time of year you visit.