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5 Days Akagera and Virunga National Park safari

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5 Days Akagera and Virunga National Park safari

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Our 5 Days Akagera and Virunga National Park safari help the visitors to combine the wildlife sightings and in Rwanda and then go ahead and enjoy the mountain gorillas of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This means that you will travel and move to two countries (Rwanda and Congo) and compare the two countries at the end of the day. Visitors will travel to Akagra National park which is the only national park for wildlife safaris in Rwanda and later, they will move to Virunga National park for a face-to-face encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas.  Our 5 Days Akagera and Virunga National Park safari will start and end in Kigali Rwanda and you will spend 5 days and 4 nights in while booking this safari. Visitors will also get a chance to tour Lake Kivu in Gisheyi and have relaxed movements on the ground.

What to count on your 5 Days Akagera and Virunga National Park safari

  • Wildlife sightings in AKagera National Park
  • Visiting the Virunga volcanoes in Congo and see the gorillas
  • Explore the relaxed and amazing Lake Kivu

Day 1; Start our 5 Days Akagera and Virunga National Park safari with a pick from Kigali – drive to Kagera and have the boat cruise on Lake Ihema

Upon your arrival to Rwanda the country with a thousand hills, meet our Africa adventure Vacations guide and embark on your adventure journey to Akagera National park the journey full of interesting scenes with the 100 hills and you will reach your booked lodge for check-in, have lunch after which head for a day boat cruise on Lake Ihema to identify aquatic flora and fauna and others species of animals species. The possibility of seeing the wild animals are high because they are commonly found on the shores of the lake and thus you will see a lot of animals while the Akagera boat cruise at Lake Ihema. After this boat adventure, we will retire to our lodging facility for dinner and overnight.

Lodging options: Ruzizi Tented Camp (Luxury) & Akagera Game Lodge (Moderate)

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2:  Morning Wildlife sightings in Akagera National Park and drive back to Kigali

Have an early morning heavy breakfast and embark on a three hours’ adventure to the northern sector of Akagera National Park. This adventure wildlife exploration is pretty lengthy therefore, we recommend our clients to leave the lodge together with packed lunch to experience it from the African bushes of Akagera National Park. Expect to peer at some of the animals which include Elephants, Topis, and buffaloes as we traverser through the steep hills. Akagera national park is the only savannah park in Rwanda where the game drives are being carried out and believe me if you are lucky, you will see and enjoy all the big five animals and later which among other swill include the bushbucks, the warthogs, giraffes, antelope, bushbucks,  buffaloes hippos among several animals that you will encounter. After this morning game drive, you will return to the lodge, check out and return to Kigali. Stay at the historical Hotel Mille Des Colline.

Day 3: From Kigali City to Virunga National Park in Rwanda

Our Africa adventure vacations will pick you from the Kigali international airport or any of your residences or hotel in Kigali, and now start the journey to Goma town which is the Democratic Republic of Congo. From Kigali to Goma town, it is about 5 hours road trip, an entertaining journey full of the stunning scenes of Rwanda a 100 hills, green vegetation covers mountain rangers all to keep your eyes blinked throughout the whole journey. You will have the lunch break in Gisenyi Rwanda and late clear with the border authorities before you cross to Congo. Here you must have all your travel documents so much ready to be cleared and later you will cross after being cleared, of course, our guide will help you to clear at the border and then be welcomed with the views of the mountain and beautiful scenes of Goma and join the Virunga National Park roads and later check into your accommodation facility for the hotel for your relaxation. After your short relaxation, you move out to visit the Senkwekwe Centre before you return to your lodge for your dinner and then the overnight stay

Lodging options; Mikeno Lodge (Luxury), Kigumba tented camp (Midrange )

Meal plan; Breakfast, lunch& Dinner

Day 4:  Morning gorilla trekking experience in Virunga National Park –Congo and return to Gisenyi in Rwanda

You will wake up very early and into the vehicle and drive to the park headquarters for the briefing by the rangers. The briefing is done before any activity in the gorilla trekking and this is so much interesting. After you have been briefed, together with the ranger and then the porter if you have them, you will head into the forest and then search for the endangered mountain gorillas. Mountain gorilla tracking lasts for between 3 to 5 hours but this will depend on how far the habituated gorillas family and your level of fitness.  Once you have seen the gorilla family in the forest, you will have a one-hour study and understanding of the mountain gorillas in their presence.  Remember to keep the six-meter distance between you and the mountain gorillas, and here you will understand more what is happening with the gorillas, their daily activities, and how they feed, lactate, as you take photos and ask any questions that you would like to know and after this encounter, you will drive back to the lodge for lunch and after you will check out in the evening  and drive to Gisenyi where you will reach in time and enjoy the views of the Lake Kivu  or if time allows you will go for the boat cruise at Lake Kivu before you check in to your booked lodge in Gisheyi for dinner and the overnight stay

Lodging options: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Moderate), and Kinigi Guest House (Standard)

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Explore Lake Kivu and end your safari package

Today you will be driven to the Lake Kivu shores and enjoy the relaxed and magnificent beach environment at the lake whereby you may do a lot of activities including swimming, taking a boat cruise, or sit and take the cool breezes as you enjoy the spectacular views of the mountain Nyiragongo and the enchanting birds that can be seen around the shores of the lake and later drive back to Kigali International Airport depending on where our guide comes Forest. This trip can be extended to Kahuzi Biega national park for lowland gorilla tracking.

Our 5 Days Akagera and Virunga National Park safari includes

  • Mountain gorilla trekking permit
  • We get for you also the Congo visa
  • Safari game drives
  • Boat cruise on Lake Ihema
  • Driver allowances and fees
  • The ground transport
  • Mineral water
  • All the safari activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • The services of the driver-guide
  • Accommodation for 4 nights

Our 5 Days Akagera and Virunga National Park safari excludes

  • International flights
  • Rwanda visa
  • Porters to carry your luggage or other items
  • Tipping expenses
  • Insurance
  • Soft and hard drinks
  • All items not mentioned within the itinerary
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