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10 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

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10 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size



English, French


The 10-Day Rwanda Wildlife Safari is an amazing opportunity to experience the best of what Rwanda has to offer. You will get to explore the capital: Kigali; spot the Africa’s Big Five roaming free in the savannahs plains of Akagera National Park, trek Chimpanzees in the lush jungle of Nyungwe rainforest, not forgetting the endangered Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat; the misty highlands of Volcanoes National Park. You will also immerse into the rich culture of Rwanda and enjoy the stunning scenery of this beautiful country.


  • Kigali Genocide Museum
  • Safari in the lowland plains of Akagera National Park
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Rainforest
  • Lifetime encounter with Mountain Gorillas
  • Immersion in the Gisakura tea plantations
  • Rwanda Culture Immersion
  • Boat cruises on both Lake Ihema and Lake Kivu


Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by our designated meet-and-greet lounge host, who will help you with Immigration procedures and luggage collection. Please look for a white signboard with your name. Thereafter, you will be handed over to our waiting driver guide, who will transfer you to your hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight. Lodging: The Retreat (Luxury), Hotel Des Milles Collines (Midrange) or Chez Lando (Budget) Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Kigali Genocide Museum and Transfer to Akagera National Park

Meet and greet with our driver guide at the airport or hotel and then drive to Kigali Genocide Museum; a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a place of remembrance and reflection. Learn about Rwanda's tragic history and the resilience of its people. Here you will pay tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi and gain a deeper understanding of the country's journey towards healing and reconciliation. After the memorial visit, escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a night getaway to Akagera National Park -one of the most scenic Game Reserves in East Africa. After a leisurely 2-hour and 30 minutes drive, registration and after head straight to your lodge check-in and lunch. Afternoon sunset on Lake Ihema, scheduled 04:30-6:00 pm. Watch hippos, crocodiles in the water or by the shores and several water birds. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Lodging: Wildness Magashi Lodge (Luxury), Ruzizi Tented Lodge or Mantis Akagera Game Game Lodge (Midrange) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Full Day Game Drive in Akagera National Park and Transfer to Kigali

After an early breakfast, pick-up your lunch boxes, meet your experienced park guide and head out at 07:00 am for a classic wildlife Game Drive. You will travel from the south of the park to the northern exit, passing through an incredible array of landscapes home to thousands of species of plants and animals. During the safari, enjoy the sights of elephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles and hundreds of bird species. Picnic lunch will be served from Mihindi Café inside the park. Return to Kigali in the afternoon for refreshment dinner and overnight. Lodging: The Retreat (Luxury), Hotel Des Milles Collines (Midrange) or Chez Lando (Budget) Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park via the King’s Palace Museum

Early morning after breakfast take in Rwanda’s beautiful countryside on the drive to Nyungwe National Park; a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the South-western side of Rwanda. En-route, you’ll stop by the King’s Palace Museum in Nyanza, where you will meet ‘Inyambo’; the famed Royal long-horned cows. Enjoy lunch in the town of Huye before continuing your journey through green tea fields scattered on the hillsides and past small wooden houses unique to the areas surrounding Nyungwe Forest. Upon arrival at your base, check-in, dinner and rest. Lodging: One & Only Nyungwe House (Luxury), Mantis Kivu Marina Bay Hotel (Midrange) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinne

Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy Walk Trail Hike

As early as 5:00 am, join your park guide for a memorable Chimpanzee trekking experience in Cyamudongo Forest. Learn about these unique primates- the closest relative to humans with 96 % of our DNA. When the trekking is finished, return to your base for a refreshment lunch. Afternoon head out for the hike of the canopy walk- a high suspension bridge 70 metres above the rainforest floor. Visitors get up and close with nature and are rewarded with spectacular views over the forest canopy and distant glimpse of the evergreen mountains and Lake Kivu’s glimmering waters in the distance, amazing birdlife and butterflies. When the hike is finished, return to your base for dinner and overnight stay. Lodging: One & Only Nyungwe House (Luxury), Mantis Kivu Marina Bay Hotel (Midrange) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Tea Tour Immersion and transfer to Lake Kivu

Early morning after breakfast, join local Gisakura farmers for an authentic tea tour immersion ‘Crop to Cup’. During this tour, you’ll learn first-hand and at the same time participate in the whole process of tea making. The tea immersion will give you delight touring tea plantations with their scenic views, ideal for rewarding photography. You’ll find it very educational interacting with the host community of tea pickers, practising first hand picking of tea leaves, pounding and drying to make a refreshing cup of local Rwandan tea! When the tour is finished, embark on a road transfer to Rubavu Resort town in the North West, driving about 5 hours on the splendid Kivu Belt Road with a lunch break in Karongi. The journey will take you through the remotest villages of Rwanda, as you observe local communities on their daily routine along the Congo-Nile trail. The beauty and meandering road along Lake Kivu corridor are just amazing! Upon arrival, check-in at your lodge and spend the remainder of your day at leisure in and around the lake. Dinner and overnight stay. Lodging: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Midrange) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Boat Cruise on Lake Kivu and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Relaxed breakfast from the hotel. Then, enjoy a guided boat cruise on Lake Kivu, exploring different islands and eventually enjoying the ‘local foot massage’ when you stop by the Nyamyumba hot springs. Lunch and afternoon embark on a short journey to Kinigi; in the vicinity of the iconic Volcanoes National Park, 1.5hours drive from Lake Kivu. The road to the park offers stunning scenery of the hills and valleys of this green which portrays the beauty of Rwanda as a ‘Land of Thousands Hills’. Upon arrival at your lodge, positioned at the base of excellent views of all volcanoes, check-in, dinner and overnight stay Lodging: Singita Kwitonda Lodge (Luxury),Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Mid-range) or Ingagi Park View Lodge (Budget) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Mountain Gorillas Trekking and Local Culture Immersion

The highlight of your journey awaits on this day-Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. After breakfast at 06:30 am, head to the headquarters and meet with excellent and well-informed local park guides, who will share with you the etiquette of Mountain Gorillas tracking, based on their experience with Gorillas and after that, board your safari vehicle and drive to the trailhead. Hike into the forest to where the Gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point with the communication of the advance group of trackers. The trek can take from 1 to 8 hours and climb to an altitude not in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding, the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthy. Once the Gorillas are located, all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as ‘one of the most thrilling and meaningful wildlife encounters on earth’. When your one-hour time with the Gorillas group ends, return to the starting point where your driver guide will be waiting for you. He will take you back to the lodge for lunch and a short rest. In the afternoon, visit the Gorilla Guardians Village Kinigi to engage in the local cultures and lifestyles; lifestyles; where you’ll meet former park poachers now turned into conservationists and experience first-hand local traditions. Dinner and overnight stay. Lodging: Singita Kwitonda Lodge (Luxury), Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Mid-range) or Ingagi Park View Lodge (Budget) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Golden Monkeys Trekking, Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Transfer to Kigali

Breakfast and then spend this morning searching the Golden Monkeys in the lush vegetation at the foot of Mt.Sabyinyo for a beautiful little creature found only in the high-altitude forests of Virunga Mountains Chain. You’ll track the Golden Monkeys with a guide and you will spend an hour with them as soon as you have located the monkeys (a troop of 50 or more members). You will often need to follow them as they are often on the move, jumping from tree to tree with their long tails which is really entertaining but a little difficult to photograph! We recommend setting your camera to a fast shutter-speed to allow for low light in the dense undergrowth and to better your chances of capturing the Golden Monkeys on film. After this experience, return to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, visit the recently opened Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund to learn much about the legacy of late Dian Fossey and the conservation of Mountain Gorillas .When this tour is finished, farewell to Volcanoes as drive back to Kigali for overnight stay. Lodging: The Retreat (Luxury), Hotel Des Milles Collines (Midrange) or Chez Lando (Budget) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Shopping and International Departure

Free day in Kigali. Optional shopping of Made in Rwanda souvenirs. Depending on your flight schedule, drop-off at Kigali Airport for check-in and departure. END OF THE TOUR!


  • All airport transfers
  • 9 nights’ lodging in Luxury, Mid Range or Budget properties as indicated in the itinerary
  • All Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All National Parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • All Canopy walk trail trekking permits
  • All Chimpanzee trekking permits
  • All Mountain Gorilla trekking permits
  • All Golden Monkeys trekking permits
  • All other tour activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Ground transport in a 4x4 Land cruiser vehicle
  • English-speaking driver guide
  • Free mineral drinking water in the vehicle
  • Local taxes and handling charges
  • Items of Personal Nature
  • All Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Safari Guide
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that are not accompanying meals
  • All International flights and departure taxes
  • Visa fees and Travel Insurance

Tour Length

Full day (7+ hours)
Multi day

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Organized by

Ikaze Rwanda Tours

Member Since 2023

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