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14 Days Guided Safari in Rwanda

Kigali, Nyarugenge District, Kigali, Rwanda

Budget Rwanda Safari Tour

Lovely Africa Safaris offer you the opportunity to have a safari experience in Rwanda at a budget rate. You will explore the area of Akagera National Park and have a chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest. Moreover, the beauty of Volcanoes National Park and Lake Ruhondo will take your heart at the first sight. With a professional guide, your safari trip to Rwanda will surely be a safari experience you will never forget.

Highlights

  • Daily game drives
  • A complimentary boat trip
  • Covers park entrance fees
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest
  • Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park
  • 6 breakfasts and 1 picnic lunch
  • 13 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers

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13 activity days
Airport transfer included: Kigali International Airport
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Accommodation

You will spend your night at several accommodations below.

  • Day 1, 4, and 13: Alternative accommodations will be at Garr Hotel (bed and breakfast) or Hotel des Mille Collines.
  • Day 2 and 3: Alternative accommodations will be at Akagera Game Lodge.
  • Day 5 and 7: Alternative accommodations will be at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel or Nyungwe Forest Lodge (full board).
  • Day 6: Alternative accommodations will be at Nyungwe Top Hill Hotel or Nyungwe Forest Lodge.
  • Day 8: Alternative accommodations will be at Bethanie Guesthouse or Moriah Hill Resort.
  • Day 9: Alternative accommodations will be at Ubumwe Hotel (bed and breakfast) or Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (bed and breakfast).
  • Day 10 and 11: Alternative accommodations will be at Hotel Muhabura (bed and breakfast) or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (full board).
  • Day 12: Alternative accommodations will be at Foyer de Charite (bed and breakfast) or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (full board).

Program

Day 1: Kigali

Arrive at Kigali International Airport (KGL). Meet and great with your guide and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Kigali to Akagera National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Akagera National Park. On your way, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape and rural way of life of the local people.

Day 3: Akagera National Park

Game drive will be in the morning in Akagera National Park. Boat trip and game drive will be in the afternoon.

Day 4: Akagera National Park to Kigali

Game drive will be in the morning. Picnic lunch will be at the top of Mount Mutumba (1,825 meters) with stunning panoramic views of the park. Transfer to Kigali afterward.

Day 5: Kigali to Butare to Nyungwe Forest

Transfer to Butare (Huye) where it is possible to visit the national museum and Nyanza Hill (optional activities). Afterward, transfer to Nyungwe Forest.

Day 6: Nyungwe Forest

Early morning chimpanzee tracking will be in Nyungwe Forest. An optional walk to the waterfall or visit to the Angolan black colobus monkeys (both activities are optional) will be available.

Day 7: Nyungwe Forest

Go for a nature walk or bird watching, take a primate walk, take a canopy walk, or do the waterfall trail (one activity is included).

Day 8: Nyungwe to Kibuye (Lake Kivu)

You will drive to Bugarama Hot Springs (the largest and biggest natural spring in Rwanda) via Cyamudongo natural forest. It is possible to take a warm bath in the hot springs (optional). Afterward, you will drive to Rusizi River for a boat trip with lunch and drinks. Drive to Kibuye town.

Day 9: Kibuye to Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)

Relax at the lodge or on the shores of scenic Lake Kivu. It is also possible to take a walk along the lake’s shores. Afterward, drive to Gisenyi.

Day 10: Gisenyi to Volcanoes National Park

Relax on the beach in the morning, go for a nature walk along the shore, or visit Bugarama Hot Springs. In the afternoon, you will drive to the Volcanoes National Park.

Day 11: Volcanoes National Park

You will have a gorilla tracking. Early morning departure with your ranger to search for one of the world’s most interesting and endangered animal, the mountain gorilla. You will spend one hour with one of your closest relatives. This will be an experience you will never forget. An optional nature walk through the beautiful environment will be in the afternoon.

Day 12: Volcanoes National Park to Lake Ruhondo

Optional activities for today (one activity is included) are taking a nature walk in the national park, visiting the golden monkeys, climbing one of the volcanoes, or visit Diane Fossey’s grave. It is also possible to take another gorilla tracking. Afterward, you will drive to Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera, the twin lakes.

Day 13: Lake Ruhondo to Kigali

You will drive around the lakes and visit the Musangabo viewing point. An optional nature walk will be available on the lakes. Afterward, you will drive to Kigali. It is also possible to visit the local people or the pygmies (optional).

Day 14: Kigali

After breakfast, you will drive to Kigali for your outbound flight. City tour with a possible visit to the Genocide Memorial if time allows will be optional.

Location

Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park is Rwanda’s only savannah national park. The scenery is beautiful and you can expect to see elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, hippos, and crocodiles. With a little luck, lions and leopards are possible.

Nyungwe Forest

Nyungwe Forest is the East Africa’s largest forest with 13 monkey species including chimpanzees, Angolan black colobus, mona monkey, and owl-faced monkeys.

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park is a unique jungle with many monkey species including the endemic golden monkeys. Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains, covering Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo, and one of the 2 places in the world where you can find mountain gorillas.

Food

You will be served 6 breakfasts and 1 picnic lunch during the safari.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • A visit to Angolan black colobus monkeys in Nyungwe Forest
  • A visit to local people or the pygmies
  • A visit to the National Museum and Nyanza Hills
  • A walk to the waterfall in Nyungwe Forest
  • Afternoon nature walk through Volcanoes National Park
  • Nature walk around Lake Ruhondo
  • Warm bath in the hot springs

What's included

  • 1 boat launch
  • 13 nights’ accommodations
  • An English-speaking driver or guide
  • Bottled water
  • Game drives
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Park fees
  • Transports from and to Kigali International Airport (KGL)

What's not included

  • Extra items that are not indicated on the itinerary
  • Flights / entry visas
  • Items of personal nature
  • Personal insurance
  • Soda or alcohol

How to get there

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Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kigali International Airport (KGL). Lovely Africa Safaris will pick you up at the airport. The services are included in the price.

Airport: Kigali International Airport Airport transfer included: Kigali International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 20 days before arrival.
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