5-Days Safari Akagera and Bwindi National Park

Uganda and Rwanda
  • 5 Days
  • Max People : 26
  • 5 Days 4 Nights
  • Min Age : 10+
  • Pickup: Airpot
  • Wifi Available
Description

5-Days Safari Akagera and Bwindi National Park

Experience the best of Uganda and Rwanda in this 5-day adventure. Begin in Kigali, where you can delve into the rich history of Rwanda at the Genocide Memorial Centre. Then, journey to Akagera National Park, where thrilling game drives and a boat safari on Lake Ihema offer opportunities to spot majestic elephants, giraffes, predators, and a myriad of bird species. Next, cross into Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Trek through the dense forest, coming face to face with these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat. Optional activities in Bwindi, such as forest walks and community visits, provide additional insights into the region’s biodiversity and local culture. Conclude your trip with a return to Kigali, savoring the memories of an unforgettable wildlife encounter and the captivating beauty of these two remarkable countries.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali, Rwanda

Arrive at Kigali International Airport. Meet our guide who will transfer you to your hotel in Kigali. Take some time to rest and recover from your journey. In the afternoon, you can explore the city of Kigali, visit the Genocide Memorial Centre to learn about Rwanda’s history, or enjoy some local cuisine. Overnight stay in Kigali.

Accommodation: Hôtel des Mille Collines 

Meals Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Akagera National Park, Rwanda

After an early breakfast, depart from Kigali and drive to Akagera National Park (approximately 2.5 to 3 hours). Arrive at the park and check in at your lodge or camp. Embark on a morning game drive in the park, accompanied by an experienced guide. Akagera is home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, buffaloes, and predators like lions and leopards. Enjoy a packed lunch in the park. In the afternoon, take a boat safari on Lake Ihema, where you can spot hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species. Return to your accommodation in Akagera for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Akagera Game Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

After an early breakfast, depart from Akagera and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda (approximately 7 to 8 hours, including border crossing). Enjoy the scenic drive through picturesque landscapes and rural villages. Arrive in Bwindi and check into your lodge or camp. Rest and relax for the evening, preparing for the gorilla trekking experience the next day. Overnight stay near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wake up early and have breakfast. Head to the park headquarters for a briefing about gorilla trekking rules and guidelines. Meet your experienced guide and trek through the dense forest in search of the rare and endangered mountain gorillas. Spend up to one hour in the presence of a gorilla family, witnessing their behavior and interactions. After the trek, return to your accommodation and rest. In the evening, you can choose to relax at the lodge or explore the nearby community. Overnight stay near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Optional Activities in Bwindi or Travel to Kigali

Depart from Bwindi after breakfast. Cross the border into Rwanda and continue the journey to Kigali (approximately 4 to 5 hours). Arrive in Kigali and check into your hotel. Spend the evening at leisure, exploring the city or enjoying some relaxation time. Overnight stay in Kigali.

Accommodation: No Accommodation

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Inclusions:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide/driver
  • All park fees and permits
  • Game drives and boat safari in Akagera National Park
  • Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Bottled water during transfers and game drives

Exclusions:

  • International flights to and from Rwanda
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional optional activities
  • Any additional accommodation or meals
  • Any additional transportation or transfers
  • Any increase in park fees, permit costs, or taxes beyond our control

 

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