10-Days Wildlife Rwanda and Burundi

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10-Days Wildlife Rwanda and Burundi

Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest, Bujumbura Cultural Tour, and Ruzizi National Park are all popular tourist destinations in Rwanda and Burundi.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali, Rwanda

Arrive at Kigali International Airport. Transfer to your accommodation in Kigali. Spend the day exploring the city of Kigali, visiting landmarks like the Kigali Genocide Memorial, local markets, and craft centers. Overnight in Kigali.

Accommodation: Tileroza Eco Lodge

Meals Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Akagera National Park

After breakfast, depart from Kigali and drive to Akagera National Park. The drive takes approximately 2.5-3 hours. On arrival, check-in at your lodge or campsite within the park. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park, spotting wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and more. Overnight in Akagera National Park.

Accommodation: Akagera Game Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Akagera National Park

Embark on a morning game drive in Akagera National Park to further explore the park’s diverse wildlife. After take a boat safari on Lake Ihema, where you can spot hippos, crocodiles, and numerous water birds. In the afternoon, you can choose to go on another game drive or relax at your accommodation. Overnight in Akagera National Park.

Accommodation: Akagera Game Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, depart from Akagera National Park and drive to Nyungwe Forest, the drive takes approximately 6-7 hours. Arrive at your lodge or hotel near Nyungwe Forest and rest for the evening. Overnight near Nyungwe Forest.

Accommodation: Nyungwe Eziza Eco Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walk and Nature Walk

Begin the day with a thrilling canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest, offering panoramic views of the forest canopy and an opportunity to spot bird species. Enjoy guided nature walks in the forest, where you can encounter primates like chimpanzees and colobus monkeys, as well as various flora and fauna. Overnight near Nyungwe Forest.

Accommodation: Nyungwe Eziza Eco Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Transfer to Bujumbura, Burundi

After breakfast, depart from Nyungwe Forest and drive to the border between Rwanda and Burundi. Complete immigration formalities and continue the journey to Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi (approximately 4-5 hours). Check-in at your accommodation in Bujumbura and have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city. Overnight in Bujumbura.

Accommodation: Mountain’s view Hotel

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Bujumbura Cultural Tour

Embark on a full-day Bujumbura Cultural Tour, visiting attractions such as the Independence Heroes Mausoleum, the Livingstone-Stanley Monument, Musee Vivant, local markets, and craft centers. Immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with the locals, and learn about Burundi’s history and traditions. Overnight in Bujumbura.

Accommodation: Mountain’s view Hotel

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Transfer to Ruzizi National Park

After breakfast, depart from Bujumbura and drive to Ruzizi National Park the drive takes approximately 3-4 hours. Arrive at your lodge or campsite near Ruzizi National Park and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight near Ruzizi National Park.

Accommodation: Gate Hotel

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Ruzizi National Park

Enjoy a full day in Ruzizi National Park, exploring its wetlands, riverine forests, and birdlife. Take a boat ride along the Ruzizi River, marveling at the scenery and keeping an eye out for the rare shoebill stork and other bird species. Engage in nature walks and discover the unique flora and fauna of the park. Overnight near Ruzizi National Park.

Accommodation: Gate Hotel

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Departure

After breakfast, depart from Ruzizi National Park and drive back to Kigali (approximately 4-5 hours). Arrive in Kigali and transfer to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Inclusions:

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Professional Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Chimpanzee Permit
  • Meals

Exclusion

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Services
  • Additional Activities

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