Wildlife & Culture Tour
10 Days Rwanda tour, Akagera National Park, Lake Kivu, Nyungwe forest, Volcanoes National Park
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10 Days Rwanda tour, Akagera National Park, Lake Kivu, Nyungwe Forest, Volcanoes National Park. The 10 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee/gorilla Tracking and Nature Safari tour takes you Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park, on a City Tour around Rwanda’s tourist attractions like the Genocide Memorials, Volcanoes National Park Mountain Gorilla Tracking, Canopy Walk & Waterfall Hike, Akagera National Park boat safari, National Museums, and Lake Kivu in Rwanda.
Booking for this 10 day Rwanda Tour itinerary will show you a lovely selection of the Rwandan countryside and national parks. 10 Days Rwanda Tour itinerary comprises a visit to Nyungwe Forest National Park, Lake Kivu, and also Volcanoes National Park mountain gorilla trekking. Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to many primate species, including the chimpanzee. It is also a haven for a large diversity of birds and butterflies. Nyungwe Forest national park also has another interesting feature……a canopy walkway built above the treetops and from which you have an amazing view of the forest beneath. Lake Kivu’s small, friendly towns and white sandy beaches make it an excellent night stop. A chance to recharge the batteries before continuing to Volcanoes National Park and the highlight of the safari, trekking the mighty mountain gorillas.
We confidently Welcome you to the "land of a thousand hills". Rwanda is an excellent place to get an experience of East Africa. Come meet with the friendly locals, track the mountain gorillas, and take in wonderful lakeside views. This 10 Days Rwanda Tour itinerary is designed to bring you in close contact with all of the highlights of this fascinating country with a tumultuous history. On this 10 day Rwanda Tour, the recommended Rwanda Safari lodges and Hotels can be budget, mid-range, and luxury options available in the country. All have been visited by Ultimate wild safaris.
Itinerary in summary for 10 Days Rwanda tour, Akagera National Park, Lake Kivu, Nyungwe Forest, Volcanoes National Park | 10 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee/gorilla Tracking and Nature Safari tour | 10 days Rwanda Tour | Tour Rwandawildlife In 10 Days | Watch and tour Rwanda Primates in Ten Days | 10 Days Explore Rwanda Safari Tour | 10 Days Rwanda Safari Adventure-Gorilla Trekking | Primate Safari Tour | 10 Days Rwanda Tour – Gorilla Safari - 2021 - 2020
Day 1: Arrival at Kigali airport.
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National park for a game drive.
Day 3: Akagera National Park boat safari and Transfer back to Kigali
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe forest
Day 5: Chimpanzees tracking at Nyungwe forest.
Day 6: Canopy Walk & Waterfall Hike
Day 7: Transfer to Kibuye at Lake Kivu.
Day 8: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
Day 9: Mountain Gorilla Tracking
Day 10: Return to Kigali and visit the genocide memorial, Departure.
What to pack/wear for Wildlife Tours in Rwanda on your 10 Days Rwanda tour, Akagera National Park, Lake Kivu, Nyungwe Forest, Volcanoes National Park | 10 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee/gorilla Tracking and Nature Safari tour | 10 days Rwanda Tour | Tour Rwandawildlife In 10 Days | Watch and tour Rwanda Primates in Ten Days | 10 Days Explore Rwanda Safari Tour | 10 Days Rwanda Safari Adventure-Gorilla Trekking | Primate Safari Tour | 10 Days Rwanda Tour – Gorilla Safari - 2021 - 2020
Rwanda being in Africa some people think this part of the world is generally warm or even unbearably hot but it is not so as the country experiences both warm and cool temperatures. To have any African safari your list on what to wear should be one that will keep you comfortable and yet smart for each kind of activity. Rhino tracking in Akagera National Park Rwanda
Having considered the most recommended selection of what to wear on an African wildlife safari, here is an ultimate packing list;
1. Clothes to wear
Neutral color clothes: While on a wildlife safari in Rwanda, you will have to take game drives to view wildlife. Wear clothing that is comfortable with colors that blend with the wild. Neutral color clothing is most recommendable and these include clothes with colors like khaki, taupe, beige, and grey.
Bright-colored clothing like Black and dark blue attract tsetse flies. The red-colored clothing is also in most cases identified by predators as wounded animals. White clothes might end up becoming brown with dust especially during the dry season.
Suitable attires: For each safari activity there is something suitable. With the neutral colors, pants and shirts are comfortable for a game drive since you spend the game drive inside the safari vehicle.
Remember to pack light clothing during the rainy season, however, you should also carry shorts for the evenings and sweaters for early morning game drives. Game drives start early morning and therefore a sweater and scarf are recommendable to keep you warm. Wildlife in Akagera National Park Rwanda
Cotton is the best fabric for t-shirts such that it is easy to do laundry. A light and yet very warm jacket is recommendable for any time of the year.
Wear comfortable safari shoes for game drives. Since you spend most of the time in the safari vehicle, wear sandals or flip-flops that will keep you comfortable during the game drive. Walking shoes are the best to wear just in case you may have to walk, it’s hard to walk in the jungle with sandals.
3. Hand gloves and hat
If you do not like having cold hands, wear hand gloves to keep your hands warm. Hand gloves come in handy during the wet or rainy season and early morning when it’s cold.
A hat will help protect your head from the scorching sun during the Afternoon in case you have the game drive till late.
You need to carry a small backpack that you carry along with you most of the time during a Rwanda tour and this is the same for the game drive. In your backpack, put in all of your essentials including gadgets, insect repellent, lip balm, and all you need and use frequently.
Rwanda wildlife tours even with the fact that they are contributing to the development of tourism in Rwanda may not be the ultimate Africa wildlife safaris but very amazing. If you would want to view wildlife in a very picturesque setting, Rwanda is the main drawcard.
Enjoy top Rwanda safari tour packages/itineraries 2021-2022 for Unique personalized African Rwanda wildlife safari tours into Rwanda safari tour destinations with affordable prices.
Nov 18- Mar 17
pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise
- Park fees Charges
- Chimpanzee and Gorilla permit
- All activities and Attractions
- Full board accommodations
- English-speaking driver guide
- Ground Transportation
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- International flights (from/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- Bar Charges
Day 1: Welcome to Rwanda The driver will be at Kigali Airport to pick you up from your flight. Depending on your arrival time you may be able to visit some of Kigali’s craft markets to browse amongst the pottery, carvings, batik, weaving, sculpture, musical instruments, leather and fabrics on offer. Prepare to use your haggling skills! All activities and purchases today are at your own cost. You will be transferred at your Kigali hotel or accommodation for refreshing and overnight. Journey Time, 15 minutes from airport.
Day 2: Transfer To Akagera National Park and Afternoon Game drive
After a relaxed breakfast, you head to Akagera National Park. Akagera National Park covers 2500 km² of savannah west of the Kagera River, in the north-east of Rwanda. The park has a variety of wildlife and is a habitat for over 500 different species of birds. Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes, while you might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena or even a lion. Giraffe and zebra haunt the savannah, and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park. You will have lunch (exclusive) and in the afternoon you will go for a long game drive in the national park. Accommodation can be either budget, mid range or luxury basing on your interest. Journey time 3 hours.
Day 3: Akagera Boat safari and Drive back to Kigali
This morning after breakfast, you go for a boat safari on the Akagera River to spot the many waterbirds like Cormorans, Fish eagles and kingfishers. It is then time to head back to Kigali. After lunch you will drive to the Bugesera district, south of Kigali, through a beautiful country-side not often visited by tourists. In the small town Nyamata you will visit a genocide memorial church. You will then be transferred back to Kigali where you will visit the Genocide Memorial in the city centre to learn more about this tragedy. Journey Time: 3 – 4 hours.
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest
Today, you will set off towards the famous Nyungwe Forest, one of the largest forests in East and Central Africa. The forest is abundant with flora and fauna including 13 primate species from colobus monkeys, mangabeys, blue monkeys and, of course, our cousins the chimpanzees. Nyungwe Forest is also a famous location for birders, with about 310 recorded bird species, 26 of which are endemic, this is one of the most important - and still little known - bird-watching destinations in Africa, there after transfer lunch either at your lodge or somewhere else. Journey Time: 6-7 hours.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe forest
In the morning after a cup of coffee, you will proceed for the highlight of the day, the chimpanzee trekking trail in either the Cyamudongo or Uwinka sections. The total population between the two groups is a healthy 80 individuals. This exciting up-close encounter with human's closest relative you will not soon forget. After the chimp tracking you can relax at the lodge or choose an optional activity that you can discuss with your guide. Journey Time: 1-3 hours.
Day 6: Waterfall hike and optional Canopy walk.
Today you can choose to go for East Africa’s only canopy walk. This walk takes place above a deep gorge cutting across the massive forest. Lasting about 1½ hours, the walk takes you through some beautiful foliage and animal habitats and you'll have the chance to spot blue monkeys and unique birds that dwell in the upper levels of the forest canopy. In the afternoon, you will do the exciting waterfall hike to explore the beautiful nature of Nyungwe forest.
This hike takes between 3 and 6 hours round trip, depending upon how frequently you stop to sightsee and whether you choose to drive a little further. The first part of the trail is basically following the road to the vehicle park and before delving into the forest. You will have to cross various streams before making a steep descent to the base of the small, refreshing waterfall. Monkeys are frequently seen along the way and the steep slopes provide excellent views into the canopy. After the trail, you return back to to you lodge for refreshing and relaxation. Journey 30 minutes – 1 hour.
Day 7: Transfer to Kibuye on Lake Kivu
After a relaxed breakfast you will travel to Kibuye on the eastern shores of Lake Kivu. Time allowing, you can visit the Ndaba Falls or take a walk around Kibuye town. In the afternoon you can have a boat to visit a few islands. Journey Time: 3- 4 hours.
Day 8: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
Today you will transfer to northeast to the town of Musanze close to the Virunga Volcano range. This beautiful area represents the gateway to the mountain gorilla tracking. Journey Time -3 -5 hours.
Day 9: Gorilla Tracking
TWake early Morning! From the lodge, you drive into the park to the Office Rwanda is du Tourisme et Des Parc Nationaux (ORTPN). The head ranger of the ORTPN will divide you into groups based on interest and fitness. From the Office Rwanda is du Tourisme et Des Parc Nationaux (ORTPN ) office your Ultimate wild Safaris driver guide will take you as close as possible to the starting point of your tracking.
You will track the Gorillas of one of the habituated groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Prepare for an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorillas.
Your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. The time taken to track the gorillas can take as little as half an hour to as much as 8 hours! Once located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with the gorillas. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Rwanda’s own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’. Journey Time 30 – 1 hour.
Day 10: Departure
Today after a relaxed breakfast you will be transferred by Ultimate wild safaris driver guide back to Kigali in time to catch your flight back home. Sadly, this is where you say goodbye to Rwanda. Please Note: This is only possible when your flight departs from Kigali at 3 p.m. or later. If you need another night in Kigali, we will be happy to make a booking for you. Journey Time: 2 5 hours.
" I highly recommend this group if you want to see Rwanda's wildlife! Jose and I started planning the trip 18 months in advance during the covid19 outbreak in Rwanda. However, our group always felt like we are in good hands with Ultimate Wild Safaris and never had any concerns regarding our personal safety."