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Discover the wildlife wonderlands of Rwanda
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9 nights accommodation, meals as specified, private driver/guide and vehicle, one gorilla permit and one chimpanzee permit
Combine the wildlife wonderlands of Rwanda together Seek out buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant, spotted hyena and more in Akagera National Park. Discover over 13 species of primate that call Nyungwe National Park home, all before enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime experience, tracking mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and relaxing in the serene forest environment of Lake Kivu.
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Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park
Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe National Park
Game drives in Akagera National Park
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Upon arrival into Kigali, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
This morning drive to Akagera National Park arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, partake in an afternoon game drive looking for the area’s wildlife. Akagera National Park is a recent conservation success story with the reintroduction of lions and black rhino, meaning this park is now a big five reserve again and fast returning to its former glory. The strength of Akagera is its diversity of environments with open plains, woodlands, lakes and grassy low mountains to explore. (B)(L)(D)
Today you have a morning and afternoon game drive with a boat ride on Lake Ihema offering a chance to see hippos, some very large crocodiles and some of the 550 bird species including unique and iconic species such as the shoebill. (B)(L)(D)
This morning drive to Butare, stopping enroute to visit the ancient palace of Mwami, a Rwandan King. Enjoy a leisurely lunch before continuing to Nyungwe National Park. Nyungwe beside being spectacularly beautiful, is a biodiversity hotspot with over 13 species of primate calling the park home. The water from this region goes on to feed both the Congo and Nile river. (B)(L)(D)
Today you will spend the morning tracking chimpanzees, an exhilarating experience as family groups can be up to 60 strong and move fast through the canopy. Return to the lodge for lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure or you can choose to book a colobus monkey trek, canopy walk or bird walk (additional cost). (B)(L)(D)
This morning is at leisure to soak up the serene forest environment before departing for Lake Kivu for the next two nights. Spend time relaxing on the shores of the lake which is surrounded by magnificent mountains and has deep emerald coloured waters. (B)(L)(D)
Please see day 6 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)
Early morning drive to Ruhengeri, the base for gorilla trekking at the Volcanoes National Park. You have will have a short briefing before setting out on foot in search of your assigned gorilla group. Once you have found the gorillas, you have an hour to observe their fascinating behaviour. Several habituated families live in the park, and the hiking can be strenuous, but what a reward you are met with; a wildlife experience that is truly unforgettable (B)(L)(D)
Enjoy your morning at leisure or go on an optional second gorilla trek or perhaps set out on a shorter hike to find the critically endangered golden monkey. (B)(L)(D)
After breakfast transfer back to Kigali for onward arrangements. (B)
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3 Days / 2 Nights
This short safari to view the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is one of the most awe inspiring experiences imaginable.
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A gorilla trek under the biodiverse canopy of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a highlight of any visit to Uganda.
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Akagera National Park comprises some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa and is home to rare and unique wildlife.
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