10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari Overview
The ideal safari tour to discover the undiscovered wonders of every Rwandan national park is offered by this 10-day “Best of Rwanda Safari.” The ultimate highlight of this 10-day best Rwanda safari is the mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. The safari begins with wildlife drives and cultural excursions in Akagera National Park and continues with trips to Nyungwe Forest for chimpanzee and canopy walks. The easiest way to save money on this 10-day safari seeing the finest of Rwanda is to book it as a group vacation.
Itinerary for the 10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari
Day 1: Arrival, Kigali City Tour.
Our tour guide will meet you at the airport and welcome you to the Land of a Thousand Hills before taking you on a tour of Kigali’s city before dropping you off at your hotel for the night in anticipation of a tour exploration of Akagera National Park’s wild game drives.
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park, Boat Cruise
A gorgeous drive to Akagera National Park, which is located in the east of Rwanda and is about 2-3 hours from Kigali city center, will begin your second day of the 10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari after breakfast at your hotel. You will check in upon arrival and eat lunch at Akagera Game Lodge. Take a lake sail in the afternoon after lunch. Expect to see waterfowl, crocodiles, and hippos. Dinner and a night’s rest.
Day 3: Morning Game Drive, Community Walks in the Afternoon
Take the third day of the 10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari early in the morning after breakfast to enjoy magnificent game drives in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park and be prepared to observe early risers pursuing their prey. You are fortunate to arrive while they have not yet returned from their subterranean hiding place. Among other animals, you may get to view giraffes, antelopes, lions, and bushbucks. By mid-afternoon, head back to the hotel to unwind, eat lunch, and then relax at the lodge while possibly reading historical or other books you brought with you on Rwanda’s past. You could take a boat ride on Lake Ihema in the afternoon, where you would be rewarded with a view of the game.
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Breakfast early in the morning before starting off your fourth day of the 10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari taking a 3-4 hours journey drive to Nyungwe Forest National park. En route stopover in Nyanza museum, Butare museum among other areas good for photography and adventure, as well as lunch. Arrive at Nyungwe Forest National Park in the evening for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge/Nyungwe top view hotel/Gisakura Guesthouse.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe National Park
Taking a woodland walk through the Forest of Nyungwe, you will travel to the forest on day five of your 10-day safari to experience the best of Rwanda. The chimps’ hoot sounds will make it simple for you to find them, and you’ll finally have a spellbinding encounter with the man’s closest relatives. Take a nature stroll on the way back to the resort with the knowledge that you will observe a wide range of other 13 primates and bird species. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel or lodge.
Day 6: Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest
Start your sixth day of the 10-days best of Rwanda safari after eating breakfast early in the morning and taking the breath-taking forest canopy walk, which offers you beautiful scenic views to observe the top of the forest from a high cliff and lets you take in the breeze of the forest while listening to the songs of the forest’s various inhabitants, including birds, monkeys, and others.
Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
On the seventh day of your 10 Days Rwanda safari, enjoy an early-morning stunning panoramic drive toward Volcanoes National Park with stops for lunch and photography. Arrive at the Muhabura Hotel, Lapalme Hotel, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, among others, in the evening for supper and overnight in Volcanoes National Park.
Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, get ready for day 8 of your 10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari.. Gather your belongings and drive to the park headquarters for the pre-gorilla trekking briefing and entertainment provided by the dancers and performers from the Intore cultural dance group. The actual gorilla trekking may take 1-6 hours depending on the group you are allocated and their movements the previous night. You will only spend an hour with the gorillas before returning to the lodge on foot. You can take a cultural stroll to the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village in the afternoon. Dinner and the following night are spent in the previous inn.
Day 9: Golden monkey Tracking/ Dian Fossey Hike
The second to final day of your safari in Rwanda is today. Either go golden monkey tracking or take a trek in honor of Dian Fossey at the Karisoke Research Center, where the American anthropologist spent years studying and protecting gorillas until she was killed and laid to rest next to a Silverback gorilla named Digit. Return to the resort for dinner and begin preparing for the ten-day Best of Rwanda safari’s last and final day.
Day 10: Go back to Kigali
You will have breakfast first thing in the morning before traveling to Kigali, where you will arrive early to do your shopping. If your flight time is up, you will then be dropped off at the airport to check in for your departure. Your 10-day safari in Rwanda has come to a conclusion; we sincerely hope you enjoyed it and made the most of it.
Thank you for making a trip with Intare Safaris exciting!
- Day 1: Arrival at Airport, Kigali City Tour
- Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park, Boat Cruise on Lake Ihema
- Day 3: Morning Game Drive, Community Walks in the Afternoon
- Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park.
- Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe National Park
- Day 6: Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walk
- Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
- Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
- Day 9: Golden monkey Tracking/ Dian Fossey Hike
- Day 10: Return to Kigali
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Chimpanzee Tracking & Golden Monkey Permit
- Community Experiences
- Ground transport per 4WD
- Bottled water
- Full board accommodation
- Park entrance fees
- Boat trips
- Safari Game drive
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
- Tourist Entry Visa
- International Flight Tickets
- Travel Insurance
- Items of Personal Nature
- Tips and Gratuities