Classic Rwanda Safari

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Nestled on the eastern border of Rwanda and Tanzania lies Akagera Game Park, a haven of savannah, montane, and swamp habitats teeming with diverse wildlife, including Africa's Big Five. Enhance your experience with a memorable boat cruise on Lake Ihema or indulge in thrilling sport fishing adventures.

Your safari day-by-day

Day 01 | Journey to Akagera National Park

Upon your arrival at Kigali Airport, you’ll be greeted warmly by a Dust Absolut Safaris representative who will facilitate your transfer to the Five to Five Hotel in Kigali for a comfortable night’s rest.

Stays: Five to Five Hotel

Day 02 | Transfer to Nyungwe Forest

After an early breakfast, embark on a journey to Nyungwe Forest, renowned for its habituated chimpanzees and diverse primate species like the Ruwenzori Black & White Colobus. En route, visit the King’s Palace and The Ethnographic Museum in Huye for cultural insights. Enjoy lunch before continuing to Nyungwe Forest, arriving in the early evening. Optional activities include hiking and biking in the picturesque terrain.

Stays: Nyungwe Top Hill Lodge

Day 03 | Chimp Tracking & Canopy Walk

Start the day early with exhilarating activities awaiting in Nyungwe Forest. Embark on a chimpanzee tracking expedition after a thorough briefing at the park headquarters. Guided by experts, traverse stunning landscapes to encounter the fascinating primates. Following the trek, enjoy a hot lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, partake in a canopy walk for panoramic views of the forest canopy.

Stays: Nyungwe Top Hill Lodge

Day 04 | Transfer to Lake Kivu

Today, journey northwest to Lake Kivu, a breathtaking Great Lake bordering Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Marvel at the picturesque views of the rolling hills and serene shores along the way, offering an ideal setting for relaxation.

Stays: Kivu Lodge

Day 05 | Optional Activities

Indulge in a leisurely morning by Lake Kivu before transferring to Volcanoes National Park in the afternoon. Explore the park’s rich biodiversity, home to endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and stunning landscapes.

Stays: Mt. Gorilla View Lodge

Day 06 | Gorillas & Dian Fossey

Embark on a memorable adventure with activities such as Golden Monkey trekking, a hike to Dian Fossey’s resting place, or thrilling Gorilla Tracking. Immerse yourself in the forest’s wonders and conservation legacy.

Stays: Mt. Gorilla View Lodge

Day 07 | City Tour & Departure

Conclude your journey with a city tour of Kigali, offering insights into its vibrant culture and history. After the tour, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your departure flight, bidding farewell to Rwanda with cherished memories.

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