Day 1: Arrive Kigali, Rwanda
With a warm welcome you will be assisted through immigration and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy dinner and a restful evening. Overnight at Serena.
Day 2: Kigali / Akagera National Park
Set off by road to your tented camp in Akagera, central Africa’s largest protected wetland. Home to a variety of plains game, predators, primates and birds. Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.
Day 3: Akagera National Park
The day’s agenda includes expertly-guided game drives, walks and boating trips in search of the resident wildlife including: buffalo, leopard, elephant, giraffe, spotted hyena, zebra and eland. Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.
Day 4: Akagera National Park
Rise early for another day of wildlife viewing. Akagera boasts a healthy lion population, as well as black rhino which were reintroduced to the park in 2017. Look out for the elusive shoe-bill with its massive bill, one of nearly 500 bird species found in the park. Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge
Day 5: Akagera National Park / Nyungwe National Park
Continue by helicopter to your luxury lodge near one of the oldest rain-forest in Africa, Nyungwe National Park. Overnight at Mantis Kivu Marina Bay Hotel.
Day 6: Nyungwe National Park
Experience the rain-forest from a dazzling new perspective on the famous Canopy Walkway. Overnight at Mantis Kivu Marina Bay Hotel
Day 7: Nyungwe National Park
Today’s agenda includes chimpanzee trekking deep in the forest. Observe them playing, wild and free, hooting and dashing through the trees. Overnight at Mantis Kivu Marina Bay Hotel.
Day 8: Nyungwe National Park / Volcanoes National Park
The adventure continues to Volcanoes National Park, by way of the beautiful shores of Lake Kivu. Overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Day 9: Volcanoes National Park
Don your gaiters and gear and get ready to hike into the mountains. All fatigue melts away as you capture your first glimpse of the gorillas as they forage and move through the forest. Overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel.
Day 10: Volcanoes National Park
Return to the forest for another precious hour with the endangered gorillas, (subject to the advance purchase of a second permit) or perhaps search for the rare habituated golden monkey. Overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel.
Day 11: Volcanoes National Park / Kigali
Return to Kigali this afternoon in time to depart on an evening flight.