Gorilla & Safari Adventure | African Travel

Mountain gorillas of Rwanda
Mountain Gorillas, Rwanda

Rwanda Safari Adventure

9 days | Roundtrip from Kigali, Rwanda

From $10,795 per person

Rwanda’s stunning scenery offers the unique combination of gorilla treks and Big 5 safari in one country. This 9-day Gorilla & Safari Adventure from African Travel explores the incredible biodiversity, wildlife and people throughout Rwanda’s volcanoes, rainforest and sweeping plains.

Enjoy game drives, nature walks or boating excursions, and meet with locals in Kigali to learn about Rwanda’s divisive past and promising future. At Parc National de Volcans, venture through the lush hills and happen upon a mother gorilla watching over her babies. Gorilla trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will change you forever.

African Travel is a leader in African safaris and offers a wealth of safari adventures, which can be customized to fit your travel type.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Akagera, home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, the rare sitatunga and almost 500 species of birds.

  • Experience that magical hour when you observe the magnificent mountain gorillas as they interact and forage in the forest.

  • Witness the panoramic vistas overlooking the five Virunga volcanoes, Lake Ruhondo, and Lake Bulera.

Virunga Lodge, Rwanda
Virunga Lodge, Volcanoes National Park

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1: Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda

Murakaza neza! Enjoy a fetching Rwandan welcome on your arrival as you are transferred to your hotel for the perfect first night in the “land of a thousand hills”.

DAY 2: Kigali – Akagera National Park

After breakfast, drive to Akagera National Park, where you will pass through a mixture of small towns, rural communities and scenic views, including  Lake Rwanyakazinga and the Mutumba Mountains. In the afternoon, enjoy a game drive in search of the Big Five. (B,L,D)

DAY 3: Akagera National Park

Today’s agenda includes expertly-guided game drives, walks and boating trips to experience some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa and some truly incredible encounters with the area’s wildlife and an incredible number of bird species. (B,L,D)

DAY 4: Akagera National Park

Rise early for another day of wildlife viewing. Guests are encouraged to participate in movement studies and predator identikits. Search for the park’s healthy lion population, which were reintroduced into the park in 2015 and for the black rhino, which were reintroduced to the park in 2017. (B,L,D)

DAY 5: Akagera National Park – Kigali

Enjoy your last game drive in Akagera, before returning to Kigali. Arrive in the capital in the afternoon and join a city tour. Visit a local neighborhood market, participate in Imigongo art painting and taste the countries famous coffee.  (B,L)

DAY 6: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy breakfast in Kigali with free time to explore the city. A private transfer will take you to your mountain retreat. Relax in your Afro-chic luxury banda (cottage) while appreciating the unique elevated scenes of two sparkling volcanic lakes and the park’s volcanoes. (B,L,D)

DAY 7: Volcanoes National Park

Rise early to start your gorilla tracking through the enchanting bamboo forest. After a gentle climb, quietly observe the endangered primates as they feed on the lush foliage and tend to each other with human-like mannerisms. Return to the lodge in time for a late lunch and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. (B,L,D)

DAY 8: Volcanoes National Park

In the morning, embark on a trek to to see the endangered golden monkeys. Or, choose from a variety of optional excursions on offer from the lodge, including a guided walk to Lake Bulera to experience village life or go on a full-day hike to visit Dian Fossey’s gravesite and the remains of her Karisoke Research Center. (B,L,D)

DAY 9: Kigali

Travel back to Kigali. Enjoy lunch, and then transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements. (B)

Magashi Camp, Akagera National Park, Rwanda
Magashi Camp


The Retreat | Kigali, Rwanda
This luxury boutique hotel is Kigali’s first eco-friendly solar powered resort and features locally crafted teak wood furniture and beautifully designed custom-built rooms with high ceilings.

Magashi Camp | Akagera National Park, Rwanda
Situated in the productive and diverse north-eastern corner of Akagera National Park, this camp offers spacious and airy tents with uninterrupted views over Lake Rwanyakazinga.

Virunga Lodge | Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Perched high on a ridge with magnificent views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the twin lakes, Bulera and Ruhonda. Each cottage has its own stone fireplace, open living room and private terrace.

Dates and Pricing

2022 – 2023 Departures | From $10,795 per person

Prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated and include internal flights. Price does not include airfare to and from arrival and departure cities.

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  • Before you Go Welcome Gift – Safari starter kit includes stylish bag, safari swag, and how-to guides on tipping, weather and travel
  • Dedicated US-based Safari Specialist
  • Choice of Meet & Greet Services ranging from basic airport transfers to VIP services
  • Five-star accommodations
  • Expert guide
  • Sightseeing activities specified in itinerary
  • Meals, as noted on itinerary

About African Travel

As the longest established luxury safari operator focused exclusively on the African continent, African Travel, Inc. is dedicated to creating and providing the ultimate African experience. 

African Travel offers a broad range of trips and styles. Its dedicated team has lived and traveled extensively throughout the continent and shares their wealth of expertise on every safari vacation.

Customize your travel with one of these travel types:

Tailor Made –  Create your own bespoke travel experience, the most popular travel style.

Safari Vacation Packages – Choose from over 30 inclusive travel packages, each with a private guide and five-star accommodations.

Group Safaris – Perfect for an intimate group of family and friends.

Contact us to learn more about safari tours with African Travel.

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