Take on a 5 Days Akagera and Volcanoes National Park Tour for the best of Destination Rwanda. Are you in Rwanda and would to explore the savannas as well as the primates of East Africa? This 5 days tour package gives you a chance to visit Rwanda’s Akagera and volcanoes national park. With the diverse experiences on this 5 Days Akagera & Volcanoes national park tour, your time will be memorable.

Golden Monkeys; Primates of East Africa. 5 Days Akagera
Golden Monkeys in VNP Rwanda. Photo by Craig Trexler

Tour Inclusions

  • Pickup and Drop off
  • Private Transportation
  • National Park Entrance fees
  • Boat cruise
  • Mountain gorilla tracking permit
  • Golden monkey permit
  • Community visit
  • Full board accommodation in Akagera National Park
  • Full board accommodation in Volcanoes National Park
  • Safari Guide

Tour Exclusions

  • Visas
  • Kigali accommodation and meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Tour Summary

Day 1: Head To Akagera National Park

Day 2: Game drives and Boat cruise

Day 3: Game Drive & Head to Volcanoes National Park

Day 4: Mountain gorilla Expedition

Day 5: Golden Monkey trek & Back to Kigali.

End Of Tour. 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Head To Akagera National Park

Start your morning with a transfer to Akagera National Park after being picked up from your hotel or airport. The drive is fair taking 3 hours with chances of stopping over for photography in-case you want. Arrive early at the park for lunch and in the Afternoon go for game drives seeing the major wildlife the park has to offer.

Day 2: Game drives and Boat cruise

On this day you will start with an early morning and sunrise game drive in the northern sector. This has the highest wildlife concentration and while here expect to see elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, birds among others. There are well demarcated game drive trails giving you a 360 degree view of the park. You will later return to your lodge and in the afternoon go for a boat cruise along Lake Ihema. Here you will spot a number of birds, Hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife.

Day 3: Game Drive & Head to Volcanoes National Park

On this departure day you will have early morning game drives as you exit the park. You will directly head to Kigali for a lunch break and later proceed to Volcanoes National Park arriving in the evening.

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Tracking Adventure

This starts with a briefing then hiking for a duration of 1 to 6 hours to meet the gorillas . Once you get to them, stay in their presence for an hour taking photos and getting to know about their behavior. You will see other wildlife species in the park especially birds enjoying sights and sounds of nature. Later be brought back to the park headquarters for your certificates of participation and later go back to your lodge. If you are not tired, go for a cultural visit where you will get to know the local Rwandan culture.

Day 5: Golden Monkey tracking & Departure

Golden monkeys are endangered primates in the Virunga massif and in Rwanda they can be tracked in Volcanoes national park. They are covered in golden fur and are also pure vegetarian that usually feed on plants. You will be briefed about this experience then be led to the forest where you will meet the golden monkeys. After the trek you will be brought back for a transfer to Kigali or drop depending on schedule.

End of Tour.