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4 Days Gorilla & Akagera Wildlife Safari

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla & Akagera Wildlife Safari

Safari Overview


The 4 Days Gorilla & Akagera Wildlife Safari exposes you to activities like gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park, Savannah Game drives in Akagera national park and a Kigali city tour.  The safari starts and ends in Kigali.  Other activities on this safari include; boat rides, camping, hiking in the misty highlands.

You should have one gorilla trekking permit for this particular safari which is included in the cost of this trip. The gorilla trekking permit is the only assurance you have to see some of the world’s remaining 880 mountain gorillas in the world in their natural habitat Volcanoes National Park. This safari takes you on a game drive and wildlife watching in Akagera National Park as well as a city tour in Kigali, Africa’s cleanest city.

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Best Time to Visit Rwanda

Planning to visit Rwanda for an safari holiday or trip? The best time to visit Rwanda varies according to the seasosn of the year; i.e. between June to Mid-September is the long dry season; October to November is a shorter rainy season and it’s followed by a short dry season from December to February. During both of Rwanda’s dry seasons, there is often light cloud cover. Therefore, one can choose Rwanda at any time of the year depending on the safari expectations and interests.

Book Gorilla Permits

Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500 and Uganda gorilla permits cost $600. These have to be acquired months before your trip to be assured of viewing the mountain gorillas. Read more about booking gorilla permits.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali & Transfer to Akagera National Park

4 Days Gorilla & Akagera Wildlife Safari

When you arrive at Kigali airport, for the 4 Days Gorilla & Akagera Wildlife Safari you will be received by our professional driver who will transfer you to Akagera National Park. You will arrive in the afternoon and check in your hotel room. You will have lunch and later go for a boat cruise on the beautiful Lake Ihema to see water animals like Hippos, giant crocodiles and a profusion of water birds like the African fish eagle, Papyrus Gonolek, and the shoebill stork.
Dinner and overnight at Akagera game lodge (Moderate) and – Ruziz tented camp (Luxury)

Day 2: Game drive in Akagera and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

4 Days Gorilla & Akagera Wildlife Safari

Have a very tasty early morning breakfast on the second day of this 4 Days Gorilla & Akagera Wildlife Safari and  then set off for a game drive to catch up with the early risers plus large predators including lions and hyenas plus bushbuck, zebra, Elephants, giraffes, Buffaloes, cape elands, impalas, oribi and antelopes. You will have lunch and then travel to Ruhengeri town near the Volcanoes National Park. You will have a tour of this town and also visit the vibrant local markets before retiring to your lodge.
Dinner and overnight stay at Gorillas Nest Lodge or Kinigi Guest House.

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

4 Days Gorilla & Akagera Wildlife Safari

On the third day of this 4 Days Gorilla & Akagera Wildlife Safari, you will have breakfast early in the morning and head to the Park headquarters where you will be briefed and told about the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking and, be allocated a gorilla family as well. After the briefing, the ranger will guide you into the forest to search for the gorillas in the Volcano Virunga Hills and the verdant Valley. When you locate the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend strictly one hour with them in their natural setting and watch them taking care of their young ones.  You will return to your lodge for lunch and later visit the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera in the late afternoon for a cultural experience.
Dinner and overnight stay at a Gorillas Nest Lodge or Kinigi Guest House.

Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali and departure

After breakfast, you will travel back to Kigali. If your departure flight is not so soon, you will have a brief Kigali City tour to visit the Genocide memorial site and the colorful markets for souvenirs before being transferred to the Airport for your departure flight.

End of the 4 days gorillas and Akagera wildlife safaris


  • 1 Gorilla permit $1500
  • Ground transport per 4WD
  • Bottled water
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drive
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Not Included

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance