5 days Akagera and Bisoke camping safari

5 days Akagera and Bisoke camping safari

DAY 1: KIGALI – AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

You will be picked up by your driver |guide from your hotel in Kigali and depart for Akagera National Park located along the eastern border of Rwanda, where the typically hilly countryside gives way to the savannas of the Great Rift Valley. Dominated by lakes, swamps and marshland, the area boasts a huge compliment of nature and wildlife that cannot be found elsewhere in the country. We will have lunch enroute thereafter entering the park, start our exploration with a game drive by visiting the giraffe valley. Akagera NP allows you not only to visit this beautiful Park but also to enjoy the camp and its astonishing views over Lake Ihema. Later dinner and overnight at our campsite.

  • Driving distance:  3 hours
  • Activities: AM & PM Game drive
  • Overnight: Campsite
  • Meal Plan:  Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, dinner, Bed & breakfast  

DAY 2: AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK – KIGALI

After an Early breakfast your exploration starts with a boat trip on Lake Ihema which is a very rewarding for seeing the large number of hippos, the huge Nile crocodiles and many birds. They are the most interesting part of the park especially for birders. You will break for your lunch then in the afternoon go on another game drive and later drive back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Driving distance: Activities: Boat Trip + PM Game drive
  • Meal Plan:  Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, dinner, Bed & breakfast  

DAY 3: TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NAT PARK

After breakfast, close camp and transfer to kigali arriving before lunch and afterward,depart for a 2 hours’ drive to Ruhengeri area the second largest town on this amazing ‘Rwanda mountain gorilla tour’ with its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains – The Virungas. Arrive at your hotel later in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your camp.

  • Driving distance:  2 hours
  • Activities: City Tour + Road transfer
  • Overnight: Camping
  • Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, Dinner, bed  & breakfast

DAY 4: MT BISOKE HIKE

After an early breakfast and with your packed lunches; you will depart for Kinigi and on to the starting point of your hike. Mt Bisoke stands at 3700m; it has the typical conic shape of a “perfect” volcano and in its crater lays a deep crater lake. During the climb, you will cross a series of different vegetation habitats starting with bamboo forests, then moving into Hagenia – Hypericum forest and finally moving through Senecio – Lobelia bush near the summit. The trek starts at 07:00am from the Park’s headquarters in Kinigi. Porters can also be hired from the park headquarters but a professional guide from the park will accompany you for the hike. Return for dinner and overnight at your camp.

  • Driving distance:  2 hours
  • Activities: Mt. Bisoke Hike
  • Overnight: Camping
  • Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, Dinner, bed  & breakfast

DAY 5: KIGALI TRANSFER

Depending on what time you wish to get back to the city, transfer back to Kigali with a last minute shopping and later onward transfer to the airport for your evening outbound flight.

Cost Includes

  • Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle exclusive to you
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Camping accommodation and meals as stated in the program
  • All guide fees
  • One Mt. Bisoke Hike permit per person
  • Complementary Bottled Mineral water per day

Cost Excludes

  • International flights & Visas
  • Driver guide or local escort tips
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips, porter age, personal travel and baggage
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Activities not mentioned in the program

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