6 Days Wildlife & Gorillas Rwanda

Safari Overview

This package takes you to Rwanda’s only Savannah Park (Akagera National Park)  – home to the traditional Big 5  and Volcanoes National Park -home to the gentle Gorillas. You have opportunity to view  both wildlife and primates in one country by road within the shortest time possible.

Impala - Akagera National Park
Impala – Akagera National Park

Brief Itinerary  – 6 Days Wildlife & Gorillas

  • Day 1:  Arrival Kigali
  • Day 2: Kigali – Akagera National Park
  • Day 3: Game Viewing 
  • Day 4: Akagera National Park – Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 5: Gorilla Tracking Parc De Volcans
  • Day 6: Departure

Detailed Itinerary – 6 Days Wildlife & Gorillas Rwanda

Day 1:  Arrival in Kigali/Rwanda.

Meet Jewel Safaris airport staff, assist through customs and hand over to your private driver. Transfer to the hotel for check in. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have a briefing on your safari or tomorrow after relaxation.

Meals and overnight accommodation at Kigali Serena Hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2: Kigali > Akagaera NationalPark.

Following morning breakfast, you will go for Kigali city tour and visit the Genocide Memorial Centre.  Lunch enroute and proceed to  Akagera National Park.

Meals and Overnight accommodation at Ruzizi Tented Camp or Mantis Akagera Lodge

Day 3: Game Viewing Akagera National Park.

Following morning brekafast, head out for a thrilling game drive to Lake Ihema. Boasting  20 animal species and over 480 bird species, Akagera is Rwanda’s only Savannah Park. It is home to the ” Big 5″. Game drive along Lake Ihema  circuit offers opportunity to spot several animals including leopards, Lions, Zebras,  Buffalos, Antelops and other small animals.

In the afternoon, you will go for a water safari to Lake Ihema and look out for crocodiles, hippos and other animals that may be seen at the water edge. The combination of savannah, woodland, wetland and a dozen lakes make Akagera National Park unique from other conservation areas.

Meals and Overnight accommodation at Ruzizi Tented Camp or Mantis Akagera Lodge

Day 4: Akagera NP – Volcanoes National Park.

After morning breakfast, meet your private diver and start for Volcanoes National Park. Drive from Akagera to Volcanoes National Park is app.4hrs. Proceed to the lodge arriving in time for lunch. You will have a relaxed afternoon at the lodge and prepare for the gorilla adventure.

Meals and Overnight accommodation at Five Volcanoes

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking.

Takes 3-5hrs. After breakfast, meet the rangers at the park headquarters, briefing on the Gorilla walk and enter the forest sanctuary.  Volcanoes National Park attracts multitudes of tourists who want to visit mountain gorillas. This is one of Africa’s oldest and thickest Forests. You will take photos with the gentle giants and watch them interacting. An hour spent with the gorillas is a life long experience.

Later, you will visit Ibyiwacu Cultural Village – an organized community comprised of former poachers. You will get an insight into Rwanda Culture and Traditions.

Meals and overnight accommodation at Five Volcanoes.

Day 6: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali.

Following morning breakfast, drive to Kigali with stops at places of interest for craft shopping, photography and stretching. Proceed to the airport arriving in time for your return flight or drop off at your hotel in Kigali.

Accommodation is booked in accordance with your preferences and depending on your budget and availability

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Package includes:

  • Transport: vehicle, fuel, and  driver
  • Gorilla permit
  • Full board accommodation for the
  • Entrance fees.
  • All activities.
  • Bottled drinking water

Package excludes:

  • Visas
  • Air ticket
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

We use 4×4 safari cars for our safaris and therefore every traveler is guaranteed a window seat, bellow are photos of the cars.

69 reviews on
Tony M
Tony M
Jewel Safaris has a jewel in a female driver, Rachel My trip to Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park on 5th Jan 2024, could not have gone better. My great experience was all down to Jewel Safaris' professionalism and industry experience. The car arrived at my house on time (5 am) to pick me up for the trip. The tour guide driver, a lady named Rachel Aheebwa, was such a delight. Female tour guides drivers are so rare, so this was unexpected. But looking back at how much of a success my tour went, Rachel was the best part of the trip. Two hours into the drive, she suggested a breakfast place that turned out to serve the best coffee I'd ever taken. The small eatery happened to be ran by a lady with tourism experience of 17 years. We set off for Lake Mburo about an hour later and arrived at the park gate three hours later. Because we planned to sleep in Queen Elizabeth National Park and we still had hundreds of kilometers to cover, she made sure we wasted no time Mburo. She was always friendly and firm in her advice when it came to time keeping. We made it to our final destination before dark and had time to rest. Before going to bed, she told me, firmly that we must leave at 7 if we are to see all the animals we wanted to see. I would have loved to sleep in but she made it clear that this was not an option. I was later thankful for this. There were several tourist vehicles at the UWA offices when we arrived. After payments, all the cars left through a Northwards track but Rachel went Eastwards and in less than thirty minutes of Game driving, we hit a jack pot. We found lions on the road and I was able to take close up pictures for several minutes as she made calls to all her friends letting them know that she had found lions. By the time all the vehicles crowded around the lions, I had spend over half an an hour with them. One of the best moments of my life. Jewel safaris couldn't have chosen a better tour guide driver for me. Every thing was well planned to help me see all there was to be seen.
Murchison Falls Adventure This was my first safari adventure and it was a trip of a lifetime. The owner, Dona was very professional and helpful and made sure he understood what we wanted. The vehicle was wonderful and roomy and well kept. Our guide, Patrick made the trip exceptional. He knew the park, he knew the animals and he was a former ranger who spent years protecting the animals of that park. It was clear that the other guides respected him and Patrick was kind, funny and made sure we had a wonderful adventure. The first night, the owner called me to ask how everything was going and he messaged me after the trip to make sure we had a great time. That was above and beyond what I expected. Great company, great customer service and fantastic guide with years of experience. This is the company I would choose over and over.
Great safari!!!! Fantastic. The owner went out of the way to make sure we had what we wanted. I highly recommend Patrick as guide and driver. He loves what he does and you can tell.
Simon T
Simon T
Two-day trip to Lake Mburo Our two-day trip to Lake Mburo with our driver and guide Patrick was great. He delivered what we asked for, and more! Other than being a very kind person and good driver, Patrick was able to share a lot of information about the different animals and places we encountered. A big thanks to Jewel Safaris and Patrick! 100% Recommend!
Sander T
Sander T
2 days Safari to Lake Mburo We had a blast of a weekend with Patrick from Jewel Safari's. He knew so much about the animals, was so friendly and flexible to arrange it the way we wanted. I would advice to go on a Safari with him!
George H
George H
Uganda 2023 We had the great pleasure of having Patrick from jewel safaris for a week in Uganda. Hugely informative and fun, Patrick is a perfect ambassador for a fun, beautiful and dramatic country which is Uganda. A fabulous tour by a class guide. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting most of Africa and Uganda is top. Will go back
astrid H
astrid H
Incredible experience Amazing service and amazing country and people. It was an incredible trip, I can’t fault anything. We all enjoyed it so much and our guide was so attentive and catered to what we wanted to do
Utmärkt service, bra bil och kunnig guide. Jewel Safaris arrangerade vår resa till Uganda, med bland annat gorillorna i Bwindi. Vi var även i nationalparken där schimpanserna finns. Jewel Safaris har lång erfarenhet av att anordna safaris i Uganda. Goran
good service We had a great trip with Jewel Safari and would definitely recommend to book trips with Jewel Safari.
Ola Karlsson
Ola Karlsson
Great agency We ordered the trip in 2019 to go to Uganda in April 2020. Then Covid came and the trip was postponed for 2,5 yrs and in the meantime we kept contact and When we finally could go it all went super-smooth. Well organized and very friendly personnel and a fantastic guide. Nothing went wrong during the 10 days we visited and the arrangements were spotless.


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