5-Day Rwanda Wilderness Safari: Wildlife Exploration

5 Days

Trip Facts

  • Landcruiser, Minivans
  • 5-50
  • Moderate
  • Hotels, lodges
  • All Seasons
  • Fully Guided
  • Instant Booking
  • 15-99 yrs
  • Private & Group


Embark on a mesmerizing 5-day Rwanda Wilderness Safari, a journey that promises an unforgettable exploration of the country’s stunning natural landscapes and abundant wildlife. Your adventure begins with a warm welcome in Kigali, where you’ll be introduced to the vibrant culture and hospitality of Rwanda. From there, you’ll journey to Akagera National Park, a wilderness paradise known for its diverse ecosystems and incredible wildlife.

In Akagera, you’ll immerse yourself in the beauty of the African savannah, encountering majestic elephants, graceful giraffes, powerful buffaloes, and a myriad of antelope species. The park’s rich birdlife will captivate you with its colors and melodies, adding to the enchantment of your safari experience.

A highlight of your journey will be a boat safari on Lake Ihema, where you’ll glide through tranquil waters surrounded by hippos, crocodiles, and an array of water birds. This unique perspective will offer you a deeper connection to the natural world and the fascinating creatures that call it home.

Throughout your safari, you’ll stay in comfortable lodges that blend seamlessly with the surrounding wilderness, providing a peaceful retreat after each day’s adventures. You’ll savor delicious meals that showcase the flavors of Rwanda, adding a culinary delight to your safari experience.

As you explore Akagera National Park, you’ll not only witness the beauty of Rwanda’s landscapes but also contribute to its conservation efforts. Your journey will support the protection of this pristine wilderness and the incredible wildlife that inhabits it, ensuring that future generations can continue to marvel at its splendor.

Join us on this extraordinary Rwanda Wilderness Safari and discover the natural wonders and wildlife treasures that make this country a true gem of Africa.

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Trip Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Akagera National Park
  • Encounter diverse wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, and antelopes
  • Explore the park's different habitats, from savannah plains to woodlands and lakes
  • Enjoy thrilling game drives with experienced guides
  • Experience a boat safari on Lake Ihema, observing hippos, crocodiles, and water birds
  • Capture stunning photographs of Rwanda's wilderness
  • Learn about the conservation efforts in Akagera National Park
  • Experience the unique blend of wildlife and culture in Rwanda
  • Receive a certificate to commemorate your gorilla trekking experience


Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, a representative from Likana Safari Uganda will warmly welcome you and assist with your transfer to your accommodation in Kigali. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to explore Kigali, visit local markets, or relax at your hotel. Overnight stay in Kigali, preparing for your exciting safari adventure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park, home to the renowned mountain gorillas. Upon arrival, check-in at your lodge and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll have the option to explore the surrounding area or participate in optional activities such as visiting nearby communities or cultural experiences. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge near Volcanoes National Park.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning, head to the park headquarters for a briefing on gorilla trekking guidelines and safety precautions. With the guidance of experienced trackers, embark on an exhilarating gorilla trekking adventure in the dense rainforest of Volcanoes National Park. Trek through the lush vegetation, listening for the sounds of gorillas and following their trail. Upon encountering a gorilla family, spend a magical hour observing these gentle giants in their natural habitat, an experience that will leave a lasting impression. After the trek, return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, you may opt to participate in additional activities or simply unwind at the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, bid farewell to Volcanoes National Park and embark on a scenic drive to Akagera National Park, located in the eastern part of Rwanda. Upon arrival, check-in at your lodge and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, embark on your first game drive in Akagera National Park, exploring the diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, and a variety of bird species as you traverse the savannah plains and woodlands. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise early for a morning game drive in Akagera National Park, offering excellent opportunities for wildlife sightings and photography. Explore different areas of the park, including lakes, marshlands, and grassy plains, each providing unique habitats for a variety of animals and birds. After the game drive, return to the lodge for breakfast and check-out. Bid farewell to Akagera National Park as you embark on a scenic drive back to Kigali. Upon arrival in Kigali, you’ll be transferred to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight or onward travel arrangements, marking the end of your unforgettable gorilla and savannah safari in Rwanda.



  • Accommodation: Hotels, lodge or tented camp, (depending on package)
  • All Meals as per Itinerary
  • Transportation: Airport transfers, transfers between destinations
  • Professional safari driver/tour guide
  • Bottled water during activities
  • All park entrance fees and taxes


  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals and drinks not specified (available to purchase)
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary (available to purchase)


What is the weather like in Rwanda during the safari?

Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland climate, with temperatures varying depending on the altitude. It’s generally cool in the mornings and evenings, so it’s advisable to pack layers for varying temperatures.

What is the best time of year to visit Rwanda for a safari?

The best time to visit Rwanda for a safari is during the dry seasons from June to September and December to February, as wildlife is more easily spotted during this time. However, Rwanda’s lush landscapes are beautiful year-round, so the choice ultimately depends on your preferences.

Are there any cultural considerations I should be aware of during the safari?

Rwanda has a rich cultural heritage, and it’s important to respect local customs and traditions. Dress modestly, especially when visiting local communities or cultural sites, and ask for permission before taking photographs of people.

What should I pack for the safari?

It’s recommended to pack lightweight clothing in neutral colors for the safari, along with sturdy walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Binoculars and a camera with extra batteries are also essential for wildlife viewing.

What is the currency in Rwanda, and should I bring cash or use credit cards?

The currency in Rwanda is the Rwandan Franc (RWF). While credit cards are accepted at some hotels, restaurants, and major stores in Kigali, it’s advisable to carry some cash (in local currency) for smaller purchases and transactions in more remote areas. ATMs are also available in major cities for cash withdrawals.

What type of accommodations are available during the safari?

Accommodation options during the safari range from luxury lodges and tented camps to mid-range and budget options. These accommodations offer varying levels of comfort and amenities, but all provide a unique and immersive experience in the heart of Rwanda’s natural beauty.

Can I extend my stay in Rwanda after the safari?

Yes, you can extend your stay in Rwanda after the safari. There are many other attractions in Rwanda, such as Nyungwe Forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park, and the vibrant city of Kigali, that you can explore. Our customer support team can help arrange any additional trips or activities.

Can I customize the safari?

Yes, you can customize the safari according to your preferences. Whether you want to add extra activities, extend your stay, or tailor the itinerary to suit your interests, our Likana customer support team will work with you to create a personalized safari experience.

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5-Day Rwanda Wilderness Safari: Wildlife Exploration
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