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10 Days Rwanda Safari – The Ultimate Best Safari in Rwanda Itinerary

10 Days Rwanda Safari: Overview

10 Days Rwanda Safari is the ultimate 10 days Rwanda tour itinerary  that will showcase the best of Rwanda’s top safari attractions. This 10 days in Rwanda safari features the most popular activities, such as gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, wildlife viewing, Lake Kivu, Kigali City, community village tours, and so much more!

Rwanda Holiday Types

Your 10 days Rwanda safari will begin with a tour of Kigali city and the Genocide Memorial, a visit to Nyungwe Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking, and to Lake Kivu for relaxation. You will enjoy gorilla trekking in Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park and an amazing Rwanda wildlife safari encounter in Akagera National Park to see Africa’s Big Five, such as lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, black rhinos, zebras, crocodiles, and much more.

This 10 days Rwanda safari itinerary can be booked as-is or tailored to your interests.

10 Days Rwanda Safari: Prime Experiences

  • Explore Kigali’s Top Attractions: Dive into the vibrant culture and history of Rwanda’s capital.
  • Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park: Experience the thrill of tracking majestic mountain gorillas.
  • Community Immersion at Iby’iwacu Cultural Village: Engage with local traditions and lifestyles.
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest: Spot our closest relatives in their natural habitat.
  • Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest: Walk among the treetops for a bird’s-eye view of the forest.
  • Waterfall Hike in Nyungwe Forest: Discover the stunning Kamiranzovu waterfall.
  • Relax on Lake Kivu’s Sandy Shores: Unwind on one of Africa’s Great Lakes.
  • Boat Cruise to Lake Kivu’s Islands: Explore the islands and enjoy the serene waters.
  • Big 5 Game Drives in Akagera National Park: Search for lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, and leopards.
  • Sunset Cruise on Lake Ihema in Akagera: Witness breathtaking sunsets over tranquil waters.
  • Scenic Drives through Rwanda’s Landscapes: Marvel at rolling hills and lush greenery.
  • Stay in Comfortable Safari Lodges: Enjoy cozy and luxurious accommodations.
  • Cultural Heritage Tour: Visit the Ethnographic Museum and King’s Palace for a deep dive into Rwandan history.

10 Days Rwanda Safari: Highlights

4 Days Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and Uganda

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Arrive at Kigali International Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Kigali City Tour

Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial and explore the city’s attractions.

Day 3: Journey to Nyungwe Forest

Visit the Ethnographic Museum and King’s Palace en route to Nyungwe.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy Walk

Track chimpanzees and enjoy a canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest.

Day 5: Waterfall Hike and Lake Kivu Boat Cruise

Hike to the Kamiranzovu waterfall and take a boat cruise on Lake Kivu.

Day 6: Relaxation and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy a relaxing day at Lake Kivu before heading to Volcanoes NP.

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking and Cultural Visit

Experience gorilla trekking and visit the Gorilla Guardian Cultural Village.

Day 8: Transfer to Akagera National Park

Enjoy a sunset boat cruise on Lake Ihema.

Day 9: Full-Day Game Drive in Akagera

Spend the day on a game drive in search of the Big 5.

Day 10: Morning Game Drive and Return to Kigali

Embark on an early morning game drive before returning to Kigali.

10 Days Rwanda Safari: Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Meet your private guide at Kigali International Airport and transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Luxury: Serena Hotel Kigali/Radisson Blue/Hotel Mille Collines

Midrange: Hotel Chezlando

Meals: Dinner

Activities: Airport pickup and hotel transfer.

Day 2: Kigali Genocide Memorial and City Tour

Start the day with breakfast, then visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Tour other city attractions like art galleries and local markets.

Luxury: Serena Hotel Kigali/Radisson Blue/Hotel Mille Collines

Midrange: Hotel Chezlando

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activities: City tour and visit to the Genocide Memorial.

Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest

6 Days Uganda Gorilla, Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari

After breakfast, drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park, with an en-route visit to the Ethnographic Museum and King’s Palace along the way. You will learn about Rwanda’s cultural history and antiques, then proceed to your Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Luxury: One & Only Nyungwe House/Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Midrange: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget: Gisakura Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activities: Museum and palace visit, transfer to Nyungwe.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy Walk

Early in the morning, you will have to brake fast, then proceed for a briefing at the park headquarters about chimpanzee tracking. After that, you will start your chimpanzee trek to see these rare chimpanzees. In the afternoon, you will return to the same park, and do a thrilling a canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest.

Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge/One & Only Nyungwe House

Midrange: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget: Gisakura Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activities: Chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk.

Day 5: Waterfall Hike and Transfer to Lake Kivu

Hike to the Kamiranzovu waterfall, then transfer to Lake Kivu for a boat cruise and relaxation.

Midrange: Cormoran Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activities: Waterfall hike, transfer to Lake Kivu, boat cruise.

Day 6: Relaxation at Lake Kivu and Transfer to Volcanoes NP

Enjoy a relaxing morning at Lake Kivu, then transfer to Volcanoes National Park. You will enjoy  beautiful scenic views along the way to this park.

Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: Muhabura Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activities: Relaxation, transfer to Volcanoes NP.

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking and Cultural Village Visit

10 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari

You will wake up in the morning, have breakfast at 6:00 am, then proceed to the park headquarters for a briefing about gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park that starts at 8:00 am. After, you will proceed to a visit to the Gorilla Guardian Cultural Village.

Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: Muhabura Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activities: Gorilla trekking, cultural village visit.

Day 8: Transfer to Akagera NP and Sunset Boat Cruise

After a relaxed breakfast, transfer to Akagera National Park and enjoy a sunset boat cruise on Lake Ihema.

Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Lodge/Magashi Camp

Midrange: Akagera Game Lodge

Budget: Dereva Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activities: Transfer to Akagera, sunset boat cruise.

Day 9: Full-Day Game Drive in Akagera

Full-day game drive in Akagera National Park to search for the Big 5 and other wildlife. You will see unique African wildlife, including lions, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, giraffes, leopards, rhinos, antelopes, and much more.

Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Lodge/Magashi Camp

Midrange: Akagera Game Lodge

Budget: Dereva Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Activities: Full-day game drive.

Day 10: Morning Game Drive and Return to Kigali

This day you will undertake an early morning game drive in Akagera National Park for more game viewing, then transfer back to Kigali and to the airport for your departure.

Meals: Breakfast

Activities: Morning game drive, transfer to Kigali.

End of the 10 Days Rwanda Safari

Book your 10 Days Rwanda Safari today and embark on an unforgettable adventure through Rwanda’s breathtaking landscapes and incredible wildlife encounters!

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