This luxury itinerary seamlessly combines a gorilla tracking experience in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park with a traditional safari in the beautiful Akagera National Park, all whilst staying in two of Rwanda's most luxurious lodges. Your two nights in Akagera will include day and night game drives, walking safaris, fishing, birding and boating in some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa comprising of woodlands, open plains, lakes, grassy low mountains and swampland. Magashi Camp is set on the shores of Lake Rwanyakazinga which is home to one of Africa's highest hippo densities, some very large crocodiles, and the secretive sitatunga and shoebill stork.
By contrast, Volcanoes National Park, which you will transfer to via helicopter, protects the steep rainforested slopes of the magnificent Virungas mountain range. Here you will stay at the luxury, eco-lodge, Bisate, in a Forest Villa with outstanding views. The lodge is within easy driving distance of Volcanoes National Park headquarters from where you will depart on your memorable gorilla trek. Aside from tracking one of the ten habituated gorilla groups, activities include visiting attractions such as Gorilla Guardian village, the twin lakes of Buhondo and Burera, the lava tunnels of the Musanze Caves, Dian Fossey's grave and even seeing the endemic golden monkey. Walks at Bisate Lodge offer birding and participation in the reforestation programme.
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Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Kigali
Upon arrival at Kigali Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will transfer you by road to your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival you may also receive a Kigali City Tour.
Today you will be met by your private driver who will transfer you by road to the Akagera National Park which is approximately 2h30min.
Today you will be transferred to an airstrip for your onward flight via helicopter to the Volcanoes National Park for your gorilla tracking, golden monkey tracking and other activities.
Today you will be met by your private driver who will transfer you by road to Kigali Airport where you will connect with your onward flight home.