Complete Safari and Gorilla Adventure in Rwanda

Duration 8 days
Ideal time to visit June–September
Price guide
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Discover the Land of a Thousand Hills on this luxury eight-day trip. Set out in search of the Big Five while on safari in Akagera National Park before embarking on an unforgettable expedition to track mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. You’ll stay at luxury hotels and safari lodges throughout, with expert guides on hand and our insider recommendations to ensure that you get the most out of each destination. On this trip, you'll also get to learn about gorilla conservation efforts and other community-led initiatives put in place in Rwanda.

Trip highlights

  • Spot the Big Five in Akagera National Park
  • Enjoy exclusive access to Magashi Conservancy
  • See mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
  • Track golden monkeys on treks in the wild

Bespoke safaris with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke safaris include:

  • Exclusive luxury camps, lodges and hotels
  • Curated and private experiences
  • Skilled guides and local wildlife experts
  • Decades of combined safari expertise from our team
  • Full support from your concierge based in Africa
  • Days 1-2 Kigali
  • Days 2-5 Akagera National Park
  • Days 5-8 Volcanoes National Park
Complete Safari and Gorilla Adventure in Rwanda
Price guide
  • Days 1-2 Kigali
  • Days 2-5 Akagera National Park
  • Days 5-8 Volcanoes National Park

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1-2

Overnight in Kigali

Enjoy one night in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. Awaiting you is a private transfer that will whisk you away to your accommodation in town, providing a comfortable and relaxing start to your Rwandan adventure. The city’s rich history and cultural charm offer a captivating backdrop for your first night. This brief stay in Kigali sets the stage for the remarkable experiences that lie ahead as you venture into Rwanda’s breathtaking wilderness, ready to explore its diverse landscapes and encounter the wonders of nature. Our concierges will make sure to provide you with a curated list of restaurants and things to do, ensuring you make the most of Kigali by night.

Days 2-5

Four days exploring Akagera National Park

Prepare for an unforgettable four-day adventure exploring Akagera National Park through thrilling game drives. As you navigate the expansive terrain, be on the lookout for an incredible array of wildlife, from elephants and buffalo to giraffes and zebras. Bird enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise, with Akagera boasting an impressive variety of bird species. The park’s dedication to conservation has successfully reintroduced lions, offering the chance to witness these majestic predators in their natural habitat. In the afternoons, embark on a scenic boat safari on the lake, pausing for sundowners while the background echoes with the sounds of hippos. Staying at Magashi also provides an exclusive opportunity for night safaris in the conservancy surroundings, unveiling the secrets of nocturnal creatures.

Days 5-8

Days in Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park stands out as one of Africa’s oldest national parks, celebrated for its distinctive blend of volcanic landscapes and thriving ecosystems. Serving as a sanctuary for biodiversity and a vital conservation zone, the park is particularly renowned for the mountain gorillas that inhabit its surroundings. The limited daily permits, designed to safeguard the well-being of these primates, make early booking essential for those seeking a coveted entry into the heart of the gorilla kingdom.

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

A visit to Volcanoes National Park presents a golden opportunity to observe the majestic mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Set out on a trek through dense bamboo forests and rugged terrain, guided by experienced trackers, to observe these endangered species in the wild. Rwanda’s commitment to gorilla conservation and sustainable tourism has made it a premier destination for wildlife enthusiasts seeking an intimate and ethically responsible encounter with these incredible primates.

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The drivers, guides and staff were truly amazing! They attended to your every need. The country and wildlife is also incredible!

Published 30th December 2022 on Trustpilot

Why book with Jacada

Personalised design

We’ll plan your trip around your personal interests, tastes and preferences, providing honest advice based on first-hand knowledge.

Authentic experiences

Our expert guides and brilliant Concierges are hand-picked for their ability to bring your destination to life with care and passion.

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Positive Impact

We seek out unforgettable experiences that benefit both local communities and the environment.