You will have an incredible experience in the stunning Akagera wilderness on this safari tour to Akagera National Park, where you will view a variety of wild animals and birds in Rwanda. Since Rwanda is mostly covered in hills, mountains, and forests, Akagera National Park is unique in that it safeguards the sole savanna ecosystem in the country. After an exciting border crossing trip through South Western Uganda, this safari also takes you through Kigali city to Volcanoes national park for golden monkey trekking. There, you will engage in another magnificent experience with gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park.
Akagera National Park is located in eastern Rwanda , close to the Tanzanian border. It is characterized by savannah, low mountains, wetlands, and woods. Wildlife like zebras, giraffes, elephants, lions, and hundreds of bird species, including the uncommon shoebill stork, are protected by the varied terrain. Hippos and crocodiles live in the enormous Lake Ihema in the park's southern region. A rare and endangered species, golden monkeys can only be found in the Virunga mountain range, which spans the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. The only two nations where travelers can trek to see these stunning monkeys up close are Rwanda and Uganda. The bamboo forests and other vegetation at the foot of the volcano slopes are home to the golden monkeys. The monkeys' main sources of food are young bamboo leaves, bamboo branchlets, and bamboo shoots. In Volcanoes National Park, there are two habituated tribes of golden monkeys, with the bigger troop in Sabyinyo volcano having 80 to 100 members.
After acquiring a gorilla permit in Uganda or Rwanda, travelers can engage in the outdoor activity of gorilla trekking and spend an hour with mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking in the lush woods of Uganda and Rwanda is an experience that is on the bucket list of every East African safari traveler. Making wonderful recollections of viewing mountain gorillas has been a priority for Excellent African Safaris.
The lush rainforest that is Kibale National Park in southwest Uganda is home to a variety of wildlife species that draw many tourists to the country. This national park has made a significant contribution to Uganda's tourism economy because it is home to certain critically endangered species that draw tourists. Chimpanzees are apes that have been domesticated in Kibale Forest National Park and share 90% of our DNA. A total of 4950 chimpanzees live in Uganda, and 1500 of those are in Kibale National Park. The same hour is spent visiting chimpanzees as is spent going on a gorilla walk.
- Park fees (For non-residents)
- Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
- Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
- All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (On all days)
- International flights (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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