4 Days Rwanda Helicopter Safari

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4 Days Rwanda Helicopter Safari

Welcome to your 4 days Rwanda helicopter safari, a tour that will take you through the hidden gems of Rwanda. This is a combined encounter of the various vegetation zones and landscapes from a ground and aerial perspective. You will get a chance to explore Rwanda’s splendid wildlife, birds, and primate species in the various national parks. Your 4 days Rwanda Exclusive safari will start and end in Kigali. Below is the detailed itinerary that will guide you through your 4 days Rwanda Exclusive safari.

Summary of Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival, transfer to Akagera National Park and afternoon boat cruise

Day 2: Game drive and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 3: Gorilla trekking, cultural tour, and transfer to Nyungwe National Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking, canopy walk and departure

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrival, transfer to Akagera National Park and afternoon boat cruise

Upon arrival at Kigali International Park, you will be ushered into the country by our driver guide. He will take you briefly through what you will expect while on your 4 days Rwanda helicopter safari. After that, you will board a helicopter to Akagera National Park in the northeastern region of the country. This 20-minute journey will introduce you to the stunning landscapes of Rwanda from an aerial view perspective. You will be in the park just in time for lunch at your booked lodge. In the afternoon, you will that on a boat cruise at Lake Ihema in the southwestern part of the park. The boat cruise will introduce you to several wildlife and bird species. You will also interact with the local fishermen in the area. The scene views of the sun setting on the lake will leave you with a story to tell. In the evening you will be transferred back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Game drive and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Early in the morning on the second day of your 4 days Rwanda helicopter safari, you will be served breakfast and head out for a game drive. Akagera National Park is the best and only savannah national park in Rwanda. The park has a variety of animals including the big five animals that is lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, and rhinos. The park is also home to several bird species including some Rift Valley endemics, and resident and migratory birds. You will later head back to the lodge for lunch and check out. In the afternoon you will fly to Volcanoes National Park. Upon arrival, check in to your lodge overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla trekking, cultural tour, and transfer to Nyungwe National Park

After your delicious breakfast, you will be driven to the park offices for a pre-trekking briefing. This short briefing is meant to prepare you for the activity of mountain trekking by taking you through the rules and regulations. You will after be grouped in groups of 8 to enable you to effectively trek a certain gorilla family. A professional ranger will then lead you through the charted forests of the park on a search for the mountain gorillas. After a 30 or so minute trekking in the forest, you will come face to face with the endangered mountain gorillas. A maximum of an hour will be provided to you to send with these primates in their natural habitat. After that memorable encounter, you will be transferred to the Ibyi'wacu cultural village for a cultural encounter.

At the cultural village, you will be welcomed by traditional dancers and singers. A tour around the village and interaction with the people will introduce you to the culture of the people of Rwanda. After this thrilling encounter, you will head back to the lodge for lunch and check out. Will in the afternoon embark on the journey to the southern part of Rwanda to Nyungwe National Park. This is a 5-hour journey so by the time evening clocks you will be already in your booked lodge. You will have dinner and rest for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking, canopy walk and departure

The final day of your 4 days Rwanda helicopter safari will also begin with a delicious breakfast. After a short briefing at the park offices, you will take on a chimpanzee tracking safari in the park. This tracking experience will leave you will special memories as you will encounter the playful and joyful chimpanzees. Immediately after this encounter, you will head up to the canopy trail. This is the very first of its kind in Africa and taking on a canopy walk will give you an aerial view of the park and the different vegetation zones. You will have a beautiful photo moment at the canopy trail. Our driver guide will drive you back to the lodge for lunch and check out. In the afternoon, our driver will drive you to Kamembe Airport from where you will board a helicopter flight to Kigali International Airport. You will arrive at the airport just in time for your departure flight back home. This will mark the end of your 4 days Rwanda helicopter safari.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Affiliations

UWA AUTO USAGA UTB