Experience a 5 day wildlife photography tour in Rwanda engaging yourself in the beauty of its wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. The adventure begins in the city of Kigali. Takes you through the remarkable ecosystems of Akagera National Park. Finally brace yourself for a gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park. This curated tour offers a blend of photography opportunities and thrilling adventures making it an ideal choice for nature enthusiasts, photographers and wildlife lovers alike. Immerse yourself in Rwandas wonders as you capture moments with your camera.
Day 1; Arrival in Kigali, Rwanda
Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be warmly greeted by your guide who will accompany you to your hotel in Kigali. Take some time to rest and adjust to the surroundings. If time allows, consider exploring the city and paying a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial—a glimpse into Rwandas history.
Day 2; Akagera National Park
After a breakfast set off for Akagera National Park nestled in Rwanda—a sanctuary renowned for its rich biodiversity and awe inspiring landscapes. As you arrive at the park gates begin, on an exciting afternoon game drive where you can capture images of elephants, graceful giraffes zebras roaming freely across the savannahs powerful buffalos commanding their territory and various antelope species thriving amidst this natural paradise. Don’t miss out on immortalizing the scenery with hills as your backdrop.
Day 3; Akagera Wildlife Photo Safari
Spend the day exploring the wonders of Akagera National Park and capturing its breathtaking wildlife through your camera lens. Take morning and afternoon game drives to increase your chances of photographing the Big Five (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalos) as a wide variety of bird species. The parks diverse ecosystems create a backdrop, for your wildlife photography.
Day 4;Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
After enjoying breakfast make your way to Volcanoes National Park in the region of Rwanda. This renowned park is famous for its mountain gorillas. Offers opportunities for wildlife photography. Take some time upon arrival to relax and prepare yourself for the gorilla trekking experience that awaits you the day.
Day 5; Gorilla Trekking & Photography
Get ready for an adventure as you begin on an exciting gorilla trekking expedition in Volcanoes National Park. Accompanied by guides and skilled trackers tour into the forests, in search of a gorilla family. Once you find them relish in spending a hour observing and capturing photographs of these creatures up close. Immortalize their behaviors, expressions and interactions within their habitat.
Once you’ve completed the exciting gorilla trekking adventure it’s time to head back, to your lodge for a lunch. After that it’s time to say goodbye to the Volcanoes National Park. Your knowledgeable guide will then drive you back to Kigali, where you’ll be escorted to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight marking the end of your incredible 5 day Rwanda wildlife photography safari.
This itinerary is specifically designed for those passionate about capturing wildlife photographs in Akagera National Park and begining on a gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park. Since gorilla trekking permits are limited its highly recommended to secure them in advance. Always remember to show respect, for the wildlife and follow all guidelines provided by park authorities in order to ensure a safe and ethical wildlife photography experience.