Trail de Akagera, Rwanda

A multi-day Primitive Trail

This guided Wilderness Primitive Trail is a completely immersive experience. Participants carry everything they require for the duration of the multi-day Trail in a backpack. With no tents, no technology and no extras, it allows for an appreciation of wild space and it’s intrinsic qualities. Each night on Trail is spent under the stars with participants sharing the responsibility of ‘watch duty’.

Being on Primitive Trail will expose you to:

  • A completely immersive experience.
  • An opportunity to walk in a remarkable and inspiring landscape, viewing African mammal species on foot.
  • Being a participant in Nature.
  • Being an active contributor to a ‘Regenerative Travel Model’ supporting the growth and future of biodiversity.
  • Walking with experienced and specialist Wilderness Trails Guides.

Trail itinerary

We make use of very comfortable (eco) tented camps on the night before and after the Primitive Trail. Both camps run entirely off solar energy. During the 5- or 3-night Primitive Trail we sleep under the stars (on a thin roll matt) with participants taking turns to do ‘watch duty’. Participants prepare their own meals and will have access to water each day.

Trail Season

The Trail season in Akagera National Park is limited to August, September & October. It’s a suitable period between the fire season and the second (short) rainy season of the year. The climate in Akagera is usually moderate to warm with average temperatures being uniform throughout the year. The average minimum temperature is 14 Degrees Celsius (57 Degrees Fahrenheit), while the average maximum temperature is 27 Degrees Celsius (81 Degrees Fahrenheit). It is advised to take warm clothing for the nights and early morning.

Note: Akagera National Park is situated within a malaria area and precautions against malaria as well as certain other vaccinations are advised.

Back to Basics

During the Guided Primitive Trail we focus on needs and not wants, paring things down to their most essential so participants can have an undistracted grounding experience in wild places. In this way we can cultivate an appreciation for simplicity, silence, solitude and the opportunity for reflection that this brings. We know that the less you carry with you in life, the easier it is to reconnect with the natural world and yourself. We practice a strict ‘digital detox’ and participants will have no communication with the outside world.