6 Days Rwanda Safari – Gorilla Trekking & Cultural Tour
This 6 Days Rwanda Safari includes Rwanda Cultural tour, Gorilla Trekking, trek to Dian Fossey Grave & Lake Kivu tour. See most of Rwanda in barely 6 days.
Day 1: Arrival and airport pick up with an overnight stay in Kigali city
Day 2: Optional city tour – visiting Gisozi genocide memorial site; transfer to Volcanoes national park
Day 3: Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes national park
Day 4: Dian Fossey hike and transfer to Lake kivu
Day 5: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest
Day 6: Chimps tracking and transfer back to Kigali
Day 1 : Arrival at the Airport in Kigali
On arrival at Kanombe airport in Kigali, you will be received by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Flame Tree Village (Deluxe) /Serena Hotel (Luxury)/Five To Five (Budget).
Day 2: Morning City tour and transfer to Volcanoes national park.
In the morning, you may opt for a city tour – visit the genocide memorial site, national museum, etc. After lunch enjoy a scenic drive to the Volcanoes national park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas.
Spend the evening at Iby’wachu Cultural Village where you will learn more about the Banyarwanda cultural practices and their tradition. Dinner and overnight at at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
Day 3: Gorilla tracking and afternoon Nature walk.
This morning attend to briefs from the senior park ranger. The tour guide will transfer you to the starting point of the gorillas trail along with other trackers. Upon encountering the gorillas, spend at least an hour taking photography and observing their fascinating acrobatics.
Later return to your Hotel for Relaxation. In the evening, you may go for cultural walk, where you will be entertained by the Banyarwanda community, or go for nature walk to the lakes and caves. Dinner and overnight at at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
Day 4: Dian Fossey Hike and transfer to Lake Kivu.
In the morning, you may undertake a hike up to Karisoke research centre, established by Dian Fossey. Learn more about the activities of Dian Fossey of mountain gorilla conservation. On return, you will transfer you to Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel(Luxury)/ Stipp Hotel/Paradise Malahide/Water front resort ((mid-rang).
Day 5: Transfer to Nyungwe.
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe with en route stop overs for photography and lunch. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe House(Luxury) / Nyungwe top view hotel (Mid-range),Gisakura guest house(budget).
Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking and Return to Kigali.
After breakfast transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before embarking on chimp tracking; later transfer back to Kigali with en route visit to the King’s Palace at Nyanza, Butare Museums and Murambi Genocide Memorial Site.
End of Safari
Included in this tour package;
• Gorilla & Chimps Permits
• Park Ranger Fees
• Relevant Government Taxes
• Full Board Accommodation
• Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
• Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
• Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
• Visa Fees
• Personal Insurance
• Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
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Hotels we use in Kigali
Our preferred high end hotels in Kigali are Serena Kigali Hotel, Gorillas Golf Hotel and Mille Collines Hotel, In the mid-range category we have The Garr hotel and Lemigo Hotel.
Serena Kigali Hotel
Five star hotel in Kigali built around a polished granite atrium, showcasing the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Elegant hotel featuring an executive lounge and bar
Gorillas Golf Hotel
Hotel gorillas is a Five star hotel situated within Kigali city. The charming establishment comprises of 31 fully furnished rooms, a cozy bar & restaurant and a swimming pool.
Mille Collines Hotel
Located in Kigali, the historical hotel offers exceptional comfort to all its clients. Elegantly furnished rooms and suites with a mix of traditional and contemporary handicrafts and art.
The Garr hotel
Located in Kigali, Garr hotel with beautiful and comfortable rooms featuring room service, phone facilities, hot water, airport pickup on request, Internet, laundry and drying cleaning services.
Five to Five Hotel Kigali
Beautiful hotel for all types of travellers offering visitors high quality comfort and very clean Rwanda hospitality. Centrally situated in Kigali city, just 3 minuted drive from the Kigali international airport and hence a very convinient accommodation in Kigali.
Hotels we use in Volcanoes National Park
In this park, we have Gorilla Nest Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge in the High end category. In the mid-range are the Le Bamboo Lodge and La Palme Hotel. In Budget Hotel Muhabura
Gorilla Nest lodge
Situated along the foothills of the Virunga Volcano. The Lodge comprises of 2 cottages accommodating 4 guests in two large bedrooms each with a king size bed.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
The lodge comprises of 30 cottages built on 4 acres of land on the slopes of Mt Sabinyo. The cottages are made of stone and thatch with en-suite facilities.
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Le Bambou Gorilla lodge is located in Rwanda’s Northern province, in Volcanoes National park – comprising of 9 comfortable self contained Bandas and a one family cottage.
La Palme Hotel
Three stars Hotel, located in Musanze City; offering Luxurious accommodation to business and Leisure tourists to Musanze. An exceptional dining experience awaits you.
3 Star hotel situated 10 km from Volcanoe NP with 48 fully furnished rooms & 4 elegant suites with an intimate atmosphere to make clients comfortable. Located in Musanze district.
Nyungwe Forest national park
Nyungwe Forest has limited range of accommodations. Our preferred luxury lodge is the magnificent and award winning Nyungwe Forest Lodge. In the mid-range we have Nyungwe Top View Lodge.
Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Nyungwe Forest Lodge is a 5 star hotel offering you supreme comfort and style amongst the rolling hills of Rwanda.Boasting twenty-two spacious villa rooms and two luxurious suites
Nyungwe Top View Lodge
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is located on the edge of Nyungwe Forest National Park. The property offers a total of 12 comfortable cottages featuring a welcome fireplace for cooler winter evenings.
Accommodations we use in Lake Kivu
At Lake Kivu, our high end choice of lodge is Lake Kivu Serena Lodge. In the mid-range section is Paladise Malahide, Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu and Palm Beach Hotel, among others.
Lake Kivu Serena Lodge
Located on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the hotel is overlooking its own private beach and offers; 66 luxury rooms, executive suites and family accommodation, a panoramic restaurant.
Paradise Malahide is a charming and friendly guesthouse with 10 rooms – and 4 apartments. It’s well run, and with great food and a lovely location we think it’s excellent value for money.
Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu
Gorillas Lake Kivu Hotel is located in the town of Gisenyi at the northern end of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. Very comfortable room, good swimming pool area garden area is very relaxing Staff are friendly.
Safari lodges we use in Akagera
In Akagera national park, we use Ruzizi tented camp for high end and Akagera game lodge for budget.
Ruzizi tented camp
The Ruzizi Tented Lodge, a 14-bed tented eco-camp. Ruzizi is built on the shores of Lake Ihema, Rwanda’s second largest lake, tucked away in a tract of unique riverine forest.
Akagera game lodge
Akagera Game Lodge is located in Eastern Province; about 2 hours drive from Kigali. The Akagera Game Lodge has an attractive setting on a ridge overlooking Lake Ihema.