6 Days Rwanda Safari – Gorilla Trekking & Cultural Tour

This 6 Days Rwanda Safari includes Rwanda Cultural tour, Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National park, trek to Dian Fossey Grave yard, chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest and 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

6 days rwanda gorilla safari

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe National park.

In the morning, you will be picked by the tour guide and set off a scenic drive to Nyungwe National park. You will have en route visit to Nyanza Kings palace for cultural visit, Butare national museum, Murambi genocide museum among others. Proceed and reach Nyungwe in the evening for dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guesthouse (budget)/Emeraude Kivu Resort (Deluxe/ luxury).

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon Forest Canopy walk.
6 Days Rwanda safariIn the morning, you will set off to the forest for chimpanzee tracking adventure. Embark to the hotel for lunch and in the afternoon, go for forest canopy walk. Dinner and overnight (Day 1).

Day 3. Transfer to Akagera national park
Early morning, you will set off a spectacular drive to Akagera national park, reaching early in the afternoon for a boat cruise on L. Ihema. Dinner and overnight at Ruzizi Tented lodge (luxury)/ Akagera Game lodge(deluxe).

Day 4: Game drive and transfer to Volcanoes NP
In the morning, you will drive to the northern section of the park for game viewing anticipating to see a variety of wildlife species including members of the big five mammals. In the afternoon, you will exit the park and transfer to Volcanoes NP. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge (luxury)/ Gorilla Solution lodge (deluxe)/ Muhabura hotel (budget).

Day 5. Gorilla tracking and afternoon cultural walk.
6 Days Rwanda gorilla safariEarly morning, with packed lunch, you will go to the park headquarters for briefing before embarking on the gorilla tracking adventure. In the evening, you will go for a cultural walk to Iby'wachu for cultural visit where you will learn more about the Banyarwanda culture. Dinner and overnight (Day 4).

Day 6. Golden monkey tracking, transfer back to Kigali and city tour.

Early morning, you will go for golden monkey tracking, enjoy them play in the forest. On return, transfer to Kigali, reaching early to visit the Gisozi genocide memorial, local markets among others. You will then transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

End of Safari

Planning to Go

Obtaining Visa

Acquiring your Rwanda visa just got much easier as the Rwandan government established a new visa regime starting January 2018. Presently, all travelers access visa on arrival at Kigali international airport. Also, remember to carry other travel documents such as passports and medical certificates Read More

Packing list

To ensure a peaceful, comfortable and memorable safari to Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other African countries, traveler are reminded to carry a fully equipped packing list. This includes all that you a need on a safari such as appropriate clothes such as hiking boots, changing dresses, long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and rain jackets to deal with the unpredictable weather conditions. Read More

Obtaining gorilla permits

travelers must have gorilla permits without which no one is allowed to see these gentle giants. Due to high demand for the permits, travelers are required to book as early as six months prior to the trekking date. Booking can be done directly with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in Rwanda or Uganda wildlife authority (UWA)in Uganda. Alternatively, you contact info@rwandagorilla.com to arrange for you a gorilla tour at fair prices. Read More

Seek medical services

travelers planning African safari are reminded to seek medical services and advice before setting off. This is to prevent any upcoming sickness and ensure good health able to do all activities such as the memorable gorilla trekking experience among others. Fortunately, all tourism destinations have also established international hospitals to provide excellent medical services to travelers. Read More


Included in this tour package;

• Hiking permit fee

• 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.


• Airfares

• 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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