6 Days Rwanda Safari – Gorilla Trekking & Cultural Tour

Book a 6 Days Rwanda safari tailored and guided by Gorilla Trek Africa. The 6 Days safari offer you exceptional mountain gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National park, chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest and Lake Kivu. The other activities to do on this 6 Days Rwanda wildlife safari include Dian Fossey grave hike, Kigali city tour and cultural visits among others. The two parks are the top primate destinations in the Land of a Thousand hills. Volcanoes National Park located in north western Rwanda shelters over 350 mountain gorillas which make it the best place for gorilla trekking in the Virunga conservation Area. The park entails 10 habituated gorilla families open for trekking. Each gorilla permit in Rwanda costs $1500 allowing a traveler to spend an hour with the endangered gorillas. Volcanoes Park also shelters golden monkeys, colobus monkeys, African buffalos, elephants and other wild animals. Regarding Nyungwe, the rainforest is located in south western Rwanda. The park is famous for chimpanzee trekking, monkey trekking, canopy walk and waterfall hiking adventures. Nyungwe Forest National Park is also an Important Birding Area in Rwanda sheltering over 300 bird species some of which are not found anywhere else in the whole world. The 6 Days safari also include a city tour to genocide sites, local markets, art galleries and shopping malls among others.

Trip summary
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.

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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