6 Days Rwanda Safari Tour – Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Tracking, Dian Fossey Hike

Overview of the 6 Days Rwanda Safari Tour

6 Day Rwanda Safari TourThe 6 Days Rwanda safari tour is a 5 nights 6 days safari in Rwanda offering amazing Gorillas trekking in Volcanoes National Park & Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park, a Diana Fossey Tomb hike, Musanze Cave exploration, and a Kigali City Tour.

This 6 days Rwanda safari is one of the excellent Primate tracking Rwanda safari packages organised by Prime Safaris and Tours Ltd for you to encounter the delightful primate species protected in Rwanda, including the endangered Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Baboons, Black and White, Colobus Monkeys, etc.

This  6 days safari in Rwanda tour will expose you to the breathtaking scenery of Rwanda – ‘the land of a thousand hills’ with priceless views, community encounters, the genocide museums where the remains of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide lie as well as the clean Kigali City tour.

This highly rewarding 6 days safari to Rwanda starts and ends Kigali City -the Capital City of Rwanda.

Safari Highlights of the 6 Days Rwanda Safari Tour

  • Day 1: Arrival At Kigali International Airport &Transfer To Your Pre-Booked Lodge
  • Day 2: Transfer From Kigali To Nyungwe Forest Park & Evening Cultural Encounter
  • Day 3: Early Morning Chimpanzee Trekking & Afternoon Canopy Walk
  • Day 4: Transfer From Nyungwe To Volcanoes National Park & Have An Evening Cultural Encounter
  • Day 5: Do Gorilla Trekking & Musanze Cave Tour.
  • Day 6: Trek To Dian Fossey Tomb & Transfer To Kigali City.

Description of the 6 Days Rwanda Safari Tour

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport &Transfer to Your Lodge

When you arrive at Kigali International Airport for your 6 days Rwanda safari tour, you will be met by your driver-guide who will warmly welcome you and then transfer you to your pre-booked Kigali lodge to check in. On arrival at the lodge, the driver guide will brief you about the safari and Rwanda in general. Thereafter, he will leave you to relax, have dinner, and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel Des Milles Collins (Upmarket/Luxury), Hotel chez Lando (Midrange/Standard) or Golf Hills Residence (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest Park With En route Stopovers at Butare National Museum, Nyanza & Evening Cultural Encounter.

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Following an early morning breakfast, you will embark on a transfer journey of 225kms about a 6 -7 hours drive from Kigali to Nyungwe national park. The overland long journey is very fascinating as you will traverse through amazing sceneries all over the route.

The experienced driver-guide will take you at a slow speed to allow you to capture the best photographs of the hilly landscape and local people. You will have lunch en route and a number of stopovers at Butare National Museum, Nyanza (Rukali) as well as Malaba coffee factory, plus other exciting areas.

On arrival at the park, you will drive to the lodge to check in and relax. After relaxation, you will embark on an evening cultural encounter with the local people around Nyungwe Forest National Park. The cultural encounter will give you a rare opportunity to interact with the local people in their natural environment, with a taste of their unique culture and traditions.

You will be entertained by the Cyamundongo Cultural troupe and after the activity; you will retire back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodations: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury /Upmarket), Nyungwe Top View Hote (Moderate /standard), Gisakura Guest House (Budget Lodge).

Day 3: Early Morning Chimpanzee Trekking & Afternoon Canopy Walk

Right after taking a cup of coffee, you will report to the park headquarters for an early morning briefing about the dos and don’ts of Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda the loveliest forest of Nyungwe National Park. Immediately after the briefing, you will be led by the ranger guide through the beautiful forest trail to trek the fascinating chimpanzee creatures.

Along the trails, you may enjoy the nice melodies of different bird species housed in the forest and you may also have a chance to enjoy the views of other primates like grey-cheeked mangabey, white &black Monkeys, Baboons. After 2-6 hours of trekking, you may encounter the chimps, and once up close, you will be allowed to allocate one memorable hour to study the primates. During this time, you will observe them play, feed and rest.

After this worthwhile experience, you will head back to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, embark on an adventurous canopy walk to see the beautiful twin lakes as well as various bird species. Participate in Nature walks in the ever-green forests of Nyungwe. After these interesting activities, you will retire back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge, (Luxury) Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Mid-Range), Gisakura Guest House (Budget)

Day 4: Transfer from Nyungwe to Volcanoes National park & Have an Evening Cultural Encounter

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Depart Nyungwe National Park after taking a cup of coffee to Volcanoes national park. The drive distance of 115kms about 3 to 4 hours without stopovers will take you through rolling winding hills and scenic landscapes in Rwanda.

Upon your arrival at Volcanoes Park, you will connect to your pre-book lodge for lunch and relaxation. After lunch, you will embark on an evening cultural encounter with the local communities around the Volcanoes National Park.

The cultural encounter will give you a rare opportunity to interact with the local people in their natural environment, with a taste of their unique culture and traditions. You will visit community schools, and local homesteads, and listen to interesting stories about the local people. After cultural refreshment and entrainment, you will retire back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodations: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Standard/Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Budget).

Day 5: Do Gorilla Trekking & Musanze Cave Tour.

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After waking up early morning; you will have your energy-giving breakfast and thereafter, report to the park headquarters for early morning registration and briefing about the Rwanda gorilla trekking etiquette in Volcanoes National Park.

At the park headquarters, you will meet other trekkers and be divided into groups of eight individuals who are allowed to trek one habituated mountain gorilla group. After the briefing, you will be led by a ranger guide to hike through the verdant jungle to search for mountain gorillas.

The gorilla trekking in Rwanda may take you between 2 to 8 hours to encounter the apes. When you encounter them, you will be allowed one hour to stay with them, seeing them feed, play and look for their young ones. Right after the one hour, retire back to the starting point and thereafter transfer to the lodge for late lunch and refreshment.

After lunch, embarks on a Musanze Cave tour through the tourist walkways, trails, and stairs that take you to the dark interior of the caves that illustrates a picture of a house with several rooms and corridors. The 6 days Rwanda tour will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the geological, geographical as well as historical development of the globe. After exploring the cave, retreat back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodations: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Standard/Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Budget).

Day 6: Trek to Dian Fossey Tomb & Transfer to Kigali City.

Early in the morning, depart your lodge heading for an early morning trek to Dian Fossey Tomb. The trek will offer you a unique opportunity to visit the Dian Fossey Tomb and also visit the house where this prominent American researcher was killed from. You will have time to listen to the history of the fallen conservationist, and her activities among other interesting aspects. After exploring the Karisoke Research Centre, you will embark on a transfer drive to Kigali.

On arrival to the city, the driver guide will take you around to the Gisozi genocide memorial center where you will have time to listen to the complete history of Rwanda during the 1994 genocide and the events of the massacres, including personal accounts.

Thereafter, the driver guide will drive you to your Kigali lodge or Kanombe Airport for your scheduled flight back home.

End of the 6 Days Rwanda Safari Tour

Getting There

General Safari Inclusions

  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

Please note that Upon your request, we can change(customize) the tour destinations, hotels, and number of days to suit your desire .just contact us call us 24/7 on the phone

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