6 Days Rwanda safari tour

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6 Days Rwanda safari tour

6 Days Rwanda Safari Tour summarises many tourist attractions including gorilla trekking, iby’iwacu cultural tour, golden monkey tracking, Dian Fossey hike and finally Kigali city tour.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:  Transfer from Kigali International Airport to Volcanoes national park
According to your choice we able to either pick you from the Airport or from your Hotel by one of our team members.  At first, you meet and greet as he carefully transports you. To properly utilize the time he drives to Gisozi genocide site which takes a few minutes from Kigali city and the local markets.  Later head to Volcanoes national park in Musanze province. It’s advisable to arrive on time due to the check-ins for the necessary documents such as gorilla trekking permit and passport for the non- nationals before entering the park.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Iby’iwacu Cultural Village
For the next day (Day 2), early in the morning with your waterproof backpack head to the headquarters. It’s necessary to pack a camera, lunch box, and a bottle of mineral water. The period for trekking gorillas depends on their location. Travelers are given one magical hour to spend with a gorilla family on this remarkable tour. The tour seems to be strenuous but it’s simply due to the ranger guide who is experienced with the location of these endangered giant species and path to use. Some of the gorilla families include Susa and Hirwa family.

After the long day of trekking gorillas, head to Iby’iwacu village for a local cultural experience with Rwanda people. During the event, visitors are given time to learn as they dance and sing.  The village entertains travelers as they imitate the king’s palace in Nyanza province. Among the travelers, few are chosen to become the king and queen of the day as guards surround them.

Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking then Visit twin lakes
Golden monkeys are uniquely identified by the yellow color patches on their back and their nostrils face upwards not like other primates. Golden monkey trekking is done as early as 7:00 am in Virunga volcanoes. They jump on the different bamboo trees and the common ones are the Sabinyo.  Later in the afternoon enjoy the cool breeze at twin lakes (Ruhondo and Burera). The lava Damm lakes are interconnected where one magically pours water in the other thus a remarkable adventure. Return to your hotel, have dinner and rest for the next day.

Day 4: Dian Fossey Tomb Hike and Lake Kivu
On this fourth day in the morning, you hike the Dian Fossey tomb at Karisoke research center. This scientist was buried near her best gorilla friend. Have a chance to learn more about Fossey, how the research was conducted on gorillas. Have lunch and get ready to transfer to Gisenyi for Lake Kivu tour. Relax along the lake shores as you take pictures of the green environment and the ridges of coffee and bananas. Engage in different sport games such as kayaking, swimming or in local activities like pounding the local coffee. Return to your hotel or have dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel.

Day 5: Boat cruise. 
Early in the morning have breakfast at hotel or lodge and later get ready for boat cruising on Lake Kivu. The freshwaters attract many tourists to spend their time on lake shores as the sunbath. The boat cruise will take you to several islands such as Nyamurundi Island where Arabica coffee is widely planted. Have time to associate with the farmers to take you through coffee processing. Farmers are friendly and feel free to ask questions. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury).

Day 6: Departure 
Have a heavy breakfast at the lodge and later be transferred to the Airport. have a tour of Kigali city, genocide memorial site, and the national museum. The tour is brief in order to catch up with the plane back to your home country. Later have lunch at some of the best hotels in Kigali city.

End of 6 Days Rwanda Safari Tour!

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk

Day 3: Transfer to Lake

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes national park

Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Trek and Iby’wacu Cultural Center

Day 6: Golden Monkeys and Visit to Twin Lakes (Burera and Ruhondo)

Day 7: Return to Kigali and Departure

Day 1
Transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP

You will be picked up by our company driver guide from either a hotel / Kigali International Airport for a transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP; southwest of Rwanda in Gisenyi province. En route, visit the Butare Museum, Mirambi Genocide Site and Nyanza King’s Palace among others. Later proceed with your drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Dine and rest at Gisakura Guest House (Budget), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrnage) and Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury).

Day 2
Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk

Upon rising; enjoy breakfast and head for the Nyungwe Forest Park offices for morning briefing on the chimpanzee tracking expedition. With your tracking gear embark on this amazing exercise; where you will be rewarded with clear views of various primate species like L’Hoest’s monkey, golden monkeys, large troops of the Angola Colobus, vervet monkeys, Silver Monkey, Hamlyn’s Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Dent’s Mona Monkey, Olive Baboon and the Grey-cheeked Mangabeys etc.

Later, have lunch in wild and in the afternoon, proceed with the Unique Canopy Forest Walk; rewarding you with an entire forest coverage with wild animals seeing you from above as you swing over the thick dense trees.

Dine and rest at Gisakura Guest House (Budget), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrnage) and Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury).

Day 3
Transfer to Lake Kivu

Have breakfast and later hit the road for the drive to Gisenyi province – home to Lake Kivu. On arrival have lunch and engage in an afternoon canoe ride to some of the Islands on Lake Kivu not leaving out the Famous Nyamirundi Island – well known for its tasty Coffee.

Dine and rest at Paradise Marahide (Budget), Le Palm Gardens (Midrange) and Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury)

Day 4
Transfer to Volcanoes NP

On waking up; have breakfast and later hit the road for your transfer to Volcanoes NP, northwest of Rwanda in Musanze province. En route enjoy the spectacular scenery views of the country side.

Later Dine and rest for overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)

Day 5
Mountain Gorilla Trek and Iby’wacu Cultural Center

Have breakfast and head for the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the code3 of conduct when trekking for the mountain gorillas. After locating the creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter. Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your guide for a drive back to your lodge.

After Lunch, step out for a visit to the Iby’wacu Cultural Village where you will learn more about the Rwandan cultural practices.

Later; Dine and rest for overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)

Day 6
Golden Monkeys and Visit to Twin Lakes (Burera and Ruhondo)

Have breakfast and head for the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the code of conduct when tracking for the shy and playful golden monkeys. After locating the jumpy creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter. Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your tour guide for drive back to your lodge.

Later take a guided walk to the beautiful Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.

Dine and rest for overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)

Day 7
Return to Kigali and Departure

Upon rising; have breakfast and later set off for Kigali for drop off at either a hotel or Kigali International Airport.

Includes

  • – Gorilla permit/s
  • – Genocide Memorial visit & Kigali city Tour
  • – Visit Gorilla Guardian Village
  • – Golden Monkey Tracking Permit
  • – 4*4 Safari Vehicle
  • – English speaking guide
  • – Drinking water
  • – Lunch

Excludes

  • – Air tickets
  • – Flights
  • – Visa ad visa fees
  • – Items of personal nature
  • – Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • – Tips through the tour

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6 Days Rwanda safari tour