6 Days Rwanda gorilla safari volcanoes & Nyungwe chimp trekking tour

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6 Days Rwanda gorilla safari volcanoes & Nyungwe chimp trekking tour

Overview of the 6 days Rwanda gorilla safari volcanoes & Nyungwe chimp trekking tour

This 6 days Rwanda gorilla safari volcanoes & Nyungwe chimp trekking tour is a private 6 days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and chimp trekking tour in Nyungwe forest national park. In just a 6 days Rwanda gorilla safari you have the chance to trek the only mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park and trek chimpanzees of Nyungwe forest national park.  This is one of the long Rwanda gorilla safaris featuring a gorilla trekking experience, a visit to Dian Fossey center in Volcanoes national park, chimpanzee trekking and a canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park.

Using a 4×4 safari land cruiser, your professional Rwanda safari guide will pick you up from Kigali international airport upon arrival on the first day of your safari. After breakfast at a preferred accommodation in Volcanoes national park, you will do gorilla trekking for about 2-6 hours then rest and visit the Dian Fossey center the next day. You will have relaxed breakfast on the fourth day of your safari then be driven to Nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee trekking and a canopy walk in the evening before you return to Kigali for departure the next day.

6 days Rwanda gorilla safari volcanoes & Nyungwe chimp trekking tour highlights

Day 1: A Kigali city tour will start your safari after a pick up from Kigali international airport by a professional Rwanda safari guide then after transfer to Volcanoes national park.

Day 2: After breakfast, your driver guide will definitely be ready to transfer you to Volcanoes national park headquarters for gorilla trekking that counts 2-6 hours.

Day 3: On this day you will visit the Dian Fossey center in the morning then relax at the shores of Lake Kivu in the evening.

Day 4: After relaxed breakfast, you will be transferred to Nyungwe forest national park where you will spend the night.

Day 5: You will trek chimpanzees in the morning, have lunch and then do a canopy walk in the evening.

Day 6: After your last breakfast, you will be transferred to Kigali international airport for departure.

Day by day details of the 6 days Rwanda gorilla safari volcanoes & Nyungwe chimp trekking tour

Day 1 of your 6 days Rwanda gorilla safari volcanoes & Nyungwe chimp trekking tour

Depending on your time of arrival, your professional driver guide will welcome you to Rwanda and take you for a short Kigali city tour. This is the best moment to understand about the history of Rwanda especially the 1994 Rwanda genocide during a visit to Gisozi genocide memorial center. Its amazing how the city has recovered and re-gained its beauty from the days of the genocide with a lot of wildlife thriving in the country. After a Kigali city tour, you will be transferred to a lodging facility in Volcanoes national park.

Accommodations for day 1of the 6 days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and chimp trekking tour in Nyungwe forest national park

Luxury/Upmarket: Mount Gorilla View Hotel/ Sabyinyo Silverback lodge

Mid-range: La palme Hotel/Da Vinci Gorilla lodge

Budget/Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Day 2 of your 6 days Rwanda gorilla safari volcanoes & Nyungwe chimp trekking tour

6 days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and chimp trekking tour in Nyungwe forest national parkWake up to an early morning breakfast at your lodging facility after which your driver guide will drive you to the park headquarters for an amazing Rwanda gorilla trekking safari experience. You have to be at the park headquarters before 8:00am for briefing with park rangers who allocate you and 7 other Rwanda gorilla trekkers a gorilla family to trek. Gorilla trekking requires hiking in a misty jungle for about 2-6 hours with only 1 magical hour of mesmerizing at how human like mountain gorillas are. You are rewarded with a Rwanda gorilla trekking tour certificate after the trek at the park headquarters thereafter be driven back to your lodging facility for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodations for day 2 of the 6 days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and chimp trekking tour in Nyungwe forest national park

Luxury/Upmarket: Mount Gorilla View Hotel/ Sabyinyo Silverback lodge

Mid-range: La palme Hotel/Da Vinci Gorilla lodge

Budget/Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Day 3 of your 6 days Rwanda gorilla safari volcanoes & Nyungwe chimp trekking tour

6 days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and chimp trekking tour in Nyungwe forest national parkYou will after breakfast go to the Dian Fossey center to pay a tribute visit to the world’s popular primatologist known as Dian Fossey who lived her life to conserve mountain gorillas. This less strenuous hike to the Dian Fossey Centre offers you a chance to learn a lot about mountain gorillas. After about 3-4 hours, you return to your lodging facility for lunch and refreshment. In the afternoon, you will be driven to Lake Kivu where you relax at the shores of the lake, have dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodations for day 3 of the 6 days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and chimp trekking tour in Nyungwe forest national park

Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Mi-range: Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu

Budget: Paradise Malahide

Day 4 of your 6 days Rwanda gorilla safari volcanoes & Nyungwe chimp trekking tour

You will have a relaxed breakfast at lake Kivu and then be transferred to Nyungwe forest national park. This almost 5 hours drive past scenic landscapes takes you to an accommodation close to Nyungwe forest national park where you will have dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodations for day 4 of the 6 days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and chimp trekking tour in Nyungwe forest national park

Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Mid-range: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget: Gisakura Guest House

Day 5 of your 6 days Rwanda gorilla safari volcanoes & Nyungwe chimp trekking tour

6 days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and chimp trekking tour in Nyungwe forest national parkOn this fifth day of your gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda, you will have breakfast then embark on a drive to Nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee trekking. You will trek chimpanzees at Nyungwe forest national park starting at the park headquarters for about 2-4hours. After the trek, you will be driven back to your lodging facility for a meal and refreshment for about 2 hours. In the evening, you will be driven to the Uwinka tourist reception center at the park headquarters for the start of your 2 hours memorable canopy walk. You walk above a dense forest 90m long and 40m high past several primate and bird species, this is an unforgettable experience you can undertake on a Rwanda safari.

Accommodations for day 5 of the 6 days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and chimp trekking tour in Nyungwe forest national park

Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Mid-range: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget: Gisakura Guest House

Day 6 of your 6 days Rwanda gorilla safari volcanoes & Nyungwe chimp trekking tour

After a relaxed breakfast, you will be driven to Kigali international airport for your departure flight. Depending on the time of departure, you will do some craft shopping and have lunch in Kigali city before departure.

End of your 6 days Rwanda gorilla safari volcanoes & Nyungwe chimp trekking tour

Volcanoes national park Rwanda is the only home to mountain gorillas in the country adjacent to Mgahinga gorilla national park for Uganda gorilla safaris and Virunga national park for Congo gorilla safaris.

Six days in the beautiful land of a thousand hills, is nothing compared to just a stay a way from home but a memorable experience with exceptional encounters.

 

 

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