6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

Overview of 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

6Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari, takes you to Volcanoes National Park and Akagera National Park not forgetting the genocide sites of Kigali. The encounter involves hiking the Dain Fossey site, tracking golden monkeys, wild game viewing in Akagera including the possible sights of Masaai giraffe, elephants, Buffaloes, lions among others and aquatics like Nile crocodile and the Hippos along the Lake Ihema boat ride.

dian fossey tomb rwanda
boat cruise ihema

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6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari highlights

Day 1 of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park and visit the Musaze Caves

Day 2 of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Hike the Dian Fossey site and relax at the lodge

Day 3 of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Do golden monkey tracking and transfer back to Kigali

Day 4 of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Visit Gisozi genocide memorial and transfer to Akagera National Park

dian fossey tomb rwanda
boat cruise ihema

Day 5 of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Do morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema

Day 6 of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Transfer back to Kigali

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6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park and visit the Musaze Caves

The guide will pick you from your place of stay or upon arrival at the airport to head for 116km journey over 3 hours’ drive to Volcanoes National Park. You will be mesmerized by the scenic views of the country side and then you will arrive in Ruhengeri – region where Volcanoes National Park is located. Upon arrival, you will visit the ancient caves of Musaze which are cathedral like natural features noted to have been used as hiding place for the Rwandan royals during the times of war and storage for supplies and food. Retire for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Hotel (Luxury/upmarket), Lapalme Hotel (Midrange/standard) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget/basic)

Day 2 of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Hike the Dian Fossey site and relax at the lodge

dian fossey tomb rwanda
boat cruise ihema

After breakfast, embark on the hike to the Dian Fossey site to encounter her tomb and that of her most favorite silverback Digit. The world’s famous mountain gorilla conservationist was an American by origin who dedicated her life to study and advocate for the conservation of these critically endangered species. Her research station at Karisoke was the center for the entire programme. The hike to Dian Fossey site involves trekking the mountain slopes though it not all that hectic and tends to last 4 hours. Retreat from the activity and relax at the lodge.

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Hotel (Luxury/upmarket), Lapalme Hotel (Midrange/standard) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget/basic)

Day 3 of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Do golden monkey tracking and transfer back to Kigali

Gather at the park headquarters Kinigi for briefing at 8am before heading to the forest in search of the critically endangered golden monkeys. The golden monkeys tend to thrive in the Bamboo zone of the Volcanoes and have got a golden patch on their back which makes them impressive to look at. The golden monkey tracking tend to last about 4 hours inclusive of one (1) hour of direct encounter with them. After this activity, you will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will embark on the transfer to Kigali city driving through impressive countryside landscapes of rural Rwanda 116km about 3 hours’ drive arriving in Kigali in evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel des Milles Collines (Upmarket / Luxury), Hotel Chez Lando (Midrange / Standard) or Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel (Budget / Basic)

Day 4 of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Visit Gisozi genocide memorial and transfer to Akagera National Park

After your  breakfast at your place of stay in Kigali city embark on the drive to Gisozi genocide memorial to pay a visit to the counts of Rwandese who lost their dear lives during the bloody genocide that befell Rwanda in the year 1994. The number of skulls line in the building and the respective writings gives you a fresh picture of what exactly transpired during that period.  After this encounter, you will embark on the transfer to Akagera National Park in the East of Rwanda  driving through impressive rural landscapes that have got amazing scenic views from 135km about 2 ½ hours’ drive.   The traditional long horned cattle in Rwamagana district will welcome you as change the terrain from the hilly landscapes of the central to the plain landscapes of the east where the Akagera is situated.  Arrive in the in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Ruzizi Tented Camp (Upmarket/Luxury), Akagera Game Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Dereva Hotel (Budget/Basic).

Day 5 of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Do morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema

After an early cup of coffee, embark on the morning game drive exploring the rolling savannah landscapes of the park with the impressive plains that stretch to the boarder of Tanzania dotted with counts of wild game. The game drive in the morning exposes you to counts of elephants, buffaloes, masaai giraffes, antelopes like Impala, bushbucks, water bucks among others, the predators including leopards among other wild game that thrive in this natural habitat. The stretch to the upper hills of Mutumba presents a rewarding encounter on your safari in Rwanda. You retreat from this activity that lasts 3 – 4 hours and return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you will connect to Lake Ihema for a thrilling boat cruise that offers you an opportunity to encounter the Rwanda’s second largest lake which has counts of Hippos and Nile Crocodiles not forgetting a range of water birds that dwell on the lake shores. Retire from dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Ruzizi Tented Camp (Upmarket/Luxury), Akagera Game Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Dereva Hotel (Budget/Basic).

Day 6 of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Do morning game drive & transfer back to Kigali

After breakfast, embark on a second game drive though the park to have an opportunity of encountering more wild game with possibilities of encountering those that you might have missed on the previous day. This can take three (3) hours after which you will embark on the transfer back to Kigali.

End of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

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 phone

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Your Safari Route

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4×4 Safari Land cruiser – Gx For Hire Carries [1-7 PEOPLE]
4×4 Safari Land cruiser – Gx For Hire Carries [1-7 PEOPLE]
4×4 Safari Land cruiser – Extended for Hire Carries - [1-7 PEOPLE]
4×4 Safari Land cruiser – Extended for Hire Carries - [1-7 PEOPLE]
4×4 Safari Van - for Hire Carries [1-9 PEOPLE]
4×4 Safari Van - for Hire Carries [1-9 PEOPLE]
Travel by Air
Travel by Air

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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)

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Accommodations, Safari Lodges, Safari Hotels in Akagera National Park Rwanda

Ruzizi Tented Lodge
Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Ruzizi Tented Lodge is a luxury tented accommodation facility in Akagera National Park. It offers accommodation in a range of twenty (20) beds that are connected by walkways. Ruzizi Tented Camp has nine (9) tents which can up to twenty (20) clients.

Akagera Game Lodge
Akagera Game Lodge

Akagera Game Lodge is located within the park close to its southern entrance. The Lodge features a swimming pool, conference center and a tennis court. Accommodation is offered in standard rooms, deluxe, family and Junior Suite. The lodge features over 60 bed rooms.

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Gisakura Guesthouse
Gisakura Guesthouse

Positioned at 2km distance outside Nyungwe Forest National Park. Gisakura Guesthouse offers accommodation in twin, double and triple rooms which are self-contained and with provision of warm water on request. The Guesthouse also features a good restaurant.

Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Accommodation at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is offered in twelve (12) units and four (4) of these feature twin beds while the eight (8) are apartments featuring queen sized beds. The rooms are self-contained. The Hotel also has a restaurant and a well-stocked bar.

Accommodations, Safari Lodges, Safari Hotels in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Virunga Lodge
Virunga Lodge

Virunga Lodge is a luxury accommodation located on a ridge with impressive views of the Virunga massif. Accommodation is presented in eight (8) bandas and each banda features a private terrace with impressive views of the Virunga massif.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is positioned close to the Volcanoes Park Headquarters is about few minutes’ drive. Accommodation is provided in six cottages with two (2) suites with private verandas, inbuilt ablutions and living room overseeing fireplace.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

The Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is an upmarket lodge on the boundaries of Volcanoes National Park about fifteen (15) minutes’ drive to the entrance of the park. The lodge offers accommodation in a range of thirty (30) chalets with enough space, a modern bar and restaurant.

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