6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari and Gorilla Trekking

Safari Overview: 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari and Gorilla Trekking. 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari offers an Ultimate Safari in Rwanda with Game drives in Akagera & Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes.

Eastern rhino in Akagera National Park Rwanda Wildlife viewing

Tracking Eastern Rhino in Akagera National Park

6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari includes activities like a Kigali city tour, Trekking Mountain Gorillas, game viewings of wildlife like Lions, Buffaloes, Rhinos, Leopards, Elephants, Zebras, Waterbucks, and many more. Akagera National Park is the only savannah park with big mammals and offers great photographic opportunities. From having a game drive and boat cruise on Lake Ihema you then proceed to Volcanoes National Park for an encounter with the gentle giants – Mountain Gorillas.

Quick Tour Details

Number of People: Tailored
Number of Days: 6 Days
Start/End: Kigali, Rwanda
Availability: All year throughout
Activities: Mountain Gorilla Trekking, Game drive, Boat cruise and Wildlife
Destinations: Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park
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Contents

Highlights: 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari and Gorilla Trekking

  • Day #1: Arrival for the 6 Days Rwanda Safari
  • Day #2: Kigali city tour and transfer to Akagera National Park
  • Day #3: Exploring Akagera National Park on a Game drive and boat cruise.
  • Day #4: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
  • Day #5: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park.
  • Day #6: End of your 6 Days Safari in Rwanda.

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Detailed Itinerary of your 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Arrival for the 6 Days Rwanda Safari

On the first day of your 6 Days Rwanda safari, a tour guide will be at Kigali International Airport to pick you up. The guide will easily be identified as she or he will be carrying a placard with your names. After meeting and greeting your local guide will transfer you to a booked lodging facility in Kigali city. You check-in, relax, have dinner and spend the night. 

Meal Plan: Dinner
Accommodation Options: Luxury: Serena Hotel Kigali, Mid-range: Hotel chez Lando, Budget: Iris Guest House

Day 2: Kigali city tour and transfer to Akagera National Park.

From your booked hotel, you have breakfast then get ready for a drive through Kigali city. You visit several historical and cultural spots like Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. After the city tour, you have lunch then be driven to Akagera National Park. The drive lasts about 2 h 30 min to reach the park. Arriving at sunset, you drive to a booked accommodation facility where you check-in, relax and spend the evening. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation options: Luxury: Ruziza Tented Camp, Mid-range: Akagera Game Safari Lodge

Day 3: Exploring Akagera National Park on a game drive and boat cruise.

Game drive in Akagera National Park

Game drive in Akagera National Park

Following breakfast, you explore the park with a morning game drive for about 4 hours. Some of the animals that can be seen include the big five game which is Buffaloes, Rhinos, Elephants, Lions, and Leopards. Other wildlife species include Giraffes, Zebras, hyenas, cape bushbuck, Topis, Oribis, roan antelopes, duikers, impala, cape eland, and many more. After the game drive, you return to the hotel for lunch then relax as you wait for a boat cruise. The boat ride on Lake Ihema offers great sightings of hippos and crocodiles in the water. Wildlife like Elephants and buffaloes can be seen on the shores of the lake. After the boat trip, you later transfer to a booked accommodation facility for check-in, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation options: Luxury: Ruziza Tented Camp, Mid-range: Akagera Game Safari Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

This morning, you have breakfast at leisure then after be transferred to Volcanoes National Park. The drive takes about 4 – 5 hours along a scenic route in the land of a thousand hills. The drive from Akagera will be through Kigali city and other scenic villages. Volcanoes National Park is located in northern Rwanda and is the only natural habitat of the elusive mountain gorillas that have been habituated for gorilla trekking. You will arrive at a booked lodge in Volcanoes National Park in the evening. 

Accommodation Options: Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Mid-range: Gorilla Solution Lodge, Budget: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda Safari – Africa’s Most Accessible Gorilla Trekking

Rwanda Safari – Africa’s Most Accessible Gorilla Trekking

Following breakfast, your driver-guide picks you up from the lodge for a drive to the park headquarters. Arriving at the park headquarters in Kinigi you first have a briefing on the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking in Rwanda by the park warden. By 8:30 am, the park ranger guide will transfer you to the trekking starting point for a gorilla trek. A total of 8 tourists with a trekking permit of Rwanda which costs USD 1500 per permit are allocated, one gorilla family. Every 8 individuals take about 2-6 hours in the jungle trekking through the bamboo forest along with armed ranger guides. However, only 1 hour (60 minutes) is spent in the presence of the mountain gorillas. The trek lasts an unpredictable time depending on the Gorilla group movements but the population in Rwanda is known to move for shorter distances and therefore make it easy to trek. After 1 hour in the presence of a gorilla family, you walk back to the park headquarters where you meet the tour guide for a transfer back to your hotel.

Accommodation Options: Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Mid-range: Gorilla Solution Lodge, Budget: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: End of your 6 Days Safari in Rwanda.

On the last day of your trip, you have breakfast at leisure depending on your departure time. Your driver guide will ensure a drive to Kigali International Airport for a departure flight. You can ask your guide for a stop at craft shops in Kigali town in case you would want to purchase anything. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast

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Your Safari Route – 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Tour and Gorilla Trekking

Safari Inclusions

  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Entry fees and taxes including
  • Gorilla permit
  • 4×4 Safari van
  • Meals
  • Water on board
  • 4 nights’ accommodation

Safari Exclusions

  • Any purchases of personal kind
  • Any changes to the Itinerary
  • International flights and visas
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