Rwanda safari overview of the 6 Days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and Nyungwe National Park wildlife safari

This 6 days private Rwanda safari tour gorilla and chimpanzee wildlife safari in Rwanda is a perfect family and holiday package taking you for Rwanda gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes National Park and a Rwanda chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe Forest National park. This Rwanda safari is the best holiday wildlife encounter that exposes you to our closest relatives in the jungle alongside Kigali city among others. This trip starts and ends in Rwanda.

Rwanda safari highlights of the 6 Days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and Nyungwe National Park wildlife safari

Day 1: Pick up at the airport and do a Kigali city tour

Day 2: Transfer Nyungwe Forest National Park and canopy walk/bird watching safari

Day 3: Do a chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda in Nyungwe Forest and canopy walk in the afternoon

Day 4: Leave Nyungwe Forest National Park and transfer Volcanoes national park

Day 5: Do a gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes National Park

Day 6: Depart the gorilla land and transfer back to Kigali

Rwanda safari detailed itinerary of the 6 Days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and Nyungwe National Park wildlife safari

Day 1 of the 6 Days of the 6 Days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and Nyungwe National Park wildlife safari: Pick up from the airport and do a Kigali city tour

Upon your arrival at Kigali airport in Rwanda, our professional driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to Kigali for a city tour. Your safari guide will take you around various sites in Rwanda’s capital city such as the Kigali convention centre, National Museum, Presidential palace, and the Kigali genocide memorial centre among others. Retreat from the Kigali city tour, check in your accommodation, dine and spend the night there.

Day 2 of the 6 Days of the 6 Days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and Nyungwe National Park wildlife safari: Transfer Nyungwe Forest National Park

After your morning breakfast at the lodge or hotel, you will be picked by your driver guide, transfer you to Nyungwe Forest National Park, driving for about 6-7 hours to the south western part of the country via the rolling hills across Rwanda. You will have lunch en-route, arriving at the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 of the 6 Days of the 6 Days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and Nyungwe National Park wildlife safari: Do a chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe Forest and canopy walk in the afternoon.

Chimpanzee trekking safaris in Rwanda start early in the morning at 8am with a briefing from the ranger guides at the park headquarters. After your early morning breakfast at the lodge, your driver guide will transfer you to the park headquarters for your briefing about the do’s and don’ts of during trekking and then hike with your rangers into the forest to trek the chimpanzees where you will watch the play, laugh, make funny sounds in their natural habitat. During your chimpanzee trek, you will also encounter other animals such as the elephants, colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and countless bird species. Retire from trekking, have lunch and do your canopy walk in the afternoon. This walk lasts about 2 hours giving you breathtaking views across the misty forest and the sightings at the eye level of the variety of wildlife that live in the canopy.

Day 4 of the 6 Days of the 6 Days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and Nyungwe National Park wildlife safari: Leave Nyungwe Forest National Park and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

You will have your morning breakfast at your lodge, at around 9am, you will be transferred to Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi via Gisenyi in Ruhengeri. This journey takes about 5-6 hours. You will pass via tea plantations with a spectacular view of the neighboring communities and other beautiful sceneries arriving in the park in the evening. Check in your accommodation, have dinner and rest.

Day 5 of the 6 Days of the 6 Days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and Nyungwe National Park wildlife safari: Do a gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes National Park

You will be required to take your breakfast very early in the morning since your required to be at the park headquarters early in the morning for a briefing that starts at 8am. At around 7am, you will be picked by your safari guide together with your packed lunch to the park headquarters for your briefing at 8am from the park rangers about the do’s and don’ts of gorilla trekking. and transfer to volcanoes national park headquarters in Kinigi for briefing about a gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. You will then hike into the forest with the park rangers and an armed guide to search for the gorillas in their natural habitat. After spotting the gorillas, you will spend an hour with them where you will watch them feeding, eating, playing, building their nests, and many more. This activity roughly takes about 2-8hours depending on where the gorillas are. In the evening after the trek, you may go for cultural encounters and interact with the local people. (optional). Transfer back to the lodge, freshen up, dine and relax.

Day 6 of the 6 Days of the 6 Days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and Nyungwe National Park wildlife safari: Depart the gorilla land and transfer back to Kigali

Early in the morning after breakfast at the lodge, you will return to Kigali to your hotel or to Kigali airport for your flight.

End of the 6 Days of the 6 Days Volcanoes gorilla safari Rwanda and Nyungwe National Park wildlife safari