6 Days Rwanda Safari – Wildlife Viewing, Golden Monkey Tracking, Diana Fossey Hike, Kigali City Tour.

6 Days Rwanda Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW.

Rwanda Gorilla Safari & Genocide tour 3 days

6 days Rwanda safari is a 6 days safari in Uganda commencing and ending in Kigali city, taking you Golden monkey tracking, Diana Fossey hike, and Musanze caves community walking trip in Volcanoes National Park the only Rwanda gorilla safari destination.

The 6 days Rwanda safari itinerary offers amazing wildlife viewing game drives in Akagera National Park the leading Rwanda wildlife safari destination to see Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Masai Giraffes, and a range of antelopes, a scenic boat cruise lake Ihema, plus a historical tour of Kigali city (Rwanda’s capital) and the genocide memorial museum.

Rwanda Safari Highlight of the 6 Days Rwanda safari Rwanda Wildlife Tour

Day 1 of the 6 Days Rwanda safari: Drive to Volcanoes National Park & tour the Musanze Caves

Day 2 of the 6 Days Rwanda safari: Undertake Dian Fossey site and spend the rest of the day at leisure

Day 3 of the 6 Days Rwanda safari: Undertake golden Monkey tracking & drive back to Kigali

Day 4 of the 6 Days Rwanda safari: Tour Kigali Gisozi genocide memorial & connect to Akagera National Park

Day 5 of the 6 Days Rwanda safari: Undertake morning game drive & Lake Ihema boat cruise in the afternoon

Day 6 of the 6 Days Rwanda safari: Drive back to Kigali

Detailed Rwanda Safari Itinerary of the 6 Days Rwanda safari Rwanda Wildlife Tour

11 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari in Rwanda

Day 1 of the 6 Days Rwanda safari Rwanda Wildlife Tour: Drive to Volcanoes National Park & tour the Musaze Caves 

After breakfast at your place of stay in Kigali or upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you embark on the transfer to Rwanda gorilla safari destination of Volcanoes National Park 116km about 2 – 3 hours drive gaining remarkable scenic views of the countryside. You settle for lunch upon arrival after which you embark on the tour to the historical Musanze caves whose formation dates far back to 65million years ago as a result of lava overflow from Bisoke and Sabyinyo Volcanoes. The caves feature 31 entrances and its exploration lasts about 2 hours in the company of armed personnel. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Hotel

Midrange / Standard: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Budget / Basic:    Muhabura Hotel

Day 2 of the 6 Days Rwanda safari Rwanda Wildlife Tour: Undertake Dian Fossey site and spend the rest of the day at leisure 

Hiking the Dian Fossey Grave rwanda safari

Undertake the hike to Dian Fossey graveyard to pay tribute and learn more about this American Primatologist who dedicated all her life to the Conservation of Mountain Gorillas from 1967 to 1985. The hike will lead you to her site at Karisoke in between Mount Bisoke and Mount Karisimbi where her tomb along that of her Silverback Digit lie. The Dian Fossey hike lasts 4 hours after which you settle at the lodge and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Hotel

Midrange / Standard: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Budget / Basic:    Muhabura Hotel

Day 3 of the 6 Days Rwanda safari Rwanda Wildlife Tour: Undertake golden Monkey tracking & drive back to Kigali

Embark on the golden monkey tracking commencing at 7 am from Kinigi Park station. You trek the slopes of Mount Sabinyo before exploring these endangered species thriving in the Bamboo zone. Golden monkeys are marked with a golden patch on their backs which are impressive to explore as they jump from branch to branch. The golden monkey trek lasts about 4 hours with the actual viewing limited to one hour for conservation purposes. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer back to Kigali 116km about 2 – 3 hours drive for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury:  Hotel des Milles Collines

Midrange / Standard:   Hotel Chez Lando

Budget / Basic:  Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel

Day 4 of the 6 Days Rwanda safari Rwanda Wildlife Tour: Tour Kigali Gisozi genocide memorial & connect to Akagera National Park

Following breakfast at your place in Kigali, you undertake a tour of the Gisozi genocide memorial to explore the remains of the 1994 tragic genocide that befell Rwanda. The museum has audio presentations, writings and human remains all detailing what transpired during the genocide times. Retreat from the activity and settle for lunch after which you connect to Akagera National Park 135km about 2 ½ hours enjoying the scenic views of the countryside. You arrive in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Camp

Midrange / Standard: Akagera Game Lodge

Budget / Basic: Dereva Hotel

Day 5 of the 6 Days Rwanda safari Rwanda Wildlife Tour: Undertake morning game drive & Lake Ihema boat cruise in the afternoon

Wake up for an early breakfast at 6 am before embarking on a rewarding game drive with possible views of a range of wild game including; the elephants, Masaai Giraffes, the Buffaloes, the Impala, waterbucks, bushbucks, roan antelope, leopards, reedbuck among other species. The 3 – 4-hour drive stretches up to the northern landscapes of Mutumba hills where you gain panoramic views of the wetland system below and the overlooking Tanzanian plains.  You retreat to the lodge for lunch after which you gather at Lake Ihema for an afternoon boat cruise gaining possible views of aquatics like Nile crocodiles and Hippos along with birds like papyrus gonolecks and the rare shoebill stork. Retire for relaxation dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Akagera Game Lodge

Budget / Basic:  Dereva Hotel

Day 6 of the 6 Days Rwanda safari Rwanda Wildlife Tour: Drive back to Kigali

Following a relaxed breakfast, transfer back to Kigali 135km about 2 ½ hour’s drive. You can catch up with an afternoon flight if you have one.

End of the 6 Days Rwanda safari Rwanda Wildlife Tour

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