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6 Days Rwanda Tour – Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Tracking, Musanze Caves, Lake Kivu, & Cultural Heritage Tours

6 Days Rwanda Tour - Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzees, Musanze Caves, Lake Kivu, Cultural Tours

6 Days Rwanda Tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW

6 days Rwanda tour is a five nights and six days tour in Rwanda, offering unforgettable experiences of mountain gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, forest canopy walk, Lake Kivu beach tour, Musanze caves exploration, and cultural heritage tours, plus your choice of optional activities to make the trip your own.

Starting and ending in Kigali, this 6 days Rwanda tour takes you on fascinating cultural heritage tours at Butare Ethnographic Museum and Nyanza King’s Palace, before continuing to the beautiful biodiverse Nyungwe National Park Forest. Here you will do the chimpanzee trekking and walk along a 70-meter high, 160-meter long Canopy Walkway that sways in the wind above the natural forest.

After your adventures in Nyungwe, you will relax on the stunning, palm-fringed shores of Lake Kivu. End your 6 days Rwanda tour with the once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking trip in Volcanoes National Park.

You can book or customize this fantastic six days Rwanda tour to suit your special safari interests – at an affordable price!


  • Mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park  Forest
  • Canopy walk via the treetop walkway in Nyungwe Forest
  • Musanze Caves exploration
  • Relax on the beautiful shore of Lake Kivu
  • Cultural heritage tour at the Ethnographic Museum & King’s Palace
  • Optional Kigali City tour and Genocide Memorial visit
  • Optional Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village visit


Day 1: Kigali

Day 2 & 3: Nyungwe National Park, Ethnographic Museum & King’s Palace

Day 4: Lake Kivu – Gisenyi

Day 5: Volcanoes National Park & Musanze Caves.

Day 6: Kigali.

6 Days Rwanda Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport & transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Travel to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Visit the Ethnographic Museum & King’s Palace en route.

Day 3: Morning Chimpanzee trekking & afternoon Canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest

Day 4: Travel to Lake Kivu – Gisenyi beach for relaxation.

Day 5: Have a relaxed breakfast & Transfer to Volcanoes National Park. Tour Musanze Caves on arrival.

Day 6: Do gorilla trekking & drive back to Kigali for your departure flight.


Day 1: Arrive At Kigali International Airport & Transfer To Your Hotel

At Kigali International Airport, our welcoming company representative will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall of the airport with your name on a signboard. After loading your luggage into our 4×4 safari vehicle, you’ll be transferred to your comfortable hotels in Kigali for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

If your flight arrives early enough, then you can visit the Kigali Genocide Museum and tour Kigali City. Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda. The city is located almost in the middle of the country and is home to around 1.1 million people. Famous for its ‘Umuganda’ concept – this is probably the cleanest city you’ll ever visit!

On the last Saturday of every month, one person in every Rwandan household must clean, fix or do maintenance work outside. The word ‘Umuganda’ can be roughly translated to “community service” and has been practiced by Rwandans for 10 years.


Luxury: – Serena Hotel Kigali/Radisson blu/Hotel Mille Collines

Midrange: – Hotel Chezlando

Meal Plan: – Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Pick from the Airport
  • Transfer to a hotel in Kigali

Day 2: Travel to Nyungwe National Park. Visit The Ethnographic Museum & King’s Palace En-route

After a relaxed breakfast on day three of your 6 days Rwanda tour, set off on a 5-6 hour drive to the southwest. Pass rolling hills and beautiful scenery as you make your way to the Cultural Heritage Corridor of Rwanda.

Tour the reconstruction of the traditional King’s Palace, a beautifully-crafted thatched dwelling. Learn about the royal style and the authority of pre-colonial Rwanda Kings. Meet the royal Inyambo cows on the site and herders who sing to them. Then, wander the halls of the simple, modern home of the country’s last king.

Proceed your drive south to the Ethnographic Museum in Huye for a broader look at Rwanda’s culture through seven galleries that highlight the architecture, textiles, hunting weapons, and more; designed, created, and used by the people. Thereafter, enjoy a delicious lunch and complete your scenic drive to Nyungwe.

Tonight, relax and have dinner at your lodge as you prepare for your early morning Chimp trek tomorrow.

The highlight of the Day: – Exploring Rwanda’s rich cultural heritage


Luxury: – One & Only Nyungwe House/Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Midrange: – Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget: – Gisakura Guesthouse

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 320km/5-6 hours

Activities & Services:-

  • Drive to Nyungwe Forest
  • Tour the King’s Palace
  • Visit the Ethnographic Museum

Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking & Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest

Day three of your 6 days Rwanda tour begins with an early breakfast. Then transfer to the park’s visitor center to meet your excellent local park guide for a briefing.

At 5.30 am, start your trek (2-5 hours) to see the chimps, and you’ll enjoy looking for other primates, birds, and animals along the way.

Your expert guide will teach you about the habits and social activities of these endangered apes – our closest relatives in the animal world – and gain insights into current efforts to protect them. Upon reaching Chimps, see them as they interact in their natural environment.

You have a full hour to enjoy these human-like creatures and you’re free to take as many photos as you wish!

Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, go for an adventurous walk along a 70-meter high, 160-meter long Canopy Walkway that sways in the wind above Nyungwe Forest.

The highlight of the Day: – Track wild Chimpanzees on foot


Luxury: – Nyungwe Forest Lodge/One & Only Nyungwe House

Midrange: – Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget: – Gisakura Guesthouse

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Chimp trekking
  • Canopy walk

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Kivu – Gisenyi beach For Relaxation

Your day five of the 6 days Rwanda tour starts with a leisurely breakfast at the lodge. After that, embark on a 7-hour drive to the north. You’re slowly heading to one of the most beautiful lakes in East and Central Africa, Lake Kivu but with serious sightseeing en route.

Pass rolling hills, small farming villages, lush tea fields, and banana plantations before arriving at Gisenyi, the town on the northern shore of Lake Kivu.  Your driver will take you to your beachfront hotel for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the Day: – Relaxation at beautiful Lake Kivu


Luxury: – Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Midrange: – Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu/Paradise Kivu Resort

Budget: – Hotel Paradis Malahide

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – 294km/7- 8 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Lake Kivu

Day 5: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park & Tour Musanze Caves

On day six of your 6 days Rwanda tour, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and spend the morning relaxing at the lakeshore before embarking on a 2-3 hours scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park in the afternoon.

On arrival, take a 2-hour walk inside the 2km long Musanze caves that are over 65 million years old, formed as a result of the lava flow from the two Volcanoes of Sabyinyo and Bisoke. Musanze caves have 31 entrances and the main cave has an entrance the size of a cathedral.

The entrances create an incredible array of colored shafts of light shining into the cave.

After the cave walk, connect to the lodge for relaxation, as you get ready for your once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park tomorrow.

The highlight of the Day: – Musanze Caves Exploration


Luxury: – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: – Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: – Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – 110km/2-3 hours

Activities & Services:-

  • Transfer to Volcanoes
  • Musanze Caves walk

Day 6: Do Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes NP. Return to Kigali

Wake up at sunrise, enjoy breakfast, and have your packed lunch. Transfer to the park offices at 7 am, where briefing, tea, and coffee will be given.

At about 8 am, set off on an unforgettable trek deep into the jungle through volcano forests alongside an expert park ranger/guide to search for Mountain gorillas.

The trek can take anything from 30 minutes to 7 hours and is relatively tiresome, so be prepared for a challenge. But know that if you spot these endangered giants (we share 98% of our DNA with them) it will all be worth it.

Rwanda authorities are fiercely protective of this natural treasure, and you’ll be allowed one hour with the gorillas. You retire from the activity, have your packed picnic lunch and return to the starting point for debriefing. You’re then driven back to Kigali to mark the end of this remarkable 6 days Rwanda tour.

The highlight of the Day: – Tracking Rare Mountain Gorillas

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Distance & Time: – 116km/2-3 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Transfer back to Kigali
  • Drop off at the airport

End of the 6 Days Rwanda Tour


  • Gorilla permit (for Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee 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)

6 Days Rwanda Tour − 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 Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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