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6 Days Safari in Rwanda

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6 Days Safari in Rwanda

Overview

The 6 Days Safari in Rwanda is a detailed safari encounter that allows exploring a cross section of Rwanda as a destination. It involves visiting Nyungwe Forest National Park in the south west of Rwanda for chimpanzee trekking and the canopy walk, Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking, Gisozi genocide memorial where counts of Rwandese lay in cold blood following the 1994 genocide and beach relaxation at Lake Kivu in Gisenyi not forgetting the remarkable sceneries of Rwanda with its rolling hills that have earned it a dub as the land of a thousand hills.

Safari Highlight

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Visit Gisozi genocide memorial & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 3: Undertake gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer to Lake Kivu beaches (Gisenyi)

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Drive along the Congo Nile divide trail

Day 5: Do Chimpanzee trekking in the morning and afternoon Nyungwe Canopy walk

Day 6: Transfer to Kigali and depart

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to the hotel

Arrive in Rwanda after your flight from the respective country of origin where you will land at Kigali International Airport the main gateway to Rwanda. You will find the company representative who will accord you a courtesy welcome and then transfer you to the respective lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

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

Day 2: Visit Gisozi genocide memorial & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, embark on the visit to Gisozi genocide memorial to pay tribute to the counts of Rwandese that lost their lives in the 1994 bloody genocide. The site has a detailed interpretation of what transpired during that time. Retreat from the activity for lunch after which you embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 2 -3 hours’ drive passing through impressive countryside landscapes with amazing hills that have earned Rwanda a dub as the land of a thousand hills. You arrive in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mount Gorilla View Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Hotel La Palme (Midrange / Standard) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget / Basic)

Day 3: Undertake gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer to Lake Kivu beaches (Gisenyi)

You wake up early in the morning at your lodge for breakfast and embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park Park headquarters Kinigi. At the headquarters as you wait for the briefing time, you are treated for a warm cup of coffee served courtesy of Rwanda Development Board while being entertained by the Kinyarwanda dance troupes before the park rangers set to allocate the respective gorilla families and then briefing in your respective gorilla groups at 8am. After briefing you drive to the respective gorilla family trail heads to head to the jungle in search of the critically endangered apes. The hike through the volcanic slopes marked with steep slopes and dense vegetation beautiful in nature present amazing scenic views. The eventual encounter with the mountain gorillas as they forage to feed their huge tummies, attending to the frightening welcome of the silverback, watching the baby gorillas as they roll themselves on tree branches, play with other and respective mothers among other aspects will lure you into an unforgettable amazement. The one hour is availed to you to experience what you have heard, read and thought of for long and the remarkable pictures will form a lasting memorabilia for this lifetime experience that is so far the best in Africa. The gorilla trekking activity tends to last 2 – 8 hours depending on how long the gorillas have moved. You retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Lake Kivu – Gisenyi 110km about 2 hours’ drive to have an evening relaxation on the beaches powered by fresh cool air from the gingatic Lake Kivu which is the largest lake in Rwanda. You can opt to undertake a boat ride on the calm waters of this lake with no worries of crocodiles and Hippos. Retire for overnight.

Accommodation: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Upmarket / Luxury), Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu (Midrange / Standard) or Paladise Malahide (Budget / Basic)

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Drive along the Congo Nile divide trail

Settle for a relaxed breakfast on the shores of Lake Kivu which is the largest lake in Rwanda after which you embark on the drive to Nyungwe National Park 294km about 7 hours’ drive passing along the Congo Nile divide which acts as the separation of the water catchment area for two great African Rivers namely; River Congo and River Nile which is also the longest in the world. The magical sceneries of Lake Kivu are impressive to encounter en route. Arrive in Nyungwe in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel (Midrange / Standard) or Gisakura Guesthouse (Budget / Basic)

Day 5: Do Chimpanzee trekking in the morning and afternoon Nyungwe Canopy walk

Gather at the Nyugwe forest headquarters for the chimpanzee trekking experience. You attend to briefing by the park rangers at 8am after which you head to the forest in search the man’s closest relative – the chimpanzees. The trek exposes you to impressive scenic landscapes of the largest mountain forest in East Africa marked with verdant flora including the beautiful orchids. The park is also supports other 12 primate species apart from Chimpanzees which might be encountered too during the hike including the Black and White Colobus Monkeys. The eventual encounter with the chimps as they munch fruit, the young chimps rolling themselves on tree branches and playing with their mothers, the male chimpanzees doing the patrolling along with scary pant hooting calls and viewing them eye to eye lures you to the world of the unknown that you have never dreamt of. You come to accept the reality that indeed man and chimps share the common ancestor. The chimpanzee trekking activity tends to last 2 – 5 hours inclusive of one hour direct encounter with the chimps. Retreat from the activity and transfer to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, you embark on the adventurous Nyungwe canopy walk which is noted as the first of its kind in East Africa and the third on the African continent. The 90m long and 40m high walkway with the views of the deep forested saddles, the lush canopy filled with primates, birds and butterflies make the activity worth undertaking while on Rwanda safari. Retreat for the two hour adventure and return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel (Midrange / Standard) or Gisakura Guesthouse (Budget / Basic)

Day 6: Transfer to Kigali and depart

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Kigali 268km about 6 hours’ drive. You drive through Butare where you make a stop to visit the Ethnographic Museum the largest in Rwanda with over 100, 000 artifacts or the Nyanza palace which is the palace of Rwandan monarchy with the two subsequent Kings noted to have stayed there namely; King Musinga and King Rudahingwa. Continue to Kigali arriving in the afternoon for your flight departure.

End of Safari

 

By |2018-10-29T13:12:34+00:00July 31st, 2015|Categories: Rwanda Gorilla Safaris|

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