6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda

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Overview of the 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda

6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda is a medium wildlife trip in Rwanda featuring destinations of Volcanoes National Park and Akagera National Park. The safari tour is filled with a range of activities including the golden monkey tracking and Dian Fossey hike in Volcanoes National Park, Musaze Caves walk in Musaze, extensive game drive and boat cruise in Akagera National Park and eventually Gisozi genocide tour in Kigali.

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Safari Highlight of the 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda

Day 1 of the 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda: Drive to Volcanoes National Park and visit the Musaze Caves

Day 2 of the 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda: Undertake the Dian Fossey site and afternoon at leisure

Day 3 of the 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda: Undertake the golden monkey tracking and drive back to Kigali

Day 4 of the 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda: Tour the Gisozi genocide memorial and drive to Akagera National Park

Day 5 of the 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda: Undertake game drive in the morning and boat cruise on Lake Ihema in the afternoon

Day 6 of the 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda: Drive back to Kigali and depart

PLACES TO VISIT IN RWANDA

PLACES TO VISIT IN RWANDA

  1. Kigali City
  2. Gisozi Genocide Memorial in Kigali
  3. Nyungwe Forest National Park
  4. Volcanoes National Park
  5. Akagera National Park
  6. Musaze Caves
  7. Dian Fossey Site

MAIN TOURIST ACTIVITIES

1. Amazing Wild Game Viewing in Akagera National Park
2. Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest
3. Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walk
4. Black and White Colobus Monkeys Tracking
5. Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
6. Golden Monkey Tracking
7. Dian Fossey Site Hike
8. Visit the Nyanza Royal Palace
9. Boat Cruise on Lake Ihema And Lake Kivu

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda

Day 1 of the 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda: Drive to Volcanoes National Park and visit the Musaze Caves

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You are picked up from your place of stay in Kigali after breakfast to embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 3 hours drive enjoying the hilly countryside of Rwanda with magical scenic sights. You can make a range of stops en route for photo moments before settling in Musaze town for lunch. After lunch, you embark on the tour to the historical Musaze Caves that were formed over 65 million years ago by the lava basalt layers from Bisoke and Sabyinyo Volcano. The 2km caves feature 31 entrances most of which have been as a result of roof collapses. The walk through this terrifying natural feature is guided and protected by armed army men and lasts about 2 hours maximum after which you proceed on the drive to the lodge or relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Hotel

Midrange / Standard: Lapalme Hotel

Budget /Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Day 2 of the 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda: Undertake the Dian Fossey site and afternoon at leisure

Following breakfast at the lodge, you connect to the Park headquarters Kinigi from where you will drive to the trailhead and embark on the hike to the Dian Fossey site. Dian Fossey was a famous American primatologist who is credited for having championed the move for mountain gorilla conservation. She established a research station at Karisoke in the year 1967 and it is where she was buried following her death in 1985. The tomb of her most lived Silverback – Digit also lie besides hers. It is a tribute paying journey to commemorate the works of Dian Fossey. The hike lasts about 4 hours return. Settle for lunch at the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Hotel

Midrange / Standard: Lapalme Hotel

Budget /Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Day 3 of the 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda: Undertake the golden monkey tracking and drive back to Kigali

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After an early breakfast at the lodge, you gather at Kinigi park headquarters for golden monkey tracking commencing at 7am. After briefing, you drive to the trail head from which you will embark on the golden monkey tracking encounter. Golden Monkeys are other ape species listed as endangered on the IUCN red list and known to thrive in the Virunga massif on world scale. This activity lasts about 4 hours return and the golden monkeys thrive on the slopes of Mount Sabyinyo with their golden patches that make them beautiful to view. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Kigali 116km about 2 ½ – 3 hours drive arriving in the evening for relaxation dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Up market / Luxury: Hotel des Milles Collines

Midrange / Standard: Hotel Chez Lando

Budget / Basic: Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel

Day 4 of the 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda: Tour the Gisozi genocide memorial and drive to Akagera National Park

Following breakfast at the hotel, you team up with the driver guide to transfer to Gisozi for the genocide memorial tour. The site features collection of the section of the 1994 genocide bodies along with extensive literature about this horrific event. You are able to learn more into the causes and effects of the ethnic genocide where 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus lost their lives. From this encounter, you embark on the drive to Akagera National Park 135km about 2 ½ hours’ drive 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 Wildlife Safari in Rwanda: Undertake game drive in the morning and boat cruise on Lake Ihema in the afternoon

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You set off for the game viewing experience in the extensive savannah landscapes of Akagera National Park to gain possibilities of exploring a myriad of wild game including the towering Maasai giraffe, the beautiful Burchell’s Zebra, African lion, African Elephant, the elusive African leopard, Buffalo, reedbuck, eland, waterbuck, roan antelope, Impala among others. The rolling landscapes of Akagera such as Mutumba hills, flat plains to the Tanzanian border and the lake system also offer beautiful sight seeing opportunities while on the game drive. Retreat from the 3 – 4 hour drive and return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. You connect to Lake Ihema in the afternoon for a recreational boat experience. The boat trip offers uninterrupted sights of Rwanda’s second largest lake along with other adjoining lakes, the fringing swamp and the dwelling species including the Hippos, Nile crocodiles and the birds like shoebill stork and papyrus gonolek. Retire for dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Akagera Game Lodge

Budget / Basic: Dereva Hotel

Wild Camping

Day 6 of the 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Rwanda: Drive back to Kigali and depart

Following breakfast at the lodge, you embark on drive back to Kigali enjoying impressive scenic sights of Rwandan countryside. Its 3 hours’ drive maximum after which you can engage in last minute shopping and check in for your flight back home.

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DIFFERENT PLACES TO VISIT IN RWANDA

PLACES TO VISIT IN RWANDA

  1. Kigali City
  2. Gisozi Genocide Memorial in Kigali
  3. Nyungwe Forest National Park
  4. Volcanoes National Park
  5. Akagera National Park
  6. Musaze Caves
  7. Dian Fossey Site

MAIN TOURIST ACTIVITIES

1. Amazing Wild Game Viewing in Akagera National Park
2. Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest
3. Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walk
4. Black and White Colobus Monkeys Tracking
5. Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
6. Golden Monkey Tracking
7. Dian Fossey Site Hike
8. Visit the Nyanza Royal Palace
9. Boat Cruise on Lake Ihema And Lake Kivu

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