6 Days Rwanda Tour

Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park


6 days

Min Age

15+ Years

Tour Type

Trip Overview

The 6-day Rwanda tour enables you to explore the savannas and forested wild places of Rwanda. It features the Volcanoes National Park home to rare mountain gorillas and Akagera National Park the only savanna national park in Rwanda. Akagera National Park currently has all the big five mammals. These include Rhinos (Black and white Rhinos), buffaloes, elephants, lions, and leopards. The park is also home to many other safari animals and birds. Notable animals you see here also include giraffes, zebras, the topi, and elands among others. You will enjoy game drives in the northern sector of the park with the highest animal concentration.

Volcanoes National Park on the other hand is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. You will trek the forested mountains and meet some of man's closest primates.  The park has 12 habituated gorilla families that are open to tourism and you will track one of the families. After the gorilla trekking adventure you will end the safari with a golden monkey trek. This 6-day Rwanda Tour has a wide range of safari experience options to also including birding, cultural visits, a Kigali city tour, and a boat cruise among others.

Join this 6-Day Rwanda Tour for ultimate mountain gorilla trekking and Savana wildlife experiences.  It is also ideal for wildlife photography of both the open savannas and the primates. The tour is very convenient and can be done at any time of the year. It is private for all the transfers and game drives in Akagera National Park.  You join other tourists when going on the boat cruise, mountain gorillas, and golden monkey trekking.

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1: City tour and head to Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla Tracking & Cultural Visit
  • Day 3: Golden monkey tracking and back to Kigali
  • Day 4: Transfer to Akagera National Park
  • Day 5: Game drives and Boat Cruise
  • Day 6: Departure

Full Tour Package

Day 1: Kigali City Tour & Head to Volcanoes National park

Start the day with a brief Kigali city tour to major places of interest visiting the genocide Musuem, local market and others. After the tour you will transfer to Volcanoes national park in a 3 hours drive arriving in the afternoon. You will pass via the twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo for a nature walk and sight seeing.

Day 2: Gorilla Trek & Community Visit

On this most anticipated day you will head to the park headquarters early morning after breakfast. You will be briefed about the gorilla trek and then head to the forest in a 2 to 6 hour trek as you see other wildlife species. Once you get to the gorillas stay in their presence for an hour and later be brought back to the park headquarters. In the evening you will take a cultural visit where you will discover more about the Rwandan local culture. 

Day 3: Golden Monkey trek & Back to Kigali

After breakfast be taken for another briefing about golden monkey tracking after which you will proceed to the forest. You will meet the golden monkeys that are among the rare primate species only living in the Virunga massif. You will see other wildlife species in the park and later return for a transfer back to Kigali for a drop off at the hotel. 

Day 4: Transfer to Akagera National Park and Game drives

You will have breakfast and be driven to Akagera National park located in Eastern Rwanda. You will arrive early for a lunch break and later go for game drives seeing a number of wildlife and enjoying the evening sunset. 

Day 5: Game drives and Boat Cruise

After breakfast you will go for game drives in the northern sector of the park seeing a number of wildlife. Notable animals you will see include elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes a number of birds and many others. In the afternoon you will go for a boat cruise along Lake Ihema where you will see other wildlife including hippos, crocodiles among others. 

Day 6: Departure

On this morning after breakfast you will have game drives as you exit the park for a transfer to Kigali arriving early enough for a drop off at the airport for departure or Hotel depending on schedule.

End of Tour

Included | Excluded

  • 1 mountain gorilla trekking permit per person
  • Well-modified safari van/land-cruiser
  • Professional English / French speaking safari guide
  • full board Private accommodations
  • Return airport transfers (Pick up and drop off)
  • Kigali City Tour
  • 1 Golden Monkey Permit P/person
  • All Boat Cruises In the Park
  • International and domestic air ticket
  • Items of personal nature/tips/laundry
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Extra meals and activities
  • Alcoholic and other soft drinks
  • Telephone charges/ souvenir shopping
  • Tips
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