Embark on an unforgettable 6-day Kigali and Rwanda wildlife safari, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and biodiversity of Rwanda. This midrange safari takes you to some of the country’s most pristine national parks and conservation areas, offering opportunities to witness endangered mountain gorillas and vibrant wildlife. Explore the vibrant city of Kigali.
Accommodation Options (Midrange):
Throughout your 6-day Rwanda wildlife safari, you will be comfortably accommodated in midrange lodges and hotels known for their quality service, convenient locations, and comfortable amenities. Options may include accommodations like the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Akagera Game Lodge, and Kigali Serena Hotel.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and City Exploration
Your adventure begins with your arrival at Kigali International Airport (KGL). Upon landing, our guide will extend a warm welcome and transfer you to your chosen hotel in Kigali. After settling in and having lunch, embark on a city tour of Kigali. Visit important landmarks, including the Kigali Genocide Memorial, which offers insight into Rwanda’s tragic history, as well as local markets and cultural centers. In the evening, return to your hotel for dinner and a peaceful night’s rest.
Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast in Kigali, set out on a scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park, located in the Virunga Mountains. This journey provides breathtaking views of Rwanda’s picturesque countryside. Upon reaching the park, check in at your chosen lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, explore the nearby Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, with their stunning scenery and local culture. Return to your lodge for dinner and relaxation.
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Today marks the highlight of your safari – a thrilling gorilla trekking experience. After an early breakfast, head to the park’s headquarters for a briefing and allocation to a gorilla family group. With a local ranger guide, embark on a trek through the lush rainforest to encounter the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Spend an awe-inspiring hour observing these gentle giants, capturing the beauty of the Virunga Mountains. After the trek, return to your lodge for a well-deserved rest, dinner, and storytelling about your gorilla encounter.
Day 4: Golden Monkey Trekking and Transfer to Akagera National Park
In the morning, embark on an adventure to track the golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park. These playful primates are known for their striking appearance and unique behaviors. Enjoy observing them in their natural habitat before returning to your lodge for lunch. Afterward, depart for Akagera National Park, a journey that takes you through beautiful Rwandan landscapes. Upon arriving at Akagera, check in at your selected lodge for dinner and relaxation.
Day 5: Full Day Game Drive in Akagera National Park
Today, you’ll explore the diverse ecosystems of Akagera National Park during a full-day game drive. Start early in the morning to catch the animals at their most active. Look out for the park’s wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and a variety of antelope species. Enjoy a picnic lunch within the park to maximize your wildlife encounters. Continue your game drive in the afternoon, exploring different areas of Akagera. As the day comes to a close, return to your lodge for dinner and a peaceful night’s sleep.
Day 6: Morning Game Drive and Return to Kigali
Begin your final day with a sunrise game drive in Akagera, capturing the beauty of the savannah awakening to a new day. Search for any wildlife you may have missed during your safari and relish the serene atmosphere. After the game drive, return to your lodge for breakfast and to prepare for your journey back to Kigali. Our guide will transfer you to Kigali International Airport (KGL) or your preferred location in Kigali, marking the end of your 6-day Rwanda wildlife safari, filled with remarkable encounters and cultural experiences.
– Airport transfers
– Accommodation as specified
– Gorilla trekking permit
– Golden monkey trekking permit
– Game drives with experienced guides
– All park fees
– Meals as per itinerary
– Bottled water during game drives
– Transportation between destinations
– International airfare
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Travel insurance
– Personal expenses
– Tips and gratuities
– Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
How to Get There:
To begin your 6-day Rwanda wildlife safari, book an international flight to Kigali International Airport (KGL) in Rwanda. Several international airlines operate flights to Kigali from major cities worldwide. Upon arrival, our team will be ready to welcome you and guide you through this enriching journey, showcasing Rwanda’s incredible wildlife and culture.