Penny Africa Safaris

6 Days Rwanda Safari

Durations

6 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Min Age

16

Price From

$28250

6 Days Rwanda Safari

Embark on an extraordinary primates safari in Rwanda, starting with your arrival in Kigali and a profound visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. Trek the majestic gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, home to the magnificent mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, providing an unforgettable wildlife encounter.

Continue to the serene Lake Kivu for a scenic boat ride, followed by an exploration of the intellectual hub, Butare, with its national university and museum.

Conclude your adventure in the lush Nyungwe Forest, where you’ll track chimpanzees and large troops of colobus monkeys, amidst breathtaking montane rainforest scenery.

This all-inclusive safari package ensures a seamless and enriching experience, covering permits, transportation, accommodations, meals, and guided tours.

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Accommodation Total Trip Cost 10 pax / per person
Budget $26,400 $2,640
Mid-Range $28,250 $2,825

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On arrival at the Kanombe Airport found in Kigali, the tour guide will drive you to your Hotel where you will dine and slumber.

Stay: Dinner and sleep at Park inn by Radisson (BB)

Following breakfast have a city tour and visit the Kigali Memorial Genocide Centre: which well exhibits Rwanda’s the history of the genocide on video shows, see photographs, read some written accounts see a number of articrafts, read personal testimonies as well as exhibitions. The exhibition shows a section referred to as wasted lives which refer to the genocides plus holocausts in Southwestern Africa, Bosnia, Armenia and Cambodia. After your lunch drive to Volcanoes National Park to trek gorillas.

Stay: Dine and slumber at budget Da Vinci Gorilla lodge (Mid-range) and Fatima hotel (Budget).

Gorilla trekking is usually the highlight of all Africa safaris. Parc national des Volcans is the best location to trek these uncommon yet fascinating mountain gorilla (the Gorilla beringei beringei) in Africa. This park is found on Rwanda’s border with DR Congo, and Uganda. This chain of mountains has 7 volcanoes and the Karisimbi is the highest standing over 4500 meters.

The slopes covered with bamboo and rainforest vegetation are home to some of the last surviving mountain gorillas that were first studied comprehensively by George Schaller and, not so many years ago by Dian Fossey who carried out her study there the 13 years until she died mysteriously at Bisoke.

Without her persistent efforts of fighting against gorilla poaching, may be there wouldn’t be any gorillas left in Rwanda (you can read her book Gorillas in the Mist). There are 4 habituated gorilla families within Parc National des Volcans, counting the Susa Group having 35 individuals. The other gorilla families are: the Sabinyo having 13 individuals, the Amahura having 16 individuals as well as Group 13 having only 6.

It is not very challenging to find them and each gorilla family can be visited by a maximum of 8 people each day, hence availing 32 permits each day. After gorilla tracking, return to your hotel and relax. 

Stay: Dine and slumber at Da Vinci Gorilla lodge (Mid-range) and Fatima hotel (Budget)

Following breakfast drive to Gisenyi to trek golden monkeys. After lunch enjoy a community walk to interact with the resident who may actually entertain you with cultural dances. You may choose to observe the locals brewing local beer from yellow bananas.

Stay: Dine and slumber at

After breakfast and drive to Lake Kivu for a boat ride around the Virgin Islands like the Napoleon’s Hat Island and there you can ascend to the peak of the hat to view the thousands of Angola bats in the blue skies. Following lunch continue to Butare the intellectual centre of Rwanda to visit the national university plus the Institute of Scientific Research as well as the national museum.

Stay: Dine and slumber at Paradise Malahide Hotel or La palm beach (BB)

Nyungwe Forest is among the greatly safeguarded montane rainforests in the whole of Africa. It extends over an expanse of 970 sq km and offers breathtaking scenery looking over the forest plus Lake Kivu, in addition to sights to the north of the far away volcanos

The primary attraction here are the guided tours when tracking the large troops of black & white Angolan Colobus monkeys ( which may have as many as 400 members in every troop) or even chimpanzees. Roughly there are 270 species of trees, more than 70 species of mammals, 275 species of birds plus a profusion of orchids as well as butterflies.

Stay: Dine and slumber at Nyungwe nziza eco lodge or Nyungwe top view (BB)

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FAQs About 6 Days Rwanda Safari Tour

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary plays a vital role in the conservation of highly endangered white rhinos. Visiting the sanctuary provides you with a unique opportunity to observe these majestic creatures up close and supports their conservation efforts.

Queen Elizabeth National Park offers diverse wildlife viewing opportunities. On game drives, you may encounter lions, elephants, various antelope species, buffalo, and if you’re lucky, the elusive leopard. It’s a fantastic place for wildlife enthusiasts.

In Queen Elizabeth National Park, you’ll have the chance to encounter a variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, buffalos, Uganda Kobs, and numerous bird species. The boat cruise on Kazinga Channel also offers an opportunity to observe water animals and birds.

Yes, Lake Bunyonyi offers various water-based activities such as paddling in dugout canoes and swimming in its hippo, crocodile, and bilharzia-free waters. It’s a serene and picturesque setting for relaxation and aquatic adventures.

A walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park allows you to get closer to animals and offers an excellent opportunity for birdwatching. It’s a unique way to experience the park’s diverse wildlife and natural beauty while on foot.

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