6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari Complete Itinerary

Our 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari offers the best value for money as it takes you to the most popular destinations in Rwanda; Volcanoes, Akagera, Kigali and Nyungwe forest National Park.

This safari offers you a chance to trek the Mountain Gorillas with in the Volcanoes National Park. Get a chance to view the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world and this great adventure is a conservation initiative.

6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

You also experience other primates in Nyungwe Forest National Park. This is the largest montane forest with in the central Africa and with over 10 species of Primates, these include; the chimpanzees and the large groups of Rwenzori Colobus Monkeys.

Another cool destination you will visit during this 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari is the Akagera National Park. Expect to participate in wildlife viewing experiences; game drives and birding before transferring back to Kigali city.

Highlights of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

  • Day 1: Arrival, Kigali city tour
  • Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe National
  • Day 3: Explore Nyungwe Forest
  • Day 4: Transfer to Kinigi
  • Day 5: Gorilla trekking & transfer to Akagera
  • Game Drive and Departure

Detailed Itinerary for the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari Package

Day 1: Transfer from the airport to the Kigali hotel

You meet and greet with the driver guide who will after take for a Kigali city tour. Enjoy half day Kigali city tour and you will have a chance to view the Genocide Memorial Centre at Gisozi which also takes a few hours.

Kigali city tour

This is an emotional visit and the important visit and the importance for one to realize what hardship Rwanda went through. Straddling many ridges and the valleys, Kigali has got lush hillsides, winding boulevards, bustling streets and it’s one of the most attractive capital cities in Africa as well as one of the cleanest and safest city in Africa.

Overnight at either; Hotel des Mille Collines, Hotel Chez Lando,  Kigali Marriott Hotel,  Top tower view Hotel Kigali or 2000 Hotel Downtown Kigali.

Day 2: Cultural Tour while Transferring to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Have breakfast and after depart for Butare which is the second largest city of Rwanda and is also regarded as the most intellectual city of Rwanda. It has got the national museum, many academic universities as well as the research institutions.

Along the way to Butare, you will visit Nyanza which is the former Mwami’s palace and the seat of the feudal monarchy. The palace has also been reconstructed to its 9th century state and shows the traditional dome.

You will then visit the National Museum that is one of the well set up if not the very finest ethnographic museum of East Africa. It’s also a good source of information on the cultural history of Rwanda and the region.

Lodges in Nyungwe Forest National Park:

  • Luxury: One & Only One Nyungwe House

  • Mid-range: Nyungwe Hill top Lodge, Chimpanzee Lodge

  • Budget: nyungwe Eco Lodge

Day 3: Explore Nyungwe Forest National Park

You will start with a breakfast and a briefing at Uwinka Visitors Center. So depending on your personal interests, you will have a choice of different opportunities of exploring the largest high altitude rain forest of East Africa!

Nyungwe forest primates

The other interests are the large social groups of the Angolan colobus which may be over 300 individuals. There are also the largest troops of this species that are known in the world! Nyungwe forest also counts 25% of the African Primates.

One of these groups is also semi habituated and we also recommend to start your adventure with a guided primate walk in search of the Angolan colobus monkeys, the rangers will tell you where the group is located and the hiking times many also vary as the group if traveling looking for food. Also be prepared to have a more active hike.

Another alternative might be a chimp trek instead in Nyungwe Forest.

Lodges in Nyungwe Forest National Park:

  • Luxury: One & Only One Nyungwe House

  • Mid-range: Nyungwe Hill top Lodge, Chimpanzee Lodge

  • Budget: nyungwe Eco Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Kinigi

Start the 4th day of our 6 Days Rwanda wildlife safari with a breakfast and transfer to Volcanoes National Park. Have a stopover in Huy Butare fort for souvenir shopping and then have lunch in Kigali as you head to Kinigi where you will arrive in the late afternoon.

Lodges in Volcanoes National Park:

  • Luxury: Bisate Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

  • Mid-range: Da Vinci gorilla lodge, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

  • Budget: Kinigi Guest House, Villa Gorilla Lodge, Muhabura Hotel

Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Transfer to Akagera

Have breakfast so early at the lodge and after report to the offices for the formal registration for the gorilla trek. After, you will be driven to Volcanoes National park were the trek will start escorted by the rangers. Gorilla trekking takes from 1 to 8 hours and at Afrik-Trek Holidays, we guarantee 99.9% chances of seeing gorillas.

You will be given 1 hour to stay with them as you are accompanied by the park rangers who have spent all their lives living with these creatures with in the forest. Gorilla trek will be as exciting as you also go through the vines, giant lobelias, and the moss covered hagenia trees that grow in the tropical climate.

Mountain Gorilla trekking is kinder active but worthwhile on meeting these gentle giants. The eagerness of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your complexity of the active trek.

You spend time taking pictures as you are watching the gorillas, view the adults feeding their young ones, resting and brushing as the young ones play from vines in the pleasurably playful display.

The guide will then drive you to Akagera National Park where you will spend the night.

Lodges in Akagera National Park:

  • Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Camp

  • Mid-range: Akagera Game Lodge

  • Budget: Akagera Rhino Lodge

Day 6: Game Drive in Akagera and Transfer back to Kigali for Departure

Just like the days before, wake up early in the morning for a hefty breakfast before getting on the car for wildlife game drive. The adventure will last for about 3 hours and then we drive back to Kigali city to end our 6 days Rwanda wildlife safari.

Zebras in Akagera

Akagera National Park is largest protected and only savannah park in Rwanda with hundreds of mammals, bird species and much more. You will have a chance to spot some of the African big five game (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes) if not all, reptiles, bird species and other wildlife such as zebras, hyenas, giraffes, antelopes, etc.

Read about the flora and fauna of Akagera National Park here.

End of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

Book This Tour

Inclusions for 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

  • 4WD vehicle safari
  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Chimp trekking permits
  • Park entrances
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation

Exclusions for 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

  • Airfares
  • Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Laundry

You may also like;

5 Days Rwanda Primates Safari 

This will give you an exposure to the various primates in Rwanda game parks which include gorilla trekking, and golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe national park. The 5 days Rwanda primates safari will end with a… View Tour 

7 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari

It takes you to visit two gorilla safari countries with activities like gorilla trekking adventures, golden monkey tracking, wildlife viewing, Dian Fossey Hike, cultural excursions, nature walks, boat trip, city tours in Kigali which all make your 7 days Rwanda Uganda safari… View Tour

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour

This is a short tour set for those of you with limited time or on budget tour in Rwanda to also get a magical encounter with the rare mountain gorillas while in their natural habitat. It takes you to Volcanoes National Park in the northern province of Rwanda which… View Tour