6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Holiday
6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Holiday: Take on this 6 days Rwanda gorilla holiday for a chance to trek the mountain gorillas of Volcanoes national park twice with a chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk experience of Nyungwe forest national park. This package gives you a chance to see the major primates of Rwanda and can be booked any time of the year.
Trip Highlights of the 6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Holiday
- Day 1: Leave Kigali for Volcanoes national park
- Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park
- Day 3: Second mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda
- Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
- Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park
- Day 6: Connect back to Kigali
Day 1: Leave Kigali for Volcanoes national park
After receiving your COVID-19 test results and you are ready to start your safari, your driver guide will be waiting to brief you about the next few days of your safari. You will board the safari vehicle and set out to your first stopover at the Kigali Genocide memorial grounds and the Kimironko market for your Kigali city tour.
Have lunch in Musanze and connect to your hotel in Musanze and check in. Spend the rest of the day relaxing as you anticipate the next day’s activities as dinner gets ready. You will spend a night in Volcanoes national park.
Hotel options in Volcanoes national park
- Hotel Muhabura for budget
- Le Bambou gorilla lodge for midrange
- 5 Volcanoes boutique hotel for luxury
You will be expected to be up for breakfast by 6 am so that you make it for the briefing before the gorilla trekking experience in volcanoes national park. You will connect with your driver guide to the reception area for the brief and to hire porters. Enter the forest searching for the mountain gorillas. The trek will last about 2 to 5 hours depending on how far into the forest the mountain gorillas may be that day.
Spend the magical one hour with the mountain gorilla family of the day at a 7 meter distance and after exit the forest to connect back to your hotel for a late lunch. Spend the rest of the day at leisure as you wait for dinner and spend the second night at your hotel in volcanoes national park Rwanda.
Wake to a day where you will get to visit the mountain gorillas for the second time. Your driver guide will be waiting after breakfast and after grabbing your packed lunch boxes to transfer you to the trek starting point. You will attend the morning brief once again and set out into the forest. You may opt to trek the same gorilla family or you can visit a different family. After spending the allotted one hour, you will have your packed lunches.
Later in the evening, you will take on the visit to the Iby’iwachu cultural center for the cultural experience of the Rwandan people. After return to your hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
Wake up for breakfast at leisure and pack your bags to check out of the hotel and connect with your driver guide to transfer to Nyungwe forest national park. This transfer is a 5 to 6 hour transfer from Ruhengeri to Nyungwe forest national park. You will have an enroute lunch in Kibuye.
Arrive in the Nyungwe forest in the late afternoon hours and drive to your hotel to check in and settle in. Dinner will be served and you will spend your first night in Nyungwe.
Hotels in Nyungwe forest national park.
- Gisakura Visitor center for budget
- Nyungwe top hill view hotel for midrange
- One and only Nyungwe house for luxury
Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park
Wake up as early as 5 am to trek the chimpanzees. They are early risers so you will be expected to be at the trailhead in time for the trek. You will join the team headed for chimpanzee trekking in the forest after the pre trek briefing. The ranger guides will lead the way as you follow. The chimpanzee sounds can be heard all the way from the starting point and these are playful creatures so you will see them swing from tree branch to tree branch.
Connect back to your hotel for an early lunch. At 2 pm, you will drive back to the park for the Canopy walk experience in Nyungwe forest national park. You will walk along this 2 meter long and 9 meter high suspended bridge giving you a view of the forest from above. Drive back to your hotel after for dinner and second night in Nyungwe forest.
Day 6: Connect back to Kigali
Wake up at leisure, connect for breakfast at your hotel and after gather your luggage to check out of the hotel. Your driver guide will be waiting to embark on your 5 to 6 hour road transfer via Butare where you will stop at the museum for a visit and also have an enroute visit of the King’s palace. Drive further to Kigali where you will be dropped off as you will advise.
End of the 6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Holiday
Trip quote inclusive of
- Safari vehicle with fuel
- English speaking driver guide
- Accommodation for all nights
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Activities described in the itinerary
- Bottled water enroute
Trip quote exclusive of
- Extra activities
- Personal needs like phone service, laundry, porters
- PCR Covid-19 tests