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6 Days Days Rwanda Safari, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Tour, Diana Fossey Hike

6  Days Days Rwanda Safari – Overview

The 6 Days Rwanda safari tour takes you to Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking in Rwanda and a Diana Fossey Tomb hike, plus Nyungwe National Park for Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda with chances of seeing up to 13 other Primates, birds, community tours, and beautiful scenery seeing. 6 Days Days Rwanda Safari, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Tour, Diana Fossey Hike

This 6 days safari in Rwanda starts in Volcanoes National Park, where you will trek to see the endangered mountain gorillas, and take a hike to Diana Fossey Tomb.

Your 6 Days Rwanda Safari Vacation will then take you Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda Nyungwe National Park. This beautiful rainforest is home to fabulous unique flora and fauna not seen anywhere else in Rwanda. Nyungwe forest hosts over 100 species of orchids and over 270 species of birds.

Nyungwe Forest National Park is a birders’ haven for tourists on Rwanda birding safaris, a paradise for hikers and botanists as well as photographers. You will also visit the burial site for eminent gorilla researcher; Dian Fossey.

6 Days Days Rwanda Safari – Highlights

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Transfer Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda.

Day 3: Do chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest and canopy walk in the afternoon.

Day 4: Transfer from Nyungwe to Volcanoes National Park.

Day 5: Do a gorilla trekking safari tour and hike Dian Fossey grave.

Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali for a city tour

6 Days Days Rwanda Safari – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport And Transfer to Your Hotel

Upon arrival at Kigali International airport, you will be welcomed by your driver guide, take you through a short briefing about your 6 days safari transfer to you your hotel that was prior booked.

Arrive and check in at the hotel, relax, dine and spend your overnight there.

Day 2: Do a Kigali City Tour And Transfer Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda at Your Prior Booked Hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, meet and with your driver guide and after transfer to the Nyungwe Forest National Park situated at about 190km from Kigali.

This journey will offer you the best sights of the lush hill slopes as you cruise to Nyungwe in your 4×4 safari van/ 4×4 safari Land cruiser/ 4×4 safari minivan depending on the number of people. Arrive at your place of accommodation, rest and have dinner.

Day 3: Do Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest And Canopy Walk in The Afternoon, Retire And Return to Your Hotel.

After your early morning breakfast, you and your driver guide drive to the park offices for your short briefing about the do’s and don’ts of trekking the chimpanzees in Rwanda.

After the briefing, enter the forest for your Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari with a ranger to search for the chimpanzees.

During your chimpanzee trekking safari Uganda, you will watch some chimpanzees imitate people, cuddle, laugh as well as playing in the tree branches in the forest.

In the forest still, expect to spot more primates like the white and black Columbus, vervet monkey, manageably.

This chimpanzee trekking safari Uganda takes about 4 hours. After the activity, return to the lodge for lunch and refresh as well.

After lunch, go for your afternoon canopy walk, on a bridge that is suspended above a thick forest. As part of your adventure, you will be able to have a great amazing view of the rain forest spotting a good number of birds in the forest as well wildlife moving about below you. This activity takes about 2hours. Retreat from the activity and return to the lodge.

Day 4: Transfer From Nyungwe to Volcanoes National Park.

Have breakfast at your will at the lodge, and get ready for your journey to Volcanoes National Park. Your journey will take you through striking terraced hills since the country’s terrain is characterized by hills.

Steadily climb to the foothills of the surprising Virunga volcanoes where you will have a possibility of seeing the 5 volcano peaks. Arrive at your hotel/ lodge, check in have lunch and relax, dine and spend your overnight there.

Day 5: Do Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes And Trek Dian Fossey’s Tomb(optional)

After an early morning breakfast, set out for your Rwanda gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes National Park.

You will first have a briefing form the park rangers about the do’s and the don’ts of gorilla trekking tours Rwanda at 8am and after you will be led into the forest to track the majestic primates.

Tracking with Gorillas in Rwanda through the light forested mountain slopes of the stunning Virungas is a thrilling experience.

When you eventually meet the gorillas, you will be restricted to an hour with them giving you opportunity to see them feed, play, cuddling, building nest and looking for their young ones.

It is important to note is that some gorilla families are hard to find the tracking may last 2-8 hours or the entire day especially during the rainy months as the paths are quite muddy. Therefore, you are advised to carry packed lunch with you.

Visiting the Dian Fossey’s grave will depend on the time you have returned from the forest. Return to the lodge relax, dine and spend the overnight there.

Trekking to the Dian Fossey Tomb is one of the most sought-after Rwanda safari activities carried out while visiting Volcanoes National Park.

This hike is an incredible experience physically, emotionally and intellectually. It is so inspiring to learn about someone who was so dedicated and left a legacy that exists even today.

The hike involves moving through the forests and hiking up the slopes and therefore requires some relative degree of fitness and patience. Return to the hotel, dine and rest.

Day 6: Transfer Back to Kigali For a City Tour

After breakfast, you will drive to Kigali Rwanda for your city tour and return to the hotel or catch your late flight at the airport.

End of The 6 Days Days Rwanda Safari