This 5 Days Safari in Rwanda begins and ends at Kigali International Airport. It features the gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park as the prime activity supplemented by a range of other activities including Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest. The Musanze Caves tour and the Kigali city tour are incorporated to spice up the experience.

  • City tour
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Chimpanzee tracking

Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda

Day 2: City Tour & Transfer to Musanze

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park:

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe & transfer back to Kigali

Day One: Arrival in Rwanda

You arrive in Rwanda where you will be welcomed received by the tour guide who will transfer you to your hotel where you will spend a night.

Accommodation: Karisimbi hotel

Day 2: City Tour & Transfer to Musanze

Start historical-minded exploration of Kigali city with visits to landmarks from colonial, post-independence, genocide and post-genocide times i.e. Kigali Solaire, Stade regionale, Kigali Genocide memorial site where over 259,000 genocide victims were put to rest in mass graves, Dr. Richard Kandt Museum who was the first Germany explorer to settle in Kigali, Belgian camp where they killed the 10 Belgian UN soldiers who were protecting the moderate prime minister before the start of genocide etc. Transfer to Bugesera in the afternoon to visit the reconciliation village where the survivors of genocide live together in harmony with the perpetrators that killed their own families, Nyamata and Ntarama genocide churches where thousands of innocent people were butchered in the house of God.

Accommodation:  Gorilla hotel.

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking

Brief of the day: Early breakfast at 6 a.m then transfer to the park at 7am for briefings and grouping. Option to visit Buhanga forest in the afternoon where all the Rwanda kings were initiated or Kinigi Cultural Village for traditional dances and music, bio-mimicry and traditional healing lessons.

Volcanoes National Park:

After breakfast we transfer to the park.

After completing our park formalities, we are embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas.

Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breathtaking wildlife experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience.

Be back at the base in time for lunch! Some gorilla families, however, are more elusive and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy.

Accommodation: Gorilla hotel.

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park:

Transfer from Volcanoes National Park to Nyungwe National Park via Ngororero route. The journey takes around 7 hours but on good roads or follow the dirt bumpy road that meanders around Lake Kivu with beautiful scenery of “1000 hills and a million smiles”. The drive will take more than 9 hours but it’s a great drive through the remotest villages of Rwanda as you enjoy local lifestyles along the Congo-Nile trail. You will have packed lunch and enough water plus juice on the drive.

Accommodation: Gisakura Guest house.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe

Early breakfast at 4:30 a.m then drive to the edge of the forest where chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe starts. Back to the hotel and refresh then drive to Kigali.

More options include canopy walk, waterfall hike, black and white colobus monkeys, remotest source of the Nile, nature walks to see endemic birds and plants in the park etc. Transfer to Kigali.

No of Persons Rate per Person
2 USD 3,166
4 USD 2,749
6 USD 2,642
8 USD 2,535

Tour Package Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Full board Accommodation ( all meals inclusive)
  • Kigali city tour & reconciliation village educational tours,
  • Park entry fees
  • Thrilling Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Permits
  • Waterfall hike & Canopy walk
  • Historical – cultural site tours
  • Experiential community based tours
  • Ground transport
  • Professional driver guides & trekking guides
  • Taxes and Administrative costs.

Tour Package Excludes:

  • Visa fees
  • Health & travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Personal expenses on alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips and phone expenses.

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are non commissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.