5 Days Rwanda Tour
5 Days Rwanda Tour
5 Days Rwanda Tour will offer you an opportunity to take part in some of the top activities while on a safari in Rwanda. The highlight of the tour is gorilla trekking at the Volcanoes national park Rwanda. Apart from the gorillas, you will also go for chimpanzee trekking and a canopy walk in Nyungwe National Park. There is also golden monkey trekking, a cultural visit and a tour of the city of Kigali. Nyungwe, Akagera and the volcanoes national park are two of the top wildlife destinations in Rwanda. This tour doesn’t include a visit to Akagera National Park but can be included for those who are interested in a longer safari and participating in a standard game drive. Let’s discuss a little about Nyungwe and the Volcanoes National Park.
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali – Transfer to Nyungwe Forest
Begin your journey as a company guide picks you up from the airport or your hotel for a morning tour of Kigali. Explore the Genocide Memorial Centre, the former president’s palace, the main city market, and artisan shops. After the city tour, embark on a scenic 5-hour drive to Nyungwe Forest, stopping at key sites like the former King’s palace. Enjoy lunch at a selected hotel/restaurant along the route. Arrive at Nyungwe and check into your chosen accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.
- Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge
- Mid-range: Nyungwe Top View Hotel
- Budget: Gisakura Guest House
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking – Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest
Commence the day with an early breakfast before heading to Nyungwe forest offices for a briefing on chimpanzee tracking. Experience the thrill of tracking these fascinating primates, accompanied by experienced guides/rangers.
Afterward, return to your lodge for lunch and later embark on a forest canopy walk, offering an aerial view of Nyungwe. Delight in spotting butterflies, birds, primates, and diverse tree species. Conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park – Visit Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera
Enjoy a leisurely morning, savoring breakfast before checking out. Embark on a picturesque journey to Volcanoes National Park, passing by the stunning Lake Kivu. Capture the beauty of the Rwandan countryside with rolling hills and green plantations. Lunch will be taken along the route. Upon reaching the park, check-in, and rest before visiting the scenic twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera. Opt for a boat trip to explore the islands or watch birds if time allows.
- Luxury: The 5 Volcanoes Lodge
- Mid-range: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
- Budget: Hotel Muhabura
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking – Tour the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village
Embark on an early briefing for gorilla tracking at 7:00 am. After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for an insightful briefing on gorilla trekking rules and expectations. Track one of the 10 habituated gorilla families, a unique and exhilarating experience that can take 2 to 6 hours. Return to your hotel for lunch and rest.
In the evening, visit the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village for traditional dance performances and insights into Rwandan culture.
Day 5: Golden Monkey Trekking – Departure
Begin the day with an early breakfast, proceeding to the park offices in Kinigi. Attend the briefing for golden monkey trekking and venture into bamboo forests to track these endangered primates.
Unlike gorilla trekking, this activity takes a shorter time, around 4 hours. After spending time with golden monkeys, return to the starting point for checkout and departure to Kigali. The journey back takes 2 to 3 hours. The driver will drop you off at the airport or your hotel.
This enriching 5-day Rwanda tour promises not only encounters with the country’s top national parks but also a cultural exploration of Kigali and the Iby’iwacu Cultural Centre. Whether interested in a longer safari or a Uganda extension, explore our other tour packages tailored for diverse preferences.