6 Days Rwanda Tour

Embark on a 6-day adventure in Rwanda, filled with exciting activities and breathtaking sights. Explore the vibrant city of Kigali on a city tour, before venturing into the Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking. End your journey with a visit to the stunning Lake Kivu. Get ready for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Africa.

Note: Please keep in mind that this itinerary can be customized to your preferences, interests and budget. Also, gorilla and golden monkey trekking permits need to be booked in advance and are subject to availability so it is important to plan ahead. However, when you book with us at Kofi Tours and Travels bookings can be done for you.

6 Days
16 Years




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Tour Plan

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by a tour representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Kigali. Depending on the time of arrival, you can choose to take a tour of Kigali city, including a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial and learn about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. There you'll learn about the tragic history of Rwanda and its impressive efforts towards reconciliation. You will visit the local markets and the Kimironko Market where you'll have the opportunity to purchase handmade souvenirs and gifts. Later, head out to a local restaurant for dinner. Lastly, you'll spend the night in Kigali, recharging for the day ahead. Prepare for an exciting adventure full of new experiences, breathtaking landscapes, and memorable memories!

Day 2: Kigali City Tour and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, start your day with a city tour of Kigali, visit the Presidential Palace Museum, the Kandt House Museum of Natural History museum which was originally the home of Richard Kandt, a German explorer who is credited with being the first European to set foot in Rwanda.  and the Inema Arts Center which is a contemporary art gallery where you can see various art pieces  including paintings, sculptures, interactive media pieces, and more. The center is well-known for its bright and vivid artworks, many of which are influenced by African culture and history.

In the afternoon, transfer to Volcanoes National Park which is a 2-hour drive to the park from Kigali, and it is home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Overnight in Volcanoes National Park.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Day 3 of the Rwanda 6-Day Safari Tour is an unforgettable experience of Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park. Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari is a fantastic wildlife experience that allows guests to explore Rwanda's beautiful rainforests and see endangered mountain gorillas in their native environment. A gorilla permit goes for $1500 each person. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure takes tourists into the breathtaking Virunga Mountains, where they can trek and get up close and personal with these gentle giants while learning about their habits and conservation efforts to conserve them. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of the most magnificent creatures on the planet.

Early morning, you will set off for your gorilla trekking experience. You will be briefed by the park rangers on the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Tracking can take anywhere from 2 to 8 hours depending on the gorilla family you are tracking. You will spend one hour with the gorillas once you have found them. The encounter with these majestic creatures is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you in awe.

In the afternoon you will come back to your lodge to relax from the strenuous hike as you reflect on the amazing experience you just had and enjoy the scenic views of Volcanoes National Park in the Virunga mountains. You will spend your night in Volcanoes National Park.

Day 4: Golden Monkey Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Today, you will take part in the golden monkey trekking experience. Golden monkeys are endangered primates that are native to the Virunga Mountains in Central Africa, which straddle the borders of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The golden monkeys have a distinctive golden-orange fur coat that shimmers in the sunlight, making them a beautiful sight to behold. Visitors are required to obtain a permit from the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to go golden monkey trekking. The permit costs $100 and allows visitors to spend up to one hour with the golden monkeys.

The day will begin with a tasty breakfast before driving to the park headquarters for a briefing on the rules and safety precautions that need to be followed while trekking in the forest. The briefing will provide important information about the behavior of golden monkeys and how to interact with them safely. The golden monkey trekking experience in Rwanda is led by experienced guides who take visitors on a trek through the dense forests of the Volcanoes National Park. The trek is shorter and easier compared to gorilla trekking, taking around 2-3 hours. You will have an opportunity to see these playful primates as they move through the forest canopy. This is a unique opportunity to witness the golden monkeys in their natural habitat, taking photos and creating unforgettable memories.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, where you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local Rwandan traditions and culture. You will get to learn about the history of the region, watch traditional dances, and even participate in some activities yourself. This experience will provide a deeper understanding of Rwanda's rich cultural heritage.  Overnight in Volcanoes National Park.

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu

After breakfast, transfer to Lake Kivu, the largest freshwater lake in Rwanda. With its crystal-clear waters, lush green shores, and picturesque views, Lake Kivu is a must-see destination for all travelers. Not only is it a beautiful natural wonder, but it is also home to a variety of wildlife, including some of the world’s most endangered species. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful getaway or an adventure-filled journey, Lake Kivu is the perfect place to explore and experience the beauty of Rwanda.

You can choose to take a boat ride on the lake to see the various islands and enjoy the beautiful scenery. We'll also have the chance to visit a local fishing village and learn about the traditional methods used to catch fish.

Following the boat ride, we'll enjoy a scrumptious lunch on the shores of the lake as you relax on the shores of the lake and enjoy the sun. Overnight in Lake Kivu.

Day 6: Return to Kigali and Departure

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali. Depending on your flight schedule, you can choose to visit the local markets for some last-minute shopping before transferring to the airport for your departure flight.

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