Rwanda 4 Day Safari Tour

Welcome to the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda! Known for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture, this East African nation is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Experience the best of Rwanda on this 4-day Safari Tour! Immerse yourself in the beauty of the African wilderness as you trek through the lush forests of Volcanoes National Park to spot endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and chimpanzees. Enjoy a thrilling game drive in Akagera National Park, where you can spot a variety of wildlife including elephants, zebras, giraffes, and more. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of Rwanda and create memories that will last a lifetime!

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

4 Days
16 Years




Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park


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Tour Plan

Day 1: Gorilla Trekking

The first day of the Rwanda 4-Day Safari Tour itinerary involves an exciting and unforgettable experience of gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park which is located in the northwestern part of the country. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is a unique and unforgettable experience. Rwanda is home to almost a half of the world's remaining mountain gorillas, and visitors have the opportunity to see these magnificent animals up close in their natural habitat. Visitors to Volcanoes National Park must obtain a gorilla trekking permit in advance. The permits cost $1,500 per person and allow visitors to spend one hour with a gorilla family.

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Kigali and driven to the park, which is located approximately 2-3 hours away. During this journey, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful Rwandan countryside and get a glimpse of the local culture.

Upon arrival at the park headquarters, you will be given a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules and safety precautions. It is important to follow these rules to ensure the safety of both the gorillas and the visitors. Rwanda has a strict policy of limiting the number of visitors to the gorillas to protect their habitat and minimize their exposure to human-borne diseases. You will also be assigned a gorilla family to trek, and a park ranger will guide you through the trek. Visitors to Volcanoes National Park must be accompanied by a guide at all times. The guides are knowledgeable about the gorillas and their habitat and can provide valuable insights during the trek.

The trek itself is an adventure that takes you through the forest to find a family of mountain gorillas. This can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours depending on the location of the gorillas. It is important to note that the trek can be physically demanding, and visitors are advised to be in good physical shape to participate.

Once you find the gorillas, you will spend an hour with them, observing their behavior and taking photos. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. It is important to remain calm and quiet during the encounter, as the gorillas are wild animals and can be easily disturbed.

The best time to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda is during the dry season, which runs from June to September and December to February. During this time, the gorillas tend to stay in lower altitudes, making them easier to access.

After the trek, you will be driven back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay. This will give you time to reflect on the amazing experience you just had and to rest before the next day's activities. Overall, Day 1 of the Rwanda 4-Day Safari Tour is a truly unforgettable experience that combines adventure, nature, and wildlife in the beautiful country of Rwanda.

Day 2: Golden Monkey Trekking

On Day 2 of the Rwanda 4-Day Safari Tour, you will have the opportunity to go Golden Monkey Trekking. 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.

Once you're equipped with all the necessary knowledge, you will set off on your trek to find a troop of golden monkeys. The trek can be challenging, but it is worth it when you finally come across a troop of golden monkeys playing and jumping around in the trees. You will be guided by experienced trackers who know the forest well and can help you spot these elusive primates. You will get to see the monkeys up close and observe their behavior for an hour. This is a unique opportunity to witness the golden monkeys in their natural habitat, taking photos and creating unforgettable memories.

Golden monkey trekking is a great way to learn about the conservation efforts being made to protect these primates and their habitat. The best time to go golden monkey trekking in Rwanda is during the dry season, which runs from June to September and December to February.

After the trek, you will return to your hotel for lunch and some relaxation time. In the afternoon, you can choose to either explore the nearby villages or visit the Iby'iwacu Cultural Village to learn more about Rwandan culture and traditions. The village offers visitors a chance to experience Rwandan culture firsthand, with guided tours that include a visit to a traditional healer, a visit to a local school, and a chance to participate in cultural activities such as cooking, dancing, and drumming. The village is a community-based tourism initiative, which means that the profits generated from tourism activities are shared among the villagers. The village is also involved in conservation efforts, with a focus on protecting the endangered mountain gorillas that live in the nearby Volcanoes National Park. The village has established a buffer zone around the park to reduce human-wildlife conflict and promote sustainable tourism practices.

As the day draws to a close, you will return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. This will be a well-deserved rest after an exciting day spent in the wilds of Rwanda, with unforgettable memories and experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking

Day 3 of the Rwanda 4-Day Safari Tour itinerary is all about exploring the natural wonders of Nyungwe National Park and experiencing the thrill of encountering wild chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Nyungwe Forest National Park is located in the southwestern part of the country. This park is home to over 500 chimpanzees, making it one of the largest populations in East Africa.

The day begins with a hearty breakfast, after which you'll embark on a 5–6hour drive to Nyungwe National Park. During this scenic journey, you'll have ample opportunities to enjoy the picturesque landscapes and stunning vistas of Rwanda.

Upon arrival at the park, you'll have the option of having lunch either en route or at your hotel, depending on your preference. After lunch, it's time to gear up for the main highlight of the day: chimpanzee trekking. This is a thrilling adventure that takes you deep into the heart of the forest, where you'll encounter these fascinating primates up close. The chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park have been habituated to human presence, which means that they are used to the presence of visitors and are not scared of them.

The chimpanzee trekking experience typically lasts 2-3 hours, during which you'll be accompanied by an experienced guide who will lead you to the best spots for spotting the chimps. Once you find them, you'll spend an hour observing their behavior and taking photos, while learning about their habits and lifestyle. Chimpanzees are social animals that live in large communities, led by an alpha male. They are known for their intelligence and ability to use tools, such as sticks and rocks, to help them gather food. It's a truly unforgettable experience that provides a unique insight into the world of these intelligent and fascinating animals.

After the trek, you'll return to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind after a long day of adventure. Enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night in the comfort of your hotel, reflecting on the amazing experiences of the day and anticipating the exciting activities that lie ahead on the rest of your Rwanda 4-Day Safari Tour.

Day 4: Game Drive in Akagera National Park

On Day 4 of the Rwanda 4-Day Safari Tour, you will embark on an exciting game drive in Akagera National Park, which is located in the eastern part of Rwanda. The drive to the park is approximately 3-4 hours, giving you ample time to admire the beautiful scenery along the way.

Once you arrive at the park, you'll begin your game drive, which will take you through various habitats, including open savannah grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands. During the game drive, you will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species.

The park is also home to predators such as lions, leopards, and hyenas, although spotting them may require some luck and patience. Your experienced guide will help you spot these elusive animals and provide you with information about their behavior and habitat.

After a morning of game viewing, you will stop for lunch at one of the picnic sites within the park. Here, you can take a break, stretch your legs, and enjoy the beautiful views while savoring a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon, you'll continue your game drive, exploring different areas of the park and observing the animals in their natural habitat. The lighting in the afternoon can be especially beautiful, providing great opportunities for photography.

As the sun begins to set, you'll wrap up your game drive and begin the drive back to Kigali, which takes approximately 2-3 hours. You can sit back and relax as you reflect on the incredible wildlife and landscapes you've experienced during your time in Akagera National Park. Finally, you'll be dropped off at your hotel or at the airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your Rwanda 4-Day Safari Tour.

After breakfast, you'll drive to Akagera National Park, which takes approximately 3-4 hours.

Game drive in the park to see a variety of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species.

You'll have lunch at the park, and then continue with the game drive in the afternoon.

After the game drive, you'll drive back to Kigali, which takes approximately 2-3 hours, and then be dropped off at your hotel or at the airport for your departure flight.

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