6 Days Rwanda Safari – Gorilla Trek & Cultural Tour
Cultural Tour & Gorilla Trekking Lover? Plan 6 Days Rwanda Safari – Gorilla Trek & Cultural Tour tailored by Rwanda Gorilla trek to visit the Rwandan people & Lake Kivu water shoes to relax while on an expeditious safari holiday in Africa.
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Safari Highlight – 6 Days Rwanda Safari
- Day 1: Pick up from Kigali international airport with a city tour
- Day 2: Educational Tour of Kigali and Nearby cities
- Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
- Day 4: Visit the local Communities in Musanze
- Day 5: Boat Cruise on Lake Kivu
- Day 6: Visit Craft shops
Detailed – 6 Days Rwanda Safari
Day 1: Welcome at the airport, transfer to hotel, and check-in
Upon arrival at Kigali International airport, you will be welcomed by the professional Tour guide from Active African Vacations and take you on a history-minded exploration of Kigali with visits to landmarks from colonial, post-independence, genocide and post-genocide times, then in the evening hours relax at the hotel for dinner and overnight at 2000 Hotels. B/B
Day 2: Kigali Educational Tour & Transfer to Musanze
After the morning breakfast at the hotel, the students will go for an educational tour to learn more about the way of life in Kigali, History, and cultural practices.you will visit Mayange, the Rwandan Model Village, and hear about the post-genocide Reconciliation Villages. In the afternoon, you will appreciate why Rwanda is called “Land of A Thousand Hills” as we drive north towards Ruhengeri at the outskirts of Volcanoes National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Da Vinci hotel for mid-range / five to five lodge for luxury.
Day 3: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
In the morning, you will an early enjoy breakfast at the lodge, and pack for a day in the park: water, jacket, camera, and a packed lunch. We start at the park headquarters at 7:00 am to check in and learn about the park and different gorilla families. After a briefing together with your trekking guide, it is a brief drive to the forest trail to begin the trek. It may be 2-8 hour trek round trip, depending on the location of the Gorilla families. While hiking to the gorillas you will enjoy beautiful sights and sounds of the rain forest. After enjoying a majestic one-hour stay with the gorillas, you hike back out of the park and the driver will meet you. In the afternoon, you have the option to visit the Batwa Cultural Village.
Please Note: Gorilla families are constantly on the move throughout the park, and it can be a 2-8 hour round trip hike (plus the 1 hour viewing). Based on your fitness level and preference we will recommend a short, medium or longer hike. Gorilla families are then allocated by Park Officials who will try to fit your wishes.
Day 4: Musanze Educational Excursion
Our educational excursion day you will learn about Rwandan community life and the surrounding ecology. In the neighboring town of Kingi at the Park’s perimeter, we will go on a botany tour and learn about banana-leaf artisanal products. A visit to the Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Orphanage will introduction to the challenges of orphans and street children. It is a x hour drive to Lake Kivu and overnight at Lake Kivu Hotel.
Day 5: Lake Kivu Boat Ride /cruise
Lake Kivu is one of the African Creek Lakes and sits at the border of Rwanda and the Congo. We will take a boat trip to one of the coffee islands and learn about coffee farming during a guided tour around a major coffee plantation. Enjoy a performance of traditional dancing overnight at Lake Kivu Hotel.
Day 6: Visit to a crafts markets and airport drop-off
During the x-hour drive back to Kigali we will stop for exploration and shopping at a crafts market and get you to Kigali airport in time for your flight home.
Contact our reservation agents to customize your tour and learn about accommodation options!
- 5 Nights Accommodation
- 4×4 transportation Safari Jeep
- Knowledgeable English speaking Guide
- 1 Gorilla permit per person
- Boat cruise & activities
- International flights
- Rwanda Visa
- All meals and drinks not specified
- Tips and gratuities
- Items of a personal nature