6 days Rwanda Volcanoes national park safari

Trip summary

6 days Rwanda Volcanoes national park safari : Take on a 6 days safari to Rwanda’s Volcanoes national and explore the most that this national park has to offer. The Volcanoes national park is the home of the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. You can also get to trek the golden monkeys, hike the Dian fossey tomb and conclude this Rwanda safari with a hike to Bisoke one of the eight Virunga volcanic mountains.

Trip Highlights

  • Day 1: Drive to Volcanoes national park
  • Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park
  • Day 3: Golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park
  • Day 4: Dian Fossey hike
  • Day 5: Bisoke Hike
  • Day 6: Connect back to Kigali

Trip description

Day 1: Drive to Volcanoes national park

Leave your hotel in Kigali and drive towards the Volcanoes national park. Your driver guide will be at your communicated pick up place in the morning to take you on your Kigali city visit. You will start with a visit to the Kigali Genocide memorial grounds where you will get some history information of the Rwanda 1994 genocide.

Also have an enroute visit to the Dian Fossey Fund mueum in Musanze where you will get to see the 3D impression of the Virunga mountains- the home of the mountain gorillas and learn about the work of Dian fossey.

Arrive at your hotel, check in and settle in as you wait for dinner to be served.

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park

Wake up for an early breakfast and after drive to the park headquarters for the briefing ahead of your mountain gorilla trekking. Enter the forest and hike for about 2 hours until you meet your gorilla family of the day.

6 days Rwanda Volcanoes national park safari
Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes

After gorilla trekking, you will head back to your hotel for lunch and later in the evening you may take on the optional cultural tour at the Iby’iwachu cultural center. Return to your hotel for dinner and another night stay.

Day 3: Golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park

Volcanoes national park is one of the national parks where you will get to enjoy the mountain gorillas and the golden monkeys thus the term “where silver meets gold”. You will attend a morning briefing as the day before and enter the forest to spot these yellow looking and playful primates.

Lunch and dinner will be at your hotel as the night before.

Day 4: Dian Fossey hike

Wake up energized for this eventful day. You will have breakfast at your lodge and drive to the park headquarters for a briefing on what to expect while on this experience. You will thereafter drive to the starting point and hike up to the tomb of the mountain gorilla mother Dian Fossey who gave up a big part of her life to enforce conservation of mountain gorillas.

Return to your hotel in Volcanoes national park to spend the rest of the day at leisure as you wait for dinner to be served. Spend the fourth night in the Volcanoes national park.

Day 5: Bisoke Hike and transfer to Gisenyi- Lake Kivu

Wake up mentally and physically ready for this hike up Mount Bisoke. This is one of the 8 Virunga volcanic mountains. The Mount Bisoke hike is a 1 day hike that you can complete in 4 to 5 hours and enjoy the view of the Crater Lake at the top.

6 days Rwanda Volcanoes national park safari
Mount Bisoke hike

Descend and reach the trailhead where your driver guide will be waiting for you from. You will connect back to your hotel in Musanze where you will settle in for the night.

Day 6: Connect back to Kigali

This will be the last day of your safari. You will check out of your hotel in the Volcanoes national park and head back to Kigali Rwanda headed for your drop off destination. Depending on your preferred location and time, your driver guide will drive and you will part ways. If you would like another chance for a Kigali city tour, you can take this on.

End of safari.

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