6 Days Rwanda Safari: A Perfect Itinerary for First Time Visitors

A Perfect 6 Days Rwanda Safari Itinerary guide for First Time Visitors – Primates Gorillas & Chimps Trekking Vacation that takes you to Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest NP. On this 6 Days Rwanda Safari – Follow in Dian Fossey’s footsteps. This short 6 Days Rwanda Safari itinerary takes you deep into gorilla country — Volcanoes National Park, which is home to half of the world’s gorilla population! There are few better opportunities to discover Rwanda’s nature, with hiking excursions, forest hikes, and plantation visits available.

Chimpanzee Tracking, Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda

Itinerary Summary

Kigali: Local Crafts, Kigali Genocide Memorial, Hilly Country
Volcanoes National Park: Gorilla Trekking, Hiking, Walking Trails
Nyungwe Forest National Park: Stunning Scenery, Forest Walks, Chimpanzee Trekking

Itinerary at the Glance: 6 Days Rwanda Safari

  • Day 1 – 2: Kigali
  • Day 2 – 4: Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 4 – 6: Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Day 6: Kigali

Detailed Itinerary

Days 1 – 2: Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda’s capital and geographical center, is an important business center and port.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive Time
International arrival. We will welcome you at the airport.
Transfer to your hotel
Drive to Volcanoes (3-4 hrs)

Day 2 – 4: Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Look at the gorillas! Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains conservation region, which is shared by Congo and Rwanda.

Included Activities

Gorilla Trekking:
No other wildlife encounter in Africa matches the astounding experience of spending time face-to-face with some of the few remaining wild mountain gorillas. For a gorilla trek, you need to be fairly fit for the humid, muddy conditions of a rainforest hike. Even in the dry season, the rainforest is a challenging environment: it is humid, wet, and muddy with some steep slopes and thick vegetation. It is absolutely worth the effort to spend time with gorillas in the wild, but be prepared to exert yourself on the trek. Your expert guide and tracker will lead you into the forest’s secret paths in search of a habituated gorilla family. Once located, approach the gorillas gently and settle in to study them from 7 to 10 meters away. You will be with the gorillas for up to an hour, watching the adults forage and groom each other as the babies tumble and play. You will be under the watchful eye of the great silverback patriarch, whose protective soft brown eyes will continually sweep over his brood. It is a genuinely stunning experience to witness gorillas express regular human actions and emotions!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive Time
Drive to Kigali (3-4 hrs)
Flight to Kamembe (30 mins)
Transfer to your hotel

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Gorillas in Rwanda

Day 4 – 6: Nyungwe Forest National Park

Trekking in Rwanda| Chimpanzees & The Epic Suspension Bridge in Nyungwe National Park

Nyungwe Forest National Park is a massive high-altitude, mountainous tropical rainforest with a canopy that stretches across southeast Rwanda’s beautiful hills.

Included Activities

One&Only Nyungwe House: Forest Walks, Exploring The Tea Plantations
Nyungwe Forest is a large expanse of gigantic trees, trailing creepers, orchids, and the resulting diversity of life, which is astonishing in its vibrancy. Take a trip down the guided routes through the deep jungle to see the many primates swing from one tree to the next. Try to collect butterflies or spot the many birds whose voices are audible in the silence but whose shapes are obscured by the greenery. A canopy walk strung over ancient trees is remarkable for both the experience and the vista it provides — pure oxygen for your senses. A lot of tea plantations surround the Nyngwe House, adding to the enthralling beauty of the location. Explore beautiful plantations with knowledgeable guides who will give interesting morsels of information.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive Time
Transfer to airstrip
Flight to Kigali (30 min)

Nyungwe Forest National Park.
chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Days 6: Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda’s capital and geographical center, is an important business center and port.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Drive Time
International Departure


  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • Carbon emissions offsetting for your trip


  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare

Essential Trip Information

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