6 Days Nyungwe National Park & Lake Kivu

6 Days Nyungwe National Park & Lake Kivu

Day 01: Arrive Kigali International Airport

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our driver/guide and be transferred to your hotel in Kigali  for overnight stay

Driving distance:  15 Minutes


Day 02: Kigali City Tour

​After breakfast, the driver guide will pick you from the hotel and then visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial site which is the final resting place for over 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. Then, you will go to the Campaign against genocide museum located in the parliament building, here you will hear the story of how FPR INKOTANYI stopped the Genocide. After you will head to Pili pili Restaurant for lunch, after having a delicious lunch at Pili pili, our next stop will be Kimironko Market which is the huge covered market, teeming with people and the most wonderful stalls selling everything you can imagine from Fruits and Vegetables to cloth and craft product. Then in the evening, we will visit different art centers and galleries in town. Then later the driver will take you back to the Hotel. Later in the evening go for dinner.

Driving distance:  3-4 hours

Activity: Kigali City Tour


Day 03: Depart for Nyungwe National Park 

You will have breakfast and thereafter embark on the safari vehicle and transfer to Nyungwe forest and on your way to this forest have your lunch en-route, visit King’s Palace Museum and Ethnographic Museum in Butare. Later, drive to Nyungwe National Park where you will spend a night in one of the oldest Rainforests in Africa.

Driving distance:  6 Hours

Activity: King’s palace & Ethnographic Museum


Day 04: Chimpanzee Trek + Canopy Walk

Take an early morning breakfast then with your packed lunch drive to this park for the starting point of your chimpanzee trek. Two species of chimpanzees occur in Africa. There is the Bonobo and the Common Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes (often shortened to Chimpanzee, and sometimes referred to as the Robust Chimpanzee). The largest remaining populations occur in central Africa (Gabon, DR Congo and Cameroon). About only 400 individuals, the population in Rwanda is an endangered one. However; it should be mentioned that it is not guaranteed to see chimps as they are unpredictable and can move long distances in one day. Nyungwe National Park is the largest block of montane forest in East and Central Africa and it is an incredibly rich area of biodiversity. Have your picnic lunch at one of the stations near the park office and then off you go for the canopy walk which sets 50 meters above the ground with a 150-meter walkway and is the first of its kind in East Africa and third on the continent after South Africa and Ghana. It allows visitors to see the forest from above the trees and be at eye level with birds and monkeys that inhabit the upper storeys of the forest. Return to your hotel/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Driving distance:  3 Hours

Activity: Chimpanzee trek & Canopy Walk

Day 05: Depart for Lake Kivu

After breakfast, you drive to Gisenyi. This is one of the beautiful drives in Rwanda, with scenery of Lake Kivu. You will get to Gisenyi, check in. later Enjoy a boat ride to one of the islands in Lake Kivu as you enjoy spectacular views of water birds. 

Driving distance:  3 Hours

Activity: Sunset Boat ride


Day 6: Depart for Kigali International Airport

After breakfast you will bid your host goodbye and depart for Kigali. Take a complementary city tour to visit interesting shopping areas for some last minute shopping in one of the friendliest African capitals, before returning to the airport for your onward international flight back home.

Driving distance:  3 Hours

Activities: Shopping 


  • Accommodation
  • Private Transportation
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Snacks
  • Taxes
  • Mineral Water
  • All activities mentioned on the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfers
  • Park fees


  • Covid-19 Test
  • Flights
  • Meals not part of the programs
  • Other Activities not part of the program
  • Tips
  • Porters
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