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6-day Lake Kivu and Nyungwe safari

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6-day Lake Kivu and Nyungwe safari

Embark on an enchanting journey through the heart of Rwanda’s natural wonders with our captivating 6-day Lake Kivu and Nyungwe safari. This meticulously crafted itinerary invites you to explore the serene shores of Lake Kivu and the lush rainforests of Nyungwe, promising an unforgettable adventure filled with breathtaking landscapes, thrilling wildlife encounters, and authentic cultural experiences.

Throughout this safari, you’ll have the opportunity to unwind on the tranquil beaches of Lake Kivu, cruise its azure waters, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture. Then, venture into the dense rainforests of Nyungwe to track chimpanzees, walk among the treetops on a canopy walkway, and engage with local communities to gain insight into their way of life.

Join us as we delve into the natural and cultural treasures of Rwanda, discovering its diverse landscapes, rich biodiversity, and warm hospitality. Get ready for an extraordinary journey that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. Welcome to the Lake Kivu and Nyungwe safari experience.




Arrival in Kigali

Transfer to Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu Exploration

Transfer to Nyungwe Forest

Nyungwe Forest Adventure



Detailed itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, travelers are transferred to their hotel in Kigali, Rwanda’s vibrant capital city. This day allows travelers to acclimate to their new surroundings and explore Kigali’s landmarks, including the Genocide Memorial Center, which offers insights into Rwanda’s history and resilience.


Day 2: Transfer to Lake Kivu

After breakfast, travelers depart for Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest lake, located in the Western Province. The journey offers scenic views of the Rwandan countryside as travelers make their way to the lakeside accommodation. Upon arrival, travelers have the opportunity to relax and enjoy leisurely activities such as swimming or kayaking on the lake.


Day 3: Lake Kivu Exploration

The day is dedicated to exploring the beauty of Lake Kivu and its surroundings. Travelers may take a boat ride to explore nearby islands, visit fishing villages, or simply relax on sandy beaches. Optional activities include water sports like jet skiing or paddleboarding, as well as birdwatching along the lake’s shores.


Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, travelers depart for Nyungwe Forest National Park, known for its pristine rainforest and abundant wildlife. The journey takes travelers through picturesque landscapes to their accommodation near the forest. Upon arrival, travelers may opt for guided nature walks or birdwatching to immerse themselves in the forest’s tranquility.


Day 5: Nyungwe Forest Adventure

The highlight of the safari is a chimpanzee tracking expedition in Nyungwe Forest, where travelers have the chance to encounter these fascinating primates in their natural habitat. Additionally, travelers can experience the forest canopy on a thrilling canopy walkway, offering panoramic views of the lush greenery below. In the afternoon, travelers may engage in a cultural experience with a visit to a nearby village, interacting with the local community and learning about their traditions and way of life.


Day 6: Departure

After breakfast, travelers enjoy a leisurely morning at their accommodation, taking in the sights and sounds of Nyungwe Forest. Later, they depart for Kigali, stopping along the way for lunch and to admire scenic viewpoints. Upon arrival in Kigali, travelers may have time for last-minute shopping or sightseeing before transferring to Kigali International Airport for departure, marking the end of their Lake Kivu and Nyungwe safari adventure.

Overall, this safari offers a perfect balance of relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion, allowing travelers to experience the best of Rwanda’s natural beauty and cultural heritage in just six days.


  • Park Entrance fees
  • Gorilla permit
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals on the safari
  • Drinking water in the vehicle.
  • International flights.
  • Additional accommodation before and at end of the tour, if needed
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)


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