Rwanda Day Tours: (Very short gorilla trekking and wildlife tours)

Rwanda day tours: For busy professionals with limited time, seeking a1 day tour in Rwanda kigali to immerse themselves in Rwanda’s abundant wildlife, breathtaking scenery, rural lifestyle, and the vibrant culture of its people. Fortunately, due to Rwanda’s small size and the central location of its capital city, Kigali, it is possible to easily visit several main attractions in a day and return to Kigali. The majority of Rwanda day tours commence from Kigali.

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Rwanda day tours from Kigali are ideal for people visiting Rwanda, particularly those with limited time and busy schedules. These Rwanda day tours are suitable for individuals who want to go on expeditions within a short timeframe. Enhance your experience in Rwanda by participating in pre or post-program short Rwanda safari tours scheduled from Kigali, Rwanda. These Rwanda day tours offer the opportunity to explore wildlife safaris, immerse yourself in the local culture, and enjoy the countryside. Escape from demanding schedules and carve yourself some leisure time for yourself on Rwanda day tours. Experience the serene beauty of nature and immerse yourself in an extraordinary experience with the enchanting wildlife that surpasses all expectations. Day trips to Rwanda can be enjoyed from Kigali, both within and outside the city. 

These trips can range from single day excursions to the national parks, where various tourist activities can be undertaken within a reasonable timeframe. By participating in these trips, you can create lasting memories and also explore other attractions such as Kigali city tours and visits to the Genocide Memorial Day. Here are the exceptional day trips available for you to pick from, depending on your preferences and interests.

Engage in either gorilla trekking or golden monkey trekking on Rwanda Day Tour

Rwanda tour guides, Mountain gorilla trekking is a defining characteristic of Rwanda, to put it mildly. Within a single day, you have the opportunity to visit Volcanoes National Park in Musanze District, located in the northern region of Rwanda. This park is home to one-third of the world’s mountain gorillas. After a 2.5-hour drive from Kigali, you can embark on a trek through the magnificent Virunga mountains. During this trek, you will have the extraordinary chance to spend one hour observing a family of these endangered mountain gorillas, an experience that is truly once-in-a-lifetime. Additionally, you may encounter the elusive and fascinating Golden Monkeys in their natural habitat. This adventure allows you to fulfill your exploration dreams, and by evening, you will return to Kigali for your overnight stay or departure flight.

Rwanda day tours that includes chimpanzee trekking, a canopy walk, and the Igishigishigi trail.

The Nyungwe forest safari offers Rwanda day tours the opportunity to see Rwanda’s largest forest. The itinerary Rwanda day tour includes hiking along the Igishigishigi trail, experiencing a canopy walk, and engaging in chimpanzee tracking. The Nyungwe National Park is situated in the southwestern province of Rwanda. Established in 2004, this afro-montane forest is considered one of the oldest and largest in Africa, covering over 970 square kilometers. It includes several habitats such as marshes, bogs, grassland, and bamboo forest. The forest is located at an elevation of 3000 meters above sea level and extends to the boundaries of Burundi, Congo, and Lake Kivu.

Embark on a Rwanda day tour excursion to Akagera National Park for a captivating wildlife safari experience.

Akagera National Park is Rwanda’s sole savannah park, making it an exclusive destination for those seeking an authentic African savannah experience and the opportunity to observe a variety of wild animals. Visitors have the chance to encounter the renowned Big 5 animals, including lions, rhinos, cape buffaloes, forest elephants, and leopards. Additionally, a full day of game drives allows for the sighting of numerous wildlife species such as different antelopes, zebras, hippos, and a diverse array of bird species. The park also offers the chance to observe primates and immerse oneself in the untamed beauty of the wilderness. The park is situated in the eastern region of the country, approximately a two-hour drive from Kigali.

You also have the option to engage in a one-day tour hiking excursion in the Virunga Mountains.

Gorilla trek rwanda day tour, hiking enthusiasts can embark on a challenging adventure by scaling the majestic Virunga Mountains on a hike to the stunning volcano cones located in Volcanoes National Park. One of the most popular mountains for day hikes is Mount Bisoke, a dormant volcano in the Virunga chain. It is located at an altitude of 3711 meters and features fascinating crater lakes at the summit. Another option for a day hike is the Diane Fossey Gravesite, which is located at the Karisoke Research Center. Diane Fossey was an American primatologist and conservationist known for her extensive study of gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Her site is situated at an elevation of 3000 meters, between Mount Karisimbi and Mount Bisoke, and is surrounded by many gorilla graves.

Rwanda day tours
Rwanda day tours

1 day canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park

 Rwanda day tour,  canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park, will take you to Rwanda’s southwest, towards the border with Burundi. Nyungwe is well known for its endemic species of flora and fauna, as well as the rich biodiversity of the landscape, such as the  incredible canopy walk

kigali city day tour - best rwanda day tours

kigali city day tour  will take you to Kigali Genocide Memorial, Belgian Memorial Camp Kigali, and the busiest town with a busy market called Kimironko Market. With the Kigali Genocide Memorial, you will watch and listen to the sad stories of the different Tutsi families that lost their loved ones during the Genocide.  

1 day akagera game drive safari from kigali

1 day akagera game drive safari from Kigali will take you to Akagera National Park. Akagera lies in eastern Rwanda, next to the border with Tanzania. Akagera National Park is characterized by low mountains, swamps, woodlands, and Savannah. For an outstanding experience, Akagera

1 day gorilla trek Gisenyi

1 day gorilla trek from Gisenyi

1 day gorilla trek Gisenyi will take you to Volcanoes National Park for an extraordinary experience with the amazing endangered mountain gorillas. Located in the far northwest of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park safeguards the steep slopes of the magnificent mountain range, home to the endangered mountain gorillas

1 day kigali city tour

Kigali - kigali city tour experience

Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda the  land of a thousand hills. Kigali is one of the most cleanest beautiful, and most organized cities in East Africa, with well-maintained streets. Despite the heartbreaking experiences of the genocide, the Kigali city continues to stand strong and offer heartfelt condolences for its people’s loss.

1 day akagera game drive safari from kigali

1 day akagera game drive safari from Kigali will take you to Akagera National Park. Akagera lies in eastern Rwanda, next to the border with Tanzania. Akagera National Park is characterized by low mountains, swamps, woodlands, and Savannah. For an outstanding experience, Akagera

Kigali city day tour 

A single day Kigali city tour offers a comprehensive and exciting experience as you explore the entire city. You will have the opportunity to hike to mountain Kigali and enjoy breathtaking views of the beautiful city. Additionally, you can immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting Nyamirambo town and the Nyamirambo Women’s Center. The tour also includes a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Ground, a solemn site that serves as a final resting place for over 250,000 victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Here, you will gain valuable insights and information about this tragic event. Furthermore, you can explore local craft shops and markets, adding to the wonders of your day.

Incredible Excursions in Rwanda’s Kigali City

Experience incredible day trips in Rwanda by embarking on a 1-day excursion to the Mboyo reconciliation hamlet, followed by a visit to the Nyamata Church Genocide memorial.

To obtain a deeper understanding of Rwanda’s tours and greater appreciation of Rwanda’s tragic history of the genocide against the Tutsi and the ongoing work of reconciliation, visiting the Mbyo reconciliation village and the Nyamata church genocide memorial will be highly enlightening, motivating, and inspiring. Mbyo hamlet is situated in the Bugesera area, approximately a one-hour drive from Kigali. The community is home to both the perpetrators and survivors of the genocide, with the survivors being the families that were targeted and slain by the perpetrators. These two segments have reconciled and coexisted harmoniously, collaborating in their daily activities. You receive accounts from both the perpetrators and survivors of the slaughter. In addition, you will get the opportunity to visit women’s cooperatives engaged in the production of artisanal crafts, as well as farmers’ cooperatives that will guide you through a garden where various crops are cultivated.

Rwanda day trips at  countryside experience excursions offer wonderful day trips in Rwanda.

Additionally, there is a one-day excursion available from Kigali to the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village, located near Volcanoes National Park. Here, former poachers warmly greet visitors and showcase their rich cultural heritage through captivating dance performances and songs. During the tour, participants have the opportunity to learn about various aspects of Rwandan traditional life, such as traditional wedding ceremonies, milk rituals, local beer and food production, and even receive insights from a traditional healer. This immersive experience promises a day filled with enjoyment and profound delight.


Additional day tours from Kigali may encompass bird and nature walks, as well as a waterfall hike in Nyungwe National Park. Another option is to visit Lake Kivu, the largest lake in Rwanda, for a boat ride or engage in lake sporting activities such as kayaking. You can also enjoy leisurely moments on the sandy beaches along the shores of Lake Kivu. Additionally, you can make a stop at the twin lakes during your journey, making your stay in Rwanda an adventure packed with unforgettable experiences.

Rwanda Day Tour packages

1 day big 5 safaris in akagera national park

1 day wildlife safari in Akagera National Park (short Rwanda tour)

1 day wildlife safari in Akagera  National Park, Akagera National Park is the sole Savannah park in Rwanda that offers the opportunity to observe the Big 5, providing an authentic wildlife safari experience in Rwanda. 

African safari with kids

Amazing 1 day big 5 safaris in akagera national park

1 day big 5 safaris in akagera national park , Akagera National Park is a unique Savannah park in Rwanda that offers the opportunity to observe the Big 5, providing a quintessential wildlife safari experience in Rwanda. 

1 day Uganda Gorilla Trek from Kigali (budget gorilla trekking )

1 day Uganda Gorilla Trek from Kigali, commencing and concluding in Kigali. Are you constrained by a tight schedule yet nevertheless interested in engaging in gorilla trekking?  Active African vacations provide cost-effective expeditions  

3 days photographic gorilla safari volcanoes national park

1 day gorilla trekking from kabale town

1 day gorilla trekking from kabale town, kabale  towns is  located  on the edges of Bwindi impenetrable national park, offering clients 4 habituated gorilla groups which include; Habinyanja, Mubare, Nkuringo and Rusengura. The permit costs 800$ which gives you access to these

1 Day tour By’Iwachu cultural village and Dian fossey

1 Day tour Iby’Iwachu cultural village and Dian fossey  is a very short Rwanda safari that takes you to  Iby’iwachu cultural center is located in Rwanda Musanze district which was formed by ex-poachers with the purpose of transforming their lives and embracing Rwanda’s rich culture. 

Photographic gorilla safaris

1 Day Mount Sabinyo Hiking from Kigali

1 Day Mount Sabinyo Hiking from Kigali, thinking Mount Sabinyo is a 1 day hike and the trek is 8 hours, 4 hours to the summit and 4 hours back depending on the pace, weather and the physical fitness of the hikers. Hiking activity sets off from the park office after being briefed by the ranger guide.


1 day golden monkey trekking From Kisoro

1 day golden monkey trekking from Kisoro takes you to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, which is located in the Virunga Mountains and encompasses three inactive volcanoes, namely Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga, and Mount Sabyinyo. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park sits high in the clouds 

Experiential lion tracking

1 Day Akagera national park wildlife safari – Best short Rwanda safari

1 Day Akagera national park wildlife safari is a classic Rwanda wildlife safari trip that leaves you amazed by the beauty of Rwanda as a country with beautiful savannah and lash green forested areas giving you varied sights of Rwanda. 1 Day akagera national park wildlife safari price is very affordable for every traveler,

1 Day Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe National Park

1 Day Chimpanzee Trekking  in Nyungwe  National Park, Nyungwe forest National Park is one of Rwanda’s prime forests and a leading chimpanzee trekking destination with over 13 primates and bird species you can explore in Rwanda. Nyungwe forest National park is located in the southern region of Rwanda partly

3 days photographic gorilla safari volcanoes national park

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek, Rwanda  offers 10 habituated mountain gorilla groups that can be visited daily, with each group being viewed by a maximum of 8 tourists. Mountain gorillas are among the primate species located in the Virunga conservation area with other primates whom include; colobus monkeys, baboons, golden monkeys and L’Hoest monkeys

1 day chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge

1 day chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge, Kyambura Gorge is a tropical forest found within Queen Elizabeth National Park. Kyambura Gorge runs from Elizabeth National Park.
The Kyambura gorge is 1 km wide and 100 km deep, which is equivalent to a football pitch. Chimpanzees did not originate in the Kyambura Gorge, but rather arose and

1 day kigali city tour

1 day kigali city tour (explore Rwanda’s capital city)

The 1 Day kigali city tour itinerary takes you on an unforgettable journey across Kigali capital city of Rwanda, where you chose to use kigali city tour bus, our 4×4 Landcruiser on a 1 day in kigali city trip, Kigali is named after a mountain (hills), is Rwanda’s commercial metropolis and also houses the majority of the country’s significant political offices. 

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