5 Days Rwanda Primates Safari

The 5 day Rwanda primate tour includes mountain gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking in the Nyungwe National Park and this begins and ends in Kigali. Nyungwe Forest National Park features several primate species in Rwanda while the rare mountain gorillas in Rwanda are inhabited in Volcanoes National Park.


Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Day 5: Return to Kigali


Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After you have arrived at the Kigali International Airport, our experienced driver guide will pick you as you head southwards to Nyungwe Forest National Park with en-route visit to the national museum in Butare, the Murambi genocide memorial site, the Nyanza kings palace. You will have dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge for luxury.

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk
Breakfast in the morning and after you head to Nyungwe Forest for primate viewing as well as other wildlife species. The guides will be available to explain to you lifestyle, feeding, reproduction rate and many more details that you want to learn about these magnificent species. While on safari to Nyungwe Forest National Park, expect to view the chimpanzees, the rare L’Hoests monkeys, Hamlyn’s monkeys, Red tailed monkeys, Angola colobus, vervets and many more. Retreat for lunch at the lodge and in the afternoon set off for canopy walk and after return to lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, you will set off to Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri. You will have dinner and overnight stay at Muhabura hotel-budget, La Palme hotel-Deluxe, Mountain gorilla view lodge for luxury.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Breakfast in the morning and after you head to the park headquarters for the early morning briefing from the park official. Volcanoes National Park offers refuge to over 62% of the rare mountain gorillas that live within the Virunga Massifs. There are 10 habituated gorilla families set for tourism but only one will be assigned to you to track in one day and only one hour is allowed for you to have magical encounter with these rare creatures while in their natural habitat. After, you will return to your lodge of choice for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Return to Kigali
Following breakfast in the morning, you will set off to Kigali but you will first have a brief city tour at the Gisozi genocide memorial site to explore more about the Rwanda genocide that claimed thousands of innocent lives in 1994. After, you will set off to Kigali International Airport for your scheduled flight and this marks the end of the five days safari in Rwanda.

END OF TOUR

• Gorilla permit
• Transport (Tour vehicle, driver guide, fuel)
• Full board accommodation for 4 nights plus all meals
• Bottle of water
• Chimpanzee trekking permit
• Canopy walk
• Visit to the Gisozi genocide memorial sites en-route to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Safari exclusion
• Visa fees
• Phone bills, personal laundry and other personal expenses
• Alcoholic drinks
• Personal insurance
• Extra activities outside the itinerary