6 Days Rwanda Primates Tour

  • Day 1: Kigali-Nyungwe Forest
  • Day 2: Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Day 3: Nyungwe Forest National Park- Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 4: Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 5: Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 6: Kigali

Package includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Kigali
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Package Excludes

  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Kigali
  • International airfares
  • Rwanda Visa (USD30.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport or the East African Tourist Visa
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

Day 1: Kigali-Nyungwe Forest
Arrive Kigali Airport early morning and transfer to Nyungwe Forest. If time allows, you may pass Butare where there is a National Museum.
Overnight at Gisakura Guesthouse (medium Budget) /Nyungwe Forest Lodge (High Budget)

Day 2: Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe is one of East Africa’s largest forests with 13 monkey species and chimpanzees. You will go for a nature walk through the forest in search of Chimpanzees and monkeys. For bird lovers, you will see a variety of forest birds. You may opt for the Waterfall Trail.
Overnight at Gisakura Guesthouse (medium Budget) /Nyungwe Forest Lodge (High Budget).

Day 3: Nyungwe Forest National Park- Volcanoes National Park
Transfer to Volcanoes National park. You may have an opportunity to visit the pygmies on the way.
Overnight Muhabura Hotel (Medium Budget)/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (High Budget)

Day 4: Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, we bring you to where your Gorilla tracking starts. Here, the Park wardens will brief you about the tracking and you start your Gorilla tracking.
After an hour’s viewing, you trek back to the Lodge.
Overnight Muhabura Hotel (Medium Budget)/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (High Budget).

Day 5: Volcanoes National Park
You have options today to choose from (one activity included): You may go for a nature walk in the Park, or Climb a volcano or visit Dian Fossey’s Grave.
You may opt to have another Gorilla tracking, or visit the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera.
Overnight Muhabura Hotel (Medium Budget)/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (High Budget).

Day 6: Kigali
Transfer to Kigali for your outbound flight.

7 Days Rwanda Tours

Day 1 Pickup from airport, brief city tour

Our representative will be waiting for you on your arrival at Kigali Airport. He will drop you at your hotel to offload your luggage, check in and pass through your travel programme with him. You will have lunch and may take on a tour of Kigali city prominent tourism structures. He will take you back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 Transfer to Nyungwe

Your adventure safari to Rwanda starts early morning as our guide picks you from your hotel after breakfast and you set off for Nyungwe national park. You will visit Murambi memorial and Nyanza palace on the way before a hot lunch en route. You will proceed at a slow speed to have better view of the country side and arrive at your hotel close to Nyungwe National Park boundaries late afternoon.

Day 3 Chimpanzee Tracking

Wake up with the first light of the day and take a quick cup of coffee and head to park offices; the trailhead for the day’s activity; chimpanzee tracking expedition. You reconfirm your booking, meet up with fellow tracking partners, get briefed about tracking regulations and get ranger guide escorts. You will meet the chimpanzees in their wild form though they are habituated and used to human presence. Acquire much information from the guides, take pictures and you may spend only one hour with them to reduce chances of getting overused to human presence. You will return to the hotel for a late lunch.  You may opt to relax all afternoon and enjoy your Rwanda safari in the wilderness or track the colobus monkeys in the forests.

Day 4 Canopy Walk, transfer to Lake Kivu

Take breakfast at leisure and get more of Safari into Rwanda by taking a canopy walk atop a thick rainforest to have an aerial view of nature. You get more close to birds and other wildlife species up in trees and enjoy the sights of the thick forest. You will return in time for lunch.
You will then check out and drive to Kivu town on the shores of Lake Kivu and shake off a bit of jungle life.

Day 5 Excursion of the Lake Kivu, Boat cruise

You will wake at leisure and take breakfast after which you will go for a boat cruise on the lake. For bird lovers this is a great opportunity to view many water bird species. Breathe in the air that is pure and feel the chilling breezes of the lake cool your skin and have the best of your Rwanda safari. You will get back in time for lunch and relaxation. You may take a leisurely self guided walk along the shores of the lake with fantastic views of the Virunga Mountains in the background.
Day 6 Mountain gorilla trekking

The biggest highlight of your safari to Rwanda is today and begins with a 6 am breakfast and drive to Virunga National Park headquarters.  Here you reconfirm your booking, greet and meet other people in the trekking group, get briefed about regulations and guidelines while in the forests and ranger guide escorts and the exercise begins. You will take averagely an hour upon meeting the gorilla family and take as many photographs, get a lot of experiences and learn a lot from the guides. You will then descend to your starting point and head to your hotel for a late lunch.  You may opt to take a cultural walk to the communities who have lived their lifetime close to the park with the mountain gorillas and share in their experiences. You will then return to the comfort of the hotel to relax and shake off fatigue of the forest.

Day  7 City Tour, Departure
You will enjoy morning sleep and have a late breakfast depending on time of your flight. You will check out of hotel and take a city tour. Visit Genocide Museum and learn the events of 1990s war in Rwanda, visit religious institutions, market or administrative structures. You will climax your Rwanda safari with an African buffet lunch and the  driver will then drop you at the airport for your outbound flight.

Lodges in Kigali

Kigali Serena Hotel

Luxury Lodge

Hotel Des Mille Collines

Mid-range Lodge

Five to Five Hotel

Budget Lodge

Lodges in Volcanoes National Park

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Luxury Lodge

Davinci Gorilla Lodge

Mid-range Lodge

La Palme Hotel Musanze

Budget Lodge

Lodges in Akagera National Park

Ruzizi tented lodge

Luxury Lodge

Akagera game lodge

Mid-range Lodge

Lodges in Nyungwe National Park

Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Luxury Lodge

Nyungwe top view hill hotel

Mid-range Lodge

Gisakura Guest House

Budget Lodge

Standard Safari vehicles

Luxury Safari Vehicles

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