Rwanda Primates safari
Rwanda Primates safari

8 Days Rwanda Primates Safari (Tour Overview)

The 8 Days  Rwanda Primates safari adventure includes a gorilla trekking safari adventure in the Volcanoes National park, The ultimate primates experience in Nyungwe Forest National Park, visit the shores of Lake Kivu for a luxury relaxation treatment. On this primates tour, expect to take part in the known activities like Chimpanzee Tracking, Nyungwe Forest Nature Walk and the highlight of your safari will be the Gorilla Trekking adventure in Volcanoes National Park.

Tour Highlights of Your 8 Days Rwanda Primates Safari

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to Kigali City

Upon arrival at Kanombe International Airport in Kigali, you will be picked by our tour guide who will brief you on the highlights of your 8 Days Rwanda primates safari itinerary. After successfully checking in at the hotel for your accommodation, you will go for a short city tour within Kigali, take a historical visit to the Murambi and Gisozi genocide memorial sites, then retire for Dinner and overnight at your booked hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Today, you will be wake up to a delicious breakfast as you embark on a journey southwards to the Nyungwe Forest National Park. Along the way, you will have an en-route stopover at the Royal King’s Palace in Nyanza for a cultural description where you get an opportunity to learn about the history of Rwandan people. Have a lunch break. In the afternoon, visit the Rwandan national Museum where you will get more information about the country’s history and culture. Proceed to Nyugwe Forest National park for dinner and Overnight.

Day 3: Nyungwe Forest National Park Chimpanzee Trekking

Have a primates safari experience on this day of your wildlife tour in Rwanda. Nyungwe Forest is home to over 13 primates the majority being the chimpanzees. The activity of trekking the chimpanzees takes you in the thick Nyungwe forest to experience and appreciate nature. The activity which starts very early in the morning requires you to be at the park headquarters at exactly 5.30 am for a must-attend chimpanzee trekking briefing where you will receive information on how to behave and possible length of your trek. Your ranger guide will lead you to either the Uwinka trailhead or the Cyamudongo sector for chimp trekking. After the trek retire back to the lodge for yet another coming day of yet another safari experience in Rwanda

Day 4: Full Day Nature Walk in Nyungwe Forest

Today after early morning breakfast, you will be required to report to the park headquarters for briefing about nature walk in the forest from where you will set out for the forest walk which will enable you to experience the park’s unique tourist attractions such as the waterfalls. Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Transfer to Kibuye along the Shores of Lake Kivu

You will be driven to  Kibuye which located on the shores of the lake.  The town has one of the country’s most attractive lake ports which will offer you spectacular views of the lake. Spend the whole day exploring the lake. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. 

Day 6: Transfer to Gisenyi - Ruhengeri

Today, after early morning breakfast, you will be driven to Gisenyi. The town is characterized by the waterfront and sandy beaches which are good for relaxation. In the afternoon, transfer to Ruhengeri. On arrival, you will check in at your booked hotel while awaiting gorilla trekking the following day. Dinner and overnight at the guest house. 

Day 7: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Today, you will go to the park headquarters for briefing from the park rangers. You will be allocated gorilla groups from the park rangers who will take you to view the gorillas and you will spend 1 hour with the mountain gorillas as you watch them feed the young ones. Return to the Kinigi guest house for overnight and dinner.

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali City, Departure

Today, you will be driven to Kigali which is the country’s capital city. Visit different memorial genocide sites and different attractions. Proceed and have lunch in Kigali town, In case you have some time before your flight you can have a short Kigali city tour.

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2 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking safari
Rwanda Primates safari

2 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari (Safari Overview)

This 2 days Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking safari will take you to trek the chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest national park. On this safari, you will drive to the countryside heading towards the Nyungwe forest park on a thrilling 5 hours journey from Kigali with selected stopotovers along the way to take photographs and blend into the local lifestyle of Rwanda people.

This 2 Days Rwanda chimpanzee trekking safari is a similar short tour like the 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda designed to fit visitors who are on a business holiday trip and surely have a constrait time of stay in Rwanda but would like to have that exhilarating encounter with the primates in Rwanda. Be welcomed by the due from the dense Nyungwe forest as you approach the park offices to experience the best of primates species in one of the remaining montane forests in Central Africa.

Tour Highlights on this 2 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

Safari Itinerary Details

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Stary your 2 Day chimpanzee trekking safari with a morning breakfast from your hotel/residence and then set off at 7:30 am for a 5-6 hours journey to southern province of Rwanda where Nyungwe forest national park is located. Along the way, you will a photograhic stopover Huye at the ethnographic museum formerly the national museum of Rwanda. You will have your lunch in Huye and then proceed with your journey to arrive at the park in the afternoon. In the afternoon, you will take on the canopy walk in Nyungwe forest. The drive to Nyungwe forest is rewarding with views several hills, Lake Kivu and Kibira national park in Burundi.

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest

At about 5.30 am early in the morning, yoour driver guide will pick you up from the lodge with your packed breakfast and lunch to take you to the chimpanzee trekking briefing point at Uwinka visitors center in Nyungwe forest before. You will be enlighted on the Dos and Don’ts of chimpanzee trekking and the necessary basics you need to be equipped with for this activity.

After receiving a briefing and depending on the number of people present for the chimp trek you will be divided into two groups. One will track starting at he Uwinka center and another starting at Cyamudongo – which will require your driver guide to transfer you to the starting point. Your range guide will be in communication with the trackers who live early morning to locate where the chimpanzee nested the previous night.

Nyungwe Forest is known to be rich in botanical diversity hosting over 200 species of trees and flowering plants and about 300 bird species. Home to more than 13 species of primates including Olive baboons, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Ruwenzori colobus, Vervet monkeys, silver monkey, Grey-cheeked manga-bey, red-tailed monkey etc, you are most likely to sight some of these forest inhabitants on your chimpanzee trekking safari. You are allowed to stay with the chimps for only 1 hour after locating them, photography is allowed but be reminded that the flash is prohibited. Meal plan – Breakfast and Lunch

2 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Prices
Number of people123456
Price per person – Top View Lodge$800$600$550$500$480$420
Price per person – Gisakura Guesthouse$750$560$450$400$380$300

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This Safari Includes

  • Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Ground transport
  • Water per person per day
  • Full board accommodation for one night
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

This Safari Excludes

  • Entrance to the Ethnographic museum
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Travel Insurance

What to carry for the Safari

  • Rain jacket
  • Water proof hiking shoes
  • Trousers and long sleeved shirts
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat

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