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
- Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest
- Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park
- Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
- Kigali City Tour Experience
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.