This 6 Days Bird Watching Rwanda & Primates Safari gives you an adventurous tour of the Rwanda with the main activity being bird watching. Enquire Now You will spice up your bird watching tour with an unforgettable Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking adventure in the Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Park respectively. Expect to see over 13 primates in Nyungwe forest and of course the unforgettable encounter with the gorillas in the Volcanoes park. In these two parks, expect to see over over 200 different bird species, over 50 mammals on top of the prime primates resident here.
6 Days bird Watching Rwanda Safari Highlights
Day 1: Arrival – Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 2: Bird Watching & a Guided Nature Walk in Nyungwe Forest
Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe, Transfer to Musanze
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in the Volcanoes National park
Day 5: Golden Monkeys Tracking & Dian Fossey Hike”
Day 6: Depart to Kigali, City Tour & Flight Departure
Day 1: Arrival at the Airport for the 6 Days Bird Watching Rwanda & Primates Safari, Transfer to Nyungwe in the South
On your arrival at the Airport in Rwanda, you will be met by a tour guide from Silverback gorilla tours for a warm a welcome to the Land of “a Thousand Hills”. You will start off your 6 Days Bird Watching Rwanda safari with a journey transfer southwards to the Nyungwe Forest National Park. After a long journey of 4-5 hours, we shall arrive and check-in at the lodge/hotel for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B.
Day 2: Bird Watching in Nyungwe Forest National Park
Breakfast in the morning and then start your second day of your bird watching safari heading into the Nyungwe forest for the bird watching adventure. We advise that you carry your lunch with youbecause this a full day activity that involves an extra nature walk and hikes throughout the day. Your guide will help you identify different birds in the thick canopies and what’s even more exciting is a high chance of encountering different monkey species while on the lookout for birds. It will be a full day birding experience and therefore it is very vital that you carry lots of drinking water to stay hydrated throughout the day. Return to your safari lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full Board.
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe, Transfer to Musanze
Wake up to a delicious breakfast in the morning and set out to arrive at the park headquarters on time for a briefing on the basics of a successful chimpanzee trekking adventure. Chimpanzee tracking usually lasts for not more than 4 hours before you retire for lunch at the lodge. You will check out of the lodge and drive northwards to the Volcanoes National Park. Dinner and overnight at Kinigi Guest House, or Muhabura guest house, among other lodges available. Meal plan: F/B.
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast early in the morning, you will assemble at the headquarters of park (just make sure the lodge you book is next to the park HQs) in Kinigi for a briefing about the gorilla trekking adventure. With your packed lunch and necessities of the trek, you will be led by an assigned trekking guide to begin the search for the mountain gorillas. The activity takes between 1-5 hours depending on the movement of the assigned gorilla group. After the Gorilla trek, you will be ushered to the lodge for addition refreshments to help you rejuvenate yourself from the breathtaking yet amazing adventure of the trek. Later in the evening, you will get entertained by a group of traditional dancers, learn about Rwandan singing and dancing, traditional drums and so much more.
Day 5: Golden Monkey Tracking, Dian Fossey Hike
Today you will begin your 5th day of the Rwanda bird watching tour with an adventurous golden monkey tracking acctivity in the Volcanoes National Park still. After 3-4 hours of the photographic adventure, Return to lodge for lunch and set out to visit Dian Fossey’ Grave. You will hike at Karisoke research center and explore further the life of Dian Fossey, learn about her effort to conserve these beautiful creatures and the legacy she left behind. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B.
Day 6: Kigali City Tour & End of 6 Days Bird Watching Rwanda & Primates Safari – Departure
Breakfast in the morning! You will on this final day check out of the lodge and start the southward journey heading back to the capital of Kigali. Depending on the time of arrival, we may go for a brief city tour and eventually set you off for your flight schedule back home. Meal plan: Half Board.