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7 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Primates Safari takes you to the Nyungwe Forest National Park. This forest is a birders paradise with more than 270 species recorded, it is also home to chimpanzees where tourists go chimpanzee tracking and walk tree-top high across the forest on a canopy. Enquire Now You’ll go gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, and have an opportunity to have an encounter with Mountain Gorillas in their natural environment, along with the melodious calls of tropical birds and the chattering of the Golden Monkeys.

7 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Primates Safari

Tour Highlights

  • Gorilla Home Volcanoes National Park.
  • Gorilla Trekking Adventure.
  • Golden Monkey Tracking.
  • Nyungwe Forest Chimpanzee Tracking.
  • Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and transfer to Parc National Des Volcans
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking & Transfer to Lake Kivu
Day 4: Lake Kivu transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 6: Nyungwe Forest National Park to Kigali
Day 7: Kigali City tour.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali for the 7 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Primates Safari and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

On your day of arrival at Kigali airport, our experienced driver/ guide will collect pick you from the airport and have a short stopover in Kigali, After the stopover, you will drive of to the east of Rwanda through the scenic and panoramic landscapes to the Parc National des Volcans.

Accommodation:
Mid-range lodge – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Set off early morning to have the once in a lifetime opportunity to venture on an exhilarating visit to the Mountain Gorilla’s natural habitat. The forest is made of shady bamboo thickets with sensational views of lush green tropical rainforests, alive with the calls of tropical birds. After your briefing at the forest head quarters, you will be divided into groups of 8 people then you head for the gorilla trek. Your guide will help you to locate the gorillas and you will be able to spend sometime with them.

Accommodation:
Mid-range lodge – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking

Volcanoes National Park and transfer to Lake Kivu
Volcanoes National Park is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo peaks) which are covered in rainforest and bamboo. This is the park where the world-renowned zoologist Dian Fossey carried out her research about mountain gorillas. On this day you also venture into the forests of Volcanoes National Park to track the rare Golden Monkeys.

Thereafter, your journey continues to Lake Kivu.

Accommodation:
Mid-range – Hotel Paradis Malahide
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 4: Lake Kivu transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

On the 4th day of the 7 days Rwanda gorilla and primate safari you go to the green fields of tea and coffee plantations to Gisenyi on the shorelines of Lake Kivu – which is situated at 1.461 m above sea level. Lake Kivu is the best location for all those interested in water activities such as sailing, wind surfing and sport fishing, boat cruise. There is also the local cuisine to explore as well as dance like the intore dance, drum performances and other cultural activities that represent the Rwandan culture.

Later that day, your journey continues to the Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Accommodation:
Mid-range lodge – Nyungwe Top View Hotel
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to lots of chimpanzees in Rwanda. Unlike gorilla trekking which requires a gorilla permit, chimpanzee trekking does not require a permit. Chimpanzees are easy to trek. Your tour guide will take you through the forest following bamboo leftovers in order to be able to find them. Once you find them, the chimpanzees are very friendly and they get excited when they see cameras.

Accommodation:
Mid-range hotel – Nyungwe Top View Hotel
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe Forest and Transfer to Kigali

Your adventure in the Nyungwe Forest reserve continues today with the following activities which are included in the price for this itinerary:

Chimpanzee Tracking: Here, you have the opportunity to track chimpanzees in their natural habitat and relish sensational views of lush green rainforests, alive with the calls of tropical birds. In addition to chimps, there are also black and white as well as red Colobus monkeys as well as hundreds of tropical bird species.

Nature Walk: Thereafter you venture on one of the longer nature trails in the Nyungwe forest such as the Umuyove, Imbaraga, or Uwinka Trails. And the opportunity to encounter any one of more than 270 species recorded, makes Nyungwe the perfect bird watcher’s paradise.

Canopy Walk: One of the highlights of your visit is the highest forest canopy walk in East Africa with walkways built as high as 50 meters above ground level and the opportunity of close encounters with many rare bird species such as the Great Blue Turaco.

Accommodation:
Luxury hotel – Hotel Des Mille Collines
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 7: Kigali City Tour and end of the 7 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Primates Safari – Departure

Enjoy a city tour of Kigali before your departure with a visit to the Genocide Memorial Centre and the renowned Hotel De Mille Collines is an option for all those interested in historic narrative.

Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included.

Included

  • Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permit – $1,500.
  • Park Entrance Fees.
  • Accommodation and Meals as per Itinerary.
  • 4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport.
  • English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver.

Not Included

  • Tourist Entry Visa.
  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Items of Personal Nature.
  • Tips and Gratuities.
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