This 6 days Rwanda primate safari will help you explore the hidden gems in the countries from the mountain gorillas and the endangered golden monkeys in volcanoes national park. you will have an amazing experience during your Rwanda safari. In Nyungwe national park, you will have remarkable experiences engaging with the playing chimpanzees as you take part in chimpanzee trekking and for chimpanzee trekking, you will also get to participate in the cultural tour where you will get to observe the culture of the people of Rwanda and many other rewarding attractions for an amazing Rwanda safari.
Day one: Pick up and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Upon arrival in Rwanda, you will be picked from Kigali international airport or from a location of your choice in Kigali City where you will be picked by our guide who will take you through a After the briefing session, you will participate in the Kigali City tour where you will enjoy tours around the Kigali genocide memorial museum where you will get to know more about the Rwanda genocide, you will have lunch and then visit the Kimironko market where you can buy a number of souvenirs and a number of products like fresh fruits among other items and later on you will transfer to Ruhengeri near Volcanoes national park where you will have dinner and overnight as you await the next day to participate in gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day two: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Ruhengeri
On the 2nd day of your 6 days Rwanda primate safari, You will wake up to an early morning breakfast and the guide will come and pick you from your lodge to the park headquarters. Since the hike can take approximately 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas through the steep, densely forested hills a snack / packed lunch is ideal for them to have before they meet the gorillas. Once you come across the gorillas, you have only one hour with the creatures where you can take pictures see how the gorillas feed, groom them and so on. Upon completion of this magical encounter, you will walk back to the starting point where you will meet your driver and you will head back to your hotel for relaxation as you await the next day’s activities.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day three: Golden monkey tracking
After an early morning breakfast, you will proceed to the park and track the golden monkeys which are found within the area of Dian Fossey’s tombs who was primatologist that dedicated her life in the conservation of the mountain gorillas in the area. The hike to the golden monkeys is quite rewarding because of a number of bird species that can be seen in the tree branches in addition if lucky, a tourist can also see the baboons. After the activity, you can visit the Musanze caves and later on head to your lodge for relaxation.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day four: iby’iwacu cultural village visit and transfer to rusizi
You will have an early morning breakfast and also park your belongings and head to the local community to see the Iby’iwacu people who perform cultural dances, skits and so many interesting cultural performances and after your engagement with the locals and the end of your community walk, the tourist will also visit the king’s palace where you will experience the heritage of the Rwanda people, enroute lunch will be provided you will to transfer to Rusizi.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day five: Transfer to Nyungwe national park
On the 5th day of your 6 days Rwanda primate safari, After an early morning breakfast, you will be given time to get ready and then you head to Nyungwe national park. On reaching the park you will visit the tea plantations which provide beautiful views as you proceed your way into the park, you will head to the igishigishigi trail where you will find the canopy walk way. On the trail you will be able to see different bird species and exciting about the trail is the fact that on the trail different monkey species can be seen and then you will come across the canopy walk way which will enable you to see different bird species, chimpanzees jumping in the trees. After the walk on the walk way, you visit the Banda cultural village where the community will perform cultural dances, local beer making. Lunch will be provided and then you will head to your hotel to rest so you wake up early for chimpanzee trekking at 5:00am
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day six: chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Kigali
After having an early morning breakfast, our tour guide will head to your hotel and transfer you to the park where you will carry out chimpanzee trekking the activity is quite rewarding you will have the chance to go into their territories and see how they carry out their daily activities like grooming, feeding patterns and many more after spending an hour with them you will head to your starting point where our driver will be waiting for you to transfer to Kigali. On reaching Kigali, lunch will be served and then a Kigali city tour will be carried out that is you will visit the Kigali genocide memorial, visit the Gisakura market where you will be able to buy souvenirs and then the end of the tour, our guide will drop you off at your area of interest in Kigali City and in case you have a flight, our guide will drop you at the airport.
Meal plan: breakfast and lunch
- 4X4 safari vehicle & Fuel
- Full time English speaking driver/ guide
- Park entrance fees
- Boat cruise fees
- Vehicle entrance fees
- Bottled mineral water while on safari
- All items of personal nature like tents, beddings, laundry, phone calls, beer, e.t.c
- Anything else not included in the itinerary
- Personal experience