8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari
Take on the 8 Days Rwanda Primates & Wildlife Safari which will enable you experience Rwanda to the fullest since you will encounter the chimpanzees of Nyungwe, Mountain Gorillas of Volcanoes National Park as well as wildlife animals of Akagera National Park. You can also visit the Dian Fossey graveyard to learn about the works of this great primatologist.
Day 1: Arrival
After arrival at the airport you will be picked up by a skilled tour representative who will transfer you to your preferred hotel in Kigali. Here you will have dinner and overnight till the next day.
Day 2: City tour-Nyungwe Forest NP.
Rise up early in the morning take your breakfast then embark on your journey to the prominent Nyungwe forest National Park and en-route you can visit the Nyanza King’s palace, Murambi Memorial and Butare Museum. After this you will go for lunch then later on proceed with your journey to Nyungwe NP and in the evenng you will reach Nyungwe where you will transfer straight to your lodge/ hotel for dinner and overnight. Nyungwe Hill top lodge, Gisakura Guest house, Nyungwe Forest Lodge.
Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe.
You will wake up very early in the morning take breakfast then transfer to the park’s headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’ts while interacting with the rare species of chimpanzees. After here you will proceed into the forest to track these rare chimps and when you find them you will watch them eat, conjugate, socialize, breast feed and play in the trees. You will spot other primates like the balck and white Colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys etc. After tracking, you will proceed back to your lodge/ hotel for dinner and overnight. Nyungwe Hill top lodge, Gisakura Guest house, Nyungwe Forest Lodge.
Day 4: Canopy-Nature walks.
You will take early morning breakfast then later transfer to have a canopy walk within the vast Nyungwe Forest an experience that is unique and very exciting. When you get there, you will have to cross from one side of the canopy to the other and here you will be moving along the top of very gigantic trees. Beneath the canopy lies a very sharp valley with rocks and this experience is very terrifying though worthwhile for all that involve in it. While walking you will spot and enjoy beautiful sightings at the green vast vegetation terrain, golden monkeys, bird species like the Rwenzori Turaco, Hornbills etc. After the canopy walk, you will go for lunch then later on you will proceed for an afternoon self guided walk. After this, you will proceed back to your lodge/ hotel for dinner and overnight. Nyungwe hill top lodge, Gisakura guest house, Nyungwe Forest Lodge.
Day 5: Transfer-Lake Kivu.
Wake up early in the morning have breakfast then later embark on a journey to the vast beautiful Lake Kivu in Kibuye town. On your way you will have beautiful views at the prominent Virunga Mountains as well as the green terrain vegetation that will make you appreciate Rwanda’s mysterious nature. After sometime, you will break off for lunch then later on will proceed to Lake Kivu for an afternoon boat cruise which will enable you spot different bird species of the air, turbulent fresh waters as well as exceptional vegetation along the distant shores. Alternatively, you can choose to relax along the shores. After this you will transfer to your lodge/ hotel for dinner and overnight. Malachite hotel.
Day 6: Transfer-Volcanoes Np-Twin lakes
Wake up in the morning take breakfast then later on drive to the famous Volcanoes National park where you will track the endangered species of Mountain Gorillas in the thick forest. After some time, you will reach Ruhengeri and you will transfer straight to visit the prominent Twin lakes of Rubondo and Bulera which will give you exceptional views at the scenery. After this, you will proceed to your hotel for your dinner and overnight. La Palme Hotel.
Day 7: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes Np
Wake up early in the morning have breakfast then proceed to the park headquarters to be briefed about the Dos and Don’ts while interacting with the Mountain Gorillas in the forest. The tracking process might take about 1-8 hours depending on the relocation of the Gorillas. You will be in groups of 8 and an hour will be allowed to interact with the Gorillas. After tracking and interacting with these you will return back to your lodge/ hotel for dinner and overnight. La Palme Hotel.
Day 8: Transfer to the Airport.
Wake up take breakfast then transfer to Kigali city and en-route you will stop by the famous Nyamata and Ntarama genocide memorials that will spice up your adventure. After here, you will transfer to the airport to board your flight back home or to your hotel/ lodge for relaxation.