5 days rwanda primates safari

Trip Overview

The 5 Days Rwanda Primates safari offers you ultimate gorillas and chimpanzee trekking experience with Lets Go Tours Rwanda.  Enjoy a close encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National park located in North Western Rwanda and home to the second highest population of gorillas in the world after Uganda’s  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. Volcanoes Park is home to  10 gorilla families habituated for trekking which guarantee availability of 80 gorilla permits per day.  Each gorilla permit in Rwanda costs $1500 compared to $700 in Uganda and $450 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Volcanoes National park is therefore a luxury gorilla safari destination in Africa and the whole world. The Trek to meet gorillas also give travelers chance to meet other wild  animals such as golden monkeys, Forest Elephants,  African buffalos, snakes, Lizards, chameleons and colobus monkeys among others.  The other things to do in Volcanoes National Park in addition to gorilla trekking include Dian Fossey Graveyard hike, Bird watching, Nature walks, cultural tours, bid wathcing and mountain climbing (Karisimbi & Biskoe). Still on this 5 Days trip, you will visit the endangered chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park located in south western Rwanda.  Chimps in Nyngwe Forest can be visited either in the main forest of the nearby Cyamudongo forest which was detached from the main forest by deforestation. Nyungwe Forest is also home to other primates mainly monkeys which include Red tailed monkeys, Blue monkeys, Vervet monkeys, Olive baboons, Colobus Monkeys, Silver Monkeys, Angola Colbus and Grey cheeked mangabeys among others. Nyungwe Forest is also the best place for monkey trekking experience in Rwanda. For birders, Nyungwe Forest is an important birding area in Rwanda. The forest is home to over 300 bird species 3 of which (Red Collared Barbler, Albertine Owlet and Rockefeller’s sunbird) are not recorded anywhere in the Eastern Albertine region.  Other interesting activities in Nyungwe Forest include canopy walk, nature walks, bird watching, waterfall hiking and colobus monkey trekking among others. The 5 Days Rwanda primates experience is your best package to meet and interact with man;s close relatives. Among the things you should  carry for this 5 Days Rwanda gorillas & chimpanzee safari include hiking boots, rain jackets, gardening gloves, scarf, Long sleeved shirts, Long pants, hat, sunglasses,bottled drinking water, and energy giving snacks. Awalking stick and a porter are also very high recommended for this adventure experience. Visit Rwanda’s endangered primates on this 5 Days gorillas & chimpanzee safari with Lets Go Tours Rwanda starting and ending in Kigali

Trip Summary

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park
Day 2: Chimps Tracking and Canopy Walk
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes NP
Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Iby’wacu Cultural Center
Day 5: Return to Kigali and Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

On your arrival at Kigali International Airport, our company tour guide will welcome you and transfer you to Nyungwe forest NP; driving south west en route, visit the Murambi genocide memorial site, Nyanza King’s palace. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrange) and Gisakura Hotel (Budget).

Day 2: Chimps Tracking and Canopy Walk, Nyungwe Forest National Park

5 Days Rwanda Primates SafariAfter breakfast, you will assemble at the Nyungwe Forest Park offices to be briefed on the chimpanzee tracking expedition. Expect to view other wildlife species like velvert monkeys, baboons, among others during this search; enjoy an hour with the chimpanzees observing their behavior before retrieving to the starting point for your return to the lodge. In the afternoon, engage in a guided Canopy walk (and it’s not for the light hearted). Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrange) and Gisakura Hotel (Budget).

Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Have breakfast and proceed with a road trip to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze province. En route; enjoy the beautiful views of the rolling hills and green vegetation. Dinner and overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Iby’wacu Cultural Center

5 Days Rwanda primates safari

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and assemble at the Kinigi park head offices by 7:00am for morning briefing on the trekking guidelines before taking onto your adventurous expedition. Usually, it takes about 30 minutes to several hours to encounter the mountain gorillas; but once got, enjoy an hour with them before retrieving to the starting point (for Certificates of Participation) before retrieving your lodge. Later in the afternoon, head out for the Iby’wacu Cultural tour for a clearer understanding of the Rwandese Culture. Dinner and overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).

Day 5: Return to Kigali and Departure

After morning breakfast; hit the road for your return trip to Kigali and with an early arrival engage in an amazing Kigali City Tour; visiting the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, National Museum and many other exceptional tourist centers within the city before drop off at either a hotel or airport for departure flight.

End of the safari

What is included

– Our Quotes offered in USD
– Full Board Accommodation
– Bottled Mineral water
– All meals on safari
– Gorilla Permits
– Boat Ride along Lake Kivu
– 4×4 safari vehicle with driver/guide
– Park Entrance fees
– Genocide memorial site tour

What is excluded

– Visas
– International / domestic Flights
– Alcoholic beverages
– Tipping
– Laundry