5-Day Safari in Rwanda, focused on primates– Customized Rwanda Tour Package.

5 Days | 4 Nights

Safari Overview

Embark on a captivating 5-day journey in Rwanda, immersing yourself in the enchanting world of primates. Delve into the wild with exhilarating chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest, followed by an awe-inspiring mountain gorilla trekking adventure in the breathtaking Volcanoes National Park. This extraordinary tour not only showcases Rwanda’s remarkable primate species but also includes a poignant visit to the genocide memorial sites, all beginning from the vibrant city of Kigali.

Day to Day itinerary

Day 1 : Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Forest

Our company driver guide will collect you from either your hotel or Kigali International Airport for a transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Along the way, take a detour to explore the Ethnographic Museum and Murambi Genocide Memorial. Afterward, continue your journey to Nyungwe Forest National Park for check-in, dinner, and an overnight stay at your chosen hotel.

 

Lodge/Hotel:  Chimpanzee Lodge  Mid-Range
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)
Day 2 : Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park

As early as 5am, you will be expected at the starting point for the chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest. You will receive a briefing ahead of your chimpanzee trek and after set out into the Nyungwe forest. This is a tropical forest and a home to the Rwanda chimpanzees and 13 other different primate species. You will spot several chimpanzees swinging from one tree branch to another. After the trek, you will exit the forest and head back to your hotel for a late breakfast or an early lunch.

After lunch, your driver guide will be waiting to take you on your next activity that is the canopy walk experience in Nyungwe forest national park. You will walk on this canopy bridge starting from the Uwinka visitor centre and get to view the forest from the top. You will later return to your hotel for dinner and another night in the Nyungwe forest.

 

Lodge/Hotel:  Chimpanzee Lodge  Mid-Range
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 3 : Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After waking up, savor a delightful breakfast before embarking on a journey to transfer to Volcanoes National Park, located in the northwest of Rwanda in Musanze province. En route, immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the countryside’s spectacular scenery. In the evening, consider engaging in a captivating cultural experience or partake in a guided nature walk to explore the local flora and fauna. Later in the late evening, return to your booked accommodation for an evening and overnight stay.

 

Lodge/Hotel:  Fatima Hotel  Mid-Range
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 4 : Mountain Gorilla Trek and Visit Gorilla Guardian Village

Enjoy breakfast and head to the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00 AM, perfectly timed for the morning briefing on the proper conduct during mountain gorilla trekking. Once you locate these magnificent creatures, carefully observe their behavior, capturing the magic of this encounter through photographs and videos. Afterward, return to the starting point, rendezvous with your guide, and drive back to your lodge.

Following a satisfying lunch, venture out to explore the Iby’wacu Cultural Village (Gorilla Guardian Village), gaining insights into Rwandan cultural practices. Conclude your day with dinner and an overnight stay at your hotel in Musanze.

 

Lodge/Hotel:  Fatima Hotel  Mid-Range
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 5 : Golden Monkey Trekking and Transfer Back to Kigali

Following breakfast, we once again journey to the briefing area, this time for an enthralling golden monkey trekking experience. Golden monkeys, native to the Virunga regions of Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo, exhibit a livelier nature than gorillas. To capture exceptional photos, you’ll trail them as they actively forage for food, particularly relishing bamboo shoots and occasionally venturing into nearby gardens for potatoes. It’s worth noting that their habitat is generally more accessible than some gorilla families, making the trek more manageable.

Just like the previous day, you’ll receive a briefing at the park headquarters before embarking on your golden monkey trek. While you can bring a packed lunch, the trek typically lasts a short duration, allowing you to return to the lodge for lunch.

Following this, your driver guide will transfer you to Kigali, providing you with the option to return to your hotel or catch your flight home.

 

 

Lodge/Hotel: N/A
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)

Safari Pricing

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
USD $1,000 USD $1,000 USD $1,000 USD $1,000 USD $1,000 USD $1,000

Tour Inclusions


Meals specified and accommodation with en suite facilities.
Ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 safari car.
Applicable Park entrance, activity fees.
Professional English-speaking Tour Driver-guide.
Gorilla trekking permit per person participating(1500 USD).
Bottled water while on safari.
Complimentary airport/hotel pick-up and drop off.
Activities as stipulated (except those stated as optional).

Tour Exclusions


Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
Phone calls and bar bills.
Personal/travel insurance.
Driver guide’s gratuity (recommended).
All Other Services of a personal nature (e.g. LAUNDRY, Flight ticket(s).
Entry visa into Uganda (Click  Here).
All kinds of drinks except water.
Any activity stated as “OPTIONAL”.
Covid-19 tests (if any).

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