Primate safari Rwanda 8 days

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Primate apes safari in Rwanda 8 days

This Safari involves a cultural tour in Kigali city – Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site; and gorilla trekking expedition in Volcanoes National Park. The safari starts and ends in Kigali.,

Program Overview

Day 1 – Arrival at Kigali, met and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 – Kigali – Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 3 – Nyungwe Forest National Park – Lake Kivu

Day 4 – Lake Kivu

Day 5 – Lake Kivu – Parc des Volcans

Day 6 – Parc des Volcans

Day 7 – Parc des Volcans – Gorilla tracking. 

Day 8 – kigali city tour – Departure

End of Safari

Included in the package;

  1. All Airport pickups and drops
  2. Private transport in an open roof 4 x 4WD vehicle with gas/fuel
  3. Services of a fulltime English speaking driver/guide
  4. Entrance to all the named parks & reserves
  5. 1 chimpanzee permit per person
  6. 1 Golden Monkey permit per person
  7. 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person
  8. 7 nights accommodation and meals (F/B)
  9. Nature walks as in itinerary
  10. Game drives as stipulated in the Itinerary
  11. Mineral water while in vehicle
  12. All government tax / Levies

Excluded in the package;

  • Drinks (soft and alcoholic)
  • Laundry
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Portarage services
  • Any expenses of personal nature i.e. phone bills, antiquity purchases, etc
  • Personal insurance
  • Air Fares/Visas
  • Driver guide gratuity



Day 1: Arrival at Kigali airport

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport you will be met by our representative who then will transfer you to your accommodation hotel in Kigali dinner and an overnight.


Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, check out and drive southwards to Nyungwe Forest National Park., en route at Butare visit the National Museum, Mirambi Genocide memorial site and the King’s Palace . Overnight stay at Nyungwe Safari Lodge / Gisakura Guest House


Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe forest

Very early in the morning assemble at Gisakura park headquarters for briefing from the senior park ranger before embacking on the forest walk in search for the chimpanzees. This afternoon after the trecking we drive to Kibuye to the scenic Lake Kivu. Overnight stay at Kivu Serena Hotel / Paladis Malahide


Day 4: Lake Kivu – Parc des Volcans

This day starts with a relaxed morning as we enjoy the Lake’s tranquil setting, or perhapsyou may deside to visit the nearby volcanic hot springs before we drive to Musanze (formerly called Ruhengeri) in the northwest part of Rwanda, the main base town for Gorilla tracking.


Day 5: Gorilla trekking

After break fast drive to Tshivanga Visitor Centre for briefing by the trekkers. after you will then acompanied by armed game rangers. The gorilla group that you will visit will depend on the assignment of travellers to the seven habituated gorilla groups. Park rangers have already left to locate the 7 habituated Gorilla groups that are accessible to visitors. You will be assigned to a specific group of gorillas. Groups of trekkers will have a maximum of 8 visitors per gorilla family. Your trek will vary in length depending on which gorilla group you have been assigned to and will commence at about 7,000 feet of altitude in the upper terraced slopes of the volcano. Soon you will enter the forest of bamboo and thick undergrowth. In the forest you will be allowed at least an hour in the presence of the these gorillas. Return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight at Mt Gorilla View Lodge | La Palme Hotel.


Day 6: Golden monkey tracking or Visiting Dian Fossey Graveyard

On this day you may choose to track golden monkeys within the Volcanoes National Park. These Golden Monkeys are one of the most endangered primates . or You also have the option visit Dian Fossey graveyard at Karisoke. Return to your lodge for lunch after which you will either relax at the lodge or take a short community tour to the nearby towns and villages.


Day 7 – Parc des Volcans – Kigali

After an early breakfast we report again to the Volcanoes National Park’s Office to undergo the now familiar gorilla trekking formalities. We then re-enter the forest for the second and final gorilla trek visiting a different family than yesterday.


Day 8 – Departure

After breakfast you will enjoy a Kigali for a city tour and visit to the Gisozi Genocide Memorial before being transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight.

End of safari