6 days Bird Watching & Primate trekking Rwanda

On this 6 days bird Watching safari trip to Rwanda, you will be entitled to a full bird watching and primates adventure from both the Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park . At Nyungwe, you will get a chance to see most of the 13 primate species found in Rwanda including the Mountain Gorillas, the beautiful Chimpanzees and the rare Golden Monkeys, among others.

Nyungwe and Volcanoes are not only blessed with primates but are also home to over 200 different bird species, over 50 mammals and so much more. Get a chance to visit the famous Dian Fossey grave and the Karisoke Research Center and so much more!

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Highlights for 6 days Bird Watching and Primate Tour

  • Guided canopy walkway in Nyungwe forest National Park
  • Bird watching with a Nature Walk in Nyungwe Forest
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe forest
  • Mountain Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Golden monkey tracking with visit to Dian Fossey
  • Brief City Tour With Airport Drop Off

Detailed Itinerary for 6 days Bird watching and Primate trekking Safari

Day 1 : Arrival and transfer to Nyungwe forest National Park

Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your driver/safari guide, who will help you with your luggage and transfer you to your booked safari lodge in Nyungwe while briefing you into the safari on the way. Upon your arrival, you will check into your safari lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Nyungwe forest lodge
  • Mid – Range : Nyungwe top view hotel
  • Budget : Gisakura guesthouse
  • Meal plan : Dinner

Day 2 : Bird watching with a Nature Walk in Nyungwe Forest

Wake up to a delicious early morning breakfast and after set out into Nyungwe forest (with your packed lunch) to begin your bird watching adventure, your guide will help you identify different birds in the thick canopies and what’s even more exciting is a high chance of encountering different monkey species while on the lookout for birds. It will be a full day birding experience and therefore it is very vital that you carry lots of drinking water to stay hydrated throughout the day. Return to your booked safari lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Nyungwe forest lodge
  • Mid – Range : Nyungwe top view hotel
  • Budget : Gisakura Guesthouse
  • Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Chimpanzee Trekking and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After your breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters for a short briefing before you begin the chimpanzee tracking. Return from your Chimpanzee tracking adventure to a warm lunch, check out of the safari lodge, to transfer to Volcanoes National Park , home of the mountain Gorillas. Upon your arrival, you will check into your booked safari lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Accommodation Options

  • Luxury : Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Mid – range : Le’Bambou Gorilla Lodge
  • Budget : Kinigi Guesthouse
  • Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Mountain Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes Park

After breakfast, set out to Kinigi headquarters (with your packed lunch) for briefing that will usher you into the Gorilla tracking activity. Return from the Gorilla tracking for some time of relaxation and refreshments at your lodge. Later in the evening, you will get entertained by a group of traditional dancers, learn about Rwandan singing and dancing, traditional drums and so much more. Dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Mountain Gorilla view lodge
  • Mid – Range : le’bambou gorilla lodge
  • Budget : Kinigi guest house
  • Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Golden monkey tracking with visit to Dian Fossey

Your day will begin with an adventurous golden monkey trekking adventure after your breakfast. Return to lodge for lunch and set out to visit Dian Fossey’s grave. You will hike at Karisoke research center and explore further the life of Dian Fossey, learn about her effort to conserve these beautiful creatures and the legacy she left behind. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Mountain Gorilla view lodge
  • Mid – Range : le’bambou gorilla lodge
  • Budget : Kinigi guest house
  • Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Brief City Tour With Airport Drop Off

After breakfast, you will check out of your safari lodge and we will set out to the capital City of Rwanda to begin the city tour. This will depend entirely on your flight schedule back home and whether it favors this programe or not. Meal plan: H/B

Package for 6 days Bird watching and Primate Safari Include :

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Game drives
  • En - route lunches
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Bird watching

Package for 6 days Bird watching and Primate Safari excludes :

The expenses of personal nature like :

  • Airfare
  • Uganda Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone and porter fee while trekking
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes and any other item not mentioned above