6 days Rwanda Primate Tour ( Gorilla & Chimpanzee trekking )

This 6 days Rwanda Primate trekking / tracking safari is guaranteed to be an extraordinary primate tour experience! Explore the thick canopies of Nyungwe forest national park, a home to man’s closest relative and the Volcanoes for a thrilling Gorilla tracking experience. Delight your senses in these two very breath-taking unique national parks. You will get a visit to Kibuye for a time of relaxation at the Amahoro (peace) island after the Chimpanzee trekking adventure as well as to Lake Kivu after the gorilla tracking. Explore the vibrant city of Kigali with an emotional tour of the Genocide memorial site. Your last day will wind up with a stop at the craft market to buy various souvenirs that you will be taking with you home back home.

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Highlights For 6 days Rwanda Primate trekking / tracking Safari

  • Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest National Park
  • Transfer to Ruhengeri – Kinigi Town
  • Gorilla tracking Volcanoes National Park
  • Cultural encounter – boat ride on Lake Kivu
  • Transfer from Lake Kivu – Kigali

Detailed Itinerary for 6 days Rwanda Primate trekking / tracking Safari

Day 1 : Kigali – Nyungwe forest

You will be picked up by your driver/guide after breakfast. Transfer to Nyungwe forest National Park where you will arrive in time for lunch. Later in the evening after your lunch, you will have a canopy walk deep into the forest combined with a walk around the tea plantation. Return to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Meal plan: H/B

Accommodation Options

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

Day 2 : Chimpanzee trackng Nyungwe and Colobus Monkey trekking

Wake up to an early morning breakfast and get to the park headquarters for a short briefing from the park officials / guides on the do’s and don’ts of Gorilla tracking before you set off into the forest for a chimpanzee trekking experience. Return to the lodge for lunch and get some time to relax a bit before heading out again into the forest for yet another adventure, you will be on the lookout for other primate species such as Baboons, Vervet monkeys, black and white Colobus monkeys and so much many more surprises that await you. Return to 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 : Transfer to Ruhengeri – Kinigi Town

Check out of the safari lodge after breakfast and transfer to Ruhengeri – Kinigi town. When you get there you will be welcomed by an entertaining cultural performance at the Iby’iwacu cultural village. Check into your booked safari 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 4 : Mountain Gorilla tracking Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, check out of your safari lodge and transfer to the headquarters (with your packed lunch) for briefing before you begin your Gorilla tracking experience so you can familiarize with this activity before getting deep into it. When you return from your Gorilla trekking experience, set out to Buhanga forest for a Kinigi Cultural Village encounter. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 5 : Community tour – Lake Kivu

After breakfast, check out of the safari lodge and set out for a local beer production experience, get to learn how bananas and Sorghum are used to make beer. Transfer to Lake Kivu for lunch and a few hours of relaxation as you enjoy the gentle breeze and the luxurious view from this beautiful Lake. Dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
  • Mid – range : Paradise Malahide
  • Budget : Lake Kivu Hotel
  • Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Transfer from Lake Kivu – Kigali

We will drive to Kigali city after breakfast and checking out of the safari lodge. Explore the beautiful city of Rwanda; get to enjoy a bite at local food markets. You will also have an opportunity to get some souvenirs from the craft market for friends and family back home. After lunch, you will make your way to the airport to catch your evening flight back home. Meal plan: H/B

Package for 6 days Rwanda Primate trekking / tracking Safari includes :

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Transportation by safari vehicle
  • Iby’iwacu Cultural village
  • Driver allowance
  • Boat ride
  • Park fees
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Visit Lake Kivu and boat ride

Package for 6 days Rwanda Primate trekking / tracking Safari excludes :

The expenses of personal nature like :

  • Airfare
  • Rwanda 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