8 days Rwanda Safari & Primate trekking

This 8 days Rwanda Safari with Simba Africa Expeditions team will take you to the great primate of Nyungwe forest National Park to encounter Chimpanzee trekking and canopy walkways. Visit the “Amahoro” the peace island and venture out to the home of man’s closest relative and don’t miss the thrilling canopy walk in this beautiful forest which will be the highlight of this trip as well as the Mountain Gorilla tracking of volcanoes. The safari will wind up with an adventurous Kigali city tour to famous historical site and craft shops for you to get different souvenirs.

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Highlights For 8 days Rwanda Safari & Primate trekking

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe forest National Park
  • Canopy and Nature Walks safari
  • Visit Lake Kivu
  • Golden Monkey Tracking and Dian Fossey
  • Mountain Gorilla Tracking Volcanoes

Detailed Itinerary for 8 days Rwanda Safari & Primate trekking

Day 1 : Kanombe Airport – Kigali

Upon your arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be welcomed by your guide / driver who will help you with your luggage and brief you a little into the safari. You will transfer to your booked hotel for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: H/B

Day 2 : Kigali City Tour – Nyungwe Forest

After your breakfast, you will tour the capital city of Rwanda, that is to say, Kigali tour in different places like the Belgian Memorial, Kigali historical Museum, and Genocide Museum. After your lunch, proceed to Nyungwe forest National Park. Check into your booked safari lodge for dinner and overnight upon your arrival. Meal Plan: F/B

Day 3 : Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe forest National Park

After your breakfast, transfer to the park offices for a short briefing to help you familiarize with the activity you will be doing i.e chimpanzee tracking. You will then be ready to penetrate Nyungwe forest to search out for these beautiful creatures and when you finally get time with them, take all the memories with you in form of so many beautiful pictures. You may also encounter other primates like different monkey species. Return to the lodge for lunch and an afternoon of relaxation. Dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 4 :Great Canopy and Nature Walkways In Nyungwe

This will be an exciting day to venture out into the thick canopies of Nyungwe for a canopy walk within the forest, expect to enjoy the full stretch of the remarkable beauty of this forest. Return to the lodge for lunch and set out for a guided walk to Kamiranzovu waterfalls. Return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 5 : Visit Lake Kivu nad Relaxation

After breakfast, we will travel to Lake Kivu in Kibuye town. You will definitely encounter such beautiful scenery on your way. After lunch, take a thrilling boat cruise on Lake Kivu, a great opportunity to see different wildlife and aquatic birds along the shores. Dinner and overnight at your booked safari lodge. Meal plan: F/B

Day 6 : Golden Monkey Tracking and Dian Fossey

After your breakfast, you will head out to Volcanoes National Park for a golden monkey trekking experience with the golden monkey trekking experience. These creatures are very fascinating and quite a unique bunch but sadly, they are one of the most endangered animal species here in Uganda, you will get to learn about them, take plenty of pictures and return for your lunch. After lunch, head to Karisoke Research Centre, to visit Dian Fossey grave once great primatologist who fought for the protection of these gentle giants. Dinner and overnight at your booked safari lodge. Meal plan: F/B

Day 7 : Mountain Gorilla Tracking Volcanoes National Park

Head to the park offices after your breakfast for a short briefing that will usher you into this activity. You will then be ready to enter the forest in search of the shy mountain Gorillas; it might be long days out into the forest depending on the movement of these creatures. When you finally get close to these beautiful creatures, you will be allowed one hour with them to observe and take plenty of pictures. Return to the lodge for your lunch and an evening of relaxation. Dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 8 : transfer from Volcanoes to Kanombe Airport

After your breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali. Get some time to visit some historical sites and craft markets to shop for some souvenirs that you will take to family and friends back home. After lunch you will transfer to the airport to catch your return flight back home. Meal plan: H/B

The Package for 8 days Rwanda Safari & Primate trekking Includes :

  • Airport transfers pickups and drop offs
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Private Safari Vehicle
  • Driver’s allowance
  • Golden Monkey trekking
  • Visit Dian Fossey and Karisoke research center
  • Gorilla tracking Permit
  • Pure Bottled Mineral water
  • Visit Lake Kivu and boat ride

The Package for 8 days Rwanda Safari & Primate trekking 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