5 Day Rwanda Primates Safaris

Rwanda - Ruhengeri - Volcanoes National Park

You will arrive in Rwanda at the Kigali International Airport and be welcomed by our representative who will brief you on the safari. You will then travel to Ruhengeri and the Volcanoes National Park. You will check in to the Davinci Gorilla Lodge where you will settle in, have dinner and enjoy your overnight stay.

Main Destination:

Volcanoes National Park

Accommodation:

Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

• Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Volcanoes National Park - Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)

After breakfast you will take off for the gorilla trekking safari. You will drive to the headquarters for a briefing by park officials and then enter the jungle to search for the endangered mountain gorilla. Along the trek you will enjoy the sights of the Volcanic Mountains that stretch from Congo through Rwanda to Uganda. The verdant green vegetation that shelter the slopes, the variety of birds and other wildlife combine to generate lasting safari memories. The gorilla trek tends to last from 2 to 8 hours, depending on the movement of the gorillas. After an amazing hour among the apes you will head back to the lodge where you will have lunch, check-out and begin your journey to Gisenyi; arriving in the late afternoon. You will check in to the Paradise Malahide Hotel, have dinner and enjoy your overnight stay.

Main Destination:

Gisenyi

Accommodation:

Paradise Malahide

• Mid-range hotel located in or near Rubavu

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Gisenyi - Nyungwe Forest National Park

After breakfast you will check-out and travel to the Nyungwe Forest National Park. Driving along the Congo Nile divide you can view the magical sceneries of the water catchment area for these two prominent rivers arising from the heart of Africa. The views of Lake Kivu and the resort towns of Gisenyi, Kibuye and Cyangugu before arriving in Nyungwe make the drive very rewarding. You will arrive at the Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel in the evening for relaxation, dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination:

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Accommodation:

Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

• Mid-range hotel located just outside Nyungwe Forest NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Nyungwe Forest National Park

After breakfast you will travel to the park headquarters for a briefing and then head to the forest in search of the chimpanzee. The chimp trek tends to last 2 - 5 hours with a one hour direct encounter with the chimps. After the trek you will head back to the lodge for some time to relax and to have lunch. After lunch you will go to the Uwinka Visitor Center to embark on an afternoon Nyungwe canopy walk. The two hour walk on top of the forest canopy offers you impressive views of the forest and the wide variety of species that thrive there, including primates and birds. Later in the evening you will return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination:

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Accommodation:

Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

• Mid-range hotel located just outside Nyungwe Forest NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Kigali

After breakfast you will check out of the hotel and begin your journey back to Kigali. You will make a stop in Butare to visit the Ethnographic Museum; the largest Museum in Rwanda with over 100,000 artifacts that bring out the history and traditions of Rwanda in detail. After this visit you will take part in a tour of the Nyanza Palace, the Royal home to the two Kings of Rwanda namely King Musinga and his successor King Rudahigwa. You may also the traditional Inyambo cows with their beautiful horns that can make a considerable parade. After an interesting tour in Butare you will continue on to Kigali City arriving in the late afternoon where you will be dropped off at the airport for your night flight. This is where your safari will end.

Main Destination:

Kigali

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

• Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

• A transfer back to the airport (or hotel) can be arranged for an extra cost.
Included

• Park fees(For non-residents)
• Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
• Chimp permits(One per person, non-resident)
• All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
• All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
• A professional driver/guide
• All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
• All Taxes/VAT
• Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
• Drinking water(On all days)

Excluded

• International flights(From/to home)
• Roundtrip airport transfer
• Additional accommodation before and at t
Listing created Jun 24, 2019

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