9 Days Rwanda primate safari

9 Days Rwanda primate safari, gorilla trekking & chimpanzee tracking toursBook Now
Trip highlights for the 9 Days Rwanda primate safari:

This 9 Days Rwanda primate safari itinerary will take place in Rwanda; arriving and departing via Kigali International Airport. You will encounter the Primates in Rwanda by visiting Volcanoes National Park and trek the Great Apes the Mount. Gorillas and Golden Monkeys and in Nyungwe National Park you will trek the Chimpanzees, Colobus Monkeys and enjoy a Canopy walk.

Day 1:  ARRIVAL

After you arrive Kigali International Airport, clear with immigration and proceed to the arrivals where you will meet your driver guide who will transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Marriott Hotel Kigali (High-end Accommodation) or Onomo Hotel Kigali (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,-,-

Day 2:  DRIVE TO MUSANZE / VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, you will proceed to Musanze. Lunch and dinner at the Lodge.

Accommodation: One and Only Gorillas Nest (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 3:  GORILLA TREKKING AND CULTURAL TOUR

A very early breakfast at the Resort, with your driver guide proceed to the park headquarters for Gorilla trekking briefing and thereafter proceed to the starting point; trail heads for your amazing adventure. You will be trekking the Mighty Great Apes, the Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. This activity could take between 2-6 hours. Rwanda has 12 habituated groups of Mountain Gorillas all over the Park. You will spend an hour with the Apes, watching the habituated group going about their normal day playing, eating… etc

You will then drive back to your Resort where you will have lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying their facilities.

Accommodation: One and Only Gorillas Nest (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 4:  GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING

After breakfast at the lodge, proceed to the park headquarters for briefing and thereafter drive to the trail heads for another highlight of the Volcanoes National Park. Trekking usually takes 4 hrs. When you encounter the habituated primates you will spend 1 hour with them as they go about their normal day. The monkeys are playful and inquisitive by nature hence spend their day leaping from bamboo branches. Upon return from your trek, you will be driven back to the Lodge where you will have lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the lodge facilities.

Accommodation: One and Only Gorillas Nest (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 5:  MUSANZE – DRIVE TO NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast start your drive to Nyungwe National Park passing via Gisenyi having lunch en-route. Arriving your lodge in the evening. Dinner at your Lodge.

Accommodation: One and Only Nyungwe House (High-end Accommodation) or Mantis Kivu Marina Bay (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 6:  CHIMPANZEE TREKKING AND CANOPY WALK

On this day you will depart the lodge with packed breakfast and drive to the park headquarters for briefing and then proceed to the starting points into the forest. During this trek you will see a variety of bird species and the Primates. You will be allowed to stay in the presence of the Chimpanzees for an hour as you enjoy watching them go about their normal day. You then return to the lodge to rest and have lunch.

In the afternoon, you will once again proceed to the park headquarters for canopy walk briefing. Experience the forest from a dazzling perspective on the canopy walkway the only one of its kind in East Africa. Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: One and Only Nyungwe House (High-end Accommodation) or Mantis Kivu Marina Bay (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 7: COLOBUS MONKEY TREK

After breakfast at the resort, proceed to the park headquarters for briefing and start your Colobus Monkey trek. These Primates are Old World Monkeys of the genus Colobus native to the African continent. They are black with white fur on their necks and backs. As you walk through the rainforest you will be amazed how large they are in number; about 400 individuals in a group comprising the largest group of the Angolan Colobus Monkeys in Africa. This trek isn’t as tiresome as the Chimpanzee trek tends to be. You will see a good number of them at the tree tops as they swing from one branch to another. Return to the lodge in time for lunch. Then spend the rest of the day relaxing at the resort and enjoying its facilities.

Accommodation: One and Only Nyungwe House (High-end Accommodation) or Mantis Kivu Marina Bay (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 8: NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK – KIGALI

After an early breakfast at the resort, you will be assisted with checking out; then you will start your drive to Kigali having lunch en-route. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Accommodation: Marriott Hotel Kigali (High-end Accommodation) or Onomo Hotel Kigali (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,L,-

Day 9: DEPARTURE

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you will be assisted with checking out; then you will start your drive to Kigali International Airport to catch your departure International flight.

Meal plan:            B,L,-

Includes for the 9 Days Rwanda primate safari:

  • Rwanda Gorilla permits $1,500 per person
  • 8 night’s accommodation with meals as indicated in the itinerary above
  • Activities shown in the itinerary
  • Park fees
  • Gorilla Guardians cultural visit
  • Golden Monkey trekking
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Canopy walk
  • Colobus Monkey trekking
  • Services of an experienced English speaking driver guide
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Government taxes

Excludes for the 9 Days Rwanda primate safari:

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Items of personal nature
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