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This 5 Days Primate Tracking Safari in Rwanda is designed to fit travelers who are enthusiastic about the gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda with an additional extension of the trek into Uganda, to get the satisfactory time and days of exploring the natural wonders of Africa. This trip offers an opportunity to do a Rwanda double gorilla trek, go for golden monkey tracking and also get a unique opportunity to visit the grave of Diane Fossey. This 5 Days Primate Tracking Safari in Rwanda starts and ends in Rwanda.

Itinerary Highlights

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda, Transfer to Musanze
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park -Twin lakes visit / Community walk
Day 3: Optional second Gorilla trek in Volcanoes
Day 4: Dian Fossey Grave Visit
Day 5: Departure to Kigali.

5 Days Primate Tracking Safari in Rwanda

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

On arrival in Rwanda, your driver guide will brief you about the details concerning your 5 days Rwanda gorilla trekking and then take an approximately two hours drive to the North towards the Parc des National (Volcanoes National Park) located 80km away from Kigali. Just in case you reach Kigali early you will get on a Visit to Kigali genocide Memorial center referred to as the general exhibition ground of genocide in Rwanda the only place where the genocide truth lies like historical Rwanda genocide story of 1994, catalogs with details of the genocide using photographs, video, and written accounts plus a range of artifacts, personal testimonies then Memorial Gardens containing ten graves and National Documentation Centre of the Genocide all add to the importance of the deceased. Drive to Ruhengeri arriving late in the evening.
Dinner and Overnight Stay; Muhabura Hotel (Budget), Le bamboo Lodge (Moderate), 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Upmarket) depending on your plan and leisure type.

Day 2: Rwanda Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, you will move to the headquarters of the park where your guide will complete the essential official procedure of briefing. You will meet your ranger guide for a briefing about gorilla tracking in volcanoes national park the activity that prepares you for the great life-time experience of the natural beauty and later starts with the first phase of tracking in the tropical forest that will provide comfort to fill the natural cool breeze of the park. After your gorilla trek activity, return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Optional Second Gorilla Trek or Golden Monkey Tracking

Enjoy a second optional gorilla tracking which aims at exhausting the different gorilla types than the day before. By so doing, get a chance to track while identifying each gorilla by name in the gorilla group to the maximum that at the end of the day you can be able to know their differences and what brings such between the tracked groups.
Optionally, you may choose to opt for golden monkey trekking (at 150USD) as Volcanoes National Park is one place where gold meets with silver. Enjoy a bush or forest lunch before returning to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Visit the Dian Fossey Grave at Karisoke Research Center

After breakfast take a visit to the grave of the late Dian Fossey the first white Gorilla Hero of Africa and an American naturalist where you will get to learn how she became a hero through the story tales of her famous works and struggle efforts to the gorilla lifestyle, and if possible you can even grab your copy of Gorillas in the mist a natural move based on natural beauty of Africa rainy forests. Later have a free leisure break dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali, Airport/Hotel Dropoff

Your driver guide will transfer you to Kigali city where you will have a short time shopping from local markets where you will have a chance to buy souvenirs. Enjoy lunch and transfer to the airport as you will be heading home.

End of the 5 Days Primate Tracking Safari in Rwanda.

Your 5 Days Primate Tracking Safari in Rwanda includes;

  • Gorilla Trekking Permit.
  • Golden Monkey Tracking Permit.
  • Ground transport.
  • Water in vehicle.
  • Full board accommodation for one night.
  • Service of an English-speaking driver-guide.
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones.

However, the 5 Days Primate Tracking Safari in Rwanda excludes;

  • Airfares.
  • Rwanda Visa.
  • Luxury drinks.
  • Laundry.
  • Tips to local guides & drivers.
  • Telephone fee.
  • Visit to the Ethnographic museum.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Any other item not mentioned above.
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