This 8 Days Rwanda Primate Tracking Tour takes you to explore the most popular Rwanda tourist activities including Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park. This is why tourists from around the world visit Rwanda every year to take part in Gorilla trekking in north east of Rwanda. You will also visit Nyungwe Forest National Park for Chimpanzee Tracking, this is one of our most magical and most liked safaris as it gives a great encounter of chimpanzees in Rwanda.
Day 1: Arrival – Kigali Airport
On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by a Belle Africa Tours safari guide who will brief you on the Rwanda safari and transfer you to a hotel in Kigali for Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Kigali City Tour – Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
You will have breakfast at the hotel and go on a tour of Kigali City and the Genocide Memorial Museum; enjoy Lunch at a Local Restaurant in Kigali. Thereafter depart on a scenic drive to the Volcanoes National Park. The journey north passes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that characterize much of Rwanda’s landscape and gradually climbs to the base of the Virunga Volcanoes, sometimes with as many as five peaks visible.
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park
Take the opportunity to observe the famous mountain gorillas. Tracking the gorillas through the forested slopes of the Virungas is a magical experience. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and be back at the base in time for a late lunch. Some gorilla families, however, are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. Return to the Lodge for Lunch followed by Leisure in the afternoon. Have Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park
After a morning breakfast, you will depart for Golden Monkeys Trekking to observe the famous Rwandan mountain. Enjoy Lunch at The Lodge before you depart from foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes and drive to the ‘beach city’ of Kibuye, the capital of the Western Province of Rwanda, home to rocky beaches, peaceful islands and the lovely Ndaba Falls, which lie a short drive from the city.
Day 5: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park for canopy walk
After early morning breakfast you will check out from your Lodge and drive to Nyungwe National Park. At an altitude of 1600-2950m above sea level, this mountainous rainforest reserve is rich in flora and fauna, with over 260 species of trees and shrubs, and over 100 types of orchid and giant lobelia alone. As well as incredible biodiversity, the park also has breathtaking views. Arrive at the Lodge for Lunch followed by optional Canopy Walk in the Afternoon.
Day 6: chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park
Have morning breakfast at your lodge and then embark to a thrilling hike in search of chimpanzee communities. Prepare to hear these excitable primates before you see them, as their pant-hoots travel through the deep forest. During your hike you may also spot migratory birdlife including the Ross’ turaco, grey-cheeked hornbill, red-breasted sparrow hawk and regal sunbird. After lunch, spend the afternoon at leisure making use of lodge facilities, or explore the surrounding area
Day 7: Hiking to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After an early morning breakfast at your lodge before embarking on a thrilling hike in search of Colombus Monkeys communities. During your hike you may also spot migratory birdlife including the Ross’ turaco, grey-cheeked hornbill, red-breasted sparrow hawk and regal sunbird. After lunch, spend the afternoon at leisure making use of lodge facilities, or explore the surrounding area.
Day 8: Transfer to Kigali Airport
After breakfast, drive to Butare, the cultural heart of Rwanda and home to the former Mwami Palace (King’s Palace), as well as several universities. Also visit the Butare National Museum – a fascinating ethnographic museum containing items of traditional clothing, maps, photographs and historical artefacts. After lunch at a local restaurant in Butare, continue on to Kigali where on arrival you will be transferred to Kigali International Airport for your onwards departure flight.
End of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Tracking Tour
The 8 Days Rwanda Primate Tracking Tour includes;
- All airport transfers
- Accommodation in Kigali on Bed and Breakfast basis
- Accommodation on safari on Full board basis
- Transport by safari vehicle
- Services of an English speaking driver-guide
- Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Canopy Walk permits
- Bottled drinking water.
The 8 Days Rwanda Primate Tracking Tour Excludes:
International, regional and local Airfares, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.