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8 Days Rwanda Primates Safari

Safari overview

8 Days Rwanda Primates Safari, This 8 days /7nights safari will begin and end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital and its largest city, it will give you an opportunity to track the endangered mountain gorillas in the volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri. Gorillas are regarded as endangered species only found in this park and safaris to track the endangered mountain gorillas are regarded as breathtaking moment in life very difficult to forget. You will also track the golden monkey in volcanoes N.P and later cross to Nyungwe forest national park in the south of Rwanda to track chimps the closest relative to human sharing almost 98% of human genes. Track also the colobus monkey and also enjoy the canopy walk.

8 Days Rwanda Primates Safari Highlight

Arrival and transfer to Ruhengeri.

Mountain gorilla trekking

Hike Dian Fossey graveyard

Mountain Gorilla Tracking

Transfer to Nyungwe Forest national park

Chimpanzee tracking

Canopy walk

Departure

Detailed itinerary#8 Days Rwanda Primates Safari

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Ruhengeri

You will be picked up at the airport by our safari guide/driver who will later drive you to Ruhengeri in the northern part of Rwanda passing through the beautiful thrilling countryside with a lot of rolling hills which gives its name as a country of ‘’a thousand hills’’. Early arrival will give you a chance to first visit the genocide memorial site in Gisozi or visit the National museum in Kigali. Arrive at the park for relaxation followed with dinner and an overnight at

Location: Volcanoes national park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mid range:  Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/La Palme Hotel 

Budget:Garden Palace Hotel/Kinigi Guest House

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park

Wake-up relatively early for a morning breakfast to give you energy for this wonderful and memorable experience with the gorillas. After, assemble at the park headquarters for short briefings from the park wardens about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. After, escort the ranger guide to the forest to begin the search of rare animals, the time spent in the forest searching for these apes in unpredictable, however it can go from 1-8 hours, so a reasonable degree of fitness is needed as well as tracking gears, and once they are met, you will forget all the troubles you have gone through and utilize the one hour you are allowed staying with these apes learn their skillful behaviors of how they communicate among others take as many photos as you can (switch of your flash).

You will see other forest dwellers in the forest like golden monkey, giant forest hogs and many bird species and trees. Retire back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening if you still have energy, go for an Iby’Iwacu village walk and interact with the local people in the Banyarwanda community. Dinner and an overnight at Dinner and overnight at

Location: Volcanoes national park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mid range:  Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/La Palme Hotel 

Budget:Garden Palace Hotel/Kinigi Guest House

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

Day 3: Hike Dian Fossey graveyard

This day after breakfast, proceed for a trek to tour the graveyard of Dian Fossy an American anthropologist and a researcher who studied and habituated the behaviors of mountain gorillas for over 18 years and she carried out her research center at the Karisoke. See where she was murdered and buried near her gorilla friend Digit and many other gorillas killed either by diseases or sneers set by poachers. Here you will get much information regarding her works and how she was killed. In the trek to visit Dian Fossy grave yard, you will encounter very many primate species including vervet monkeys, golden monkeys, and gorillas, bird species among many others. After the activity, return back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight at;

Location: Volcanoes national park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mid range:  Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/La Palme Hotel 

Budget:Garden Palace Hotel/Kinigi Guest House

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest national park

After breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe forest national park in the south western part of Rwanda passing via the Lake Kivu and many beautiful views and scenery. En route visit to Butare town and visit the national museum, king’s palace at Nyanza, cultural sites and many other interesting places around. Have lunch within Butare and later continue to the park, arrival at the park in the evening.  Nyungwe forest national park is a home to over 13 species of primates coupled with chimpanzees the closest relative to human.  Dinner and an overnight at;

Location: Nyungwe forest national park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Mid range: Nyungwe top View Hill Hotel

Budget: Nyungwe Guest house/ (Gisakula Gust House

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking Nyungwe forest national park

Early breakfasts to give you energy for chimp tracking, after, get briefed by the ranger guides about the dos and don’ts while with the chimp. After escort the ranger guide to Nyungwe forest in search for Chimpanzees the closest relative of man. Tracking time is unpredictable, however it can last from 1-6 hours in the jungle searching them since meeting them depends on where they last spent their night from. And once they are met stay with them for only one hour while taking photos and also observing their behaviors.

You will see other primates like the Blue Monkeys, red tailed monkey,  grey checked mangabeys, L’Hoest’s monkey, golden monkeys, large troops of the Angola Colobus colobus monkeys, and many beautiful forest birds like the Rwenzori Turaco, paradise flycatcher, great blue Turaco among many others. Retire back to lodge for lunch and relaxation, in the evening you will go for an optional nature walk or visit the tea factory in the nearby locality. Dinner and an overnight at;

Location: Nyungwe forest national park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Mid range: Nyungwe top View Hill Hotel

Budget: Nyungwe Guest house/ (Gisakula Gust House

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

Day 7: Canopy walk

After breakfast at the lodge, you will embark on a canopy walk in the Nyungwe forest national park one of its kind activity; the canopy walk gives a chance to see various species of primates and birds up-close just meters from the canopy. You will enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of different bird species such as the Rwenzori Turaco, Hornbills among others. The walk can go up to full day walking from the start up to the end and came back. This is an interesting activity, after retire back to the lodge for relaxation, Dinner and an overnight at;

Location: Nyungwe forest national park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Mid range: Nyungwe top View Hill Hotel

Budget: Nyungwe Guest house/ (Gisakula Gust House

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

Day 8: Departure

Wake up leisurely for a hearty breakfast, and then after, transfer back to Kigali, in case you missed the Kigali city tour on day one go for a city tour and visit some of the fascinating places in Kigali like Nyamata and Ntarama genocide memorials, national museum hand craft shops among many others. After lunch, transfer to the airport to meet your departure flight if scheduled on this day.

End of 8 Days Rwanda Primates Safari

The safari include

  • 4×4 Ground transportation and fuel
  • Full English speaking safari driver/ guide an all his associated expenses
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Game drives and boat cruise
  • 1 chimp permit per person
  • Lunch en route
  • City tour and any other activities included in the itinerary

Not included

Visa fees,

Airport taxes

Items of personal nature like bar bills, tipping, Laundry, and any expenses of personal nature

Thank you for booking this trip with us at Adventure Rwanda Safaris expect the best.  This trip is arranged by Mum and Dad Uganda Tours and it should be noted that this itinerary can be re-arranged to meet your expectations.