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6 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Golden Monkey Treks In Rwanda

Tour Overview

These 6 days Rwanda primate’s safari takes you to the national parks and some historical places in Rwanda like the cultural experience of Rwandese people from ibyiwacu cultural center, you will visit the Genocide Memorial sites, national museum, and the Kigali city tour.

Tour Highlights

L’Hoest’s Monkey
  • Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park.
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking/canopy walk/nature walk/birding.
  • Day 3: Transfer to volcanoes national park.
  • Day 4: Gorilla tracking and visiting twin lakes.
  • Day 5: golden monkey’s tracking/Dian Fossey Grave Hike/Iblwacu cultural tour.
  • Day 6: Transfer to Kigali city for tour and departure.

Activity highlights

  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Canopy walk / Nature walk
  • Mountain Gorilla tracking
  • Visit the twin lakes
  •  Visit the ibylwacu cultural center
  •  Golden monkey trekking, visit to Musanze caves, Dian Fossey hike, visit the twin lakes
  • Kigali city tour

6 Days Primate Treks In Rwanda: Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

Our professional driver/guide will pick you from Kigali international airport, he will brief you about the 6 days trip and then hit to the road to Nyungwe national park. You will be seeing rolling hills and ever green vegetation on the way. Dinner and over night will be at;

Accommodation:

  • Nyungwe Top View Hotel
  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge
  • Gisakura Guest house

Destination: Nyungwe National Park 

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking/ Canopy Walk/ Nature Walk/ Birding

Have morning breakfast and report to the park’s headquarters for a briefing on rules and guidelines of chimpanzee tracking. The rangers and tour guide will accompany you to the jungle, the ranger usually knows where to spot the chimpanzees easily. Not only will you view chimpanzees but you will view other wildlife like monkeys, and baboons mention a few. The most exciting moment is when you allocate the chimpanzee family and you spend the given one hour with them, taking photos and learning about them is really amazing. Back to lodge for lunch and refreshment. Afternoon head to the forest for a canopy walk while viewing primates and later you can go for nature walks in the forest trails watching bird species. End of day 2 back to lodge for dinner and overnight at the same lodge as day one.

Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park 

Morning breakfast and transfer to volcanoes will begin, our professional driver will drive you via Lake Kivu where you will view beautiful beaches, waterbody, and local people fishing and you can take some photos for memories. You will have your lunch at hotels near Lake Kivu and then continue with the journey to the volcanoes national park. You will reach later and check in with the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options:

  • Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
  • Le bamboo gorilla lodge (Mid-range)
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking and Visiting  Twin Lakes

Have breakfast very early in the morning, pack your tracking equipment, packed lunch and enough drinking water then report to the park headquarters for briefing from the games rangers. They will brief you on the dos and fonts of gorilla tracking. You will enter rain forest and search for mountain gorillas will start off. When your group meets gorilla family, you will spend one hour with the gorillas and then return to the lodge. Later in the afternoon you have to go for another tour to the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo view beautiful blue waters and taking photos. Dinner and overnight at the some lodge.

Day 5: Golden Monkey’s Tracking/ Dian Fossey Grave Hike/ Iblwacu Cultural Tour

Take morning breakfast, head to kingi park headquarters for briefing from the game rangers on how to conduct tracking on the endangered golden monkeys. For golden monkeys you will be places in group of 6 people and tracking takes some good time. After tracking golden monkeys head back to the lodge for lunch and relax a bit then after lunch head for community walk and visiting Dian Fossey grave. Back to lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Transfer to Kigali city for tour and Departure

Wake up early, take breakfast and transfer to Kigali city set off. You will have city tour to most of the historical places like the genocide memorial site and national museums. You will have lunch then the driver will drop you to airport or hotel in Kigali.

End of Tour

Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking permits
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Kigali International Airport to Nyungwe National Park to Volcanoes National Park and you will be dropped off at Kigali International Airport.

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    WHY BOOK THIS TOUR

    Tour can depart on any day of the week.
    Tour can be customized
    Transportation in Landcruiser or minivan with pop up for game viewing
    Suitable for solo travelers
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    RWANDA NATIONAL PARKS

    NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK

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