5 Days Rwanda Primate Tour
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Nyungwe forest
You will be picked by our professional guide and driver at the airport on arrival and have a city tour in the cleanest city in Africa. You will pay a visit to the Genocide memorial site and city markets before heading out to Nyungwe forest National Park located in the south western side of the country. You will enjoy the beautiful countryside of this country as you watch the rolling hills as you head south west arriving in the evening hours. Check into the lodge for dinner and night stay at Nyungwe Top View Hotel lodge.
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking & Canopy walk
After the morning breakfast at the lodge, you will heat to the park headquarters to meet other visitors for briefing together as a team. You will then be divided into groups to go and track the habituated Chimpanzee groups. You will then be allowed to spend one full hour with the Chimps as you take pictures and learn about their daily lives in the forest. After this mind-blowing experience, you will be led to the Canopy walk another amazing experience walking on top of the forest. After this blissful day, you will be led to your Hotel to relax, have dinner and night stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge.
Day 3: Transfer from Nyungwe to Volcanoes National Park
After an early breakfast, you will be departing from Nyungwe to Volcanoes National Park. You will have a short visit to the twin lake of Burera and Ruhondo. You will arrive at Volcanoes National Park in the evening hours and check into the lodge where you will have dinner and night stay at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes NP
After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will transfer to the park offices where you will be briefed with the rest of the guests. The briefing is done by the part rangers who will then divide you into groups of 8 and allocate you different Gorilla groups to track. You will then be led by guides to the jungle searching for habituated Gorilla groups and then after meeting the family, you will be allowed a full hour encounter as you take pictures and learn more on the life of Gorillas in the forest. You will later head back to the starting point and meet your driver and return to the lodge to rest after this long activity. You will later go to Ibyiwacu cultural village to catch up with the Rwandan culture as you watch the traditional performances from a local group. Return to the lodge later for dinner and night stay at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.
Day 5: Golden Monkey Trekking and End of the Tour
Wake up to a hot breakfast meal and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing on Golden Monkey tracking. The golden monkeys are a unique type of primate found in the high mountains of Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo. You will have a full hour encounter with them as you learn about them and take memorable pics as you watch the monkeys move to the top of the trees. You will return to meet your guide at the point where you left him and drive off to Kigali city where you will have your lunch and proceed to the Airport for departure.
End of Tour