7 Days Rwanda primates Tour, Gorillas & Chimps in Rwanda

Tour Highlights

An enjoyable safari taking you through the best Mountain Trekking regions in Rwanda. Track primates such as Chimpanzees, and monkeys in Nyungwe Forest, the largest rainforests in Central Africa. Tour some of Rwanda's cultural sites en route - the Museum in Butare and the palace at Nyanza.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Upon your arrival in Kigali, our company representative will welcome you and transfer you a hotel of your choice. Dinner and overnight at Hotel des Mille Collines /Umubano Hotel /Hotel Gorillas

Day 2: Kigali - Nyungwe Forest National Park

After an early morning breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe forest national park en route visiting the traditional palace of Rwanda's Former King in Nyanza. Drive past green fields of tea scattered on the hillside slopes and the small wooden houses unique to the areas surrounding Nyungwe Forest. This drive may take you approximately 6 hours. Dinner and overnight at ORTPN Gisakura Guest House (FB)

Day 3: Guided / Canopy nature walk

For birders a guided nature walk in the morning will enable them to spot a variety of bird species in the Nyungwe forest. You will not miss birds such as Rwenzori Turaco and black and white casqued hornbill. Large troops of colobus monkeys will be every time encountered on different forest trails. In the afternoon go chimp tracking. Dinner and overnight at ORTPN Gisakura Guest House (FB)

Day 4: Return to Kigali

After breakfast drive back to Kigali. Along the way, in Butare, visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum. Arrive in Kigali City in time for lunch. After lunch proceed northwards to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. The beautiful scenery of the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known will make the journey interesting to look at. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel (FB)

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Volcano National Park

After a morning breakfast transfer to Kinigi Park Headquarters for a briefing with the rest of trackers and then immediately commence gorilla trekking in Parc National des Volcans. An encounter with the gorillas is the highlight of a Rwanda safari. Time taken to encounter these gentle apes ranges between 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas on that particular day. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel (FB)

Day 6: Parc National des Volcans

In case you paid for gorilla permit supplement, you may go gorilla trekking once again – this time you may track a different gorilla family. Alternatively visit Karisoke Research Centre which Dian Fossey established for the habituation and deeper study about the gorillas. You may choose mountain climbing of the Visoke Volcano. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel (FB)

Day 7: Return to Kigali

After breakfast return to Kigali for a city tour or taking your flight back home.
 

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An enjoyable safari taking you through the best Mountain Trekking regions in Rwanda. Track primates such as Chimpanzees, and monkeys in Nyungwe Forest, the largest rainforests in Central Africa. Tour some of Rwanda's cultural sites en route - the Museum in Butare and the palace at Nyanza.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Upon your arrival in Kigali, our company representative will welcome you and transfer you a hotel of your choice. Dinner and overnight at Hotel des Mille Collines /Umubano Hotel /Hotel Gorillas

Day 2: Kigali - Nyungwe Forest National Park

After an early morning breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe forest national park en route visiting the traditional palace of Rwanda's Former King in Nyanza. Drive past green fields of tea scattered on the hillside slopes and the small wooden houses unique to the areas surrounding Nyungwe Forest. This drive may take you approximately 6 hours. Dinner and overnight at ORTPN Gisakura Guest House (FB)

Day 3: Guided / Canopy nature walk

For birders a guided nature walk in the morning will enable them to spot a variety of bird species in the Nyungwe forest. You will not miss birds such as Rwenzori Turaco and black and white casqued hornbill. Large troops of colobus monkeys will be every time encountered on different forest trails. In the afternoon go chimp tracking. Dinner and overnight at ORTPN Gisakura Guest House (FB)

Day 4: Return to Kigali

After breakfast drive back to Kigali. Along the way, in Butare, visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum. Arrive in Kigali City in time for lunch. After lunch proceed northwards to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. The beautiful scenery of the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known will make the journey interesting to look at. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel (FB)

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Volcano National Park

After a morning breakfast transfer to Kinigi Park Headquarters for a briefing with the rest of trackers and then immediately commence gorilla trekking in Parc National des Volcans. An encounter with the gorillas is the highlight of a Rwanda safari. Time taken to encounter these gentle apes ranges between 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas on that particular day. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel (FB)

Day 6: Parc National des Volcans

In case you paid for gorilla permit supplement, you may go gorilla trekking once again – this time you may track a different gorilla family. Alternatively visit Karisoke Research Centre which Dian Fossey established for the habituation and deeper study about the gorillas. You may choose mountain climbing of the Visoke Volcano. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel (FB)

Day 7: Return to Kigali

After breakfast return to Kigali for a city tour or taking your flight back home.