5 Days Rwanda primates safari including gorilla tracking and chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park starts and ends in Kigali. Nyungwe Forest has a large concentration of primates in Rwanda
- Day 01: Transfer to Nyungwe
- Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking – Canopy Walk
- Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes national park.
- Day 4: Gorilla Tracking
- Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali
Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe.
Of recent Nyungwe chimps are increasingly becoming unpredictable as they keep moving forth and backward between forests of Nyungwe and Kibira in Burundi. Therefore, at Africa adventure Safaris we advise our clients to opt for trekking chimps in Kibale national park Uganda and we pay for your Ugandan visa to enable you track chimps in Kibale Forest national park.
Upon your arrival at the airport, our driver guide will pick you and transfer southwards to Nyungwe forest national park with en route visit to the national museum in Butare, the Murambi genocide memorial site, the Nyanza king’s palace. Dinner and overnight at stay Nyungwe Forest Lodge(Luxury).
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking – Canopy Walk
After an early breakfast, you will set off to discover the primates and scenic splendor of Nyungwe. Viewing the primates on the steep slopes of Nyngwe forest is quite challenging but the park guides at Nyungwe are experienced and very knowledgeable about most of Nyungwe’s wildlife. The guides shall provide you with all the relevant information about thße primates in Nyungwe forest; primates lifestyle, feeding, reproduction among other details.
Among the primates you are to track in Nyungwe forest include; chimpanzees, L’Hoest’s monkey, golden monkeys, large troops of the Angola Colobus, vervet monkeys, Silver Monkey, Hamlyn’s Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Dent’s Mona Monkey, Olive Baboon, Grey-cheeked Mangabeys among other primates.
Return to the lodge for lunch, and in the afternoon embark on a canopy walk. Later return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes national park.
In the morning, you will enjoy a scenic long drive to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri. Dinner and overnight at Muhabura hotel(Budget)/La Palme hotel(Deluxe)/Mountain gorilla view lodge(Luxury) as you prepare for the following day’s memorable adventure.
Day 4: Gorilla Tracking
After breakfast, our tour guide will lead you to the park headquarters for briefing from the head of the park rangers. At 8.30 am local time, commence the memorable gorilla tracking experience. You will be left in the presence of the awesome mountain gorillas for about an hour. Take photographs and enjoys the antics of baby gorillas as they swing from tree branch to another. Gorilla trekking is the best wildlife experience in Africa.
Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali.
After breakfast transfer back to Kigali. You may wish to enjoy a city tour including a visit to Gisozi genocide memorial site. The will be ready to transfer you to the airport for your departure flight to the next destination.
End of safari.
Where to Stay
Manor Hotel Kigali
The Manor Hotel Kigali is a 4 star hotel located in the upmarket neighbourhood of Nyarutarama Kigali.
If you are looking for a place to relax, pamper yourself and enjoy great food, there is no better place in Rwanda than the Manor Hotel.
Nyungwe forest lodge
The lodge, built to blend in with the surrounding environment is situated in a tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe closed canopy rain forest, home to 13 species of primate including Chimpanzees. Rooms feature; Fire place, Air conditioning, Private mini bar, Tea and coffee making facilities, Hairdryer, Private deck, En-suite bathroom with indoor shower, International dial telephones, Digital satellite TV and Wireless Internet access.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge provides good value, spectacular views of the volcanoes and easy access to Volcanoes National Park (PNV).
Set on the slopes of Mt. Sabyinyo, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge has 30 individual stone cottages. The cottages provide both space and privacy. Each has a small lounge with a fireplace to ward off the chill at this altitude, a private verandah and en suite facilities with a shower. The furnishings are simple and comfortable, with queen-size beds and individual safe. A generator provides hot water and electricity, usually from about 18h00; but the lodge expects to be connected to mains electricity in the near future.