6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari

Overview of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari

6 day Rwanda safari involves an encounter with the genocide memorial sites, gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, the visit to the Dian Fossey grave, a cool night breeze on the shores of Lake Kivu and a thrilling encounter with Chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest

Safari Highlights of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari

Day 1 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport.

Day 2 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari: Visit Gisozi memorial site (optional); transfer to Volcanoes national park

Day 3 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari: Encounter gorillas

Day 4 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari: Visit Dian Fossey grave; drive to Kivu Lake.

Day 5 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari: Drive to Nyungwe forest National Park.

Day 6 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari: Undertake Chimp trekking experience.

Detailed itinerary of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari

Day 1 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport.

Arrive in Rwanda through its main gateway where you will find the guide waiting for you.

Accommodation: You will be transferred to your respective hotel.

Day 2 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari: Visit Gisozi memorial site (optional); transfer to Volcanoes national park

After breakfast, you can undertake a tour around Kigali city to see the national museum, genocide memorial site among other attractions. After this morning encounter, embark on the drive to Volcanoes National Park amidst the amazing scenery en-route. It is 116 km journey taking over 3 hours. Arrive in the evening and spend some time at Iby’wachu village to enjoy the Banyarwanda cultural performances.

Day 3 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari: Encounter gorillas

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After an early breakfast, you will assemble at the park headquarters at Kinigi to have a close to one hour briefing from preferably the park warden or his representative about the gorilla trekking activity that you are trying to undertake. The briefing commences at 08:00am and the gorilla families to track will also be allocated during this session after which you will embark on the search for Mountain gorillas in the lush of Volcanoes National Park, an activity that can take 2 – 8 hours. You have one hour to interact with gorillas, take photos and ask any relevant question from the tour guide before returning to the lodge for relaxation. You can opt for a cultural walk to the adjacent Banyarwanda village or a nature walk to encounter the caves and the lakes.

Accommodation: Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari: Visit Dian Fossey grave; drive to Kivu Lake.

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After breakfast, hike the Dian Fossey grave at the Karisoke research center to pay tribute to one of the re-known conservationists that have ever lived on this planet. The grave of her admirable silverback – Digit also lie in close proximity and thus can be encountered on this gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. This activity involves a relative climb and lasts 3 -4 hours. Return to the lodge for lunch after which you will embark on the transfer to Lake Kivu 110 km taking about 2 hours’ drive amidst the great scenic views en-route.

Day 5 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari: Drive to Nyungwe forest National Park.

After your morning cozy breakfast amidst the thrilling fresh air from the Lake, embark on your journey to Nyungwe Forest National Park 220km taking approximately 6 – 7 hours’ drive. You will have lunch en route and arrive in Nyungwe in the afternoon.

Day 6 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari: Undertake Chimp trekking experience.

Wake up early for an early morning cup of coffee before embarking on the Chimpanzee trekking experience in the prehistoric forest of Nyungwe. It is quite amazing encountering Chimps rolling themselves across these well-structured trees as they gather and consume more fruits as they can. Take photos and generate enough memories to keep with you forever. Return to the lodge and then embark on a return journey 268 km approximately 6 hours’ drive to Kigali city. You will arrive in the late evening.

End of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge: This accommodation facility extends value for money and the magnificent sights of the Volcanoes national park. It is positioned on the lower gradients of Sabyinyo Mountain. Gorilla view lodge contains 30 private stone cottages with modern furnishing and décor. With a fire place and en suite facilities, the lodge is worth of stay while at Gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda.

La Palme Hotel: With 48 fully furnished rooms with 4 big elegantly designed suites, La Palme Hotel counts among the cozy and ultimate safari accommodations within the environs of Volcanoes national park. Rooms have Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, 24 hour room service, telephone and double beds.

Nyungwe Forest Lodge: The lodge is found on the edge of Nyungwe forest and it has 24 luxury rooms the 2 being suites providing tourists with comfortable sleeps while on their safaris in Rwanda. The lodge has a swimming pool, lounge, bar, fire place, en suite facilities, restaurant, laundry services, internet access, Air conditioner and so many other services provided to Rwanda safari tourists.

Muhabura Guest House: Muhabura hotel is a budget accommodation found opposite musanze headquarters near the bank of Kigali. This exposes you to a comfortable life while you stay away your home. There are 30 rooms with single, double and Twin. The rooms are self-contained, with warm and cold showers, satellite TV, laundry services, balcony, garden and so many others.

La Palme Hotel: This is among the best deluxe hotel in Rwanda where tourists always feel comfortable to stay while o their Rwanda safaris. This hotel has 48 well designed rooms with 4 large suites. The rooms have screens, good services, internet access, Double bed, telephone and are self-contained.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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