8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps

Overview of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps

The 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps is a comprehensive trip that allows you to explore a cross section of Rwanda. It includes the Chimp trekking, colobus monkey tracking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest National Park, Boat cruise on Lake Kivu – one of the prominent Lakes in East Africa, Gorilla tracking and golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park and eventually Kigali city experience.

Safari Highlights of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps

  • Day 1 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Kigali city tour.
  • Day 2 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park.
  • Day 3 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Track Chimpanzees and Colobus monkey.
  • Day 4 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Undertake the famous Nyungwe canopy walk & an evening nature walk.
  • Day 5 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Transfer to Lake Kivu.
  • Day 6 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Drive to Volcanoes National Park & track golden monkeys.
  • Day 7 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Do gorilla tracking
  • Day 8 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Drive back to Kigali

Detailed itinerary of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps

Day 1 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Kigali city tour.

After your breakfast, embark on Kigali city tour to mark the beginning of your 5 day Chimp trekking safari in Rwanda. On this city tour, you have a lot to enjoy ranging from the sorrowful Gisozi Genocide memorial site to the Presidential Palace which belonged to the former president Juvenal Habyarimana where you will also be able to see the remains of the FALCON 50 presidential plane that was brought down on 6th April 1994. You will also encounter the amazing Kigali suburbs including down town Kigali and Hotel des Mille Collines – the site for the Movie Hotel Rwanda.

Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury/upmarket), Hotel Chez Lando (Midrange/standard) or Murugo Rwanda Hostel (Budget/basic).

Day 2 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Depart from Kigali city in the morning to Nyungwe forest National Park. The scenic drive en route is combined with a visit to the Nyanza Palace, the Butare Museum and Murambi memorial. It is over 268 km approximately 6 hours’ drive to Nyungwe forest excluding stops en route.

Accommodation: Dinner and Overnight: Nyungwe Hill Top (Midrange/standard), Gisakura guest house (Budget/basic) or Nyungwe View Lodge (Luxury/upmarket).

Day 3 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Track Chimpanzees and Colobus monkey.

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Wake up for an early breakfast before embarking on the Chimpanzee tour at 08:00am. It will be a half day activity seeing Chimps feed, play and hunt before returning to the lodge. In the evening, you will do canopy walk, the first of its kind in East Africa where you will be able to spot a range species swinging in the tree top branches mostly primates and a variety of birds.

Accommodation: Spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 4 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Undertake the famous Nyungwe canopy walk & an evening nature walk.

After breakfast, embark on the colobus monkey trek to encounter the largest grouping of colobus monkeys in Africa. You will be mesmerized by their black and white skin color and their enormous numbers as the swing through the braches of this ancient forest of Nyungwe. The experience is quite rewarding and will create memories on this Rwanda safari. Other monkey species like Vervet and Lhoest monkeys can be spotted. Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation and in the evening you will do a simple nature walk along the coloured trails for an amazing eco encounter before retiring for overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: Spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 5 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Transfer to Lake Kivu.

After your morning warm breakfast amidst the cool breath from the forest, embark on your journey to Lake Kivu over 220 Km about 5 hours’ drive from Nyungwe. Enjoy scenic views en route where you will also make a stop for Lunch. Arrive in Lake Kivu area – Gisenyi in the afternoon and choose to do a boat cruise or just relaxing on the lake shores. Retire for overnight.

Accommodation: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury/upmarket), Palm Beach (Budget/basic) or Hotel Gorilla Lake Kivu (Midrange/standard).

Day 6 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Drive to Volcanoes National Park & track golden monkeys.

Depart at 05:00am for 110km journey about 2 hours’ drive to Volcanoes National Park to catch up with golden monkey tracking. Undertake this interesting activity where you will be astonished by the monkey playful tactics and their great body color. Return for check in at the lodge and relax a bit till evening where you will pay a visit to the Iby’iwachu village to enjoy the Banyarwanda cultural Performances.

Accommodation: Lapalme Hotel (Midrange/standard), Muhabura Hotel (Budget/basic) or Mountain Gorilla View Hotel (Luxury/upmarket).

Day 7 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Do gorilla tracking

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After breakfast at your lodge, assemble at the park headquarters at Kinigi to catch up with briefing session that commences at 08:00am. Gorilla families to trek will also be allocated during this session, in case of interest in a specific group an arrangement can be made with the park rangers. After briefing, head to the jungle in quest of the most endangered apes – mountain gorillas of which this can take 2 – 8 hours’ thus packed lunch is necessary. You will view gorillas for one full hour and you are allowed to take photos plus asking any relevant question from the ranger guide about gorillas. Return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 8 of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps: Drive back to Kigali

Embark on your 116 km journey over 3 hours’ drive to Kigali city after an early breakfast. The amazing scenic views of the hill sides en route may not be so enough, therefore a further stop at Urwibutso Ecotourism project at Nyirangarama will generate a complete memory overload. With its foundation in 1983 by Sina Gerald as a bakery and restaurant, the project has expanded to dominate organic fruit and vegetable production and processing in Rwanda. The community members of Rulindo district have benefited a lot from this project in terms of education, incomes and jobs. You will then continue to Kigali city in the afternoon.

End of the 8 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Rwanda Gorilla Trek Safari Trip Chimps

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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