5 DAYS RWANDA PRIMATES SAFARI

Overview

5 Days Rwanda Primates tour with wild Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest and mountain gorilla  trekking  tour  in  the  wild  to Volcanoes  National  Park.  Fantastic  tour  choice  exploring Rwanda’s best primate species and the genocide memorial sites setting off from Kigali.

Departure & Return Location

Kigali International Airport

Departure

6.00 Am

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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park

You will be picked up by our company driver guide from either a hotel / Kigali International Airport for  a  transfer  to  Nyungwe  Forest  NP.  En  route,  visit  the  king’s  palace  museum,  Ethnographic museum  and  Murambi  Genocide  memorial  among  others.  Later  proceed  with  your  drive  to Nyungwe Forest National Park for checkin, dinner and overnight at your hotel. 

Accommodation  Options:  Nyungwe  Top  View  Hotel  (Luxury),  Chimpanzee  Lodge  (Mid-range), EAR Ken Barham guest house (Budget)     

 Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park

As  early  as  5am,  you  will  be  expected  at  the  starting  point  for  the  chimpanzee  trekking  in Nyungwe forest. You will receive a briefing ahead of your chimpanzee trek and after set out into the Nyungwe forest. This is a tropical forest and a home to the Rwanda chimpanzees and 13 other different primate species. You will spot several chimpanzees swinging from one tree branch to another. After the trek, you will exit the forest and head back to your hotel for a late breakfast or an early lunch. After lunch, your driver guide will be waiting to take you on your next activity that is the canopy walk  experience  in  Nyungwe  forest  national  park.  You  will  walk  on  this canopy  bridge  starting from the Uwinka visitor centre and get to view the forest from the top. You will later return to your hotel for dinner and another night in the Nyungwe forest.

Accommodation  Options:  Nyungwe  Top  View  Hotel  (Luxury),  Chimpanzee  Lodge  (Mid-range), EAR Ken Barham guest house (Budget)

Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

On waking up; have breakfast and later hit the road for your transfer to Volcanoes NP, northwest of Rwanda in Musanze province. En route enjoy the spectacular scenery views of the country side.

Accommodation  Options: Virunga  Inn  resort  &  SPA  (Luxury),  Fatima  Hotel  (Mid-range), Virunga Homestay (Budget)        

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Trek and Visit Gorilla Guardian Village

Have breakfast and head for the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the code of conduct when trekking for the mountain gorillas. After locating the creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter. Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your guide for a drive back to your lodge.   After Lunch, step out for a visit to the Iby’wacu Cultural Village (Gorilla guardian village) where you will  learn more about the Rwandan cultural practices. Dinner and Overnight at your Hotel in Musanze

Accommodation  Options: Virunga  Inn  resort  &  SPA  (Luxury),  Fatima  Hotel  (Mid-range), Virunga Homestay (Budget)  

Day 5: Golden Monkey Trekking and Transfer Back to Kigali

Today after breakfast, we transfer again to the briefing area but this time for golden monkey trekking.

Golden monkeys are primates that reside in the Virunga regions of Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. The

golden monkey are generally more active than the gorillas. This requires that for great photos you will continuously follow them as they forage for food especially the delicious bamboo shoots. Sometimes they  are  seen  getting  into  the  surrounding  gardens  for  potatoes.  However  to  note  is  that  they  are generally not located too far so the trek to their habitat is much more manageable than some of the gorilla families. You will receive a briefing at the park headquarters before you start your golden monkey trek just like the previous day. You can carry packed lunch but usually the trek lasts a few minutes and you are able to return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch the driver guide will transfer you to Kigali to return to your hotel or take your flight home.

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FAQ

What type of food is typical in Rwanda/Uganda?

The food may not be sophisticated but benefits from the inclusion of fresh fruit and vegetables. You will find a largely vegetarian diet, although meat is available. The cuisine is largely based around beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas, and rice.

 
What's the weather look like in Rwanda

Any time of year is a good time to travel in Rwanda. Rwanda is known as eternal spring. It maintains a relatively even temperature of about 76.3°F – 82°F/ 24.6°C – 27.6 °C. The hottest time of year is August through September. Evenings are often cool and refreshing and a sweater is suggested. There are two rainy seasons, March through May and October through December. The rainy season shows itself typically with a daily downpour mixed with sunshine. The annual rainfall averages 31.5 in/ 80 cm.

 
What is cancellation policy?

Applied cancellation fees differ between packages (including accommodation and/or car rental) and day tours.

Cancellation of packages

For cancellations received up to 30 calendar days before the scheduled departure, a 20% cancellation fee will be charged.

For cancellations received 15 -29 calendar days before the scheduled departure date a 60% cancellation fee will be charged.

For cancellations received 7 -14 calendar days before the scheduled departure date a 80% cancellation fee will be charged.

For cancellations received within 7 calendar days before the scheduled departure date a 100% cancellation fee will be charged

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