6 Days - Rwanda Primates Tours

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Rwanda, "The Land of a Thousand Hills” attracts many visitors due to its Silverback Mountain Gorillas. Rwanda's incredible natural wealth and biodiversity makes the country a prime destination for nature lovers and people who wish to gain an authentic African experience.

Highlights

  • Explore some of Rwanda’s towns.
  • Chimpanzee and Golden Monkey trekking, nature walk and gorilla tracking.
  • Boat ride and swimming.
  • Enjoy Rwanda’s traditional culture.

 Day

Highlights

Overnight

Day 1

Arrive Kigali, Rwanda-Kigali City tour| Transfer to Nyungwe

Nyungwe Top View Hotel

Day 2

Chimpanzee Tracking–afternoon relaxation

Nyungwe Top View Hotel

Day 3

Transfer to Volcanoes National Park via Kibuye and Gisenyi, Diana Fossey museum

Villa Gorilla Lodge

Day 4

Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National park

Villa Gorilla Lodge

Day 5

Golden Monkey Trekking

Villa Gorilla Lodge

Day 6

Depart to Kigali

DAY 1: Arrive Kigali, Rwanda-Kigali City tour Transfer to Nyungwe

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, our Umoja Motherland tour limited professional driver/guide will transfer you to Kigali were you city tour will begin. This tour will take you to the following sites; Nyamata Genocide  Church, Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, Kimironko Market, Inema Arts Center, and Campaign Against Genocide Museum (CAG), where you will be able to immerse yourself in Rwandan history. You will then depart for Nyungwe National Park.

Overnight:  Nyungwe Top View Hotel (FB)

This lodge commands incredible views of Nyungwe forest area thanks to its location atop one of the hills overlooking it.

All your requests will be addressed promptly and graciously by staff. If you have an early morning adventure, the chef won't hesitate to wake up and fix you breakfast. His menu has plenty of choices for both lovers of a la carte and buffet. He will help you identify the different dishes and share tips on how you can make them when you return home.

DAY 2: Chimpanzee Tracking–afternoon relaxation

Wake up early morning and get ready for your Chimpanzee trekking. Nyungwe National Park is the largest block of montane forest in East and Central Africa and has an incredibly rich biodiversity. After the briefing you will start the Chimpanzee trek and the rangers will do their utmost to help you locate them.

Later you will visit the Gisakura tea estate or the canopy walk in Nyungwe.

The climb starts gradually and takes you to the top of the top of the forest, 60 metres above the ground. Its midpoint will provides you with a view like no other. You will dreamy views over the southern region and look into the depths of the park. You will feel a refreshing breeze sweep over you, leaving your skin feeling more alive than ever. 

Overnight:  Nyungwe Top View Hotel (FB)

DAY 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park via Kibuye and Gisenyi, Diana Fossey museum

After breakfast. You will transfer from Nyungwe to Volcanoes national park via Kibuye, which lies at the eastern tip of Lake Kivu and visit the Diana Fossey Museum and the Dian Fossey Tomb.

Overnight: Villa Gorilla Lodge (Lunch and Dinner)

This is a small bungalow type hotel situated on the foothills of Africa's ultimate gorilla destination, Volcanoes National Park. It has priceless views of the three dormant mountains found in the park. The rooms are very clean and well decorated with authentic local handicrafts. Considering it's found at a high altitude where temperatures are low, the hot water bottles they provide is a beautiful thought. 

DAY 4: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National park

Early morning wakeup call for Gorilla trekking. Your gorilla trek will start after a briefing by the rangers.

You will locate and interact (under supervision) with a gorilla family. The guides will interpret the apes’ behavior and advice on what you are watching.

Members of the gorilla family you’ll visit are usually spread out across perhaps a thirty meter area in the jungle. You will move from place to place, meeting each member of the family and appreciating their uniqueness. A little infant might frolic in front of you to show off new climbing skills he has learnt. If in the mood, he might reach out to you and touch you. It's such an emotional encounter that has left many in tears of joy. 

Overnight: Villa Gorilla Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 5: Golden Monkey Trekking

Early morning wake up for Golden monkey trek. You will visit the golden monkey territory of Volcanoes National Park under ranger guidance. There are two habituated groups of Golden Monkey, one group comprises around 80 – 100 members and has its home at the foot of Mt Sabyinyo.

Overnight at Villa Gorilla Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 DAY 6: Drive to Kigali 

Your Umoja Motherlands Tours Ltd guide will transfer you back to Kigali, and if time permits you will visit different souvenir shops before proceeding to the airport for your departure flight.

Memories of such guided safari tours in Africa will live with you even in your after life.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Exclusive use of a & 4X4 WD Land Cruiser during the trip
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
  • Accommodation:
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • All national park entrance fees
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary:
  • Services of professional, experienced English-speaking driver/guide
  • VIP Meet and Assist at Kigali international airport
  • Gorilla trekking permit |Golden monkey permit |Chimpanzee permit

Package excludes

  • Rwanda Visa $30 per person to be obtained on arrival
  • Optional extras whilst in Rwanda
  • International flights
  • Alcoholic/Non-alcoholic beverages during meals when it is not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance, etc.