6 Days - Rwanda Primates Tours

golden monkey

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)

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.

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)

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’ behaviour and advice on what you are watching.

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.

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.