5 Days Rwanda Golden monkey and Chimpanzee Safari


This 5 Days Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park tour brings you to Rwanda’s gorilla and chimp trekking destinations. Volcanoes national park is located on the Virunga Mountains, which Rwanda shares with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla and golden monkey species. In addition to offering gorilla trekking, Volcanoes National Park is also a haven for around 200 different bird species, the critically endangered golden monkeys, and a few other primates. The tour also includes a visit to Nyungwe Forest National Park, which is home to 12 different kinds of primates, including the critically endangered chimpanzee. One of the most picturesque activities in the montane rainforest is chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest.

Tour highlights

  • Arrival and transfer to lodge
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Departure for Kigali

    Price Includes:

  • A company driver/Guide and vehicle
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Gorilla permits
  • Golden Monkey permits
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Kigali city Tour
  • Accommodation for 3 nights
  • All activities Mentioned

    Price Excludes:

  • Visa
  • International flights
  • Personal expense like Alcohol, Cigar
  • Tips

Itinary in details

Upon arrival, your safari guide will pick you up and drive for the two to three hours from Kigali to the Volcanoes National Park. Once you arrive in Musanze, you will check into your hotel. You can then choose to relax and spend the evening at your leisure after an optional community visit of Ruhengeri to learn about Rwandan culture.

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll head to the park headquarters with your packed lunch and bottled water for a briefing from the park ranger guides. Following the introduction to the golden monkeys, follow the golden monkey tracking route into the park where you can spot additional primates, birds, and butterflies. Depending on where the golden monkeys are, the trip can take two to five hours. You will return to your lodge for a dinner and overnight stay.

Check out of the hotel and travel to Nyungwe Forest National Park following breakfast. The drive to the park takes between 6 and 7 hours. Along the way, you’ll stop for lunch, enjoy views of the Virunga Mountains and Lake Kivu, and take photos. Drive to Nyungwe, then connect to your lodging for a meal, rest, and overnight stay.

Get up early, have breakfast, and go to the Nyungwe Forest National Park to report for an experiential briefing. The Unuyove route is one of the best places to enter the forest for chimpanzee and bird watching. The chances of seeing chimpanzees and other primates like Grey-cheeked Mangabeys in Nyungwe Forest are not guaranteed because the chimpanzees there are not habituated, so they tend to be shy and run away from tourists. However, the rangers typically try their best to make sure that you see the chimpanzees by any means. This trail is ideal for bird watching as well because a variety of bird species can be seen. You can unwind at the waterfalls along this trail before returning to meet your safari guide. The hike takes three to four hours to complete. . You will return to your lodge for a dinner and overnight stay.

After breakfast, go out on your return trip to Kigali, stopping for lunch along the way. You will either be left off to the accommodation you have reserved on your own, or at Kigali International Airport, where you will catch your trip home with fond memories.

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