5 Days Rwanda Safari – Primates and Other Wildlife Tour


5 Days Rwanda Safari will allow you to participate in some of Rwanda’s most popular activities while on safari. The tour’s high point is gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Aside from the gorillas, you will also go chimp trekking and take a canopy walk in Nyungwe National Park. There is also golden monkey trekking, a cultural visit, and a city tour of Kigali. The volcanoes national park, Nyungwe, and Akagera are three of Rwanda’s greatest wildlife locations. A little discussion of Nyungwe and the Volcanoes National Park is here.

Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park is frequently referred to as the country’s primate capital. There are 13 different primate species there, including chimpanzees, black and white Colobus, golden monkeys, and Angola Colobus. One of the oldest and largest afro-montane forests in the world can be found in the park. Chimpanzee trekking, ecology, and a forest canopy walk are Nyungwe National Park’s main draws. In contrast, Rwanda’s most visited tourist destination is the Volcanoes National Park. When Dian Fossey founded a gorilla study station there in the early 1960s, the park gained international recognition. She played a crucial role in stopping poaching and contributed to the understanding of how to accustom mountain gorillas. Every year Tens of thousands of visitors travel to the park to see the 350 mountain gorillas. Golden monkey trekking, seeing Dian Fossey’s mausoleum, touring the Musanze caves, climbing one of the Virunga volcanoes, and visiting a neighboring cultural center are other popular alternatives to gorilla trekking.>/p>

At the end of this 5-day Rwanda safari, visitors would have seen more than just the country’s main national parks; they would also have seen Kigali and the Iby’iwacu Culture Center. Kigali, Rwanda, is where this tour begins and ends.

Tour highlights

  • Kigali city tour
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe forest
  • Golden Monkey trekking
  • Forest Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest
  • Touring the Gorilla Guardians Village

    Price Includes:

  • Golden monkey permits
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Gorilla tracking permits
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Visiting the Gorilla Guardians village
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Accommodation for 4 nights
  • Pickup and drop-off in Kigali
  • Safari van

    Price Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Air tickets &Visa
  • Personal expenses like Alcohol, Cigar, Luandry
  • Tips to the guide and hotel staff

Itinary in details

To begin the tour, we will send a company representative to pick you up from the airport or your hotel in the morning. The driver will take you on a 2-hour tour of Kigali following the initial briefing. Kigali is a little city that extremely well-run. Many see it as a model for how African towns should be. You will go to the Genocide Memorial Center, the former president of Rwanda’s palace, the central market, and the artisan stores. You will begin the arduous journey to Nyungwe forest after the city tour. The park lies in the southwest of Rwanda, and traveling there by car takes around five hours. If you enjoy nature, the trip won’t be boring for you. Also, the driver will make multiple stops along the journey. You will make stops at the former king of Rwanda’s palace and other significant locations. Lunch will be consumed en route at a situation motel or restaurant.

Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at Gisakura Guest House (budget), Nyungwe Top View Hotel (mid-range), and Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury).

Breakfast should be consumed before getting in a car and being transported to the Nyungwe forest offices for a briefing on chimpanzee tracking. The briefing includes information on the forests past, the fauna that can be found there, what to expect, and how to get ready. It takes two to six hours to trek with chimpanzees in Rwanda. You will be accompanied by very skilled guides and rangers. Nyungwe forest is home to over 9 different species of primates, though you’ll mostly be watching out for chimpanzees. There are 11 different species of monkeys, however it’s very impossible to observe golden monkeys there. All aspects of the forest and the various wildlife species will be covered by the park guides.

You will be taken back to your accommodation for lunch and a rest after tracking the chimpanzees. You’ll take the woodland canopy hike in the late afternoon. One of the first canopy walks in East Africa was created in Nyungwe. It gives visitors the chance to view the park from above as they go over the observation platform. You may see butterflies, birds, primates, and other tree species from the observation platform. By the end of the day, you would be worn out but content from having experienced incredible wildlife encounters in an African forest covered in lush greenery.

Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at Gisakura Guest House (budget), Nyungwe Top View Hotel (mid-range), and Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury).

Get up when you want, eat breakfast, and leave. The driver will arrive to pick you up and begin the trip to the national park of the volcanoes. Try to capture as many images of the lake as you can. The undulating hills, lush plantations, and friendly residents make up Rwanda’s picturesque countryside. We’ll stop for lunch en route. You will check in and recuperate once you arrive at the park before leaving to see the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. If you have time, you can take a boat to explore the islands or go for bird watching.

Dinner and overnight accommodations are available at Hotel Muhabura, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, and The 5 Volcanoes Resort, all of which are luxurious (Budget).

Get up early, eat breakfast, and then travel to the park headquarters in Musanze for the briefing for gorilla tracking at the Volcanoes National Park. Ask the hotel to provide you with a packed lunch and enough water. You will learn the guidelines for gorilla trekking, what to anticipate, and the park’s wildlife while attending the briefing. In Rwanda, there are ten habituated gorilla families. One will be given to you depending on a number of characteristics, including your age and general level of fitness. Although the length of time spent pursuing mountain gorillas varies, we aim for a maximum of 2 to 6 hours.

Although the exercise can be very difficult, the chance to see gorillas in the wild is truly something remarkable. Mountain gorilla trekking is safe and secure for tourists because these animals are usually tranquil and relaxed. As you will only be with the group for an hour, take as many pictures of them as you can. Even when they approach you, maintain your composure and heed the instructions of your park guide. After spending an hour watching the primates, you will return to the starting place and find our company guide there waiting for you. Have lunch at the hotel, and then relax. You will visit the Iby’iwacu cultural hamlet, which is near to the park, later in the evening. Currently, the Center is known as the Gorilla Guardians Village. Former poachers used to sell their handcrafted goods there to tourists, but it has since evolved into a center of excellence for cultural activities. Visit every area of the facility to learn about the culture of the various Rwandan tribes while taking in traditional dance performances.

Dinner and overnight accommodations are available at Hotel Muhabura, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, and The 5 Volcanoes Resort, all of which are luxurious (Budget).

Get up early, eat breakfast, and head to the Kinigi park offices. You will run into other travelers who have gathered for the golden monkey hiking briefing. The park guides will take you to seek for the monkeys in the bamboo forests after the briefing. Rwandan golden monkey tracking is quicker than going in search of gorillas. Anticipate to do the task in no more than four hours. Golden monkeys are adorable yet vulnerable creatures. They can only be found in Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda. Unlike gorillas, golden monkeys are quite lively and don’t mind being photographed with a flash. Following your time with the primates, you will return to the starting location, where our driver will be waiting to pick you up and transport you back to the hotel for check-out before continuing on to Kigali. The trip back to Kigali takes two to three hours. The driver will transport you to the airport if you need to depart or, if you need to stay longer, to your hotel.

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