5 Days Rwanda Safari – Primates and Wildlife Tour


The 5-Day Rwanda Safari will provide you the chance to participate in some of the best safari activities in Rwanda. Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is where the tour’s high point, gorilla trekking, is located. You will also visit Nyungwe National Park to do chimpanzee trekking and take a canopy walk in addition to seeing gorillas. There are also cultural visits, tours of Kigali, and trekking for golden monkeys. Two of the best places to see wildlife in Rwanda are Nyungwe, Akagera, and the volcanoes national park. The Akagera National Park is not included in this itinerary, however it can be added for individuals who want to go on a longer safari and take part in a typical game drive. Let’s talk briefly about Nyungwe and Volcanoes National Park.

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. The most visited tourist destination in Rwanda, on the other hand, is the Volcanoes National Park. When Dian Fossey established a gorilla study station there in the early 1960s, the park gained international recognition. She played a crucial role in the battle against poaching and contributed to the knowledge of how to accustom mountain gorillas. Annually, Thousands of visitors come to the park in an effort to see the 350 mountain gorillas. Golden monkey trekking, visiting Dian Fossey’s grave, touring the Musanze caves, climbing one of the Virunga volcanoes, and visiting a neighboring cultural center are other popular alternatives to gorilla trekking.

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. Rwandan capital city Kigali serves as both the beginning and end of this excursion. Our 6-day Rwanda wildlife safari package is available if you want a lengthier visit. The 7-day Rwanda tour package is another option.

Tour highlights

  • Kigali city tour – visiting the Genocide memorial site, presidential palace museum
  • Gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park Rwanda
  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe forest
  • Golden Monkey trekking
  • Forest walk in Nyungwe forest
  • Touring the Gorilla Guardians Village

    Price Includes:

  • Safari Vehicle
  • Company Driver/Guide
  • Golden monkey permits
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Gorilla tracking permits
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Visiting the Gorilla Guardians village
  • Drinking water and lunch while traveling
  • Full Board accommodation for 4 nights
  • Pickup and drop-off in Kigali

    Price Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Personal expense like Alcohol, Laundry, Craft
  • Tips to the guide

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 is 5 Days Rwanda Tour 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).

Get up very early, eat breakfast, and then be taken to the Nyungwe forest offices for a briefing on chimpanzee tracking. The briefing provides information about the forest’s past, types of creatures to look for, what to expect, and how to get ready. It takes two to six hours to go chimpanzee hiking in Rwanda. You will be accompanied by extremely knowledgeable guides and rangers. Nyungwe forest is home to 12 different species of primates, though you will be on the lookout for chimpanzees. Although it’s extremely impossible to see golden monkeys in this area, you can expect to observe the 11 other species. The park guides will go through every detail regarding the forest and the many wildlife species.

You will be driven back to your lodge for lunch and some downtime after the chimpanzee tracking. You’ll go for a walk across the forest canopy in the late afternoon. One of the very first to be established in East Africa was the canopy walk in Nyungwe. When moving around the observation platform, it gives visitors the chance to see the park from above. From the observation deck, you may see butterflies, birds, primates, and many tree species. 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. We hope that while you are speaking with park personnel, you will ask as many questions as you can.

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

Wake up whenever you want, eat breakfast, and leave. The driver will arrive and pick you up to begin the trip to the national park of the volcanoes. While you travel, you will see lovely landscapes like Lake Kivu. Take as many pictures as you can of the lake. Beautiful plantations, rolling hills, and hospitable natives may be found across Rwanda. Lunch will be consumed on route. As soon as you get at the park, check in and take a nap before leaving to explore the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. You can take a boat and tour the islands or view birds if you have the time.

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

The briefing for gorilla trekking often begins at 7:00 am in the volcanoes national park. Get up early, eat breakfast, and then travel to the Musanze park headquarters. Suggest that your hotel pack you a lunch and enough water. You will discover the gorilla trekking guidelines, what to anticipate, and the park’s wildlife while attending the briefing. Ten habituated gorilla families may be found in Rwanda. One will be given to you depending on your age and general level of fitness, among other things. The amount of time needed to track mountain gorillas varies, but 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 monitoring 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, 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. See all of the exhibits 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).

Once more, get up early, eat breakfast, and then travel 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 look for the monkeys in the bamboo forests after the briefing. Rwandan golden monkey tracking is quicker than going in search of gorillas. The task should take no more than four hours to complete. The adorable yet critically endangered golden monkey. Only Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda are home to them. In contrast to gorillas, golden monkeys are quite playful and seem very at ease around flash photography. You will return to the starting point after spending time with the primates, where our driver will be ready to take you back to the hotel for check-out before continuing on to Kigali. It takes two to three hours to return to Kigali. If you are staying, the driver will transport you to your hotel rather than the airport.

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