This 6 days primate safaris will give you a chance to participate in two premium wildlife activities in Rwanda; Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking which are considered to be some of the best among African safari. Both hikes can be challenging depending on where the chimpanzee or gorillas nested the previous night. The Chimp trekking differs from gorilla trekking because the sightings are a bit more sporadic and rushed, but worthwhile nonetheless as opposed to gorillas that stay for a while in one location.
Pickup from Airport to the Hotel
The arrival of your flight at Kigali International Airport. Meet and Greet assistance. You will be warmly welcomed by our Hotel Greenwich Tour and travel representative outside the customs and immigration hall holding a signage that has your name on it for easy identification. He will then transfer you from Kigali International Airport to Hotel Greenwich
Transfer to Nyungwe National Park
The journey from Kigali to Nyungwe National Park will keep you awake as you enjoy the various scenery. Nyungwe NP is located in southern Rwanda road to Burundi and some parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The tour to Nyungwe NP will start early morning after your breakfast with our first short stopover at Nyanza to visit King Palace Museum and we continue to Huye to visit ethnographic museum. They both have Rwandan’ cultural, history but the ethnographic museum has more items and wide coverage. After, we continue to Nyungwe National Park for accommodation and overnight.
Chimpanzee trekking and Nyungwe Canopy walkway.
Chimpanzee trekking is an intimate experience in Nyungwe National Park and start at 5:00 AM. Wit packed breakfast, our driver guide will transfer you from your hotel to the briefing site. Depending on how big the group is for tracking on the particular day, the park guide will form different groups and visit different groups of chimpanzee, one at Uwinka trail and the other at Cyamudongo trail. In case you need to drive to starting point depending on the trail head you were located, your driver guide will be waiting to transfer you. The forest is rich with botanical diversity and home to 13 species of primates including Black and White Colobus Monkey, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, silver monkey, grey cheeked mangabey etc., about 300 bird species with 29 endemics to Albertine rift endemics and several butterfly species. In the afternoon, we will have visit to canopy walkway a canopy walk or stay at the lodge to recuperate from the chimp trekking depending on your preference. Accommodation and diner at Hotel around Nyungwe National Park
Transfer from Nyungwe to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, we start our journey to the home of mountain gorillas in Rwanda – Volcanoes national park; in the Virunga region. Enjoy the winding roads and scenery of “a thousand hills” along the way and Lake Kivu. We will reach evening and relax at hotel to get ready for the gorilla experience next day. Accommodation and diner at Hotel in Musanze.
Mountain Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Mountain Gorilla trekking in volcanoes National Park will most certainly be your highlight on this 6 days safari. The experience of meeting face to face with the gentle giants in their natural habitats will remain with you forever. After early breakfast, you will pack your snack and water and the driver guide will transfer you to the briefing point. The trek can take between one to seven hours depending on where the gorillas nested the previous night and you need to be relatively fit to enjoy this experience. Afternoon, we visit Iby’iwacu cultural village. Late afternoon, we drive to Hotel for accommodation and overnight.
Trekking Golden Monkey and driving back to Kigali.
After early breakfast, we drive to Park headquarter and report at 7:00 as the previous day. We trek rare Golden Monkey up to lunch time. After lunch, we drive back to Kigali.
Everything comes to an end including this wonderful adventure through Rwanda. Fully equipped, pack your bags to catch the plane home. With a nice health colour on your cheeks, you get on the plane and with your eyes closed, your seat back, reminisce away about the cool adventures you have experienced.
Full of inspiration and with an overdose of beautiful memories you open the front door. Unspoilt nature, lush wildlife, an inspiring population & vibrant cities. You now have enough stories to tell your family and friends by the fire later. Welcome home! An adventure is over but again a series of experiences richer.
International Flight Kigali
You will be transferred to the airport by your driver to pick your flight back home.