We offer this tailor made and affordable 8 Day Rwanda Primate Safari where you combine chimp and gorilla trekking with a Kigali city tour. See the primates in their natural habitats on this unforgettable trip. Please read the itinerary below for more information.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali
Upon arrival at Kanombe International Airport, you will be met by a Msafiri tours representative then you will be transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Chezlando, Step Town Motel or Okapi Hotel. Meal Plan D
Day 2: Kigali city tour and transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will set out for the Kigali City tour. Visit the Genocide Memorial sites and the local village markets for a true Rwandan cultural experience. Also visit the National cultural museum in Butare and the Old King’s palace in Nyanza. Proceed with your journey to Nyungwe which you will reach in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura Guest house. Meal Plan B-L-D
Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest
Set out before daylight for a chimpanzee trekking experience in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Before the activity, you will first get a briefing from the park rangers who will explain to you the rules for chimpanzee trekking. By daylight, you will already be in the forest.
Look out for the colobus monkeys, varvet monkeys and so many other primates. Return to your lodge for lunch and refreshments and then later in the afternoon, go for the canopy walk to search for different bird species. Dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura Guest House or Nyungwe Forest Lodge. Meal Plan B-L-D
Day 4: Transfer to Gisenyi
After breakfast, you will transfer to Gisenyi near Goma. Drive around Gisenyi town and this will offer you with beautiful views of the colonial houses and heavily flowered gardens. Have your lunch on one of the beaches of Lake Kivu after which you will relax. Dinner and overnight stay at Kivu Serena Hotel. Meal Plan B-L-D
Day 5: Transfer to Ruhengeri
After breakfast, you will transfer to Ruhengeri. Spend the evening resting or alternatively you can go for a short Ruhengeri cultural tour. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Kinigi Guest House or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. Meal Plan B-L-D
Day 6: Gorilla trekking Volcanoes
After a fully served breakfast, you will report to the ORTPN offices for registration and briefing on the Gorilla trekking rules. After this, you will be allocated your gorilla group and you will penetrate deep in the forest to search for these rare mountain gorillas. This experience is memorable and is not easily forgotten. You can take as many pictures as you want and then after this, return back to your lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon, you will visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. This will offer you stunning panoramic views of the volcanic mountains. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Chezlando, Step Town Motel or Okapi Hotel. Meal Plan B-L-D
Day 7: Transfer to Akagera National park
After breakfast, you will transfer to Akagera National Park. You will reach in time for lunch after which you will go for the motor boat excursion trip on Lake Ihema for sightseeing and wildlife viewing. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge. Meal Plan B-L-D
Day 8: Game drive and transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will set out for the early morning game drive. Look out for animals like buffaloes, lions, elephants, hyenas, Kobs, water bucks, bush bucks and many more. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will return back to Kigali. Drop off will be at your hotel or at the airport for your departure flight back home. Meal Plan B-L End of service
This safari quotation includes:
Airport transfers (where applicable)
Full board accommodation
Park entrance fees
All activities mentioned
Bottled mineral water for refreshment while on the trip
A 4×4 comfortable safari vehicles.
Professional full time English speaking driver-guide.
Excludes international airfare, visas (where applicable), laundry, beverages, tips and other personal expenses.