Rwanda Primates Safari gives you an opportunity to experience two premium wildlife experiences in Rwanda i.e. Chimpanzee trekking and Gorilla trekking. A beautiful hike through the forest will lead you to these fascinating creatures where you can see them up close and personal. The Chimp trekking differs from gorilla trekking as the chimps are running around, so the sightings are a bit more sporadic and rushed, but worthwhile nonetheless.
Day 1: Arrival and Airport Pick up(Rwanda Primates Safari)
Today you will arrive in the beautiful land of “a thousand hills.” Our guide/ representative staff will be at the airport to pick you. Depending on Your time of arrival, we will take a city tour of the capital of Rwanda - Kigali otherwise you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Transfer to the home of Chimps - Nyungwe forest(Rwanda Primates Safari)
In the morning after breakfast, we depart for Nyungwe forest having lunch en-route. We will have a stopover in Huye to visit the national museum. After learning about the history, culture and traditions of Rwanda we proceed to the lodge arriving later that evening.
Day 3: Chimp tracking & Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest(Rwanda Primates Safari)
Early in the Morning after breakfast, we leave for Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest. This forest is rich in botanical diversity and home to 13 species of primates including Chimpanzees, L’Hoest monkeys, and Columbus monkeys with 300 bird species. After the experience of Chimpanzee trekking we will do a canopy walk immediately or take it in the afternoon.
Day 4: From Chimpanzees trekking to home of mountain Gorillas
After an early breakfast, we leave for Volcanoes national park as we enjoy the views of Lake Kivu with its Islands on our way, arriving at the hotel in the evening. The journey from Nyungwe lasts about 6 hours depending on the stopovers we make en route on the winding roads of Rwanda.
Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda(Rwanda Primates Safari)
Today is the day you will meet the mountain gorillas in their habitat deep in the dense jungles of the Virunga ranges. Embark on the trek through the territory of these enormous animals. This is an unforgettable experience on many people's bucket list. The trek can last from an hour to four hours depending on where the gorillas nested the previous night – you need to be relatively fit to enjoy this experience.
Day 6: Departure(Rwanda Primates Safari)
After an exhilarating time yesterday, wake up today with memories of the previous day in the jungle with mountain gorillas and leave for Kigali for your return flight or hotel.