Booking this 7-days wildlife and primate tour in Rwanda means you are among the few people on earth who have to understand what a rewarding and unforgettable safari is. You will engage in golden monkey and mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park, chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk in Nyungwe national park, relaxation by the lakeshores of Lake Kivu, and wildlife viewing at Akagera national park.
Another benefit of this package is that you will dance to the African drums while in a cultural encounter, enjoy the Kigali city tour, sightseeing and photography. The entire trip is fantastically planed to include accommodation, security, an exciting tour guide, and very interesting activities.
You will start and the safari in Kigali international airport.
Days 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Nothing much will be done today besides having a briefing by our company representative who will meet you at the Airport, brief you about the activities to be done in the seven days, and then drive off to volcanoes national park; Rwanda’s Number one safari destination and home to the endangered mountain gorillas.
If time allows, you will have a rewarding Kigali city tour where you will cite the amazing modern infrastructure, visit Rwanda’s genocide memorial site where over 250,000 innocent people who were buried at tis place during the 1994 civil conflict.
You will have lunch in the city, and visit the local markets to purchase some of the things you might have forgotten yet they are important for the safari. The 2-3 hours you will spend on the road is one not to forget as there are lots of interesting attractions to like out for such as the undulating hills, flourishing plantations, and the zigzag corners with natives waving to you. This day will end with a delicious meal and peaceful nap at the lodge.
Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking and twin lakes tour
This is the days when your dream of watching the rare mountain gorillas feeding, resting, and playing in Volcanoes national park comes true after enjoying a delicious cup of coffee. You will pick everything you deem relevant for the trip such as the tracking permit, camera, water container, and hiking boots among others, and head to Volcanoes national park headquarters for the 1-5 hours’ tracking exercise, starting with a briefing by the park rangers at 8:00 am.
With the tracking dos and don’ts in your minds, an experienced park ranger together with a security person will accompany you to search for one of the ten gorilla families habituated in the amazing destination. The exercise rewards you with several primates and unique bird species on the way as you track the gentle apes.
Upon finding them, one more hour is given to you to watch the creatures before having a Lunch break, refreshment and two hours of visiting the twin lakes where you have the opportunity of spotting various bird species, the unique sceneries, and aquatic life among others. Call off the day with a sumptuous meal and a calm nap.
Day 3: Golden monkeys and Ibyiwachu cultural encounter
Welcome this day with a delicious cup of coffee before heading to the park’s headquarters very early in the morning for yet an exciting Tracking opportunity, but this time around, the fascinating Golden Monkeys. As you the previous day, everything remains, including the briefing at 8:00 am, the rules governing the park, and the time frame.
Golden monkeys are small in size but have a very attractive appearance, social life, and love playing a lot. This means that in the one hour given to you by the park ranger, you must be very active to match the swift movements of these creatures as they jump from one tree branch to another.
After tracking, return for lunch followed by 2-3 hours with the locals residing around the park. You will be entertained through local songs, dance, stories, and art before returning to the park for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Depart Volcanoes National Park for Nyungwe national park
On sunrise, enjoy a delicious cup of coffee before checking out of the lodge for a 4-5 hours’ drive to Nyungwe National park, a habitat to over 13 unique primate species, including Chimpanzees, Columbus monkeys, and baboons among others.
You will have your lunch and an optional boat ride at Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest freshwater lake and then dinner and overnight at the lodge upon arrival. Be ready to feed your eyes with breathtaking sceneries and the natives of the place carrying with their daily work.
Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk
At 6:00 am local time, you should be up and set for breakfast and a drive to the park’s headquarters where you will be briefed about the chimpanzee tracking and documents verified.
Thereafter, the park rangers will escort you to the jungle, defined by the sweet melodies emanating from all its corners, for t a 1-5hour search. Expect to encounter unique tree species, bird species, and primates such as the Columbus monkeys, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, grey checked monkeys, and baboons among others up to the point when you will meet the chimpanzees. One hour will be sufficient for you to listen to the apes make amazing sounds, play, and grumble at each other as they pose for your photos.
After enjoying this interesting moment, you will return to the lodge for lunch, followed by an amazing Two-hour canopy walk, which will expose you to the beautiful views of the primates on treetops and the undulating Hills in Rwanda’s countryside, before dinner and overnight
Day 6: Depart Nyungwe national park for Akagera national park-evening game viewing
Checkout of the lodge for a 4-5 hour drives to Akagera national park after enjoying a delicious cup of coffee at the lodge. You will enjoy the sweet stories from your guide who will be telling you more about this unique nation, her rolling hills and green plantations.
You will have an enroute lunch hour stopover, before arriving in the park in the evening, where you will proceed for a 3-4 hours’ game drive in search of the wildlife in this gifted destinations.
Though we don’t give you a 100% assurance of spotting the mammals of your choice, some of those you should look out for this night include; lions, leopards, elephants, hyenas, hippos and giraffes among others. You will drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Morning game drive and departure
Despite being tired, the driver guide will pick you very early in the morning for a 3-5 hours’ game drive around the vast savannah grassland, offering asylum to not unique tree species and birds, but also several mammals such as lions, different antelope species, elephants, leopards, Rhinos, giraffes and buffaloes among others. You will be looking out for those you didn’t spot the previous day.
Bush breakfast will follow, before driving back to the lodge for lunch and checking out of the lodge for a drive to Kigali international airport for your flight to the next destination.
End of safari