7 Days Rwanda Safari Tour exclusively primates’ watching tour in Rwanda at Parc Des Volcans for mountain gorillas and Nyungwe Forest National; Park for chimpanzees and several other primate species.


Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk

Day 3: Transfer to Lake

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes national park

Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Trek and Iby’wacu Cultural Center

Day 6: Golden Monkeys and Visit to Twin Lakes (Burera and Ruhondo)

Day 7: Return to Kigali and Departure


Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP
You will be picked up by our company driver guide from either a hotel / Kigali International Airport for a transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP; southwest of Rwanda in Gisenyi province. En route, visit the Butare Museum, Mirambi Genocide Site and Nyanza King’s Palace among others. Later proceed with your drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Dine and rest at Gisakura Guest House (Budget), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrnage) and Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury).

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk
Upon rising; enjoy breakfast and head for the Nyungwe Forest Park offices for morning briefing on the chimpanzee tracking expedition. With your tracking gear embark on this amazing exercise; where you will be rewarded with clear views of various primate species like L’Hoest’s monkey, golden monkeys, large troops of the Angola Colobus, vervet monkeys, Silver Monkey, Hamlyn’s Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Dent’s Mona Monkey, Olive Baboon and the Grey-cheeked Mangabeys etc.
Later, have lunch in wild and in the afternoon, proceed with the Unique Canopy Forest Walk; rewarding you with an entire forest coverage with wild animals seeing you from above as you swing over the thick dense trees.
Dine and rest at Gisakura Guest House (Budget), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrnage) and Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury).

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Kivu
Have breakfast and later hit the road for the drive to Gisenyi province – home to Lake Kivu. On arrival have lunch and engage in an afternoon canoe ride to some of the Islands on Lake Kivu not leaving out the Famous Nyamirundi Island – well known for its tasty Coffee.
Dine and rest at Paradise Marahide (Budget), Le Palm Gardens (Midrange) and Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury)

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes NP
On waking up; have breakfast and later hit the road for your transfer to Volcanoes NP, northwest of Rwanda in Musanze province. En route enjoy the spectacular scenery views of the country side.
Later Dine and rest for overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)

Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Trek and Iby’wacu Cultural Center
Have breakfast and head for the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the code3 of conduct when trekking for the mountain gorillas. After locating the creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter. Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your guide for a drive back to your lodge.
After Lunch, step out for a visit to the Iby’wacu Cultural Village where you will learn more about the Rwandan cultural practices.
Later; Dine and rest for overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)

Day 6: Golden Monkeys and Visit to Twin Lakes (Burera and Ruhondo)
Have breakfast and head for the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the code of conduct when tracking for the shy and playful golden monkeys. After locating the jumpy creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter. Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your tour guide for drive back to your lodge.
Later take a guided walk to the beautiful Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.
Dine and rest for overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)

Day 7: Return to Kigali and Departure
Upon rising; have breakfast and later set off for Kigali for drop off at either a hotel or Kigali International Airport.

END OF TOUR

The tour quote inclusions
– Gorilla permit/s
– Genocide Memorial visit & Kigali city Tour
– Visit Gorilla Guardian Village
– Golden Monkey Tracking Permit
– 4*4 Safari Vehicle
– English speaking guide
– Drinking water
– Lunch

Tour Exclusion
– Air tickets
– Flights
– Visa ad visa fees
– Items of personal nature
– Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
– Tips through the tour

About Rwanda

Rwanda Guided tours taking you to explore – the Land of a Thousand Hills – a brave country moving past past the turmoil and horror of the 1994 genocide.
rwanda culture dance at kinigi briefing offices

After 23 years, the country has worked together to rebuild her infrastructure and reconciliation among her people and her neighbors. The peaceful approach has remarkably worked for the beautiful small country, that today shines out as one of Africa’s safests and cleaned countries to visit.

Rwanda is a green mountainous country with remarkable scenery and welcoming people embracing a peaceful future complimented by the numerous attractions to see in Rwanda; the rare mountain gorillas which have made the country a must stop for all African to fulfill a life long dream of meeting our close cousins in the jungle,

At Wild Rwanda Safaris, all our tours are private and you can signup for this tour all year round crafted using our extensive knowledge and experience of creating gorilla tours in Rwanda. Your local expert guide will share great insight information about the lives, culture, history, flora and fauna of the beautiful country. We shall make sure your expectations are fulfilled and honored with great precious memories.

Accommodations

All tours have been planned to offer you a range of accommodation options so we fit all types of traveler budgets to offer you a very personal experience ranging from small
intimate guesthouses to midrange accommodation properties to top luxury acclaimed lodges in the different attractions and national parks. You have the power to decide the your tour budget and travel conveniently

Guide to drive distance between towns in Rwanda

  • Kigali to Volcanoes National Park 2hrs 15 mins – 80 Kms
  • Kigali to Akagera National Park – 2 hrs 30 mins Drive time – 120 Kms
  • Kigali to Nyungwe National Park – 6hrs 30 mins Drive time – 225kms
  • Kigali to Musanze – 2 hrs Drive time – 72 Kms
  • Kigali to Gitarama – 1 hr Drive time – 51 Kms
  • Kigali to Butare – 3 hrs Drive time – 142 Kms
  • Butare to Cyangugu – 3 hrs Drive time – 155
  • Musanze to Gisenyi – 1 hr Drive time – 62 Kms
  • Kigali to Bugasera – 50 mins Drive time – 60 Kms
  • Kigali to Kibuye – 3 hrs 20 mins – 130 Kms
  • Kigali to Rwamagana – 1 hr Drive time 50 Kms