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6-day primate safari in Rwanda

A 6-day primate safari in Rwanda, visiting Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe National Park is an incredible adventure!

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

  • Arrival in Kigali: Land at Kigali International Airport.
  • Kigali City Tour: Explore the city, visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, and experience local cuisine.
  • Overnight in Kigali: Stay at a hotel in Kigali to rest and prepare for the journey ahead.

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

  • Travel to Nyungwe: Depart early morning for a scenic drive to Nyungwe National Park, known for its rich biodiversity and primate population.
  • Afternoon at Leisure: Settle into your lodge and enjoy the surrounding nature.
  • Night Walk (Optional): Experience the unique nocturnal wildlife of the forest.

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe

  • Chimpanzee Tracking: Embark on an early morning trek to see chimpanzees and other primates like the L’Hoest’s monkey.
  • Canopy Walk: In the afternoon, take a walk on East Africa’s only canopy walkway for a different perspective of the forest.
  • Overnight at Nyungwe: Return to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

  • Travel to Volcanoes NP: After breakfast, head to Volcanoes National Park, home to the famous mountain gorillas.
  • Cultural Experience: Visit the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village en route to learn about local traditions and lifestyles.
  • Overnight Near the Park: Check into a lodge near the park for the night.

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

  • Gorilla Trekking: Spend the morning tracking one of the habituated gorilla families in the company of a professional guide.
  • Afternoon Relaxation or Exploration: Relax at your lodge or explore nearby attractions like the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.
  • Overnight Near the Park: Spend another night in the tranquility of the area.

Day 6: Return to Kigali and Departure

  • Golden Monkey Tracking (Optional): If time allows, track the endangered golden monkeys in the morning.
  • Return to Kigali: Drive back to Kigali.
  • Departure: Transfer to the airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your safari.


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