5 Days Rwanda Primates Safari

Looking for a 5 days Rwanda primates safari? Want an experience with the big two primates of Rwanda – Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees? This 5 days Chimps and Gorillas package highlights primate experiences in Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park respectively.

5 Days Rwanda Primates Safari

5 Days Rwanda Primates Safari Overview

This 5 days tour in Rwanda highlights Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southern province of Rwanda and Volcanoes National Park in the northern province of Rwanda.

Safari Day by Day

Please see a more detailed day by day safari plan below. This 5 days Rwanda safari can be altered to match your preference.

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Our tour guide will pick you up from Kigali City early morning and transfer you to Nyungwe Forest National Park. You will have your lunch en route, visit the Butare Museum and the former presidential palace in Nyanza. When you reach Nyungwe, you will have dinner and rest.

Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge for luxury stay, Nyungwe Top Hill View Lodge for comfortable stay or Gisakura Guest House for budget stay.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: 6 Hours

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy Walk

Wake up early morning and head to the forest to locate Chimpanzees before the wake up. Chimps move very fast when they rise hence, best if you find them sleeping. When you find them, you have one hour to spend with them and after return to your lodge.

In the afternoon, you will head for a magical canopy walk experience across Nyungwe Forest and get to see the entire forest from an elevated view. This is a perfect experience especially for birders.

Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge for luxury stay, Nyungwe Top Hill View Lodge for comfortable stay or Gisakura Guest House for budget stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Kivu

This day you will transfer to Lake Kivu via the Congo Nile Divide Trail. In the afternoon, you will take on a boat cruise on the lake exploring various Islands and places.

Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel for luxury or Hotel Paradise Malahide for comfortable stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: 4 Hours

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

On this fourth day of your 5 days tour, you will transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze for a gorilla trekking encounter. This is the park that shelters Rwanda’s gorillas and some of the Virunga Mountains. When you reach, you will visit the mysterious Musanze Caves in the afternoon.

Overnight at Bisate Eco Lodge for luxury, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for comfortable stay or Kinigi Guest House for budget stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: Approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes

Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Departure

Wake up early and head to the park headquarters for briefing and after hit the jungles to search for gorillas. Your trek could last for 2 to 8 hours depending on how long you take to locate the gorillas. This time included a 1 hour encounter with gorillas. After meeting the gorillas, you will return to the park headquarters for your respective gorilla trekking certificates and after get transferred to Kigali City to catch up with your onward flight. This is the last day of your 5 days primates adventure in Rwanda.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Driving Time: Approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes

End of 5 days Rwanda primates tour

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