Rwanda Primate Safari

Duration: 

6 Days 5 Nights

Day 1: Arrival – Kigali International Airport 

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, connect to the hotel two kilometers from town where you will have lunch.  Later on you take an enjoyable tour to the city with a stopover at the genocide memorial sites and proceed to other places of interest. Dinner and overnight at the Mountain Gorilla Lodge.

Day 2: Kigali - Parc National des Volcans (PNV) 

Morning after breakfast, drive to the park for a briefing on the gorilla sanctuary. The whole day is dedicated to tracking, because it hard to predict how long it may take you to reach a group of gorillas. It's advisable to carry packed lunch, which can be arranged with your hotel the night before. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is only one hour and it is advisable to carry only non-flash cameras. After seeing the gorillas, return to your hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Kigali - Akagera National Park 

Drive to Akagera National Park for an afternoon game drive, to see many night birds and animals. After this, commute back for dinner and overnight at the Akagera Lodge

Day  4: Akagera - Nyungwe Forest

Take early breakfast, then head for a morning game drive for a close encounter with animals such as zebras, several antelope species and giraffes. Later drive out of the park, stopping for lunch at Kigali town and continuing to Nyungwe Forest. This forest boasts many primate species like, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, the wild chimpanzees and many others. Therefore a night walk this evening in search of the shy forest dwellers is rewarding and worthwhile. Dinner and overnight a Gisakura Guest House 

Day 5: Nyungwe Forest National Park 

After breakfast there will be a primate walk in search of the chimpanzees and other primates. You will accompanied by park rangers and trained guides.  Dinner and overnight as above.

Day 6: Departure

Take an early morning breakfast before leaving for Kigali airport. One can visit the craft villages and shop around at other places with the help of the driver/ guide to buy souvenirs but this will depend on your time of departure. Leave for the airport in plenty of time for your flight.