5 Days Rwanda Primate Tour to Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park

This 5 Days Rwanda Primate Tour gives you the chance to experience Rwanda’s golden age with gorillas roaming the volcanoes and chimpanzees roaming the Nyungwe Forest National Park in Southern Rwanda.

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Highlights of 5 Days Rwanda Primate Tour

Safari Inclusions of 5 Days Rwanda Primate Tour

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser.
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board.
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport.

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills.
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides.
  • Personal Insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari.

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Detailed 5 Days Rwanda Primate Tour

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Depending on when your flight touches down at Kigali National Airport; our guide can pick you up from the airport and transfer you directly to the Volcanoes National Park.

We will pick you up from the airport or hotel in Rwanda, where our guide will meet you after breakfast. After a briefing on the 5-Day Rwandan Primate Safari, you will begin your journey through the rolling mountains of Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Upon arrival, you go straight to the hotel to check-in. Rest after dinner.

Recommended accommodation:

  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
  • Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge
  • Muhabra Hotel
  • Meal plan: lunch and dinner

Day 2 of 5 Days Rwanda Primate Tour: Gorilla Trekking Experience

This is the first day of a 5 Days Rwanda Primate Tour where you can enjoy nature. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters – Kinigi, to learn about the migration of the endangered mountain gorillas from the park rangers. If your trek is prepared with enough drinking water and packed lunch, the driver will take you on a gorilla trek with a ranger guide at the starting point.

This activity can take 1-8 hours to find the gorillas depending on their movements. However, meeting them can be very rewarding and you will spend up to an hour observing them up close in their natural habitat, taking the time to observe them as they go about their daily lives. Take as many photos and videos as you can fit on your camera roll.

After spending time with these adorable mountain gorillas, return to the base or starting point to meet your driver and take you back to your hotel for lunch or refreshments. After lunch, depending on the weather, you will have completed the trek; you can choose to go on a cultural tour.

Toby iwachu Cultural Village is a non-profit umbrella organization that aims to improve the lives of reformed poachers and communities in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park by providing conservation incentives, and supporting community business development and livelihood-based projects.

This is a rewarding place where you will be guided by a local guide while enjoying Kinyarwanda traditions including Intoredanse, traditional ceremonies, and guided community walks. Return to the hotel and freshen up. After dinner overnight.

Recommended accommodation:

  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
  • Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge
  • Muhabra Hotel
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 3 of 5 Days Rwanda Primate Tour: Stop at Lake Kivu and transfer to Nyungwe National Park

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to Nyungwe National Park with a stop at Lake Kivu. Enjoy the morning breeze by the lake; it’s like an hour’s drive to Lubava. Spend about an hour there and then get back on the road for a 4–5-hour drive to Nyungwe National Park with lunch en route.

Nyungwe Forest is the oldest and largest rainforest in East Africa. Arrive at the park in the late afternoon and proceed directly to your hotel for check-in. You will have time to relax, remembering tomorrow’s events. eat dinner later.

Recommended accommodation:

  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge
  • Nyungwe Hilltop View Hotel
  • Gisakura Hotel
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 4 of 5 Days Rwanda Primate Tour: Chimpanzee walk and afternoon foliage walk

After breakfast, you prepare for another boring but exciting experience. Learn about endangered chimpanzees before heading into the forest to meet their active, playful companions in Nyungwe Forest.

Chimpanzees are easier to spot as they jump from tree to tree chirping and laughing. A chimpanzee trek usually lasts 3 hours. Once you find them, spend an hour taking photos and videos. You will then return to the starting line and meet your guide who will take you back to your hotel for lunch and refreshments.

After lunch, you will go to the 50-meter swinging bridge suspended from a large tree. You will be able to get a bird’s eye view of the amazing rainforest and watch the wildlife move below you. Before nightfall, you return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Recommended accommodation:

  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge
  • Nyungwe Hilltop View Hotel
  • Gisakura Hotel
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 5 of 5 Days Rwanda Primate Tour: Return to Kigali or transfer from the airport

Wake up at a comfortable time in the morning, eat breakfast and this time rest a little. Depart for 4 hours and drive back to Kigali. En route, visit the Nyanza King’s Palace and the Hayes National Museum in Rwanda, and the Murambi Genocide Museum.

Upon arrival in Kigali, visit the handicraft shop and the Kigali Genocide Memorial. If you are going home that day, have lunch and then go to your hotel or transfer to the airport for your flight.

Meal plan: breakfast and lunch

End of 5 Days Rwanda Primate Tour

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Activities on this route

Here’s what you need before you go trekking with gorillas and chimpanzees

  • Good walking boat with good grip but comfortable.
  • Thick cotton gloves protect hands from scratches
  • Bring a light raincoat for bad weather.
  • Packed snacks and drinking water
  • Porters help with heavy backpacks.

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