The 7 Days Rwanda primates safari allows you to explore best destinations of Rwanda in details. You will reach to the historical places, join on cultural activities, view wildlife and you will enjoy Rwanda as a country. The safari will take you to volcanoes national park, Dian Fossey, Nyungwe national park, canopy and Genocide memorial where the bodies of over 1500 people were buried.

Tour Highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer to volcanoes national park.
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking.
  • Day 3: Dian Fossey tour
  • Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe national park.
  • Day 5: chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk trail
  • Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali – Visit Genocide Memorial
  • Day 7: City tour and transfer to the airport

Activity highlights

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Our company driver will pick you up from the hotel or Kigali international airport, he will brief you and then transfer you to volcanoes national park. On the way, you will view beautiful rolling hills and green vegetation. Upon arrival, you will check in with the lodge where you will have meals overnight.

Accommodation options: Muhabura Hotel (Budget)/ Le bamboo gorilla lodge (Mid-range)/ 5 Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge(Luxury)

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking experience – afternoon community tour

Wake up early in the morning, take breakfast and report to park’s headquarters for briefing on the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking by the game rangers. You will be allocating trekking group of 8 people and you will enter the jungle to trek our cousins the mountain gorillas. Time to spend with the gorillas after allocate them is one hours and you will go back to lodge. In the afternoon, will have community walk and back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Dian Fossey Tour

Wake up early have breakfast and head to the famous Dian Fossey Research Centre and graveyard. Dian Fossey’s research center was started by Dr. Fossey and she spent close to two decades habituating, studying, and conserving the endangered mountain gorillas. Also, visit the Ellen Dengerous gorilla campus and other interesting optional places in Musanze. Return to the lodge for meals and overnight.

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park  

Take morning breakfast and the driver will transfer you to Nyungwe forest national park. Nyungwe forest has a variety of habituates including the montane forest, bamboo, grasslands, swamps, and bogs and the forest is mountainous. Nyungwe forest is the only destination for a chimpanzee trekking experience in Rwanda. The journey is interesting with sights of Lake Kivu and rolling hills of Rwanda. Have lunch stop. When you reach, will check in to the lodge, meals, and overnights at the lodge.

Accommodation options: Nyungwe Top View Hotel(Mid-range)/ Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury)/ Gisakura Guesthouse (Budget)

Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking and canopy walk trail

On the 5th day of your 7 Days Rwanda primates safari, you will have morning breakfast and then proceed to headquarters for a briefing on chimpanzee tracking. You will enter the jungle to search for chimpanzees. You will observe other wildlife in the forest like grey-cheeked mangabeys, blue monkeys, Angolan colobus, and owl-faced monkeys to mention a few. On finding the chimpanzees, spend a hour with them then drive back to the lodge for lunch. Later afternoon, take on a canopy walk trail – which is one of the a kind in East Africa, walking above one of the oldest rainforests on Africa. Return to the lodge for meals and overnight at the same lodge.

7 Days Rwanda primates safari
Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali – Visit Genocide Memorial 

Have breakfast, check-out and transfer back to Kigali city. It’s a 6-7 hours’ drive with en-route stop in Nyanza King’s palace and Butare national museum and also lunch break. Upon arrival in Kigali, head to Genocide Memorial. Check-in at your hotel for dinner and overnights at hotel

Accommodation option: Step Town Motel (Budget)/ Des Mille Collins(Mid-range)/ Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury)

Day 7: Kigali City Tour and Transfer to the Airport 

You will have a city tour visiting some of the interesting sites in Kigali city, have lunch and after , depending on your flight schedule, the driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.

End of Tour

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