6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural Safari
Overview of 6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari
6Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural Safari is a perfect blend of nature and heritage of Rwanda. It avails the tourism products in Kigali city and Butare town including genocide memorials, Presidential and Kings Palaces, National Museum and art galleries in conjunction with the nature offering of Nyungwe Forest which include; the mans closest relative – Chimpanzees, colobus Monkey, the great Nyungwe forest Canopy Walk and the tea estates of Gisakura. This is a great Rwanda safari package and it is worth undertaking for it will generate lasting safari memories.
6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari highlights
Day 1 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari: Undertake Kigali city tour
Day 2 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari: Encounter Butare – the first capital of Rwanda.
Day 3 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari: Drive to Nyungwe & track colobus monkeys.
Day 4 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari: Carry out Chimp trekking experience
Day 5 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari: Canopy walk & visit the Gisakura tea estate.
Day 6 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari: Transfer back to Kigali.
6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari: Do Kigali city tour
After your breakfast, embark on Kigali city tour to mark the beginning of your 10 days Rwanda gorilla Wildlife & cultural safari. On this city tour, you have a lot to enjoy ranging from the sorrowful Gisozi Genocide memorial site to the Presidential Palace which belonged to the former president Juvenal Habyarimana where you will also be able to see the remains of the FALCON 50 presidential plane that was brought down on 6th April 1994. You will also encounter the amazing Kigali suburbs including down town Kigali and Hotel des Mille Collines the site for the Movie Hotel Rwanda.
Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury/upmarket),Hotel Chez Lando (Midrange/standard) or Murugo Rwanda Hostel (Budget/basic).
Day 2 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari: Game drive & transfer to Butare.
You will wake up very early to embark on a game drive so as to spot early risers and night hunters drawing back to their hideouts. You will be able to see herds of wildlife beginning their grazing routine and dawn of the sun on the magnificent Akagera Savannah landscapes. Animals to be spotted include; buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, Impala among others. You will return to the lodge for breakfast and relaxation after which you will transfer to Butare 247km about 4 hours drive. You will arrive in the afternoon and visit the Nyanza palace the ancestral home of the royal Kings of Rwanda including King Musinga and his successor King Rudahigwa.
Accommodation: Barthos Hotel (Upmarket/Luxury), Hotel Faucon(Midrange/Standard) or Shalom Guest House (Budget/Basic).
Day 3 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari: Encounter Butare & transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Wake up for an early breakfast after which you will visit the National Museum at Butare (Ethnography museum) with about 100,000artifacts, the genocide memorial sites at Murambi and Nyanza to pay tribute to the victims of one of the catastrophic events that man has ever experienced in the modern times. You will then transfer in the afternoon to the largest montane forest in East Africa that survived the ice age the Nyungwe Forest National Park. It is 155km about 3 hours drive amidst the scenic views of the farmed hillsides of Rwanda. You will arrive in the evening for an overnight.
Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Nyungwe Hill Top Hotel (Midrange/ Standard) or Gisakura Guest House (Budget/Basic).
Day 4 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari: Carry out Chimpanzee trekking & cultural experience
Wake up for an early morning cup of coffee before embarking on Chimp trekking experience at 08:00am in the Forest of Nyungwe Rwanda. The experience is quite rewarding as you see Chimps roll down the tree branches; munching fruits, young ones playing amidst their amazing sounds. Their playful and food gathering tactics will leave you in a state of marvel prompting you to fill your camera with amazing photos. In the evening, you can opt to do a community tour to adjacent eco-villages like Friends of Nyungwe Cultural Village and Banda Cultural Village to get immersed in the way of life of the local people and enjoy their traditional performances.
Accommodation: You will spend an overnight at your previous lodge.
Day 5 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari: Drive to Gisenyi town.
Transfer after breakfast to Gisenyi town 240km about 6 hours drive to the north of Nyungwe forest. The journey is quite interesting as it involves the drive along Lake Kivu and the landscapes that overlook it. You will arrive in the afternoon and relax on the famously known Lake Kivu beaches. You will do a boat cruise to explore the adjacent islands and it is also to your discretion to participate in the water and beach sports. Accommodation: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Upmarket/Luxury), Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu (Mid-range/ Standard) or Malahide (Budget/Basic).
Day 6 of the 6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari: Drive to Kigali city.
After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kigali city. The amazing scenic views of the hill sides en route may not be so enough, therefore a further stop at Urwibutso Ecotourism project at Nyirangarama will generate a complete memory overload. With its foundation in 1983 by Sina Gerald as a bakery and restaurant, the project has expanded to dominate organic fruit and vegetable production and processing in Rwanda. The community members of Rulindo district have benefited a lot from this project in terms of education, incomes and jobs. You will then continue to Kigali city in the afternoon.
End of 6 Days Rwanda Primate & Cultural safari
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General Safari Inclusions
- Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
- Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari
- Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
- Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
- Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
- Bottled water while on safari
- Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)
General Safari Exclusions
- General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
- Laundry Services
- Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International Flights (Arranged on request)
- Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
- Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
Accommodations, Safari Lodges, Safari Hotels in Akagera National Park Rwanda
Ruzizi Tented Lodge is a luxury tented accommodation facility in Akagera National Park. It offers accommodation in a range of twenty (20) beds that are connected by walkways. Ruzizi Tented Camp has nine (9) tents which can up to twenty (20) clients.
Akagera Game Lodge is located within the park close to its southern entrance. The Lodge features a swimming pool, conference center and a tennis court. Accommodation is offered in standard rooms, deluxe, family and Junior Suite. The lodge features over 60 bed rooms.
Accommodations, Safari Lodges, Safari Hotels in Nyungwe National Park Rwanda
Positioned at 2km distance outside Nyungwe Forest National Park. Gisakura Guesthouse offers accommodation in twin, double and triple rooms which are self-contained and with provision of warm water on request. The Guesthouse also features a good restaurant.
Accommodation at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is offered in twelve (12) units and four (4) of these feature twin beds while the eight (8) are apartments featuring queen sized beds. The rooms are self-contained. The Hotel also has a restaurant and a well-stocked bar.
Accommodations, Safari Lodges, Safari Hotels in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Virunga Lodge is a luxury accommodation located on a ridge with impressive views of the Virunga massif. Accommodation is presented in eight (8) bandas and each banda features a private terrace with impressive views of the Virunga massif.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is positioned close to the Volcanoes Park Headquarters is about few minutes’ drive. Accommodation is provided in six cottages with two (2) suites with private verandas, inbuilt ablutions and living room overseeing fireplace.
The Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is an upmarket lodge on the boundaries of Volcanoes National Park about fifteen (15) minutes’ drive to the entrance of the park. The lodge offers accommodation in a range of thirty (30) chalets with enough space, a modern bar and restaurant.
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