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6 Days Rwanda Safari-Primates Tracking, Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzees & Colobus Monkeys Tracking Tour

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6 Days Rwanda Safari (Primates Trekking Tour) – Gorilla Trekking & Golden Monkeys, Chimpanzees & Colobus Monkeys

6 Days Rwanda Safari (Primates Trekking Tour) – SAFARI OVERVIEW

6 Days Rwanda SafariThis 6 days Rwanda safari (primates trekking tour) is a 5 nights/6 days Rwanda primates tour that starts and ends in Kigali. The trip offers you an opportunity to see the best of Rwanda’s primates. You’ll go Gorilla trekking and Golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park, as well as Chimpanzees and Colobus monkey tracking coupled with a thrilling Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park.

In addition to seeing Rwanda’s iconic primates, you’ll have a great chance to see an astounding diversity of other unique Rwanda wildlife, plants, birds, insects, and primates such as Olive Baboons, Vervet, Mangabeys, Blue, Mona, L’Hoest’s, Sliver, Red-tailed, and  Owl-Faced Monkeys.

Other highlights of this 6 days Rwanda safari (primates trekking tour) include a Canopy Walk via the treetop walkway in Nyungwe Forest, beautiful scenery viewing, and cultural interactions with the community at various points through visiting the museums, tea plantations, and village experiences.

You can book or customize this ultimate Rwanda primate trekking tour to your exact safari interests – at an affordable price.

6 Days Rwanda Safari (Primates Trekking Tour) – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Track rare Golden monkeys
  • Trek for Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest
  • Colobus monkey tracking in Nyungwe Forest
  • Experience a Canopy Walk via the treetop walkway
  • Optional Musanze Caves Exploration
  • Cultural heritage tour at the Ethnographic Museum & King’s Palace
  • Tour the beautiful, working tea plantation
  • Enjoy drives through the beautiful rolling hills and countryside

6 Days Rwanda Safari (Primates Trekking Tour) – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1, 2 & 3: Nyungwe National Park, Ethnographic Museum & King’s Palace

Day 4 & 5: Volcanoes National Park

Day 6: Kigali

6 Days Rwanda Safari (Primates Trekking Tour) – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest. Visit Ethnographic Museum & King’s Palace.

Day 2: Morning Chimpanzee trekking & afternoon canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest

Day 3: Morning Colobus Monkey tracking & afternoon tea plantation visit

Day 4: Drive to Volcanoes National Park with en-route stops for photography.

Day 5: Do Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park & Musanze Caves Walk.

Day 6: Do golden Monkey tracking & transfer back to Kigali

6 Days Rwanda Safari (Primates Trekking Tour) – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Visit The Ethnographic Museum & King’s Palace En-Route.

Your tour driver guide shall pick you up from your hotel in Kigali at 7 am. You then set off for a 5-6 hour drive southwest to Nyungwe Forest. Pass rolling hills and beautiful scenery as you make your way to Rwanda’s Cultural Heritage Corridor.

Tour the traditional King’s Palace, a beautifully-crafted thatched dwelling. Learn about the royal style, smartness, and authority of pre-colonial Rwanda Kings. Meet the royal Inyambo cows on the site and herders who sing to them. Then, wander the halls of the simple, modern home of the country’s last king.

Proceed your drive south to the Ethnographic Museum in Huye for a broader look at Rwanda’s culture. You explore the seven galleries that highlight the architecture, textiles, hunting weapons, and more; designed, created, and used by the people. After that, enjoy a delicious lunch and continue to your lodge near Nyungwe National Park for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Nyungwe is simply primate heaven! The park has 13 primate species including over 500 wild chimpanzees, as well as Colobus, Blue, Vervet, Mona, L’Hoest’s, Mangabey, Red-tailed, Owl-faced, Olive baboon, Bush babies, and silver monkeys.

The highlight of the Day: – Learning about Rwanda’s rich cultural heritage

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – One & Only Nyungwe House/Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Midrange: – Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget: – Gisakura Guesthouse

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 200km/5-6 hrs.

Activities & Services:-

  • Drive to Nyungwe
  • Tour the Ethnographic Museum
  • Visit the King’s Palace

Day 2: Morning Chimpanzee Trekking & Afternoon Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest.

Day two of your 6 days Rwanda safari (primate trekking tour) begins with an early breakfast at the lodge. Next, transfer to the park’s visitor center to meet your excellent local park guide for a briefing.

At 5.30 am, begin your trek (2-5 hours) to see the chimps, and you’ll enjoy looking for other primates, birds, and animals along the way. Your expert guide will teach you about the habits and social activities of these endangered apes – our closest relatives in the animal world – and gain insights into current efforts to protect them.

Upon reaching Chimps, see them as they interact in their natural environment. You have a full hour to enjoy these precious creatures and you’re free to take as many photos as you wish!  Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.

In the afternoon, go for an adventurous walk along a 70-meter high, 160-meter long Canopy Walkway that sways in the wind above Nyungwe Forest.

The highlight of the Day: – Track wild Chimpanzees on foot

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Nyungwe Forest Lodge/One & Only Nyungwe House

Midrange: – Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget: – Gisakura Guesthouse

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Chimp trekking
  • Canopy walk

Day 3: Colobus Monkey Tracking & Tea Plantation Visit

On day three of your 6 days Rwanda safari (primate trekking tour), enjoy an early breakfast. Then transfer to the Park’s Visitor Center for yet another amazing primate adventure: – tracking colobus monkeys.

These attractive old-world monkeys of Nyungwe live in huge troops of over 400 members – the largest known troop size throughout Africa. Tracking them is not tiresome. You hike through rolling hills and lush tea plantations to reach an isolated forest patch where you can see them jumping through the trees.

After an hour with them, return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, go for a tea plantation tour and interact with the locals who work there. Discover how tea is harvested and visit a tea factory to learn about how the green tea leaves end up in drinkable tea. Return to your lodge for dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of The Day: – Tracking the beautiful Colobus Monkeys

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Nyungwe Forest Lodge/One & Only Nyungwe House

Midrange: – Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget: – Gisakura Guesthouse

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Colobus monkey tracking
  • Tea Plantation Visit

Optional Activities: –

  • Waterfall Hike

Day 4: Drive to Volcanoes National Park with En-Route Stops for Photography

Your day four of the 6 days Rwanda safari (primate trekking tour) begins with a relaxed breakfast at the lodge. After that, embark on a scenic drive north towards Musanze town – Volcanoes National Park.

It’s a long drive – around 6 to 7 hours – but with the flexibility to choose where and when you stop to take photographs or to just marvel at the scenery, before arriving at your lodge near Volcanoes National Park.

This stunning park of 160km2 protects around 300 of the world’s 1063 highly endangered mountain gorillas remaining in the wild, and it is home to hundreds of golden monkeys and other rare forest creatures. Tonight, relax as you prepare for tomorrow’s once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trek.

The highlight of the Day: – Driving through Rwanda’s gorgeous landscape

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: – Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: – Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – 338km/6-7 hours

Activities & Services: – Transfer to Volcanoes

Day 5: Do Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes & Relax At The Lodge

Wake up at 6 am and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Next, transfer to the park headquarters to meet your expert local ranger guide for a briefing.6 Days Rwanda Safari

At about 8 am, you embark on an unforgettable trek deep into the jungle through volcano forests alongside an expert park ranger to search for Mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking can take anything from 30 mins to 7 hours and it is relatively tiresome, so be prepared for a challenge.

But know that if you spot these gentle giant, human-like creatures (we share 98% of our DNA with them) it will all be worth it. Rwanda authorities are fiercely protective of this natural treasure, and you’ll be allowed one hour with the gorillas. Then return to your lodge and enjoy a delicious late lunch. Spend the rest of the day at leisure

The highlight of the Day: – Trekking a family of Mountain Gorillas

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: – Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: – Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Gorilla trekking

Optional Activities after gorilla trekking

  • Musanze Cave exploration
  • Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village Visit
  • Tour the beautiful Twin Lakes

Day 6: Do Golden Monkey Tracking & Transfer Back To Kigali

Enjoy an early breakfast and transfer to the park offices for a briefing. At 8 am, embark on a trek to encounter one of the troops of golden monkeys – the “little primates” of the Virungas. These beautiful, rare and endangered primates are endemic to the Virunga Mountains. They live in troops of up to 100 individuals on the lower slopes of the forest, making them easier to trek (1-3 hours).

They are wonderfully lively and entertaining to watch, leaping through the bamboo above your head! You spend up to an hour observing their charming antics.

After seeing the unique golden monkeys of Volcanoes National Park you trek back to the starting point to meet your driver-guide.  Then drive back to Kigali to mark the end of this fantastic 6 days Rwanda Safari tour (primates trekking tour).

The highlight of the Day: – Tracking the fascinating Golden Monkeys

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: – Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: – Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Musanze Caves walk

Optional Activities:-

  • Mount Bisoke hike
  • Dian Fossey hike

End of the 6 Days Rwanda Safari (Primates Trekking Tour)

6 Days Rwanda Safari (Primates Trekking Tour) − SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Gorilla permit (for Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • 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

6 Days Rwanda Safari (Primates Trekking Tour) − 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
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kigali (Arranged on request)

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