OVERVIEW OF PRIMATE SAFARI IN RWANDA
During this 5-day Rwanda primate safari, you will visit some of the most famous and iconic tourist destinations in the region, including Volcanoes National Park, and Nyungwe Forest National Park, as well as participate in various activities.
Gorilla trekking is the process of locating gorillas in designated national parks for 1 to 6 hours in the forest and spending one hour watching, and studying their behaviors in their natural surroundings; it is one of those truly amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you ought to arrange before leaving planet Earth.
In Uganda, gorillas are trekked in two parks that is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The two mentioned national parks are in Uganda’s southwestern region. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park encompasses 10 accustomed families, so it can host eighty individuals trekking gorillas every day since 8 people are permitted to trek one particular gorilla family per day, whereas gorilla trekking in Rwanda is carried out solely in volcanoes national park, where gorillas are entirely accustomed and commonly found in bamboo instead of dense forest, making photography
5 days Rwanda safari detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda
Upon your arrival at Kigali international airport, our representative will welcome you, and brief you about this safari combo tour involving three East African countries. Depending on the time of your arrival you can visit the Memorial Genocide site in Kigali city. In the evening you will be transferred to Volcanoes national park where you will check in at the lodge or hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Meal plan: Dinner
Day 2: Gorilla trekking and a visit to Iby’iwacu Village in Volcanoes
Breakfast when you wake up in the morning, then continue to the park’s headquarters in Kinigi, where you will be briefed and divided into groups of eight. Tracking gorilla groups typically takes 2-6 hours, with an hour of direct contact with the gorillas once found. The trek up to the gorillas’ favored habitat of bamboo forest includes steep muddy slopes, thick vegetation, slick underfoot conditions after rain, and high altitude. A general degree of fitness is advantageous. This once-in-a-lifetime an opportunity is considered as one of the world’s most incredible wildlife encounters. Return to your lodge for a delicious lunch and some relaxation.
In the afternoon, visit the Ibyiwacu Village for a variety of Rwandan cultural performances and authentic experiences, such as a presentation by native Instore dancers, archery with Bata hunters, and cooking a regional specialty (Ibyiwacu translates to jewels from our heritage and home), before returning to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest national park for the canopy walk
After having an early breakfast, you will embark on a drive of 5 to 6 hours in the journey of 240km long to Nyungwe forest national park. When you arrive at the park you will check in the lodge for lunch and some rest.
In the afternoon, you will embark on a walking trail that leads you towards the Canopy Walk, a 50-meter-long swing bridge suspended from broad trees, you shall be able to observe the amazing rainforest with a bird’s eye view, spotting wildlife moving below you. Nyungwe is home to 12 monkey species, such as colobus monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, and Mangabeys, 120 butterfly species, 322 bird species, serval cats, and side-striped jackal. Return to your lodge for dinner and night
Meal plan: All meals are included
Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and afternoon tea farm tour
After an early breakfast, proceed to the Park’s headquarters in Uwinka, where you will be briefed by the park’s chief ranger and divided into trekking groups of 8 people each. Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park starts at 8 am. After a briefing, set out on your 2- to 6-hour trek through the forest in quest of the resident chimps, after locating the chimps you are allowed an hour to interact with them in their natural habitat. Around 80 familiar chimps can be found in Nyungwe Park. While tracking chimps in the jungle, you may come across other primate species such as the black and white colobus monkey, red-tailed monkey, golden monkey, and others. Return to your hotel for lunch and a well-deserved break.
Tour a tea estate in the afternoon and interact with the locals who work there. Learn about tea cultivation and harvesting, and then tour a factory to see how it is processed. Finish your adventure with a cup of tea before retiring to your lodge for supper and a good night’s sleep.
Meal plan: All meals are included
Day 5: Drive to Kigali for departure
After breakfast, you will be driven back to Kigali international airport for a scheduled flight to departure and makes it the nd of an amazing 5days primate safari in Rwanda