This 7 days Rwanda primate safaris sees you to Rwanda’s most interesting features carrying out all primate tours to include gorilla trekking and golden monkey at volcanoes national park Rwanda, visit ibylwacu cultural center and later transfer you Nyungwe forest for yet another primate experience, do chimpanzee trekking alongside the thick raised canopy walk giving you the birds eye of Nyungwe forest national park.
Day 1: airport pick and transfer to Ruhengeri district.
Upon your arrival, our company representative/ guide will pick you from the airport and have a scenic drive to Ruhengeri district home to the volcanoes national park. Check in at your lodge for dinner an overnight stay.
Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
Day 2: gorilla trekking and ibylwacu cultural village.
Early in the morning after breakfast you will head to the park headquarters, get briefed as you have a cup of coffee coupled with entertainment of the locals cultural performance, be told about the dos and don’ts while in the tracking exercise. Later be assigned a guide and move to the forest in search for the gorillas. The time taken to locate a specific gorilla family you have been assigned to track runs from 1- 6 hours. Once catch sight of the gorillas, you excitement will fill you and you, take as many photos as you can with them bearing in mind that you are allowed to soend amaximum of of one hour with the gorillas. Later head back to you lodge for lunch.
After, you will go to ibylwacu cultural center and have the experience of the Rwanda culture on mode of dance, preparation of certain local dishes, building techniques, making of local crafts and many more. Later head back to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: hiking dian foessy.
Wake to another safari experience and hike dian foessy to visit karisoke research center get to know the grave of the re-known American researcher Diana fossey was buried. Later after the hike transfer to lake kivu for a relaxation at the beach .Overnight stay will be at: Lake Kivu Serena (Luxury)/Paradise Malahide/Water Front Resort ((mid-range)
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest or Kibale Forest National Park (Uganda).
After your breakfast, you will then drive to southern Rwanda to Nyungwe forest national park. On the other hand cross to Uganda’s Kibale forest national – the most eminent primates stop in Africa, with more than 13 primates species in one forest . Supper and overnight stay at Nyungwe House (extravagance)/Nyungwe Top View Lodge(Deluxe)/Gisakura Guest House (spending plan. on the off chance that in Kibale woods national stop, eat and overnight at Crater Safari Lodge (luxury),primates Lodge (mid-extend), Chimpanzee Guest House (spending plan)
Day 5: chimpanzee trekking.
After breakfast transfer to the park headquarters to be briefed about the “dos and don’ts” while with the chimps in the forest. Your guide will transfer you to the starting point for Chimps tracking. Expect to encounter the chimps and many other primates like the black and white monkeys and various bird species along the trail. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/ Nyungwe Top View Lodge(Deluxe)/ Gisakura Guest House (budget).. If in Uganda, this afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park for an overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury)/Park View Safari Lodge(mid-range)/Enganzi Lodge (budget)
Day 6: Colobus monkey tracking and canopy walk or game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park
Take breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing by the park warden. Begin the forest hike along with other visitors and park rangers following well tented trails to the colobus monkeys.
In the alternative a canopy walk is another highlight worth undertaking. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/ Nyungwe Top View Lodge(Deluxe)/ Gisakura Guest House (budget In case you opt for Uganda, a game drive in the park and a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel will be a big highlight and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury)/Park
Day 7: Kigali city tour and Departure.
Enjoy your breakfast and drive back to Kigali for your scheduled flight back home. Visit Murambi Memorial, Nyanza palace or Butare Museum enroute. In case you are to travel the following day, a city tour that includes visiting the handicrafts market and Gisozi genocide site would be optional.