6 Days Rwanda Primate Kingdom – Overview

Visit Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park – Homes to Chimpanzees and Mountain Gorillas respectively. While Nyungwe offers 12 other primate species and over 300 bird types, Volcanoes National Park harbors golden monkeys, forest elephants, buffalo, forest hogs and over 190 bird species. This package offers much more than primates

Highlights

  • Genocide Memorial Centre
  • Kings Palace Visit
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Gorilla Tracking

Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali. Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet a Jewel Safaris representative, transfer to the hotel, check-in and have a briefing on your safari.

Overnight at Heaven Retreat on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2: Kigali– Nyanza Palace – Nyungwe Forest National Park. Following morning breakfast, start for Nyungwe Forest National Park – one of Africa’s oldest parks/rainforests.

Visit Nyanza Palace and the Ethnographic Museum. Nyanza is a historical place that used to be the capital and battle zone for power struggles. Lunch enroute and later proceed to the lodge.  Meals and overnight at the accommodation Nyungwe Forest Lodge.

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy walk. You will have an early entry into the forest sanctuary with a walking stick and search for the chimpanzees. Experienced and knowledgeable rangers will guide you and share information on not only chimps but also the Flora and Fauna of Nyungwe Forest. Look out for forest birds and other primate species including Black & White Colobus. Meet an excited chimpanzee family, take photos and watch them as they interact. Later follow your footsteps back to the lodge.

In the afternoon, go for Canopy walk and be on top of the Forest. This activity offers opportunity to have aerial views of Nyungwe’s Flora.

Meals and overnight accommodation at Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Day 4: Nyungwe Forest National Park > Volcanoes National Park Following morning breakfast, start for Virunga National Park. Proceed to the lodge arriving in time for lunch.  Have a relaxed afternoon and prepare for the next day’s gorilla walk. Meals and overnight accommodation at Mountain Gorilla Lodge.

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Parc des Volcanoes..Early morning transfers to the park headquarters for a briefing by the park staff.

With  drinking water, packed lunch and a walking stick you enter the forest in search for the famous endangered Mountain Gorillas. The rainforest is intimate and very quiet but meeting gentle giants in their natural habitat is a breathtaking experience.

You will spend an hour with the gorillas and later slop back to the base

Meals and accommodation at Five Volcanoes Lodge.

Day 6: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali. Following morning breakfast, start for Kigali. Visit the Genocide Memorial Centre and proceed to the airport arriving in time for your next international flight/ or drop off at your hotel in Kigali.

Package includes:

  • Transport- tour vehicle, fuel, and  driver
  • Gorilla permit
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Accommodation for 5 nights
  • Meals up to incl. breakfast day 6
  • Entrance fees.
  • All activities.
  • Bottled drinking water

Package excludes:

  • Visa
  • Air ticket
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.