6 Days Rwanda Primates Safari

DAY 1: Transfer to Volcanoes national park
Upon your arrival, your guide will pick you from the airport and drive you north of Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park viewing remarkable scenery of the Virunga Mountains en route. Dinner and overnight stay at Muhabura Guest House/ La Palme Hotel/ Mt Gorilla View Lodge.

DAY 2: Gorilla tracking and Nature walk.
Rwanda gorilla trekking
Take your breakfast; proceed with packed lunch for briefing at the park headquarters about the dos and don’ts while with gorillas. This is yet another striking adventure; you will enter the bamboo forest and search for the gentle giants while they are feeding, resting or
playing around. Later after the gorilla trek, you may go for a cultural tour in the Banyarwanda community. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Day 1.

DAY 3: Dian Fossey hiking and transfer to Lake Kivu.
dian-fossey-hike
Enjoy your breakfast and go for Dian Fossey hike at Karisoke research centre, where Dian, an American anthropologist spent years researching and conserving the gorillas before she was killed and is buried there next to Digit, a silverback gorilla. You may encounter primates like vervet monkeys, black and white monkeys among others on the way to the research centre. On return, drive to Lake Kivu for dinner and overnight stay at Paradise Malhide Hotel/ Stipp Hotel/ Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

DAY 4: Boat cruise and transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Have a relaxed breakfast and go for a breath-taking boat cruise to the coffee Island. Witness the sights and sounds of the hot springs. Drive to south western Rwanda to Nyungwe Forest national park having lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura guest house/ Nyungwe Top view Hotel.

DAY 5: Chimpanzee tracking.
Chimpanzee trekking
After early breakfast proceed for chimpanzees tracking in the forest with the park rangers after a short briefing. Expect an encounter with other primates like colobus monkeys, golden monkeys, Red tailed and blue monkeys among others. In the same way you may choose to have a nature walk to the Kamiranzovu waterfalls or canopy walk in the forest (Optional). Dinner and overnight stay at Day 4.

DAY 6: Transfer to Kigali.
Have breakfast and drive to back to Kigali. Enroute lunch and visit to Butare National Museum and Murambi genocide memorial museum. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

End of Safari
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