5 Days Rwanda Primate Safari

The 5 days Rwanda Primate Safari is an adventure safari itinerary designed for chimpanzee and gorilla lovers. During this safari trip, you will visit Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe National Park. You will participate in several safari activities including mountain gorilla trekking. You will also be able to do an amazing chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park. Spending time in the presence of golden monkeys is a rewarding experience on this 5 days Rwanda Primate Safari. Read a detailed itinerary for more insights into this trip.

Safari Summary

  • Day 1: Pick up and transfer to the Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 3: Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking in the Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Day 5: Transfer to Kigali – Departure

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to the Volcanoes National Park

You will be picked up from the Kigali airport by the company guide who will transfer you to Kigali city for relaxation and lunch. After your lunch, you will be highlighted about the safari. Then you will go ahead with the transfer to the Volcanoes National Park which is about 2 hours and 30 minutes to the park.  As you arrive in the park you will proceed to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Meal plan: lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park

On day 2 of the 5 days Rwanda primate safari, you will start the day with an early morning breakfast. You will make a start at the park headquarters for a briefing about the gorilla trekking. Then you will continue with the gorilla trekking in the park.  The activity will last for 2 to 7 hours upon where you meet the gorillas. When you meet the gorillas, you will have one hour to interact with them learning and seeing their way of life.  In the evening, you will visit the Gorilla Guardians Village for an amazing cultural tour. here, you will take part in many activities including brewing local beer and traditional dances. In the evening, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

You will start your day with breakfast and then drive back to the park headquarters for the briefing about the golden monkeys. Proceed with the golden monkey trekking which takes a shorter time compared to the gorilla trekking within the Volcanoes National Park. The activity will last for about 3 to 4 hours of the day including the one hour spent with the monkeys. Then you will embark on the transfer to the Nyungwe Forest National Park. Then, you will drive to the Nyungwe Forest National Park will take about 5 to 6 hours.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking in the Nyungwe Forest National Park

On day 4, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for the briefing about the chimpanzee trekking and its requirements. Later, you will proceed with the activity with the Nyungwe forest. The chimpanzee trekking activity will last for 2 to 6 hours of the day upon where you will meet the chimpanzee.  When you meet the chimpanzee, you will have 1 hour to observe them in their natural habitat. Later on, you will proceed with the canopy walk in the park with one of the amazing views of the park. In the evening you will return to the lodge for relaxation and dinner.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali – Departure

You will have a relaxed night and you will start your last day of the 5 days Rwanda primates safari with a morning breakfast. Then, you will go ahead with the transfer to Kigali city which is about 4 hours of travel. Upon arrival in Kigali at lunchtime, have lunch. Then, you will either be dropped at the airport or hotel of your choice which will mark the end of the safari.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch                                          

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