Overview

This 6 days Rwanda all primate safari starts from Kigali with you visiting Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum then driving to Nyungwe with stop overs at some Rwanda’s Cultural & Historic Towns. At Nyungwe You will trek Chimpanzee go on an  Adventure Canopy Hike  as you trek Colobus Monkeys. You will also  visit central Lake Kivu - Kibuye as you proceed to  Volcanoes Mountains region where you will trek the  Gorillas.  Afterwards have Cultural Village with Traditional Dance performance & trek Golden Monkeys. Finaly you  visit will have a Brief Dian Fossey Museum-Gallery visit. Safari ends in Kigali.

 

5 Nights 6 Days 25 Jul, 25 Jul, 26 Jul, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Kigali airport arrival transfer + departure drop-off ; 

  • 01Night Accommodation in Kigali, on Bed & Breakfast basis ; (See note on extra night in Kigali – at the start or end of trip)

  • Kigali City Tour/Genocide Memorial Museum Visit + lunch on Day 02: Inclusive of applicable Genocide Museum Hall Audio Guide fee

  • Rwanda’s Cultural & Historic Towns visits + lunch, on Day 02;

  • 02 Nights Accommodation at Nyungwe Forest region, on Full-board basis;

  • Extra lunch enroute – Nyungwe/Volcanoes, on Day 04;

  • 02Nights Accommodation at the volcanoes, on Full-board basis;

  • Cultural Village Visit, on Day 05 & Dian Fossey Museum-Gallery visit, on Day 06; 

  • Private Transport in 4x4 Safari Land-cruiser/s + Services of English-Speaking Driver-Guide/s;

  • Emergency Air Evacuation Cover (excludes hospitalization and medical bills);

  • Bottled Drinking Water during the safari (in the vehicle) and while trekking;

  • All taxes on the services quoted above.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals and beverages, other than specified;

  • ALL Treks & Hike Permits; Applicable permit fee is shown separate from main quote

  • Any other sight-seeing activities or accommodation, other than indicated on the program;

  • International & Regional airfares/Passport and visa fees;

  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines/ Personal and Baggage Insurance;

  • Gratuities to driver-guides/Park Guide & Porters/Hotel Staff, and other conveyance attendants;

  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls, e.t.c.;

  • Costs for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above, or requested for.

Highlights

visiting Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum. 

Rwanda’s Cultural & Historic Towns. 

trek Chimpanzee in Nyungwe

Adventure Canopy Hike  as you trek Colobus Monkeys. 

visit central Lake Kivu - Kibuye   where

Trek Gorillas Volcanoes Mountains region.  Afterwards have 

Cultural Village with Traditional Dance performance  

trek Golden Monkeys. 

Brief Dian Fossey Museum-Gallery visit

 

Itinerary

 

Day 01:    Arrival Kigali + Overnight

Upon arrival into Kigali International Airport, Meet & Greet Services, followed by transfer to your Kigali hotel.

Overnight on Bed & Breakfast basis:

Top-range 5Star:  Kigali Serena Hotel  www.serenahotels.com; Or, alternative

Mid-range, 4Star:  Park Inn by Radisson Hotel www.parkinn.com; Or, alternative 

 

Day 02:    Kigali-City Tour/Nyungwe Forest National Park

Morning, brief orientation tour of Kigali City, as you visit the Genocide Memorial Museum.  

Shortly after, depart for Nyungwe Forest National Park, in southern of Rwanda. 260km, 5.0hrs  

Enroute, visit Rwanda’s Cultural & Historic Towns of Nyanza & Butare, for their museums; Lunch at IBIS Hotel (or similar), in Butare Town.

Arrive at your Nyungwe hotel in late afternoon.

Overnight on Full-board basis:

 

Day 03:    Nyungwe Forest – Chimps Trek/Canopy Hike

Morning, emerse yourself into the tranquility and awe-inspiring Nyungwe Forest, in your search for the Chimpanzees.

At the end of your one hour with these wonderful primates, return to your hotel for freshening up and lunch.

Afternoon, take up the Adventure Canopy Hike– metal bridge suspended 90metres above ground and 160metres long, across a forest gorge - thus giving you a bird’s panoramic view across the forest canopy. 

Overnight on Full-board basis:

 

Day 04:    Nyungwe Forest – Colobus Monkeys Trek/Kibuye – Lunch/Volcanoes National Park

Morning, enjoy trekking the beautiful but nonchalant Black & White Colobus Monkeys

Lunch at the hotel, followed by check-out.

Mid-morning, drive north-west – along Lake Kivu shores, to central Lake Kivu town of Kibuye. 130km, 2.0hrs  

 

Afternoon, drive further north and then east – to the Volcanoes Mountains region – home to the Mountain Gorillas & Golden Monkeys. 94km, 2.5hrs  

Overnight on Full-board basis:

 

Day 05:        Volcanoes Forest-Gorilla Trek/Cultural Village Visit

Morning, enjoy the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime thrilling adventure - Mountain Gorilla Trek, in the volcanoes forest.

After the mandatory one-hour duration with your gorilla family, drive back to your lodge – for freshening up and lunch.

After lunch, relax at the lodge – as you re-live the fresh memories of your close encounter with human being’s closest relative in the wild.

Late afternoon, enjoy a visit of the Iby’Iwachu Cultural Village (Gorillas Guardians) visit - for some insights into the transformed lifestyle of these families of former gorilla poachers; + traditional dance performance.

Overnight on Full-board basis:

 

Day 06:        Volcanoes Forest-Golden Monkeys Trek/Kigali/Depart

Morning, undertake the Golden Monkeys Trek adventure in the volcanoes forest – trekking the only other member of the primate species, residing in the volcanoes forest.

Freshening up and lunch at the lodge, followed by check-out - ready for your journey back to Kigali.

  • Before exiting the Volcanoes Mountains base town of Musanze, make a brief stop-over visit of the DIAN FOSSEY MUSEUM-GALLERY.

  (No Entrance fee, but donations are welcome)

Shortly after, bid farewell to the volcanoes mountains region and drive down the slopes, on the winding road – arriving in Kigali in the late afternoon, with onward transfer to the Kigali International Airport for your evening outbound.