This is a Primate safari that take you to tracking gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and Chimpanzees in Nyugwe Forest National Park. Stay in mid-range and luxury accommodation. This tour will allow you more time in Volcanoes National Park with an opportunity of second gorilla tracking or exploring other activities in and around the park.
Day 1. Arrival
You will arrive at kanombe international airport in Kigali.After completion of immigration and customs formalities a representative of our agency (Guide/driver) will meet, greet and transfer you to your accommodation.
Day 2. Kigali City tour – Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast you will do a brief city tour. The City tour of Kigali gives the outsider an opportunity to see Kigali Commercial, administrative, cultural and Residential areas. This includes the Kigali Genocide Museum that is at the heart of every Rwandan, the Nyamirambo , Kigali market is one that shows a typical local goods market, and the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre shows some of the collections from the colonial times.
Start for Nyungwe Forest National Park. Along the way, make stops at places of interest including local markets, the traditional palace of Rwanda’s Former King in Nyanza. In Butare, visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum. Drive past green fields of tea scattered across the hillsides and the small wooden houses unique to the areas surrounding Nyungwe Forest
Day 3. Chimpanzee trekking
Nyungwe Forest National Park is the park in southern part of Rwanda. The park and the forest are famous for the canopy walk, the only one of its kind in East Africa as well as chimpanzee tracking in the nearby Cyamudongo Forest. Go for chimp tracking in Nyungwe Forest, the largest in Central Africa. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4. Nyungwe Forest to Volcanoes National Park
Today, you will leave after breakfast and drive back to Kigali or pass via Gisenyi to Ruhengeri. Drive north to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. Enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known.[Approximate driving time: 7 hours including refreshment times]
Day 5. Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, you will drive to the Park Headquarters for briefing by the guides before heading for gorilla tracking in the park. Tracking can be hard and challenging hence requires physical fitness of the participants. Parc National des Volcans is a forest with hilly sceneries, steep slopes and swamps can make tracking a hard and tiring experience. Tracking can take as long as up to 9 hours of a walk in the forest searching for the gorillas. However an hour of interaction with this closest relatives to human the rare endangered species is indeed a rewarding experience.
Day 6. Volcanoes National Park - Choice of activities - Kigali
Morning at leisure.
OR optional activities in Parc National des Volcans on payment of extra: either track gorillas a second time ($750pp), track the golden monkeys ($110), climb Visoke volcano ($105), climb Mount Muhabura ($70), visit Dian Fossey’s Research center and grave ($90pp), Musanze caves visit ($60pp), visit a local Women’s project ($40pp), do a nature walk in the park ($50pp), or simply stroll around the local communities, local markets and relax at the lodge (free).
- Entry Permits
- Park Ranger Fees
- Relevant Government Taxes
- Full time English or/and French speaking Driver/Guide
- Full Board Accomodation
- Ground Transportation by a 4×4 vehicle
- Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends
- Visa Fees
- Personal Insurance
- Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
Find the list of recommended lodges to be enjoyed during your stay in Nyungwe national Park during safaris in Rwanda.
Nyungwe forest national park is well known for chimpanzee tracking & canopy walk, its located in southern rwanda, it has accommodation facilities ranging from Mid Range, Budget and luxury lodges. it has Gisakura guest house, Nyungwe forest lodge and nyungwe hill top Lodge. Book a Discounted price safari to nyungwe with Rwagasabo safaris Rwanda to enjoy the stay in any of the accommodation below.
|One & Only Nyungwe House
Visit Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking in nyungwe forest with the overnight stay in One & Only Nyungwe House that is a luxury lodge 5 Stars hotel recommended by Active African Vacations.
|Gisakura Guesthouse budget
Traveling on budget option , Gisakura guest house is recommended to primates travelers that visit Nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee tracking in the wild,its offering basic accommodation for travelers.
|Nyungwe hill top view Mid range
Find mid range accommodation in nyungwe forest recommended by Active African Vacations called Nyungwe Hill Top lodge , offering moderate accommodation facilities to travelers .Book chimps Trek in Rwanda.
Volcanoes national park is located in the northern province of Rwanda , its ranked as the home to the mountain gorillas and all gorilla trekking tours offered by Active African Vacations leads to Volcanoes national Park. Hotels & lodges found in this park include mountain gorilla view lodge,volcanoes lodge, Kinigi guest house,Muhabura hotel,Villa Da Gorilla,Five volcanoes lodge.
|Muhabura Hotel Budget
||Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
||Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge luxury
Akagera Wildlife national park is among the top destination for wildlife conservation, enjoy wildlife game drive & Boat cruise in Akagera National Park. Its still lacking budget lodges and accommodation needs to be booked in advance.
Being one of the best getaways and destinations at Akagera Np, the lodge offers exquisite reliable accommodation that is comfortable to all that visit the park on holiday.
Situated along the shores of Lake Ihema offering exceptional views of the surrounding, Ruzizi tented camp has 7 en-suite tents suitable for all travelers worldwide.