5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Kigali,Rwanda

Duration

5 days

Tour Type

4.67 by 3 reviews
  • Quality4.67
  • Location4.67
  • Amenities4.67
  • Services5

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Safari Overview

Savor the 5-day Rwanda safari, an exemplary Rwanda short tour offering an array of extraordinary African primate adventures. This primate tour comprises premier experiences such as mountain gorilla trekking & golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park (VNP) to the North-west, and chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda. Anticipate a captivating primate tracking vacation spanning 4 nights and 5 days, commencing and concluding in Kigali.

Brief itinerary

Day 1: Depart Kigali capital for Nyungwe 

Day 2: Chimp Tracking & Canopy Walk-Nyungwe Forest

Day 3: Vacate Nyungwe for Volcanoes N/Park-short visit to the Twin Lakes

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking and Iby’Iwacu Village for cultural interaction

Day 5: Volcanoes N/Park Golden Monkey Tracking & departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Depart Kigali capital for Nyungwe

Get ready to explore the marvelous Kigali Capital City with a full stomach after a substantial breakfast. The city tour will last approximately 2 hours, guided by your driver. Begin by visiting the Gisozi/Kigali genocide site, museum, and craft shops. After the city tour, enjoy a leisurely lunch before leaving Kigali. Embark on a 6-hour drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park, with a stopover at the national museum in Butare. Finally, arrive at the lodge in Nyungwe and check-in without delay.

Where to stay

  • Gisakura Guesthouse for basic/low budget
  • Nyungwe Top Hill Lodge for moderate/mid-range
  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge for up-market/luxury

Day 2: Chimp Tracking & Canopy Walk-Nyungwe Forest

Get up and savor a hearty breakfast at your respective lodges in Nyungwe Forest. Proceed to Nyungwe offices at Uwinka for a briefing after breakfast. Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe offers an unforgettable experience where you can observe not only chimpanzees but also a variety of other primates like colobus monkeys, monkeys, as well as birds, flora, and butterflies, among others. Spend a full hour with the chimpanzees, capturing photos and gaining insights into their daily behaviors. Following this rewarding encounter, have a lunch break at the lodge.

After a leisurely meal, embark on an incredible canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest, the sole such experience currently available in the entire East Africa region. Marvel at the stunning views of primates, birds, and the Nyungwe Forest canopy as you traverse the suspended walkway. Later, after two hours, return to the lodge to enjoy a relaxed evening, have dinner, and spend the night.

Where to stay

  • Gisakura Guesthouse for basic/low budget
  • Nyungwe Top Hill Lodge for moderate/mid-range
  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge for up-market/luxury

Day 3: Vacate Nyungwe for Volcanoes N/Park-short visit to the Twin Lakes

Enjoy a relaxed morning breakfast before departing from the lodge in the early hours. Embark on a journey of 6 to 7 hours to reach Volcanoes National Park. Along the way, a meal will be provided during the drive, and a brief stop is scheduled at the captivating Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Lake Burera. Following this scenic detour, you’ll proceed to check in at your accommodation within Volcanoes National Park.

Where to stay

  • Kinigi Guesthouse/Muhabura Hotel for low budget/basic
  • Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/Da Vinci Lodge-for mid-range
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge-up market or luxury

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking and Iby’Iwacu Village for cultural interaction

The focal point of today’s itinerary on your 5-day Rwanda Gorilla safari will be the exhilarating experience of trekking to observe mountain gorillas. This adventure commences right after your morning meal at the lodge, following a comprehensive briefing at Kinigi. Anticipate a pleasurable trek lasting 3-6 hours, as you encounter these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Upon locating a group of gorillas, relish an hour in the company of these extraordinary animals. Subsequently, return to receive your well-deserved gorilla certificate before making your way back to the lodge for a period of relaxation.

During the unhurried afternoon and evening, take delight in a leisurely stroll through Iby’Iwacu village, where you can engage with local residents. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you enjoy vibrant dances, captivating musical performances, and compelling stories narrated by the village elders.

Where to stay

  • Kinigi Guesthouse/Muhabura Hotel for low budget/basic
  • Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/Da Vinci Lodge-for mid-range
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge-up market or luxury

Day 5: Volcanoes N/Park Golden Monkey Tracking & departure

Early morning breakfast and after, briefing about golden monkey tracking guidelines at Kinigi. Today, you will spend 2-4 hours on a trek to see golden monkeys and once you have located them, there is absolute 1 hour of face to face encounter. After enjoyable moment with golden monkeys, walk back to the lodge to have lunch before setting off to Kigali Airport-KGL where you fly back home.

Included/Exclude

  • Pick and Drop Services
  • 1 Meal Per Day
  • Cruise Dinner & Music Event
  • Visit 7 Best Places in the City With Group
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Food & Drinks
  • Tickets

Tour Plan

Get ready to explore the marvelous Kigali Capital City with a full stomach after a substantial breakfast. The city tour will last approximately 2 hours, guided by your driver. Begin by visiting the Gisozi/Kigali genocide site, museum, and craft shops. After the city tour, enjoy a leisurely lunch before leaving Kigali. Embark on a 6-hour drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park, with a stopover at the national museum in Butare. Finally, arrive at the lodge in Nyungwe and check-in without delay.

Get up and savor a hearty breakfast at your respective lodges in Nyungwe Forest. Proceed to Nyungwe offices at Uwinka for a briefing after breakfast. Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe offers an unforgettable experience where you can observe not only chimpanzees but also a variety of other primates like colobus monkeys, monkeys, as well as birds, flora, and butterflies, among others. Spend a full hour with the chimpanzees, capturing photos and gaining insights into their daily behaviors. Following this rewarding encounter, have a lunch break at the lodge.

After a leisurely meal, embark on an incredible canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest, the sole such experience currently available in the entire East Africa region. Marvel at the stunning views of primates, birds, and the Nyungwe Forest canopy as you traverse the suspended walkway. Later, after two hours, return to the lodge to enjoy a relaxed evening, have dinner, and spend the night.

Enjoy a relaxed morning breakfast before departing from the lodge in the early hours. Embark on a journey of 6 to 7 hours to reach Volcanoes National Park. Along the way, a meal will be provided during the drive, and a brief stop is scheduled at the captivating Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Lake Burera. Following this scenic detour, you'll proceed to check in at your accommodation within Volcanoes National Park.

The focal point of today's itinerary on your 5-day Rwanda Gorilla safari will be the exhilarating experience of trekking to observe mountain gorillas. This adventure commences right after your morning meal at the lodge, following a comprehensive briefing at Kinigi. Anticipate a pleasurable trek lasting 3-6 hours, as you encounter these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Upon locating a group of gorillas, relish an hour in the company of these extraordinary animals. Subsequently, return to receive your well-deserved gorilla certificate before making your way back to the lodge for a period of relaxation.

During the unhurried afternoon and evening, take delight in a leisurely stroll through Iby’Iwacu village, where you can engage with local residents. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you enjoy vibrant dances, captivating musical performances, and compelling stories narrated by the village elders.

Early morning breakfast and after, briefing about golden monkey tracking guidelines at Kinigi. Today, you will spend 2-4 hours on a trek to see golden monkeys and once you have located them, there is absolute 1 hour of face to face encounter. After enjoyable moment with golden monkeys, walk back to the lodge to have lunch before setting off to Kigali Airport-KGL where you fly back home.

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