Ultimate 5 Days of an Interesting Primate Adventure Safari in Rwanda


This ultimate 5 days of an interesting primate adventure safari in Rwanda will take you to the wonderful national parks of Rwanda with primate species. Rwanda has majorly two national parks which harbor African great primates and these include Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park. Nyungwe Forest National Park is famous for chimpanzee tracking while Volcanoes National Park is famous for the endangered mountain gorillas. Our ultimate 5-day interesting primate adventure safari in Rwanda will make you explore these wonderful destinations and you will enjoy both chimpanzee trekking and gorilla trekking safaris in Nyungwe forest and Volcanoes National Park respectively. Rwanda is known as the place for thousand hills the destination for the primate’s safaris. Expect to meet the golden monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzee during our ultimate primate adventure safari in Rwanda

Where to go for

Volcanoes National park

Volcanoes National park in Rwanda’s famous for gorilla tracking in addition to other various species that be found within the park. Volcanoes National park forms part of the Virunga volcanoes which are shared between the democratic republic of Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda itself. There are mostly evergreen Bamboo forests covering the park and some of the areas are dominated by the grass heath and swampy areas. The key attraction in the volcanoes National park is the endangered mountain gorillas and the activity of gorilla trekking happening throughout the year.

There about 12 habituated gorillas in Volcanoes National park that are opened for gorilla trekking. Other than gorilla trekking, the park also features over 200 bird species which can be seen during gorilla trekking or as an independent activity. Other animals found in the forest include Forest elephants, buffaloes, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, duikers, spotted hyenas, bush-bucks, and several primates. You can as well enjoy the golden monkey trekking that is found in also in Volcanoes National Park. 

Nyungwe Forest National Park (Chimpanzee tracking)

Nyungwe forest national park is the budget montane forest that is well known and boasts over 1,050 plant species, 250 Albertine Rift Endemics, and 200 orchids, along with at least 120 butterfly species. The vertebrate fauna includes 32 amphibians, 38 reptiles, 85 mammals, and 310 bird species of which about 15% are Albertine Rift Endemics. Chimpanzee tracking is the major activity that is carried out in Nyungwe Forest National Park and only 2 chimpanzee habituated families are available for trekking in Nyungwe forests national park with the largest group of chimpanzees having more than 60 individual chimpanzees. 

 You will explore Nyungwe Forest National Park found within the south of Rwanda near the border with Burundi in the district of Rusizi. The primate adventure safari in Rwanda will enable you to explore this national park in Rwanda and take part in chimpanzee trekking and this is one of the wonderful safari experiences in Rwanda. Explore the interesting Kigali city tours and explore the cleanest city in the whole world during this tour.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Discovery, Guided Tours, Jungle, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Ultimate 5 Days of an Interesting Primate Adventure Safari in Rwanda.

Explore the land of 1000 hills on our 14 days Rwanda safari from Kigali City. This safari engages you in activities like gorilla and chimp tracking, game drives, Boat trips, visit to the genocide memorial site in Kigali and a cultural experience with the locals. The Rwanda safari covers Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Akagera National Park, Lake Kivu and Kigali City.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transport in a custom made Tour vehicle;
  • Services of a professional English speaking guides;
  • Game parks or national parks entry fees;
  • Accommodation;
  • Three meals per day whilst on safari,
  • Water per person per day;
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Drinks;
  • Tipping;
  • Personal effects;
  • Visas;
  • Hotel accommodation before and after the safari;
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Photography accessories like cameras etc.
  1. Day 1 Transfer to Nyungwe Forest

    You will be picked up by our company driver guide from either a hotel / Kigali International Airport for a transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP; southwest of Rwanda in Gisenyi province. En route, visit the Butare Museum, Mirambi Genocide Site and Nyanza King’s Palace among others. Later proceed with your drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Dine and rest at your lodge.

  2. Day 2 Chimp Tracking and Canopy Walk

    Upon rising; enjoy breakfast and head for the Nyungwe Forest Park offices for morning briefing on the chimpanzee tracking expedition. With your tracking gear embark on this amazing exercise; where you will be rewarded with clear views of various primate species like L’Hoest’s monkey, golden monkeys, large troops of the Angola Colobus, vervet monkeys, Silver Monkey, Hamlyn’s Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Dent’s Mona Monkey, Olive Baboon and the Grey-cheeked Mangabeys etc.

    Later, have lunch in wild and in the afternoon, proceed with the Unique Canopy Forest Walk; rewarding you with an entire forest coverage with wild animals seeing you from above as you swing over the thick dense trees.
    Dine and rest at your lodge.

  3. Day 3 Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

    On waking up; have breakfast and later hit the road for your transfer to Volcanoes NP, northwest of Rwanda in Musanze province. En route enjoy the spectacular scenery views of the country side.
    Later Dine and rest for overnight at your lodge.

  4. Day 4 Mountain Gorilla Trek and Iby’wacu Cultural Center

    Have breakfast and head for the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the code3 of conduct when trekking for the mountain gorillas. After locating the creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter. Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your guide for a drive back to your lodge.

    After Lunch, step out for a visit to the Iby’wacu Cultural Village where you will learn more about the Rwandan cultural practices.
    Later; Dine and rest for overnight at your lodge.

  5. Day 5 Transfer Back to Kigali and Departure

    Upon rising; have breakfast and later set off for Kigali for drop off at either a hotel or Kigali International Airport.

    However, with an early arrival, you may engage in a Kigali City Tour to visit the Gisozi Genocide memorial Site (with the remains of the 1994, Rwanda Genocide out Break), some big market centers like Kimilonko and several craft shops and stores