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8 Days Rwanda Primates Safari

Customized 8 Days Rwanda primates Safari for chimpanzee trekking/canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest, mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park, and a bota cruise at Lake Kivu with Gorilla Trek Africa. Discover the endangered primates of Rwanda for a close encounter with your close relatives.

Trip summary

DAY 1: Airport Transfer
DAY 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park
DAY 3: Chimp Tracking and colobus monkey working
DAY 4: Canopy and Nature walks.
DAY 5: Drive to Lake Kivu.
DAY 7: Mountain Gorilla Tracking.
DAY 8: Transfer to Kigali, city tour and departure

  • DAY 1: Airport Transfer.

    Upon your arrival, you will be driven to Kigali Serena Hotel, Five to five hotel

    DAY 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park.

    In the morning at 8:00am, you will be picked from the hotel and transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP. Visit the Nyanza palace, Murambi Memorial and Butare Museum enroute. Your lunch will be enroute and continue for Dinner and overnight at Only Nyungwe house (super luxury)/ Emeraude Kivu Resort (deluxe/ luxury)/ Gisakura Guesthouse (budget). FB

    DAY 3: Chimp Tracking and colobus monkey working.

    Chimpanzee Trekking safariHave an early Breakfast and go for briefing at the park headquarters. You will be told the do's and don'ts while with the chimps before entering the forest. Enjoy them feeding, playing around while taking observations and photographs. In the afternoon, you may go for colobus monkey tracking where you will encounter other primate species as vervet monkeys, blue hoest monkeys among others. Dinner and overnight at Only Nyungwe house (super luxury)/ Emeraude Kivu Resort (deluxe/ luxury)/ Gisakura Guesthouse (budget). FB

    DAY 4: Canopy and Nature walks.

    After breakfast, you will go for a canopy walk within the forest expecting to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of different bird species such as the Rwenzori Turacos, Hornbills among others. You will also have a self guided walk after lunch around the nearby environment and the Kamiranzovu waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at Only Nyungwe house (super luxury)/ Emeraude Kivu Resort (deluxe/ luxury)/ Gisakura Guesthouse (budget). FB

    DAY 5: Drive to Lake Kivu.

    Lake Kivu RwandaTake breakfast and head to Lake Kivu. Enjoy a breath-taking scenery of the Virunga Mountains and the green vegetation enroute. You will have lunch enroute and proceed for either a boat cruise along Lake Kivu or relaxing on the shores. Dinner and overnight at(strong) Water Front Resort(mid-range)/ Paradise Malahide(Deluxe) /Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury).(/strong).

    DAY 6: Transfer to Volcanoes and Golden Monkey Tracking.

    Have breakfast and drive to Volcanoes National park to catch up with the golden monkey tracking activity. These are the most endangered primate species at Parc des Volcans. In the evening, you may go for cultural walk to Iby'wachu for cultural entertainment by the Banyarwanda community. Dinner and overnight Muhabura hotel (budget)/ Davinci lodge (deluxe)/ Tiloreza Volcanoes eco lodge / Five volcanoes hotel (luxury). FB

    DAY 7: Mountain Gorilla Tracking.

    Gorilla trekking in RwandaYou will have an early breakfast and head to the park headquarters to be briefed before entering the forest to track the gorillas. The hiking may take about 1-8 hours depending on the movement of the gentle giants. A maximum time of one hour is given for photography, observations, and enjoying them feeding or playing around. Dinner and overnight Muhabura hotel (budget)/ Davinci lodge (deluxe)/ Tiloreza Volcanoes eco lodge / Five volcanoes hotel (luxury). FB

    DAY 8: Transfer to Kigali, city tour and departure.

    Enjoy your breakfast and drive back to Kigali reaching early for a for a city tour in Kigali where you will visit Nyamata church, local markets, Genocide Museum among others. Later, proceed to the airport to catch up with your scheduled flight back home. You may as well have the above tour in a reverse order or include other activities you want included in the itinerary.

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  • Lodges in Volcanoes Natonal Park
    Lodges in Volcanoes Park
    Lodges in Volcanoes Park
    Lodges in Nyungwe Forest National park
    Lodges in Nyungwe Forest
    Lodges in Akagera National Park
    Accommodation in Akagera National Park
    Accommodation in Kigali
    Accommodation in Kigali City

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    • Mandatory hand washing
    • Mandatory face masking
    • Keep a distance of 2 meters away
      • Before boarding your plane, you will be required to show your covid 19 negative test results which should be valid for not more than 72hrs (applies for both Rwanda and Uganda)
      • Also you are supposed to fill a locator form (link below) which you will also be asked before boarding (failure to have it, you will be denied boarding)

      http://www.rbc.gov.rw/travel/

      • Once you arrive in Kigali, you will take another covid 19 test and be in self quarantine at any of the chosen hotels in Kigali for 24hrs as you wait for your covid 19 test results

      You will then start your tour after your results have returned and you are proved negative

      • These results expire every after 72hrs, hence if your tour is still going on, you will need another test to allow you enter any other park or do any other activity after 72hrs of your test. (This applies to Rwanda only, not Uganda)
      • Before departure from Rwanda or Uganda, you need to do another covid 19 test not more than 72hrs before your departure as you will be required to present your results before boarding your departure flight.
      • While on your tour, you are advised to carry your masks and maintain social distance whenever you are in the public

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