RWANDA PRIMATE TRACKING-BIRDING TOUR: 6 Days

Safari tour package:
A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Price per person*:
$2300
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
6 days
Best months:
January - March, May - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
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The tour takes you to Nyungwe Forest Park in the South West of Rwanda. Nyungwe forest covers over 10000sq.km in size. The forest habituates primates including chimpanzees and colobus monkeys, butterflies and about 300 recorded bird species of birds. On this trip, you will also Visit cultural and heritage sites including the palace of former king of Rwanda in Nyanza Nyanza and the Museum in Butare. This is a scheduled safari which departs twice a month every first Thursday and third Thursday of the month.

Day One: Arrival
Arrive in Kigali at Kanombe airport where you will Meet and greet our driver guide then transfer to a hotel in Kigali City. O/N: Hotel Chez Lando (BB).

Day Two: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast you will head for Nyungwe Forest National Park. Make stops en route at places of interest including local markets, the traditional palace of Rwanda’s Former King in Nyanza. You will visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum in Butare, You will have Lunch en route before proceeding to Nyungwe Forest across cute hilly sceneries modified by tea plantations en route. O/N: Gisakura Guest House (FB)

Day Three: Nyungwe Forest
You will go primate tracking in the forest in search for chimpanzees, and colubus monkeys. You will continue on a guided nature walk in the forest searching for birds including; the black and white casqued hornbill, turaco and many others, the forest has over 300 species of birds. O/N: Gisakura Guest House (FB)

Day Four: Nyungwe Forest – Parc National des Volcans
you will transfer from Nyungwe forest park to Parc National des volcans. You will see stunning sceneries of hills/volcanoes en rout to Kinigi: O/N: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Hotel La Palme (FB)

Day Five: Parc National des Volcans
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 ad 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 our of interaction with this closest relatives to human is indeed a rewarding experience. O/N: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Hotel La Palme (FB)

Day Six: Parc National des Volcans – Kigali.
Take a village walk to the Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Research Centre and visit local communities. There after drive to Kigali and transfer to Kanombe airport for your return flight (HB).

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Hyena
Hyena
Jackal
Jackal
Leopard
Leopard
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Bird watching
Bird watching
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Photography
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Trekking
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