6 Days Rwanda: Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Primates and Birdwatching Tour - Parc National des Volcans and Nyungwe

A 6 day safari, which starts and ends in Kigali. The tour takes visits to Nyungwe, in South West of Rwanda, a huge afro-montane forest. With over 10000sq.km in size, Nyungwe is the undisputed giant in Central Africa. The natural forest is renowned for its large troops of colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, butterflies and a rich variety of orchids. Over 300 bird species have been recorded. Visit some cultural sites en route - the Museum in Butare and the palace at Nyanza. Visit Parc National des Volcans (PNV) in the north of Rwanda where about 300 mountain gorillas live. While there, apart from tracking the gorillas you can do other optional activities including: climb the Visoke volcano, track the golden monkeys or visit the Karisoke Research Centre, which Dian Fossey the famous primatologist set up, or visit local villages.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1890 - $2380
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
6 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER TO NYUNGWE
DAY 2: NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK – CHIMPANZEES AND COLOBUS MONKEYS
Day 3: Colobus hiking in Nyungwe National PARK.
Day 4: Transfer from Nyungwe to Volcanoes National park.
DAY 5: Gorilla Trekking, Parc National des Volcans
DAY 6 - KIGALI – DEPARTURE

DAY 1
Arrive at Kanombe ( Kigali) airport. Meet, greet and 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. Drive past green fields of tea scattered across the hillsides and the small wooden houses unique to the areas surrounding Nyungwe Forest. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours]
Overnight: ORTPN Gisakura Guest House
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.


DAY 2: NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK – CHIMPANZEES AND COLOBUS MONKEYS    

Awaken early for an early breakfast. Go to Nyungwe forest to track chimpanzees guided by rangers. These rangers are aware of best places to easily track these chimpanzees. While you hike through the verdant forest, you will find various other primates such as monkeys, which will excite you as you move closer to the forest chimpanzees. There are various Bird species as well for birdwatchers. The opportunity to see these chimpanzees are amazing, you will observe them play, feed and rest. You will be allowed to take numerous pictures after this you will head back  to your accommodation. Have dinner and slumber.
 

Covering 970 km2, the Highlands provide unique habitat for thirteen species of primate, including chimpanzees, l'Hoest's and owl-faced monkey. As you walk under the canopy of majestic trees, a large group of semi wild colobus monkeys can be seen feeding on wild figs and jumping from branch to branch. This high altitude jungle floor boasts some of the most beautiful orchids in the world.

Overnight: ORTPN Gisakura Guest House

Day 3: Colobus hiking in Nyungwe National PARK.

After breakfast enter Nyungwe National park to hike colobus monkeys at uwinka reception the forest is believed to encompass a apparent troop of 400 and is the largest troop of arboreal primates in Africa. A walk in the forest is a whole learning experience accompanied by knowledgeable guide well versed in botany, ornithology and interspecies relationship in this forest. Thereafter return to your hotel for lunch dinner and Overnight: ORTPN Gisakura Guest House
 

Day 4: Transfer from Nyungwe to Volcanoes National park.
After an early breakfast head to Volcanoes National Park. The ride, offers great views of Lake Kivu ideal for photography. Enjoy lunch on the way and continue on this interesting drive.  Arrive late evening and check into your lodge with  a magnificent view of the park. Have dinner and rest.
Overnight: (a) Lower budget – Kinigi Guesthouse or (b) Comfort - Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

 

DAY 5: Gorilla Trekking, Parc National des Volcans
Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains' elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.
Overnight: (a) Lower budget – Kinigi Guesthouse or (b) Comfort - Mountain Gorilla View Lodge


DAY 6 - KIGALI – DEPARTURE  

Drive to Kigali. Visit of town and its highlights. Transfer to the airport 
 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Gisakura Guest House
  • Kinigi Guesthouse
  • Comfort - Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

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