5 Days Rwanda Primates Tour

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  • 5 Days Luxury Gorilla Tour in Rwanda


5 Days Rwanda Primates Tour

On this 5 days Rwanda Primates tour, you will visit Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park for a thrilling primate tracking experience; the Nyungwe Forest Chimpanzees and Mountain gorillas of the Volcanoes National Park. The highlights of this Primates safari is the magical encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzee trekking and a canopy walk in Nyungwe forest. This particular tour can be organized as budget, mid-range or luxury.

Gorilla adventure tours offers you a remarkable primate safari with no difficulty. This small landlocked country is home to the highest number of primates, which together offer you a memorable primate trekking safari. Primates are key tourist attractions in Rwanda attracting the highest number of travelers from all over the world. Primates especially chimpanzee and gorillas are close relatives to human beings whose human-like characters make them distinct creatures worth visiting.

Primate Tours in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe forest the home of the highest number of chimpanzees is a must visit on your Rwanda primate safari. Unlike gorillas, chimpanzees are lively and constantly move jumping across trees at high speeds while shouting at each other as a form of communication. Chimpanzees are a core attraction in Nyungwe forest estimated to shelter over 500 individuals. Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest is done in two areas, which are Cyamudongo forest and the main forest. Different chimpanzee communities have been habituated for trekking. Chimpanzee treks in Nyungwe start off from any of the three reception centers at Gisakura, Kitabi and Uwinka depending on where travelers spent a night. The loud screams, hoots, and cracks of tree branches alert travelers where chimpanzees are located. Besides chimpanzees, Nyungwe forest offers travelers with exceptional canopy walk which give you an aerial view of the forest and the Virunga volcanoes. Also, enjoy a forest walk to kamiranzovu waterfall and other spots in the park. You will enjoy the sweet sounds of birds, which sing endlessly up in the trees making your safari more fun and enjoyable.

5 Days Rwanda Primates Tour Highlights

Itinerary Summary Tour Activities
  • Day 1: Pick up in Kigali, Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking, Tree Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest
  • Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes NP
  • Day 5: Golden Monkey Tracking, Return to Kigali Airport.
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe National Park
  • Nyungwe Canopy Walk
  • Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Golden Monkey Tracking / Dian Fossey Hike
  • Travel in a customized 4WD safari vehicle
  • Delicious meals
  • Photographic Stopovers along the journey

Rwanda Primates Trekking Rules and Regulations

  • In case Nyungwe Forest National Park is your next dream destination, the following are some rules and regulations while on your primates tracking tour.
  • First, you are required to keep a distance of 8 meters away from these creatures.
  • Chimpanzees like any large ape are susceptible to human infectious diseases. They share about 98% of their DNA with humans.
  • Chimpanzee tracking is strictly for only 6 people in a group.
  • For visitors with flue or diarrhea, you may not be permitted to go and track.
  • Don’t eat next to the chimpanzees if you want to enjoy this Rwanda primates tour safari
  • If your camera has a flashlight; you are advised to turn it off while taking photos.
  • Chimpanzees require maximum freedom and this means they need not to be irritated once you are in the forest.
  • You have only 1 hour to be with the chimpanzees
  • Only people above 15 years are allowed to track chimpanzees
  • Porters are available to help you carry your day pack for a small charge.
  • With the observation of all the above, expect the best of your primates trackings experiences in Rwanda

Itinerary – 5 Days Rwanda Primates Tour


Day 1: Airport Pickup – Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Your 5 Days Rwanda Primates Tour starts from the airport on arrival or in Kigali city at your residential place. Our driver-guide will pick you up and transfer you to Nyungwe Forest National park in the south of Rwanda. Along the way, you will have planned stopovers at selected cultural sites and lunch will be enjoyed en-route. You will arrive in Nyungwe Forest after a 4:30 hours drive to check-in for your lodging and accommodation as per the 5 Days Rwanda gorilla chimpanzee safari.

Enjoy Dinner and Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Nyungwe Hill Top Lodge/Gisakura Guest House. Meal plan: Half-Board


Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking, Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest

After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will transfer to meet other primates trackers of the day at the park headquarters. Park officials and ranger guides will brief you on the useful tips about the primates tracking experience and how you should behave while in the forest. At 8:00 am, you will begin the search for the shy chimpanzee species and other primates.

Nyungwe Forest national park is home to over 13 primates species, and among those to look out for include; the chimpanzees, the handsome L’Hoest’s monkey, the endangered golden monkeys, strong troops of the delightfully acrobatic Angola Colobus, vervet monkeys, Silver Monkey, Hamlyn’s Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Dent’s Mona Monkey, Olive Baboon, Grey-cheeked Mangabeys and so on.

After the chimpanzee trek, return to the lodge for lunch, and then in the evening experience the canopy walk on which you will see more fauna and floras, avian species, butterflies. Meal plan: Full Board


Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Have breakfast early in the morning, then take a long hours journeys to Volcanoes National park driving through Kigali City for your lunch stopover. On your arrival in Musanze, you will check-in at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Lapalme Hotel/Muhabura Guest House for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full Board


Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Wake up to a tasty breakfast and after proceed to the park headquarters in Kinigi to attend to a gorilla trekking briefing about the gorillas in the mist. You will then hike into the jungles of Volcanoes National Park to search for these endangered primates. On meeting with the gorillas, you will have 1 hour to take amazing photos and videos of these enchanting primates of the wild.

After the trek, return to the park office for your gorilla trekking certificate and then drive back to your lodge and relax. In the evening visit the twin lakes (Burera and Ruhondo) and over here you will spot a variety of bird-life species. Dinner and overnight as the previous day. Meal plan: Full Board


Day 5: Golden Monkey Trekking, Transfer to Kigali

Today will be the last day of the primates tour in Rwanda. You will after breakfast, go for the golden monkey primates tracking, birds, butterflies will be spotted. Have lunch after the golden monkey trek and then embark the safari vehicle transferring you back to Kigali to your hotel or airport for your return flight ending this 5 Days Rwanda gorillas and Chimpanzee safari.

End of the 5 Days Rwanda Primates Tour




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