6 Day Rwanda Primates Tour

  • 6 Day Rwanda Primates Tour
  • Chimpanzees
  • chimps-resting-in-nyungwe
  • chimpanzee-trekking-in-nyungwe
  • 5 Days Luxury Gorilla Tour in Rwanda


6 Day Rwanda Primates Tour

This 6 Day Rwanda primates tour takes you to visit and explore Rwanda’s top national parks coupled with some historical and cultural experiences of Rwandan people and their traditions. You will have unique cultural experiences with Rwandan people in the Iby’iwacu cultural village, trek the gorillas in Volcanoes National park, go chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe and end your 6 days primates safari with a visit the Genocide Memorial sites, national museum and tour of Kigali city.

The highlights of this 6 Days Primates tour is the magical encounter with the mountain gorillas, golden monkey tracking and the Nyungwe forest chimpanzee trekking. This primates safari can be organized as budget, mid-range or luxury.

6 Days Rwanda Primates Tour Highlights

Itinerary Summary Tour Activities
  • Day 1: Kigali – Nyungwe National Park.
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking/canopy walk/nature walk/birding.
  • Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes national park.
  • Day 4: Mountain Gorilla tracking, Twin lakes.
  • Day 5: Golden monkey’s tracking/Iblwacu cultural tour.
  • Day 6: Kigali city tour, Flight departure.
  • Nyungwe Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Nyungwe Canopy walk / Nature walk
  • Mountain Gorilla tracking
  • Visit the twin lakes
  •  Visit the Iby’ Iwacu cultural village
  •  Golden monkey trekking, visit to Musanze caves, Dian Fossey hike, visit the twin lakes
  • 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 don’t need 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



Day 1: Kigali – Nyungwe National Park

Our professional driver/guide will pick you up from Kigali international airport or your residential area in Kigali. After briefing you on the highlights of the 6 days Rwanda primates trip, you will embark on a 4:30 hours journey drive to Nyungwe forest national park in the South of Rwanda. Along the way, enjoy amazing sightseeing adventures of the rolling hills and evergreen vegetation on the way.

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


Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking, Canopy Walk /Nature Walk in Nyungwe Forest

Wake up to a morning breakfast and then transfer to the park’s headquarters for a briefing on rules and regulations of chimpanzees tracking. The rangers and tour guide will accompany you to the jungle, the ranger usually know where to spot the chimpanzees easily. Not only will you view chimpanzees but you will view others wildlife like monkeys, baboons mention the few. The most exciting moment when you allocate the chimpanzee family and you spending the given one hour with them, taking photos and learning about them is really amazing.

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, and transfer to volcanoes National park. You and your driver will drive via Lake Kivu where you will view the beautiful beach, waterbody, local people fishing and you can take some photos for memories. You will have your lunch from hotels near Lake Kivu and then continue with the journey to volcanoes national park.

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, Visit The Twin lakes

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 Tracking/Dian Fossey Grave Hike/Iblwacu cultural tour

Take morning breakfast, head to Kinigi park headquarters for briefing from the game rangers on how to conduct tracking on the endangered golden monkeys. For golden monkeys, you will be placed in groups of 6 people and tracking takes some good time. After tracking golden monkeys head back to the lodge for lunch and relax a bit then after lunch head for a cultural tour or choose to hike to the Dian Fossey grave. Hike back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.


Day 6: Transfer to Kigali city, Departure

Wake up early, take breakfast and transfer to Kigali city set off. You will have a city tour to most of the historical places like genocide memorial site and the national museum. You will have lunch then the driver will drop you to the airport or hotel in Kigali.

End of the 6 Days Rwanda Primates Tour


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