6 day best Rwanda primate safaris and tours

6 day best Rwanda primate safaris and tours offers travelers the opportunity to engage in two exceptional wildlife experiences in Rwanda: Rwanda Gorilla trekking and Rwanda chimpanzee trekking. Both climbs can be arduous, contingent upon the location where the chimpanzees or gorillas chose to rest the night before. Chimpanzee trekking is distinct from walking with gorillas due to the very infrequent and hurried observations. In addition, you will derive pleasure from engaging in Colobus monkey hiking and Golden monkey trekking activities.

6 day best Rwanda primate safaris and tours 

Highlights  of   a 6 day best Rwanda  primate safaris and tours

Exploration of Kigali City
Chimpanzee trekking
Canopy Walk
Tracking of Colobus monkeys
Observing and following gorillas in their natural habitat
Tracking golden monkeys
A large primate species known as the gorilla. Village of Guardians
Not required or mandatory – The location of Dian Fossey’s burial. Exploration of the Caves

Day 1: Arrival for 6 day best Rwanda primate safaris and tours

Today marks the beginning of your 6 day best Rwanda primate safaris and tours. Our chauffeur will be waiting for you at the airport to transport you back to your hotel. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to explore Kigali on a city tour, based on what time of your landing. Notable attractions to visit in Kigali include the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the Kandt Museum, and the Handicraft Marketplace. If you arrive in the morning or early afternoon, you will begin a city tour before being driven to your lodgings. However, if you arrive in the late afternoon or evening, you will be taken straight to your accommodation.

kigali city experience

Day 2: Journey to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 2 of  6 day best Rwanda primate safaris and tours,  Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda.The trip from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park will captivate you with its diverse landscapes, ensuring

you remain alert and engaged throughout. The Nyungwe forest is situated in the southern region of Rwanda, along the way to Burundi and certain areas of the Congo. The tour to Nyungwe forest will commence in the early morning following your breakfast. We will make our first brief stop in Nyanza before continuing to Huye to visit the ethnographic museum. Within the Nyanza area, there exists a chance to explore the Kings’ palace museum, serving as a viable alternative to the ethnographic museum. You can engage in a conversation with your driver guide to determine which museums to visit based on your personal preferences. Both the cultural history of Rwanda is shared by both, but the ethnographic museum contains a greater number of items and provides more extensive coverage. Upon arrival at Nyungwe forest later in the evening, we will drive directly to our resort for an overnight stay.

6 day best Rwanda primate safaris and tours 

Travel time by car is around 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a Robinson or Augusta helicopter, which will take 45 to 35 minutes, respectively. Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included.

Day 3: Rwanda Chimpanzee hike and Canopy stroll

Chimpanzee at Nyungwe Forest Chimp Trek on day 3 of 6 day best Rwanda primate safaris and tours offer a close and personal encounter with the jungle and its residents. Your chauffeur or guide will transport you from your resort to the briefing place in the forest, and you are requested to arrive as quickly as 5.00 am. You are going to be located either at the Uwinka trailhead or the Cyamudongo summit. The ranger guide will provide you with chimpanzee trekking advice during your time in the forest. The forest exhibits a high level of botanical diversity and serves as the habitat for 13 different species of primates, including the Ruwenzori colobus, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, silver monkey, and grey cheeked mangabey. Additionally, it supports a population of approximately 300 bird species, including numerous Albertine rift endemics, as well as various kinds of butterflies.

In the afternoon, embark on the canopy walk path starting from the Uwinka trail head. Experience the breathtaking vistas of woodland on this stroll.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Engaging in Colobus Monkey Trekking and Transferring to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast today, we will go back to Nyungwe jungle to track Colobus monkeys. Similar to the activity of chimpanzee trekking, you will receive a comprehensive explanation from the community guide and subsequently explore the jungle. You are granted a duration of one hour to observe the Colobus monkeys engaging in activities such as feeding, playing, and grooming one another.

6 day best Rwanda primate safaris and tours 

Following this encounter, proceed to Volcanoes National Park located in the Virunga region. Experience picturesque and meandering roads while admiring the breathtaking landscape of “a thousand hills” as you drive alongside Lake Kivu. Reach your accommodation in the evening.

The travel duration by car is 6 hours, while the helicopter (Robinson) takes 35 minutes. Meals provided include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 5: Engaging in the activity of gorilla trekking within Volcanoes National Park.

The highlight of this 6 day best Rwanda primate safaris and tours will be the activity of gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park. The encounter with the majestic creatures in their native environment will leave an indelible impression on you for eternity. Following a morning meal, you will bring your small bag and the driver guide will transport you to the designated meeting location. Your ranger guide, who has prior experience in tracking, will direct you to the location of the gorillas. The duration of the trip might vary from one to multiple hours, based on the location where the gorillas choose to rest the night before. It is advisable to have a reasonable level of physical fitness in order to fully appreciate this experience.

6 day primate safaris in Rwanda

Following the Rwanda gorilla tracking expedition, consider visiting the Gorilla guardians village, also known as Ibyi’wacu community. Acquire knowledge about the cultural aspects of Rwanda and actively participate in various cultural activities.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6: Tracking Golden Monkeys and the Conclusion of 6 day best Rwanda primate safaris and tours

Golden Monkeys in Rwanda Awaken with recollections of the preceding day spent amidst the wilderness of the jungle, in the company of majestic mountain gorillas. Today, you will revisit the park to observe the golden monkeys. Follow the instructions provided by the ranger guides during the briefing, proceed to the designated location and commence the hike. Similar to gorillas, you are permitted to spend one hour in the company of the golden monkeys. While gorillas are known for their activity levels, these creatures are even more energetic. However, interacting with them will undoubtedly provide you with a really satisfying experience.

Following this encounter, return to the resort to rejuvenate, enjoy a midday meal, and subsequently depart for Kigali to catch your return flight back to your hotel.

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