5DAYS RWANDA’S PRIMATES SAFARI
In Rwanda, spending time with mountain gorillas is a remarkable and enriching experience. Visitors embark on guided treks through lush forests to witness these gentle giants in their natural habitat. The captivating encounters allow for observation, photography, and learning about gorilla behavior. It’s essential to maintain a respectful distance to protect the gorillas and their environment. The time spent with Rwanda’s gorillas is both awe-inspiring and contributes to their conservation, making it a truly unforgettable adventure.
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Meet and Greet
Arrival to Kigali
Meet and greet upon arrival at Kigali International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Kigali for dinner and overnight stay at bed and Breakfast (BB)
Overnight at Mlle Collines Hotel OR Kigali Serena Hotel
Main activity: N/A
Kigali City Excursion
City Tour and Transfer Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, Go for a city tour, which includes the Nyamirambo Women’s Association and the Kigali genocide memorial site. After lunch, after driving to Volcano National Park (driving distance minutes), check in at your lodge for refreshments and visit the Iby’iwacu traditional culture village; later on, get back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge OR Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel FB
Destination: Volcano National Park
Main activity: City Tour and Iby’iwacu traditional culture (Gorilla Guardians)
Volcano National Park
Early in the morning, with a packed lunch, you will go to the park headquarters for a briefing before embarking on the gorilla tracking adventure. In the evening at leisure time, Dinner, and overnight at your lodge, Meal Plan: (FB)
Gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park starts with a briefing from the park authorities and Rangers at around 7:30 a.m. During the briefing, participants are divided into groups and assigned to a particular gorilla family. The less fit hikers are given groups closer to the park offices. At 8:00 a.m., the park Rangers led the group to search for the gorillas. As noted, gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda offers ten habituated groups/families. Regardless of which group you eventually get, you will find that watching mountain gorillas is breathtaking.
You overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge OR Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel FB
Destination: Volcano National Park
Main activity: Gorilla Trekking
Golden Monkeys Trekking
At 5:30 am, after an early breakfast, transfer to Volcano National Park for briefing and then proceed to Golden Monkeys trekking; later, after driving back to the lodge for lunch, enjoy your leisure time, Dinner, and overnight stay.
The Volcanoes National Park is home to the endangered Golden Monkey. These beautiful primates live in the same areas as the mountain gorillas. They survive on bamboo shoots and insects and occasionally raid farms for potatoes. Golden Monkeys are very playful primates whose only natural enemies are a man and an African eagle. Golden monkeys are also found in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Overnight Mountain Gorilla View Lodge OR Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel FB.
Destination: Volcano National Park.
Main activity Golden Monkeys trekking.
End of the Tour
Transfer back to Kigali Departure.
At 8:00 am, after leisurely breakfast, You will drive back to Kigali; depending on your flight departure time, you may be proposed to do a Kigali City Tour, which includes Inema Art Center, Kalpak Craft Village market for souvenir shopping, connect to the airport, for your international flight back home.