5 Days  Rwanda Primates, Big 5 & Big Cats Tour

5 Days  Rwanda Primates, Big 5 & Big Cats Tour

Cost of 5 Days  Rwanda Primates, Big 5 & Big Cats Tour

US $1,185.00 pp

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room

Highlights for 5 Days  Rwanda Primates, Big 5 & Big Cats Tour

  • Chimps Trekking
  • Canopy walk
  • Visit to Genocide Memorial Center
  • Chimps Permit included
  • All park fees included
  • All meals included
  • 4 night accommodation
  • Expert driver/guide
  • Round trip transfers to Kigali
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Overview of 5 Days  Rwanda Primates, Big 5 & Big Cats Tour

This 5 Days  Rwanda Primates, Big 5 & Big Cats Tour will take you to visit Akagera National for game drives and a boat cruise on Lake Ihema and you also have a chance to visit Nyungwe National Park to track the chimpanzees.

 

Akagera National Park lies in eastern Rwanda, hugging the border with Tanzania. It's characterized by woodland, swamps, low mountains and savannah.

 

The varied terrain shelters wildlife including zebras, giraffes, elephants, lions and hundreds of bird species, such as the rare shoebill stork. In the southern part of the park, vast Lake Ihema is home to hippos and crocodiles.

 

Nyungwe National Park lies in southwest Rwanda, partly abutting the Burundi border. It's a vast area of mountain rainforest, home to many species of chimpanzees, plus owl-faced and colobus monkeys.

 

The Canopy Walkway, part of the Igishigishigi Trail, is a high suspension bridge with views over the valley and surrounding forests. A trail runs to the Kamiranzovu Marsh, with its birdlife, orchids and waterfall.

Detailed Itinerary of 5 Days  Rwanda Primates, Big 5 & Big Cats Tour

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Nyungwe forest national park

Today on your first day of  Days  Rwanda Primates, Big 5 & Big Cats Tour, you will set off towards the famous Nyungwe Forest, one of the largest forests in East and Central Africa.

 

The forest is abundant with flora and fauna including 13 primate species from colobus monkeys, mangabeys, blue monkeys and, of course, our cousins the chimpanzees.

 

Nyungwe Forest is also a famous location for birders. With about 310 recorded bird species, 26 of which are endemic, this is one of the most important - and still little known - bird-watching destinations in Africa.

Check in at your lodge for Lunch & Dinner.

 

Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner

 

Accommodation: Emeraude Kivu Resort

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking - Canopy Walk (Nyungwe National Park)

Today on your second day of  Days  Rwanda Primates, Big 5 & Big Cats Tour, after your early morning breakfast, you will leave your hotel for a chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe National Park Rwanda experience.

 

Nyungwe forest is well known for having 13 species of primates and was transformed into a park for briefing and chimpanzee trekking.

 

You will be entitled to one hour stay on finding the chimpanzees. After doing the chimpanzee trek, head for lunch at the hotel.  After lunch you head to Nyungwe National Park for a canopy walk and return in the afternoon for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Accommodation: Emeraude Kivu Resort

 

Day 3: Nyungwe forest - Butare - Kigali

Have an early morning breakfast and after transfer back to Kigali on your third day of  Days  Rwanda Primates, Big 5 & Big Cats Tour.

 

En route to the City you will have lunch and also visit the Rwanda National Museum in Butare town. Proceed to Kigali where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Accommodation: Hotel Chez Lando

Day 4: Transfer to Akagera national park from Kigali

After a relaxed breakfast from your hotel in Kigali, you head to Akagera National Park on your forth day of  Days  Rwanda Primates, Big 5 & Big Cats Tour.

 

Akagera National Park covers 2500 km² of savannah west of the Kagera River, in the north-east of Rwanda. The park has a variety of wildlife and is a habitat for over 500 different species of birds.

 

Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes, while you might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena or even a lion. Giraffe and zebra haunt the savannah, and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park.

 

You will have lunch  and in the afternoon you will go for a long game drive in the national park.

You will stay at your booked lodge where you will have a nice hot meal in the evening.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Lodge: Akagera Game Lodge

Day 5: Game drive and Boat ride on Akagera - Return to Kigali

 

In the morning after breakfast, you will go for a game drive in the park in search for wildlife on your last day of  Days  Rwanda Primates, Big 5 & Big Cats Tour. 

 

Akagera National Park lies in eastern Rwanda, hugging the border with Tanzania. It's characterized by woodland, swamps, low mountains and savannah.

 

The varied terrain shelters wildlife including zebras, giraffes, elephants, lions and hundreds of bird species, such as the rare shoebill stork. In the southern part of the park, vast Lake Ihema is home to hippos and crocodiles.

 

During the game drive through the Savannah grassland of Akagera national park, you should watch out for animals like the Lions, Leopards, elephants, antelopes and many more.

 

After the game drive, you will have lunch and guided by your guide and then later in the afternoon you will go for a boat ride on Akagera River in search for water loving animals like the hippos, and crocodiles. Return to Kigali for your flight back home.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

End of tour of  Days  Rwanda Primates, Big 5 & Big Cats Tour

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Chimps permits @ $90.00 per permit per person
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section) 
  • Bottled water throughout the trip

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Drinks
  • Visa fees

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