6-Day Rwanda Chimps, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari

6-Day Rwanda Chimps, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari

Cost of 6-Day Rwanda Chimps, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari 

 

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

Highlights for 6-Day Rwanda Chimps, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Visit to genocide memorial center
  • Canopy walk
  • Cultural experience
  • Gorilla permits included
  • Travel with expert guide
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Overview for 6-Day Rwanda Chimps, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari

This 6-Day Rwanda Chimps, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari starts in Kigali with a visit to the different points of interest like the genocide museum and craft markets in Rwanda's Capital.

 

We set out to explore the oldest and largest Nyungwe forest in search for the playful primates. Later on take a scenic transfer to Ruhengeri home to Volcanoes national park popular for the mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys that you will have a chance to spend time with and couple it up with the cultures of the people and how they lived.

Detailed Itinerary for 6-Day Rwanda Chimps, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari

Day 1: Kigali Airport - Kigali City Tour

Depending on the time of your arrival, we shall have a tour of Kigali city visiting the genocide museum, opened in 2004 to mark the tenth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide on your first day of 6-Day Rwanda Chimps, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari. 

 

Whilst the genocide occurred as a result of a complex series of factors it can only be seen as an absolute tragedy to Rwanda and it’s people.

 

Time spent at the genocide museum will be emotionally moving and an important way to understand the absolute courage and resilience of this beautiful, tiny country.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Chez Lando

Day 2: Kigali - Nyungwe National Park

Start after breakfast with a morning drive to the southern province of Nyanza, with different cultural stopovers starting with the Royal palace on your second day of 6-Day Rwanda Chimps, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari.

 

After continue to the best ethnographic museum in East Africa in Huye formerly known as Butare, this will bring more light as you explore most of the sections in the Museum on how Rwanda was made from the traditional setting to the current day.

 

Time allowing experience the amazing Intore dance troupe perform before heading out to Nyungwe Forest the largest and oldest afro montane forest on the African continent, enjoy the drive as the raods wind into and through the park to the beautiful and lush green tea plantations.

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Accommodation: Emeraude Kivu Resort

 

Day 3: Nyungwe Forest - Chimpazee tracking & canopy walk

After breakfast you will set off into the forest; very early in the morning, to track chimpanzees. You will have the best opportunity to encounter humankind’s closest living relative in the early morning hours on your third day of 6-Day Rwanda Chimps, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari.

 

This time will also give you a higher chance to encounter other animals and bird species in this park. In the afternoon you will return to the lodge for lunch.

 

In the evening you will take off on a canopy walk where you will view different animal species and beautiful landscape. After this walk you will return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Accommodation: Emeraude Kivu Resort

Day 4: Transfer to Musanze near Volacanoes Nationa Park in Rwanda

In the morning on your fourth day of 6-Day Rwanda Chimps, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari, you will set off with a scenic drive northwards towards the Volcanoes national park in current day Musanze, depending on the road conditions.

 

You can drive with great views of Lake Kivu which is one of the most beautiful and largest lake in Rwanda bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo or use the other optional route.

 

The drive is long and the winding roads make it enjoyable together with the wonderful scenery as you appreciate the formation of the Great East African Rift Valley giving you a wonderful scenery, as your guide to stop for photography and whenever you feel like stretching up.

 

This park is part of the virungas conservation area which house 3 gorilla parks and this particular one is home to 360 Mountain Gorillas some of which are habituated and you will encounter them the following day. 

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Accommodation: Da Vinci Gorilla Logde

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

You will start with an early breakfast before you set out for the long awaited day, our tour guide will lead you to the park headquarters for a briefing session at the park headquarters before heading off with your ranger guides to the starting point, which might be a short driving distance then commence the memorable gorilla tracking experience, the most thrilling wildlife encounter Africa has to offer.

 

You will be hike to find the gentle and awesome mountain gorillas and after finding them, you will have a full hour with them, take photographs and enjoys the antics of baby gorillas as they swing from from one tree to another and as they tease each other including the silverback.

 

We later get back to where our hike started and drive to our lodge probably in time for lunch, in the afternoon we can choose an optional visit a cultural village (at an extra $30 not included in tour price) then later get back to our lodge for dinner and overnight stay on your fifth day of 6-Day Rwanda Chimps, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari.

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Accommodation: Da Vinci Gorilla Logde

Day 6: Golden Monkey tracking and transfer to Kigali

After breakfast, on your last day of 6-Day Rwanda Chimps, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari, you will again drive to the park headquarters for briefing, and later go for golden monkey tracking.

 

Little is known about the mannerisms of the Golden Monkeys except for the fact that they live in social groups near the foothills on the park ranges mostly in the bamboo shoots as it is their favorite meal, they usually number up to 30 individuals.

 

It is an exceptional experience seeing them feed on fruits, leaves and insects; the trek is not as hard as that of the gorillas after which we shall get back to our lodge, freshen up, checkout after lunch and head to Kigali for our flight en-route.

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

End of tour of 6-Day Rwanda Chimps, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Safari

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • 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
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

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