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8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Primate Tour Overview

This 8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Primate Tour takes you to encounter incredible Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, Chimpanzee tracking and Golden Monkey Tracking in Nyungwe National Park, Game drive viewing, and a Boat cruise in Akagera National Park among others, all these give you a great opportunity to fully explore of the beauty of the land of 1000 hills.

This safari will start and end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital city, starting a visit to Akagera National park renowned as home to the iconic Big Five like buffalos, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and lions, and many other species like bushbucks, topis, Oribis, waterbuck, roan antelope, duiker, impala, Klipspringer, world largest antelope, and around 500 bird species. The park also boasts with stunning landscape and lots of different animals in a short amount of time, located in the Eastern part of Rwanda and sits on an area of about 2500 square kilometers of low land, approximately 2 hours drive from Kigali to access the park, you will take a visit to Kigali city tour one of the African cleanest countries.

 Go visit Nyungwe National Park in southwestern Rwanda, which covers an area that estimates to be about 1,019 square kilometers of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamp, and bogs. The park is a renowned home to over 13 primate species such as the common chimpanzee, Ruwenzori colobus, Dent’s Mona monkey, Olive baboon, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Olive baboon, Red-tailed monkey, Golden monkeys, L’hoest’s monkey many more and a great location for birding ‘’275bird species. Nyungwe National Park tourist attractions include; Bird watching, guided nature trail hiking, canopy walk, tropical waterfall, primates tracking, and camping thus a great encounter.

8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Primate TourFrom the chimpanzee tracking encounter, you will embark on beautiful Lake Kivu famously known as one of the African great lakes and Rwanda’s largest lake that sits on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. Lake Kivu is an iconic tourist destination to go after tiresome gorilla trekking or chimpanzee track or game park adventure.

8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Primate Tour detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park

At the start of this 8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Primate Tour transfer to Akagera national park. Depending on your point of location in Kigali, our safari driver guide will meet you and take you through a short briefing about 8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Primate Tour. After being transferred to Akagera National park which can last a 2 to 3-hour drive via the scenic landscapes of Rwanda. Arrive at Akagera National Park and have early lunch. Then after driving for an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema where you will be able to explore the lake and its inhabitants such as hippos, crocodiles, and various notable water bird species. Drive back to your lodge. Dinner and Overnight stay.

Meal plan : Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Morning game drive and return to Kigali

Morning Game Drive: Early in the morning after breakfast, you will drive to a Northern circuit game drive to search for early risers and all that call Akagera their permanent home animals like lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, antelopes and hundreds of bird species among others.

After the game drive, you will drive out of the park connecting back to Kigali. Arrive at the hotel in Kigali, have lunch, and rest. Dinner and overnight stay.

Mealplan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

Kigali City Tour: Wake up and have an early breakfast, after departing for a city tour in one of the cleanest and safest cities in Africa to explore a bucket of fabulous attractions. You can go visit the genocide museum, cultural encounter with Rwandan traditional dances, visit the national museum where you will be able to encounter the displayed historical things of Rwanda, and visit the craft shops time taken depends on your preference, interests, and budget. Then after the city tour, you will transfer to Nyungwe National Park with en-route lunch.

Canopy Walk: Proceed to the park and upon your arrival connect to the canopy walk before the night falls. You will enjoy an exhilarating experience done on the suspended bridge 70meter high above the great Nyungwe forest national park, amazing guided walk that takes on a 160-meter long walkway with a gainful view of different features of thick green forest, beautiful birds hovering around, insect among others.  What to wear on your day of canopy walk include comfortable.

boots, rain jackets, snacks, and a bottle of water and it is recommended for people from 6 years old and above. Well, this activity takes about 2 hours on this suspended bridge. Have dinner and Overnight stay

Day 4 : Chimpanzee Tracking –Nyungwe National Park

On this day of the 8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Primate Tour, you will go Chimpanzee Tracking. After breakfast, delicious snacks are served at the lodge. Your safari driver will drive you to the park headquarter for a briefing about the dos and don’ts of chimpanzee tracking. After you will be accompanied by a park ranger guide on forest trails heads in search of chimpanzees An activity which can take about 3 to 5 hours to look for them. Once you find them, spend an hour observing them as they play, feed, groom themselves, and take video and memorable photography.

On your safari to chimpanzee tracking experience always carry useful essentials like hiking shoes, long sleeve shirts, long trousers, raincoats, sweaters, a cap, and insect repellents among others

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu

lake Kivu is famously known as the largest lake in Africa very safe and the best place for swimming as well as enjoying various optional water-based activities such as; Kayaking and water sports, Boat cruises, birding -some of the bird species to see include; spotted cardinal woodpecker, Ashy flycatcher, white-tailed blue flycatcher, tropical boubou, crimson-rumped waxbill, bronze manikin, African fish eagle, Bronzed sunbirds, Common waxbill among others, Mountain biking at Lake Kivu you can enjoy the ride through Congo Nile trail to vibrant local communities and along the beautiful shores of the lake thus making it a great way to explore the area.

On this 8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Primate Tour, you can go for a nature walk at Island Hopping and coffee, where you will be able to learn all about the coffee-making process; from harvesting, drying, and roasting and you will end up making your Rwandan coffee aroma.

Day 6: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Transfer Volcanoes; Transfer to  Volcanoes National Park is a 2-hour drive to access the park. The park is home to unique mountain gorillas and other species. Upon your arrival, proceed to your booked lodge to rest and prepare for the next day’s activity. Dinner and Overnight stay

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla trekking is the highlight of your 8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Primate Tour. Transfer to the park headquarters in Kiningi for a briefing about gorilla trekking from the park ranger –guide, you will be grouped in a group of 8 people by park rangers who will escort you to the forest trailheads. But remember to carry gorilla trekking essentials like drinking water, comfortable rubber hiking shoes, rain jackets, a waterproof bag to help you keep your documents, walking sticks, and warm clothes among others. This activity can take between 30 to 7 hours depending on the movement of the assigned gorilla family group.

The moment you find the gorillas, one hour is given to you to experience the amazing human cousins  that share 98% of human DNA. In that hour you will enjoy how these chimpanzee play, feed, hunt, and to survive in the forests, enjoy your picnic lunch as well as enjoy photography and video capturing.

However, this makes the climax and highlight of 8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Primate Tour. After an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience. Descend back to the meeting point, your driver guides will connect you to the lodge, refresh and rest of the day spend it relaxing at the overlooking veranda of the lodge. Dinner and Overnight stay.

Day 8: Departure to Kigali Airport

Departure: On your last day of the 8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Primate Tour, wake up on a lazy morning with rewardable sights of beautiful features around the lodge as you enjoy your aroma coffee with nice snacks served at the lodge. After you will check out of the lodge and drive back to the starting point in Kigali to be dropped off at your residents or the Kigali International Airport for your flight departure back home. This will mark the end of your 8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Primate Tour.

8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Primate Tour includes

Gorilla permits ‘’USD1500 per person per day’’

Chimpanzee permits ‘’USD90 per person per day’’

Full-time English-speaking guide

Bottled drinking water

Full board accomdation

4WD vehicle and fuel

Pick up and drops

Park entrance fee /game drive

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