Wildlife Encounters

8 days Rwanda Primate Encounters

8 days Rwanda Primate Encounters : This 8-day trip takes you to Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park.

  • Visit the National Museum that gives great insights about genocide history.
  • Get to see Chimpanzees and other monkey species in Nyungwe Forest National Park.
  • Face to face encounter with the endangered Mountain Gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park
  • Experience the Pygmies’ local way of life.

8 Days /7 Night

Day 1: Kigali Airport – Kigali

Upon your arrival at Kigali International airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will transfer you to the city centre for a city tour if time allows.

You will then be transferred to your hotel in Kigali City Centre

Day 2: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest National Park

After breakfast, we drive to Butare, where we will be able to visit the National Museum and Nyanza Hill. Thereafter, we will go to Nyungwe Forest for exciting chimpanzee encounters the following morning.

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe Forest

Depart for an early morning Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park. On this adventure, you will encounter several other monkey species. Optional activities include hike to the waterfall or visiting the Angolan Black Colobus monkeys.

This forested park is one of the largest in East Africa with 13 monkey species, including chimpanzees and the endangered Angolan Black Colobus Monkeys for you to experience.

Day 4: Full day in Nyungwe Forest

Optional activities on this day include; a Canopy walk, visiting the waterfalls or simply a nature walk for primate and bird watching. Only one activity is included.

8 days Rwanda Primate Encounters
Nyungwe Canopy walk

Day 5: Nyungwe Forest – Kibuye (Lake Kivu)

Drive to Kibuye, Lake Kivu where you can relax, enjoy the breeze and serenity at this beautiful lake. You can have an optional boat trip on the lake or take a walk along the shores or visit the neighboring villages.

Day 6: Kibuye – Volcanoes National Park

This day after breakfast, we drive to Volcanoes National Park where it is possible to visit a local community and experience the Pygmies’ local way of living. Return to your accommodation and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Volcanoes National park is part of the Virunga Mountains that cover Uganda, Rwanda and Congo and where the endangered Mountain Gorillas are found. Also, the lively endemic Golden Monkeys and other monkey species can be found in this unique jungle.

Day 7: Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National park

An early breakfast followed by transfer to the park headquarters for briefing on the tracker’s code of conduct. You will then head into the forest for your Gorilla trekking adventure. Trekking may take about 2-4hrs.

You will be allowed a maximum of 1 hour for viewing these fascinating and endangered creatures, an escapade you will never forget! Thereafter, return to the starting point for your gorilla trekking certificate and later trek back to the lodge where you will relax and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 8: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali Airport

After breakfast, drive to Kigali Airport for your outbound flight.

End of safari with Wildlife Encounters


Tour Location

  • Kigali City, Volcanoes National Park – Rwanda


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