Rwanda Primates Safari

Rwanda Primates Safari from Rwanda Safari Holidays

By: Rwanda Safari Holidays  08/20/2014
Keywords: Hiking, Wildlife Safari, Walking Safaris

This 7 days safari takes you to Nyungwe forest national park Day 1: Arrival in Kigali You will be received by a representative from Africa Nature Trekkers and one of our drivers / safari guide at Kanombe International Airport who will welcome you and drive you to your booked accommodation. Overnight at Hotel des Mille Collines / Umubano Hotel / Hotel Gorillas Day 2: Kigali - Nyungwe Forest National Park After an early morning breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe forest national park en route visiting the traditional palace of Rwanda's Former King in Nyanza. Drive past green fields of tea scattered on the hillside slopes and the small wooden houses unique to the areas surrounding Nyungwe Forest. This drive may take you approximately 6 hours. Overnight at Gisakura Guest House Day 3: Guided Nature Walk For birders a guided nature walk in the morning will enable them to spot a variety of bird species in the Nyungwe forest. You will not miss birds such as Rwenzori Turaco and black and white casqued hornbill. Large troops of colobus monkeys will be every time encountered on different forest trails. In the afternoon go for chimp tracking. Overnight at Gisakura Guest House Day 4: Return to Kigali After breakfast drive back to Kigali. Along the way, in Butare, visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum. Arrive in Kigali in time for lunch. After lunch proceed northwards to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. The beautiful scenery of the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known will make the journey interesting to look at. Overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel Day 5: Gorilla Trekking After a morning breakfast head to Kinigi Park Headquarters for a briefing with the rest of trackers and then immediately commence gorilla trekking in Parc National des Volcans. An encounter with the gorillas is the highlight of a Rwanda safari. Time taken to encounter these gentle apes ranges between 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas on that particular day. Overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel Day 6: Parc National Des Volcans You will visit Karisoke Research Centre which Dian Fossey established for the habituation and deeper study about the gorillas. You may choose mountain climbing of the Visoke Volcano. Overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel Day 7: Transfer to Kigali – Departure After breakfast at your accommodation, you will drive to Kigali city. Upon arrival in the city, you will take a short city tour and visit the genocide memorial sites and the traditional markets with in Kigali, craft shops and so on. Later you will be transferred to the airport to be in time for your flight back home. End of Tour

Keywords: Chimpanzee Tracking, Gorilla Tracking, Hiking, Rwanda Safaris, Walking Safaris, Wildlife Safari,

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