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5 Days Rwanda Primate Safari

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5 Days Rwanda Primate Safari, This 5 Days Remarkable Rwanda Tour offers an Unforgettable Adventure in the Country of a thousand hills, this Safari will give you a smooth drive through the exceptional Kigali City and the opportunity to visit the Genocide Memorial Site, you will  trek the Mountain Gorillas and also the Golden Monkeys in Volcanoes National Park which offers the best Mountain Gorilla Experience, Your safari will end with a visit to a local community who were renowned poachers but are now taking part in the Conservation projects of the park.

Volcanoes National Park also known as Parc National de Volcans (PNV) is one of the Oldest parks in Africa garzetted in 1925 mainly to conserve the endangered Mountain Gorillas. The park is covers an area of about 162sqkm and it is located in the Northern Province of Rwanda in Musanze. The park lies within the Great Virunga Volcano Conservation region and it is home to various Wildlife species including mammals like Bufaloes, forest elephants, bush pigs, duikers, forest hogs, spotted hyenas and primates like the endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and chimpanzees and about 178 bird species including about 29 species that are endemic to Rwenzori mountains and the Virunga.

 

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali International Airport – Transfer to your Hotel

The 5 Days Remarkable Rwanda Tour will start with a pick up from Kigali International Airport by our Professional driver guide from Paradise Adventure Vacations who will meet and greet you, he will then brief you about the entire journey and there after transfer you to your Hotel for a delightful rest from your long flight. Later you will have your dinner and an overnight.

 

Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park – IBY ‘lwacu Community Encounter – 5 Days Rwanda Primate Safari

Day 2 of your 5 Days Remarkable Rwanda Tour will begin with a lovely breakfast and thereafter drive to Volcanoes National Park. Upon reaching, you will check into your accommodation for a delicious lunch and then proceed to the IBY ‘lwacu Community where you will get close to the indigenous community and share life experiences. Here, you will learn about the African culture and lifestyle and also something unique about this community is that the majority of men in this community are reformed poachers who are now taking part in the Conservation Projects within the park. You will take part in various activities including, joining Royalty by being crowned King or Queen of the day, enjoy music and dance. Return back later to your accommodation for your dinner and an overnight.

Day 3: Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trekking – Relaxation at Leisure

Upon waking up by the beautiful sounds of the birds singing in the sky, you will start day 3 of your 5 Days Remarkable Rwanda Tour with an early morning breakfast. Wear appropriate clothing for the day like a long sleeved shirt, a pair of karky or jean trousers, a round cap, water proof boots to protect you against the falling tree branches of the Volcanoes National park and also in case of bad weather,  Pack some snacks and water to help in keeping you hydrated during the trek. Proceed to the park’s headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing on the Do’s and the Don’ts while you are with the mountain gorillas, you will also be assigned a park ranger who will guide you during the trek and also a gorilla family to look out for and then start the search for the mountain gorillas which will take about 2 to 8 hours depending on their movement and feeding range. During your trek, you will encounter various bird species like Long crested eagle, stonechat, cinnamon-breasted bee eater, grey throated throat, African marsh harrier, common moorhen, paradise flycatcher among other bird species. As your gaze meets the gentle eyes of Africa’s dark-furred Great Apes, you will be allowed to spend a maximum of 1 hour with these majestic creatures as you watch and capture every moment while they go about their day to day activities and the young ones playing around the old ones, feeding each other and also eating foliage. Feel free to ask as many questions as possible about these gorillas and take memorable pictures, you will then return back to your accommodation for a delicious lunch and the rest of the day will be spent relaxing and reminiscing on the previous activity.

Day 4: Volcanoes National Park – Golden Monkey Trekking – 5 Days Rwanda Primate Safari

Upon waking up, you will have an early morning breakfast as you start your day 3 of the 5 Days Remarkable Rwanda Tour. Wear appropriate clothing for the day like a long sleeved shirt, a pair of karky or jean trousers, a round cap, water proof boots to protect you against the falling tree branches of Mgahinga gorilla National park and also in case of bad weather,  Pack some snacks and water to help in keeping you hydrated during the trek. Proceed to the park’s headquarters in for a briefing on the Do’s and the Don’ts while you are with the Golden monkeys. You will also be assigned a park ranger who will guide you during the trek and also a Golden monkey group to look out for and thereafter you will head out to the jungle in search for the beautiful creatures. This search through the bamboo forests will take about 3 to 4 hours since these creatures live at the bottom of the Volcano Mountains, on your way you will also encounter various mammal species like Bufaloes, forest elephants, bush pigs, duikers, forest hogs, spotted hyenas and also bird species, If you are lucky you may encounter the Chimpanzees. On finding them, you will be allowed to spend 1 hour with them while learning their ways of life, how they feed and take care of their young ones, how they communicate among others. Take as many pictures as possible to help you tell your unforgettable experience. Thereafter you will return back to your accommodation for a delicious lunch and relaxation then later have your dinner and an overnight.

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali International Airport or your Hotel – Kigali City Tour and Genocide Memorial Site

On your final day of the 5 Days Remarkable Rwanda Tour, you will have your heavy delicious breakfast and thereafter drive back to Kigali International Airport to catch up with your flight or drive to your Hotel with a City Tour of Kigali. This journey between Volcanoes National Park and Kigali International Airport will give you the real explanation of why Rwanda is called the country of a thousand hills. Enroute to your destination, you will enjoy a City Tour of Rwanda’s Capital City Kigali and also a visit to the Genocide Memorial Site where you will learn about the history of The Rwandan Genocide which occurred between 7 April and 15 July 1994 during the Rwandan Civil War. During this period of around 100 days, over 800,000 members of the Tutsi minority ethnic group as well as some moderate Hutu and Twa were brutally slaughtered by armed Hutu militias.  You will later continue to your destination. Thank you so much for choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations on the 5 Days Remarkable Rwanda Tour and we hope to see you again!!!

Cost Includes on 5 Days Rwanda Primate Safari

  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle.
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary.
  • 1 Gorilla permits ($1500), per person to be paid in advance.
  • 1 Chimpanzee permit, per person.
  • 1 Golden Monkey permit, per person.
  • En-route lunches.
  • Kigali city tour.
  • Boat ride on Lake Kivu.
  • Park entrance fee.
  • Canopy walk.
  • Services of English speaking driver/guide.
  • Bottled water per day per person during safari.

 

Cost Includes on 5 Days Rwanda Primate Safari

  • International and domestic flights
  • Country entry visa
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature/laundry/telephone charges
  • Souvenirs and gifts, Tips
  • Alcoholic and other soft drinks (sodas, special juice order at the lodge and wines)

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