Rwanda Primate Ramble – ACR7



Hightlight
This 7 days/6Nights Rwanda Primate safari trekking you to Rwanda’s only primate destinations. You get to track Mountain Gorillas, Chimp trekking, Black & White Colobus monkeys & Golden monkeys.
 
Day 1: Arrival – Nyungwe Forest National Park. 
(We recommend flights arriving into Kigali by 12pm latest). Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by Adventure Consults’ representative, transfer to Kigali for a briefing and start your 6-hour journey to Nyungwe forest.

You will have stops at places of interest for photography and interact with the local communities. Lunch en route and proceed via Butare, visit the Nyanza palace. Proceed to Nyungwe forest arriving late afternoon. Relax and enjoy the lodge overlooking the forest and tea plantation. Meals and Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking/Canopy walk / Colobus Monkey trek. 
Early morning transfer to the park headquarters in time for Chimp tracking. The forest has got well marked walk ways that leads you to the amazing Chimps. It’s challenging and at times steep but an encounter with the excited Chimp family can be so enchanting! You will return later in the afternoon, lunch at the Lodge.

In the afternoon, go for Canopy walk giving you an opportunity to see the bigger part of Nyungwe’s beautiful flora or take a walk near the lodge where you will have an interaction with the Black and White Colobus Monkey. Meals and Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 3: Nyungwe Forest - Kigali. App. 6 hours.
Morning transfer to Kigali with stops at points of attraction for photo opportunities.

This afternoon, you have an opportunity to go for a tour of the city including a visit to genocide memorial, handicraft shops, and local markets or simply relax at the hotel or take a walk.

Overnight at Kigali Serena on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 4: Kigali – Virunga Volcanoes/Kinigi. App. 3 hours.

Morning transfer to Parc des Volcans with views of the great, old volcanoes towering up almost 15,000 feet, and nearly covered with rich, green rainforest. Meals and Accommodation at the Lodge.

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Parc des Volcans. Tracking takes 3 to 6 hrs.
Early morning, transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing by the park staff. Loaded with your drinking water, packed lunch and walking stick, enter the forest in search for the famous Mountain Gorillas. The trail into the forest, will abruptly immerse you in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest – Home to the Gorillas. An exhilarating Gorilla trek through the cultivated foothills of the Virungas can be muddy and challenging but offers a great experience. Alive with the calls of Gorillas you will spend an hour before sloping back to the base. As you slope, through gaps in the forest canopy, the magnificent peaks, among the highest in Africa are glimpsed.

In the afternoon, you have an option to simply relax at the lodge or go for a visit of ibyi’wacu Cultural village. The organized village is a short drive from the Lodge composed of ex-poachers who turned their back on poaching participate in various activities that benefit them and also add value to tourism. A visit to the village will take you through the traditional house of a local king, watch an authentic medicine man prepare herbal mixtures, try your hand at bow and arrow shooting or enjoy cultural dances and drumming. Return to the loge in the evening.

Meals and Accommodation at the Lodge.

Day 6: Golden Monkeys or Visit Dian Fossey's grave – Return to Kigali.
You have an option to either track the rare chattering Golden Monkeys or climb one of the famous Volcanoes (Visoke or Muhabura) or trek to Dian Fossey's grave.

Alternatively, you may go for a second Gorilla trek – this will be on payment of supplement (USD 1500 per permit). No doubt, this would be a different family. Every Gorilla tracking experience is different and unique!

After lunch, drive to Kigali arriving late afternoon/evening. Last minute craft shopping and drop off at your hotel for an overnight on Bed & Breakfast basis. Today’s lunch is included in the package price.

Day 7: Return flight.
Depending on your flight schedule, you may have a short tour of Kigali (if not done on day 1) before being transferred to the airport in time for your return flight.

Accommodation: We do not restrict on where to stay but here are some recommended options. In most cases, we go with the travelers’ choice.

Lion range (Luxury):

Rwanda/PNV: Bisate Lodge/Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge/Virunga Lodge/Five Volcanoes Lodge/Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Kigali : Mariott Hotel Kigali /Serena Kigali/ Haven Lodge

Pride range (Mid-range):

PNV/Rwanda: Mt Gorilla View Lodge/Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge/ Nyungwe Hill Top View

Kigali: Hotel Mille des Collins/Flame Tree/Gorilla Golf Hotel/Ubumwe Grand hotel.



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