5 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Primates Tracking Safari
Tour Code: TAS 84 | [ Nyungwe Hilltop View Hotel, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge ]

At a glance

The Mountain Gorilla last bastion as an endangered species is in the Virungas that traverses the Rwanda, Uganda and DRC. Rwanda boasts a huge portion of the mountain gorillas and a visit will the best opportunity to experience these gentle giants in their natural habitat. A number of primates can also be tracked along the gorilla families.

Detailed trip itinerary

Day 1: Nyungwe Forest National Park, Nyungwe Topview Hill Hotel (Fullboard)

Leave Kigali and drive southwest to Nyungwe Forest National Park, The drive takes approx. 7 hours within our reliable, Strong 4WD Safari Jeeps with experienced tour Guide. Nyungwe Forest National Park is located south of Lake Kivu on the border with Burundi and is the home for chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda. Along the way, make stops at places of interest including local markets, the traditional palace of Rwanda’s Former King in Nyanza. Dinner and Overnight at Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Day 2: Nyungwe Forest National Park, Nyungwe Topview Hill Hotel (Fullboard)

Very early in the morning, you will go for chimpanzee tracking. You may spot other primates such as the L’Hoest’s monkey and the grey-cheeked Mangabey are often sighted. The birds are spectacular, though as in most tropical forests, you’ll have to look hard for them. Giant horn bills, great blue turacos and red-breasted sparrow hawks are amongst the specials, of which 24 are endemic to this section of the Rift Valley.

After Lunch go for canopy walk in the forest. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel.

Day 3: Volcanoes National Park, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge (Fullboard)

In the morning, after breakfast, drive from Nyungwe to Volcano national Park, lunch En route where the evening iss pend on leisure to rejuvenate for the following day treasured gorilla trekking activities. Dinner and overnight at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge.

Day 4: Volcanoes National Park, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge (Fullboard)

After breakfast you will transfer to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. After finding the gorillas, enjoy them for 1 hour taking snaps and videos return back. After relaxing, go and visit the Ibyi’wachu cultural village, they perform cultural activities like singing, dance etc. retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge.

Day 5: Dian Fosey Visit (Lunch)

Dian fossey was an American as an American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist who undertook an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups over a period of 18 years. She studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda, initially encouraged to work there by anthropologist Louis Leakey. Her 1983 book, Gorillas in the Mist, combines her scientific study of the gorillas at Karisoke Research Center with her own personal story. It was adapted into a 1988 film of the same name.

Unfortunately Fossey was murdered in 1985; inside her research Centre and was buried near her favorite gorilla digit. You will visit her grave and experience the practical part of her work. After Descend back to the headquarters and have lunch at the lodge. The guide will drive you to the airport for your flight back home.

End of the safari

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour Inclusions

  • 4 Nights Accommodation and meals
  • Gorilla permits per person
  • Dian Fossey Hike permit
  • 4WD transportation Safari Jeep
  • Knowledgeable English speaking Guide
  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Canopy walk

Tour Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Rwanda Visa
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature not included in the Itinerary

Easter & Christmas Surcharges
A surcharge would be charged per person per night on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Easter Monday and on 24th 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January. The Surcharge would be confirmed at the time of booking for clarity purposes.

For optimal enjoyment of your safari, we urge you to carry the following:
All weather firm shoe pair, short and dress to use during the day, trouser for use in the evenings with long sleeved shirt, sweater or jacket, hat, swimming costume, sunglass, camera, binocular, sun protection cream and insect repellent spray or cream.

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