Rwanda Primate Safari

7 Luxury Days OF Rwanda Primate Safari


DURATION

7 Days 6 Nights

STYLE

Safari/Gorilla Trek

PRICE GUIDE

$ 22030 Per Person

Your adventure begins in Kigali, where you'll have a night to relax after your international flight. The next morning, we'll drive to Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda for a two-night safari at Magashi Lodge. This park boasts a variety of landscapes, including wetlands, savannahs, and dense forests, providing excellent opportunities to observe a wide range of mammals and birds.


Afterward, we'll journey to Volcanoes National Park in the northwest for a two-night stay surrounded by its breathtaking forest. Here, you'll have the thrilling opportunity to track mountain gorillas. If you're keen, you can add extra nights to your itinerary for another gorilla trek or to track the golden monkeys before we return to Kigali.

INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

•All entry fees to all parks

•Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits

• Guided Community walk

• All meals as indicated in the itinerary

•All activities as indicated in the itinerary

•All Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary

•English-speaking Experienced Safari guide

.Six-nights accommodation on a full board basis

.A professional and experienced English-speaking guide throughout your trip

.Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof

.Rwanda Emergency Evacuation services

.Local house drinks,

.24/7 staff support

Safari Notes

Accommodation: Although the itinerary price is based on the suggested accommodation, Mond Safaris offers fully customizable trips. Our specialists can assist you in choosing the accommodation option that aligns best with your preferences and budget.



What to carry for Gorilla and chimpanzee Trekking Safari


. Raincoat and sweater: Keep warm during chilly mornings.

. Backpack: Carry your packed lunch and drinking water during trekking.

. Cap and sunglasses: Protect your head and eyes from the sun.

. Hand gloves: Shield your hands from sharp tree branches.

. Hiking boots: Ensure they have good grip and cover your feet and ankles.

. Clothes: Wear long-sleeved tops and trousers in earthy tones like cream, brown, grey, and dark green.

. Insect repellent: to ward off any potential insect bites. It's essential for ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience amidst nature

. Camera: Bring one with excellent focus, a strong battery, and enough memory.

. Pair of long stockings: Useful for tucking in your pants during trekking.



What to expect through out this Safari

.6 nights staying in luxury and comfortable accommodation

•Exciting Treks: Get ready for thrilling treks through lush forests in search of mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.

•Close Encounters: Experience unforgettable moments as you come face to face with magnificent mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

•Expert Guides: Benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable guides who will lead you through the terrain and share fascinating insights about the gorillas and their habitat.

•Physical Activity: Be prepared for moderate physical activity, including hiking and trekking through sometimes challenging terrain.

•Weather Changes: Expect various weather conditions, ranging from warm and sunny to cool and rainy. Bring appropriate clothing to stay comfortable.

•Morning Routine: some days we Will be waking up around 5:45 AM to prepare ourselves, have breakfast at 6:30 AM, and then kick off the day's activities.

•Photography Opportunities: Capture unforgettable moments with your camera as you observe gorillas in their natural habitat.

.You will experience an incredible canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest.

Gorilla Trekking Rule: Participants must be at least 15 years and above to trek gorillas



Guest Details

Explore Gorillas, Canopy walk & Chimps of Rwanda in 7 Luxury Days

Summary

DAY 1

Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda

DAY 2 

Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

DAY 4 

Chimpanzee Tracking

DAY 5

Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

DAY 6

Gorilla Trekking

DAY 7

Departure

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda

You will be met by the Mond Safaris team on arrival at Kigali International Airport and transferred to your hotel. If you arrive in the morning, we can arrange for a city tour exploring the beauty of Kigali which is believed to be one of the top cleanest cities in Africa.


Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Retreat by Heaven

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Hotel Highlights

  • A cozy hotel in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city
  • Various room options available with bed and breakfast included
  • Amenities include a restaurant, swimming pool, and gym

. Enjoy outdoor relaxation at the bar and multiple seating areas with sun loungers

The Marriott Kigali

Located in Kigali’s Nyarugenge District, the Kigali Marriott offers a central location with easy access to the airport and major attractions. Rooms feature modern comforts like air conditioning, satellite TVs, and marble bathrooms. Guests can unwind by the pool or stay active at the fitness center. Indulge in spa treatments at the Saray Spa, and dine at the Cucina restaurant for delicious Italian cuisine paired with fine wines.

Day 2-3: Nyungwe Forest National Park

Depart the Retreat by Heaven in the morning after breakfast and drive to the beautiful forest of Nyungwe. Check into the luxurious One & Only Nyungwe Lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch before going for a canopy walk through the forest. The canopy walk offers breathtaking views and opportunities for birdwatching and primate sightings.


One Day 3 after breakfast at the lodge, head out into the Montagne forest in search of these treasured primates. These are our closest living relatives and time with them in the forest allows you to watch the interaction between one another. The forest is also home to a variety of other primates so your guide will also point out the delightful L’Hoest’s monkey and numerous fun-loving troops of Black and White Colobus. Head back to the One & Only Lodge to relax after your exciting day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: One & Only Nyungwe House

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Hotel Highlights

  • Discover a luxurious 5-star lodge situated in the heart of Nyungwe Forest
  • Indulge in pampering at the luxury spa, take a refreshing dip in the swimming pools, and savor exquisite meals at the incredible restaurant
  • Enjoy spacious and well-appointed villas offering comfort and tranquility
  • Engage in a variety of activities, including guided treks to encounter the fascinating primates of the forest


One & Only Nyungwe House:

Located on the outskirts of Nyungwe Forest National Park amid a tea plantation, the upscale One&Only Nyungwe House offers easy access to chimpanzees, monkeys, and more. The accommodation is spread across five pods on the forest's edge, away from the main building which features walls of glass, seamlessly blending the indoors with the outdoors. Each room boasts a balcony with forest views, an open fireplace, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and a cozy four-poster bed. Activities focus on hiking rather than typical Jeep safaris, sometimes involving steep slopes. Start your day with a sunrise breakfast before embarking on early treks, or opt for brunch delivered to your room. For full-day excursions, picnics can be arranged, and dinner awaits your return. The patio bar is perfect for enjoying sundowner cocktails, while the serene spa and pool offer relaxation amidst the natural surroundings, where monkeys are occasionally spotted in the trees above.


Day 4- 6: Exploring Volcanoes National Park


After breakfast at the lodge, you will have a scenic drive through the Volcanoes National Park. Rwanda is known for its incredibly rich and green landscapes. Enjoy driving through Rwanda's landscapes, as well as the smaller towns on route. Once you arrive at Volcanoes National Park, check into your Lodge where you will stay for the next three days enjoying yourself in the natural beauty of the park and go on a thrilling mountain gorilla trekking expedition.



On the 5th and 6th day, you will go mountain gorilla trekking, After an early breakfast at Bisate Lodge, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for a safety briefing about the dos and don'ts during trekking. You will be led by an experienced ranger/guide who will lead the way through the forest. We strongly advise hiring a porter for the hike. porters are local people who will assist in carrying your bags or camera equipment, and help you walk through any difficult terrain. The small amount that you pay goes a long way for them and their community. Once you meet a gorilla family, you will be able to spend one magic hour observing them. Take as many pictures as you can, After this amazing experience with these gentle giants, Return to the lodge for relaxation and enjoy the amazing views around.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Bisate Lodge

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Hotel Highlights

  • Designed camping grounds just close to Bwindi Forest.
  • Well stocked bar and restaurant with a wonderful staff that prepares both international and local cuisines.
  • Art and Craft shop that is fully stocked with wood sculptures, woven bags, baskets and local fabrics.
  • Full night entertainment with dance and drama.
  • The bandas have a touch of an African architectural design and the six bandas are fully furnished with about 4 beds that will favor all groups of tourists.


The Buhoma Community Bandas is one of the most affordable safari lodges in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Buhoma Community Rest Camp is positioned just close to forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National park. You can enjoy a pleasant stay while waiting for your gorilla trek in the wild jungles.

Tourist activities around Buhoma

  • Take time and venture in Buhoma community village and experience great activities such as banana brewing, cultural dances as well as singing.
  • The community is blessed with beautiful attractions such as butterfly viewing, handicraft sites; bird watching along with Orphan support projects.
  • See some chimpanzees and Gorillas.

Day 7: Departure

Today after breakfast, take a scenic drive back to Kigali – approximately a 2-3-hour drive to Kigali, where you'll be dropped off at the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

What is Not Included

Entry visa fees

Covid 19 pcr tests

International flight

Activities not part of the described program.

Travel insurance (Highly recommended)

All Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Safari Guide

Items of personal nature like tips, beverages, alcoholic drinks, cigarette etc

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Rwanda primate Safari

Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights

Style: Canopy walk /primates

When to go: Year Round

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About Rwanda

Where is Rwanda located?

Rwanda is situated in East Africa, sharing borders with Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.


What is the currency used in Rwanda?

The currency used in Rwanda is the Rwandan franc (RWF), although the United States dollar is also accepted.


What are some traditional foods and drinks to try in Rwanda?

When visiting Rwanda, you should try some of the traditional foods and drinks, such as:


Ugali: A basic dish made from maize flour and served with various sauces or stews.

Isombe: Mashed cassava leaves cooked with peanuts, usually served with plantains or rice.

Urwagwa: A traditional Rwandan beer brewed from bananas or sorghum, fermented and served in calabash gourds.


What is the language spoken in Rwanda?

The official languages spoken in Rwanda are Kinyarwanda, English, French, and Swahili. Kinyarwanda is the most commonly spoken language and is used for everyday communication by the majority of the population.


Best Time To Visit Rwanda

The best time to go on a safari in Rwanda is during the dry seasons, which typically occur from June to September and from December to February. During these months, the weather is generally mild, and wildlife viewing is at its best as animals gather around water sources, making them easier to spot

Cost of Rwanda

The cost of a Rwanda safari can vary depending on various factors such as the duration of the safari, the type of accommodations chosen (luxury, mid-range, or budget), the number of people in the group, and the activities included in the itinerary

Where to go?

Rwanda offers several fantastic destinations for travelers to explore, including Volcanoes National Park, renowned for its mountain gorilla trekking experiences. Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to chimpanzees and features an exhilarating canopy walk. Akagera National Park is famous for its diverse wildlife. Lastly, there's Kigali, the vibrant capital city of Rwanda, known for its cultural attractions, bustling markets, and poignant memorial sites related to the country's history.

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