This 6 Day Primate Tour Rwanda leads you to Rwanda’s primates and a touch of wildlife, offering the best of the country in the shortest time possible. Rwanda is famous as the land of a thousand hills because of its hilly landscapes that are very rich in biodiversities such as the endangered mountain gorillas, an abundance of lush and vibrant flora and fauna. The 6-day primate trekking safari will lead you to the 970 km2 Nyugwe Forest National Park, which contains 13 primate species (25% of Africa’s total), 275 bird species, 1068 plant species, 85 mammal species, 32 amphibian, and 38 reptile species. While here, you will do chimpanzee trekking with the rewards of nature’s scenic views during the canopy nature walks within the park. You will see the chimpanzees play and make their mind-blowing moves within the trees. From Nyungwe, you will be transferred to Lake Kivu from where you’ll have boat cruises during which you’ll witness a variety of bird species and water-loving animals on the lakeshore. You’ll also visit a number of fishing villages on this gorilla, chimps trekking tour.
Finally, the 6 Day Primate Tour Rwanda will bring you to the Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking, the most popular tour in Rwanda. The Mountain Gorillas are unique to only three countries including Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda. Each of these three countries offers the trekking experience but Rwanda is by far the best country for gorilla trekking adventures. Volcanoes National Park is home to a population of over 400 mountain gorillas, including the 10 families that are habituated for tourism. Each of these gorilla families can be tracked every day within the forests. Only 8 people are allowed to track each gorilla group every day. The rangers will locate your assigned gorilla group by finding where the gorillas built their night nests and then following the trail of crushed vegetation left behind as the group moved away in the morning. It is a very humbling experience as you reach them and watch them eat and play. Besides the mountain gorillas, the park is also home to the endangered golden monkeys, buffalos, black-fronted duiker among others. Therefore, you should also prepare for golden monkey trekking! For bird enthusiasts, Volcanoes National park is an Important Bird Area and hosts an estimated 200 species of birds with 12 endemics.
- Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park
- Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and Canopy walk
- Day 3: Nature walk in Nyungwe and transfer to Lake Kivu kibuye
- Day 4: Boat excursion on Lake Kivu and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
- Day 5: Gorilla trekking
- Day 6: Golden monkeys trekking and transfer to Kigali