7 days Rwanda Primate Safari


• Gorillas in the mist.
• Scenic views.
• Kigali Genocide Memorial and Education centre.
• Trek through the most ancient montane forest.
• Experience Rwandan culture.


Day 1: Kanombe Airport – Kigali

Arrive Kanombe Airport. Meet and greet with a Trek East Africa representative before transferring to Kigali. Dinner and over night stay at Serena Hotel – Kigali.

Day 2: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest Reserve

After breakfast, depart for Butare, which drive will take you about 2 hours from Kigali. Prior to visiting the national museum, visit the King’s Palace at Nyanza now a museum. Lunch break there after drive on to via Gikorongoro to Nyungwe Forest Reserve. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe Forest Reserve

After an early breakfast trek through Nyungwe Forest Reserve which extends for almost 1000 km2 across the majestic hills of southeast Rwanda. Look out for any of the 200 different types of trees that are found in Nyungwe forest and more than 100 species of orchid, and sensational giant lobelias.

Also noticeable in this reserve are mammals and primates which are the most visible, with 13-recorded species that include chimpanzees, large troupes of colobus monkeys, grey-checked mangabey and red-tailed monkey. Have the afternoon at leisure (taking it easy). Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Nyungwe Forest drive to Kibuye

Morning at leisure (taking it easy). After lunch safari drive west to Cyangungu on the shores of Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is a beautiful inland lake enclosed by steep, green terraced hills. Later take on a speed boat across the lake to Kibuye. Dinner and overnight stay at Kivu Serena.

Day 5: Kibuye drive to Parc des Volcans

Late breakfast then drive to Gisenyi at the northern end of Lake Kivu from where you will transfer to Kinigi with a picnic lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge.

Day 6: Gorilla Safari in Parc National Des Volcans

After an early breakfast, head to the park gate where you are expected at 08:00 hours for registration and pre briefing. With the park guides, you will start the search for these rare Mountain Gorillas. The gorilla safari trek through Parc des Volcans can take between 2 and 10 hours depending on the family and the movement of the gorillas. Spend an hour viewing the gorillas upon location. Later return to your lodge for a lunch break.

Later in the afternoon, visit the serene lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera. Dinner and over night stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge.

Day 7: Safari Drive from Parc National des Volcans to Kigali & Kanombe Air port

Drive back to Kigali from where you will be transferred to the airport for your outbound flight.


1 Day Kigali City Tour

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Day One



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