7 Days Wildlife and Primates Expedition Rwanda: Exploring the Untamed Forests of Rwanda

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of Rwanda and explore its diverse wildlife and remarkable primates. This 7-day itinerary is designed to immerse you in the natural wonders of the country, from thrilling game drives in national parks to captivating encounters with endangered primates.

Safari Highlights: 7 Days Wildlife and Primates Expedition

  • Day#1: Arrival in Rwanda via Kigali International Airport
  • Day#2: Transfer drive to Akagera National Park
  • Day#3: Transfer flight to Volcanoes National Park
  • Day#4: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day#5: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Day#6: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest
  • Day#7: Farewell and Departure

Detailed Safari Itinerary:

Day#1: Arrival in Rwanda via Kigali International Airport

  • Welcome to Rwanda

Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, our experienced guide will warmly welcome you to Rwanda. After a brief introduction, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Kigali. Take some time to relax and prepare for the exciting adventure ahead.

  • Optional Kigali City Tour

If time permits, you can opt for a city tour of Kigali to get acquainted with the vibrant capital city. Visit historical sites, such as the Kigali Genocide Memorial, and explore local markets and craft centers to get a glimpse of Rwanda's culture and heritage.

Day#2: Transfer drive to Akagera National Park

  • Transfer to Akagera National Park

After breakfast, depart from Kigali and embark on a scenic drive to Akagera National Park, located in the eastern part of Rwanda. Arrive at the park and check in to your lodge or camp.

  • Afternoon Game Drive

In the afternoon, venture into Akagera National Park for an exhilarating game drive. Explore the vast savannah plains, dense woodlands, and winding lakeshores in search of an array of wildlife, including elephants, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and various bird species. Capture incredible photographs and marvel at the natural beauty of the park.

Day#3: Transfer drive to Volcanoes National Park

  • Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, depart from Akagera National Park and make your way to Volcanoes National Park in the northwest of Rwanda. Enjoy the picturesque journey through rolling hills and scenic landscapes.

  • Golden Monkey Trekking

Upon reaching Volcanoes National Park, embark on a thrilling golden monkey trekking experience. Follow expert trackers through the bamboo forests as you search for these playful and endangered primates. Observe their unique behaviors and marvel at their golden fur. This encounter with the golden monkeys is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.

Day#4: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

  • Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Today is the highlight of your expedition as you embark on a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking adventure in Volcanoes National Park. Accompanied by experienced guides and trackers, venture into the lush rainforests in search of the magnificent mountain gorillas. Spend an awe-inspiring hour in their presence, observing their gentle demeanor and capturing precious moments. The encounter with these incredible creatures is sure to leave a lasting impact.

  • Cultural Interaction

After the gorilla trek, enjoy a cultural interaction with the local community near the park. Learn about their traditions, customs, and daily lives. Engage in vibrant cultural performances, taste traditional cuisine, and interact with the warm and welcoming Rwandan people.

Day #5: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

  • Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

After breakfast, depart from Volcanoes National Park and journey to Nyungwe Forest National Park, located in the southwestern part of Rwanda. Enjoy the scenic drive as you pass through picturesque landscapes and charming Rwandan villages.

  • Canopy Walk and Nature Walk

Upon arrival at Nyungwe Forest National Park, embark on an exhilarating canopy walk. Walk along suspended bridges amidst the treetops and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding forest canopy. Afterward, indulge in a leisurely nature walk, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the forest and discovering its unique flora and fauna.

Day#6: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe Forest

  • Chimpanzee Tracking Experience

Today, set out on an exciting chimpanzee tracking expedition in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Follow expert guides as they lead you through the dense forest in search of our closest primate relatives. Witness their playful antics, observe their social interactions, and learn about their conservation status and importance in the ecosystem. This intimate encounter with the chimpanzees is sure to be a highlight of your trip.

  • Waterfall Hike

After the chimpanzee tracking, embark on a refreshing hike to discover one of Nyungwe Forest's stunning waterfalls. Marvel at the cascading waters and the surrounding lush vegetation. Take in the serene ambiance of the forest and appreciate its natural beauty.

Day#7: Farewell and Departure

  • Farewell to Rwanda

After breakfast, bid farewell to the breathtaking landscapes and captivating wildlife of Rwanda. Our guide will transfer you to Kigali International Airport for your departure. Take with you cherished memories and a deep appreciation for Rwanda's remarkable biodiversity.