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6 Days Rwanda Tour

Tour Overview

This 6 days Rwanda tour enables you explore 2 main primate species in the land of a thousand hills. Visit the chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest and get a chance to explore other primates like colobus monkeys the park has. From here head to Volcanoes National park for another primate encounter this time with mountain gorillas. Take on the 6 days Rwanda Tour for never ending adventures.

Chimpanzee in Nyungwe National Park. East African safaris. 6 Days Rwanda Tour
Chimpanzee in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Photo by Jonathan Gregson
Tour Inclusions
  • Pickup and Drop off
  • Private Transportation
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Colobus monkey tracking permit
  • Canopy walk fees
  • Gorilla tracking Permit
  • Community Visit
  • Golden Monkey permit
  • Full board accommodation in Nyungwe and Volcanoes National Park
  • Safari Guide
Tour Exclusions
  • Visas
  • Kigali accommodation and meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Tour Summary

Day 1: Head to Nyungwe Forest National Park (5 to 6 hours drive)
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking
Day 3: Colobus Monkey tracking & Canopy Walk
Day 4: Head to Volcanoes National Park & Nature Walk
Day 5: Mountain gorilla tracking experience
Day 6: Golden Monkey Tracking and back to Kigali.

Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Head to Nyungwe Forest National Park (5 to 6 hours drive)

This trip introduces you to Rwanda’s countryside with en route visits to the Butare National Museum and Nyanza royal palace. You also get some time for a lunch break and later proceed with the journey. You are likely to reach Nyungwe late afternoon and directly head to your lodge for a rest.

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking

Head to the park headquarters for a briefing about this primate experience and then head out to Nyungwe forest. This is one of East Africa’s oldest and undisturbed forests a home for chimpanzees and other primates. You will see other wildlife species including birds, other primates, later be brought back to your lodge for a rest.

Day 3: Colobus Monkey tracking & Canopy Walk

Colobus monkey tracking in Nyungwe gives one an opportunity to have another primate tracking experience in the forest. A trek to meet the Colobus monkeys introduces you to these unique primates enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. In the afternoon go for a canopy walk seeing birds plus primates that love to inhabit the high canopy layers.

Day 4: Head to Volcanoes National Park & Nature Walk

After breakfast at your lodge you will be transferred to Volcanoes National park a home to the mountain gorillas. You will have en route stop overs for a lunch break and photography at places of interest. Arrive early afternoon early enough for a guided nature walk along the twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo.

Day 5: Mountain gorilla tracking experience

You will be transferred to the park headquarters for a briefing then guided to the forest to meet the gorillas. Just like Chimpanzees, mountain gorillas also have a DNA similar to humans and offer exclusive primate experiences. You will be allowed in the presence of the gorillas for an hour a very exclusive wildlife encounter. Later you will be brought back to the park and go for a cultural experience or to your lodge and rest.

Day 6: Golden Monkey Tracking and back to Kigali

After breakfast, go for a briefing and go to the forest again for yet another primate expedition. Golden monkey encounters in Volcanoes national park are very extraordinary making one greatly appreciate the gift of nature. After the trek you will be driven back to Kigali for a drop off depending on schedule.

End of Tour.