5 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari

5 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari

The 5 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari takes you to the two Rwanda Safari destinations of Akagera National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park. It is a combination of wild game viewing, culture and Primate Encounter. Akagera features a myriad of wild game including lions, elephants, Buffaloes, antelopes like Topis, Kobs, waterbucks, elands among others along with the water dwelling species like Nile crocodiles and Hippos. The drive to Nyungwe offers you cultural exploration at Rukaari in Nyanza – the Royal palace of the ancient Kingdom of Rwanda and 100,000 artifact Ethnographic Museum tour in Butare. The Nyungwe forest does not only expose one to the counts of habituated chimpanzees but also the largest African grouping of Black and white colobus monkeys and the famous canopy walk considered the best in East Africa.

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  • Safari highlight

    Day 1 of the 5 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari: Visit the Kigali / Gisozi genocide memorial & transfer to Akagera National Park

    Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari: Do wild game viewing / game drive & afternoon Lake Ihema recreational boat ride

    Day 3 of the 5 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Visit the Nyanza Palace & Butare Ethnographic Museum en route

    Day 4 of the 5 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari: Do Chimpanzee Trekking and afternoon Nyungwe forest Canopy

    Day 5 of the 5 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari: Do Black and white Colobus Monkeys and transfer to Kampala

  • Day 1 of the 5 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari: Visit the Kigali / Gisozi genocide memorial & transfer to Akagera National Park

    After a relaxed breakfast at your place of stay in Kigali, you embark on the tour to the Kigali genocide museum where the counts of the remains of the Rwandese that lost their lives in the bloody genocide are gathered to commemorate the horrific event that befell this country arising out of an ethnic conflict. The museum details the cause and effect of this genocide. You retreat from the Museum tour and embark on the transfer to Akagera National Park 135km about 2 ½ hour’s drive exploring the Rwandan countryside with the possible views of the traditional long horned cows at Rwamagana before proceeding to Akagera for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation:

    Up market / Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Camp, Midrange / Standard: Akagera Game Lodge, Budget / Basic: Dereva Hotel

    Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari: Do wild game viewing / game drive & afternoon Lake Ihema recreational boat ride

    The rolling savannah landscapes of Akagera National Park is the only habitat of its kind in Rwanda with a myriad of wild game suitable to be explored on a safari like this. The early morning drive through the park presents opportunity to explore the range of species including elephants, Masaai Giraffe, Buffaloes, Topis, Roan Antelopes, leopards, Lions, waterbucks among others. The wild game viewing encounter lasts 3 – 4 hours after which you retreat to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you embark on the boat cruise on Lake Ihema. The Akagera National Park features the most extensive protected wetland system in central Africa. Lake Ihema one of the lakes in the park presents the likely views of Nile Crocodiles, Hippopotamus and water birds. Retire for dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Up market / Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Camp, Midrange / Standard: Akagera Game Lodge, Budget / Basic: Dereva Hotel

    Day 3 of the 5 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Visit the Nyanza Palace & Butare Ethnographic Museum en route

    Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park after breakfast. You drive though Kigali city and proceed to make a stop at Nyanza Palace which is the Royal palace of the Kingdom of Rwanda established by King Musinga and later his successor King Rudahigwa. The palace also features an ancient architectural hut along with the traditional Inyambo cows and the King’s equipment. The traditional performance can be arranged for you on optional arrangement. You proceed to Butare for lunch after which you embark on the tour to the Ethnographic Museum also known as the National Institute of Rwandan Museums which features a range of 100,000 artifacts becoming the largest in Rwanda if not in the region of East Africa. The Museum depicts the heritage and history of Rwanda. You proceed to Nyungwe Forest National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Up market / Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel, Budget / Basic: Gisakura Guesthouse

    Day 4 of the 5 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari: Do Chimpanzee Trekking and afternoon Nyungwe forest Canopy

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    After breakfast, gather at the Headquarters of Nyungwe Forest National Park for Chimpanzee trekking experience. The briefing commences at 8am after which you set out to the forest in search of these precious apes. The trek can last 2 – 5 hours and the direct viewing is limited to one hour for purposes of conservation. The trek through the moist deciduous forest of Nyungwe presents a lovely encounter with lush flora, impressive bird species, forest fauna before encountering the Chimpanzees as they forage, copulate, patrol, socialize among other interesting aspects. The forest is also a home to other 12 species of Primate including the largest grouping of Black and White Colobus Monkeys in Africa. Retire for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you embark on the Nyungwe Forest Canopy walk which is the first of its kind in the region of East Africa stretching to 40m and over 90m high presenting magnificent views of the forest and its inhabitants. The walk can last for 2 hours after which you retreat to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Up market / Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Midrange / Standard Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel, Budget / Basic: Gisakura Guesthouse

    Day 5 of the 5 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari: Do Black and white Colobus Monkeys and transfer to Kigali

    After breakfast, you gather at the park headquarters to embark on the Black and White Colobus Monkey tracking. The Forest of Nyungwe features the largest grouping of these species in the whole of Africa with over 400 of them known to be living together. The sight of these species in their black and white coats with their young ones in white coat is magical. It is rewarding to explore them jump from tree to tree and from branch to branch. The trek can last for 4 hours after which you embark on the transfer to Kigali.

    End of the 5 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari

  • General Safari Inclusions

    • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
    • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
    • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
    • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
    • Fuel
    • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
    • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
    • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
    • Bottled water while on safari
    • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

    General Safari Exclusions

    • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
    • Laundry Services
    • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
    • International Flights (Arranged on request)
    • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
    • Visas
    • Optional Activity fees
    • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
    • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
    • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)


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