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    Overview: Rwanda Epic Primate Safari Adventure

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    Rwanda Epic Primate Safari Adventure Itinerary

    Tour Details

    The 11 days safari will greatly immerse you to the jungles of both Uganda and Rwa>ndan parks. You will be able to visit two parks in both countries known for their unique primates. This will be life time safari to remember as you share the same environment with the giant gorillas and chimpanzees. You will as well be able to explore both countries and their attractions.

    Day 1: Arrival

    Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will go through custom and immigration, and you will be met by our company guide who will warmly welcome you to the Land of a thousand hills that Rwanda is know of, an later drive to your booked hotel accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

    Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

    Early morning enjoy your buffer breakfast and checkout of the hotel and drive heading to the western province, on your way visit the Royal Palace Museum and Ethnographic Museum in Southern Province, this will give you a great history of traditional ways of living among Rwandans and their past way of leadership of Kingship with an en-route lunch. You will reach in the afternoon at Nyungwe national park and spend the afternoon at your leisure.

    Day 3: Chimpanze trek and canopy walk

    Today, after your early morning cap of African coffee, you will leave your hotel to experience the natural forest of Nyungwe well known for having 13 species of primates, and transferred to the park for briefing and chimpanzee trekking. You will be entitled to one hour on finding the chimpanzees. During the chimpanzee trekking you may as well site other primate such as the famous Congo colobus monkeys. After doing the chimpanzee trek, head for lunch before heading for a canopy walk. This 90 meters suspended metallic bridge will give you a great overview of Nyungwe forest and on a luck day spot one or two more primates in the forest as you take a walk on this bridge and later return in the afternoon for dinner and overnight stay.

    Day 4: Transfer to Musanze

    You will make up ready to catch up with the beautiful sun rise over the Lake Kivu after just getting done with your morning breakfast. You will take a boat ride to explore the beautiful attractions within this great lake. You have a nature walk at one of the islands within this lake which is known for harboring thousands of the bats. This lake is also known as a birding paradise as it host a number of bird species like the cormorant, pied king fishers, weaver birds, heron to mention but a few. You will later return for and drive off to Musanze which is roughly a 3 hours’ drive. Musanze is a tourism area near Volcanoes National Park, where most of the lodges are located since there are no lodges inside of the park.

    Day 5: Golden Monkey trekking and Cultural visit

    Today after you warm early morning breakfast, you will be picked by our safari driver guide who will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing and start off you day golden monkey trekking. Just like the gorilla trekking experience, the same applies to golden monkey trekking though no so hectic like gorilla trekking. In the afternoon, ready for a village foot safari, to explore the indigenous local life with a taste of the traditional performance at Iby Iwacu cultural center. Diner and overnight at the hotel.

    Day 6: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi / Uganda via Cyanika Border

    After your early morning breakfast, you will transfer to Uganda through Cyanika boarder to Lake Bunyonyi where you will spend your entire evening having a cool evening relaxation and overlooking the lake Bunyonyi after having your lunch at your Lodge.

    Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi Canoe ride and transfer to Bwindi

    After your morning breakfast, you head for the thrilling canoe ride in Lake Bunyonyi, in this most spectacular lake, one of its kinds with numerous islands that make it most rewarding and center for tourism in the western region. After you will return relax and wait for lunch and later in the afternoon, transfer to Bwindi to the sector where your gorilla permit will be allocated.

    Day 8: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Queen Elisabeth

    After an early morning breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters together with your packed lunch early enough to be briefed about the code of conduct while with the gorillas or Golden Monkeys. This will be followed by entering the forest for trekking; the experience is magical and quite challenging, as you move from one trail to another throw the thickets in search for these primates. Quite a number of bird species and other primates plus wildlife can be spotted along the way. After trekking, you return to the lodge for lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabeth through the beautiful unwinding fig trees of Ishasha as you’re welcomed by a number of wildlife along the way. You will later check in at Queen Elizabeth Park View Tourist lodge for your dinner and overnight.

    Day 9: Game drive and boat cruise

    After an early morning breakfast at 6:00 am, you will head in search for the morning hunters and grazers such as the buffalos, elephants, waterbucks, bushbucks, Uganda kobs, lions and variety of bird species that you will encounter on your game ride and later head for lunch. After lunch you will proceed for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel to view the water dwelling birds and animals such as the pied king fisher, African fish eagle, herons, darters to mention but a few and see animals such as buffalos, crocodiles, monitor lizards, elephants wallowing at the mad and much more. After boat cruise, you will proceed for a short game drive as you find you way back to lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Day 10: Transfer back to Kigali

    Today after having a relaxed morning breakfast, with a beautiful view of the channel, you checkout of the lodge and drive back to Kigali via Kitagata hot springs to view the beautiful hot springs’ back to Kigali with an en route lunch at a convenient restaurant along the way to Kigali.

    Day 11: Airport Transfer

    In the morning after the relaxed breakfast heads to Kigali international airport. You might have the city tour prior to your departure.

    • Park fees (For non-residents)
    • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
    • Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
    • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
    • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
    • A professional driver/guide
    • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
    • All Taxes/VAT
    • Roundtrip airport transfer
    • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
    • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
    Not Include
    • International flights (From/to home)
    • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
    • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
    • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
    • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
    • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

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