Why choose this epic primate trip?
This is the ultimate experience to trek all 3 primates of Rwanda: the Mountain Gorilla, the Golden Monkey and the Chimpanzee. Experience the beauty of Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest, Lake Kivu and Akagera National Park before returning to Kigali with a lifetime of memories.
* Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
* Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park
* Chimpanzee trekking
* Tree-top canopy walk
* Boat trip on Lake Kivu
* Game drives & safari boat cruises in Akagera National Park
Quick glance at your itinerary
Day 1: Arrival into Kigali
The VIP team will be waiting to greet you for you for the start of an epic adventure. Transfer with your private guide to a boutique hotel in Kigali and enjoy your first taste of Rwandan cuisine.
Days 2-3: Safari time in Akagera National Park
A fascinating journey awaits taking you through the bustle of Kigali to the farmlands and fields beyond. Arrive at your lakeside tented lodge for a delicious lunch on the deck. Enjoy the next 2 days of game drives and a boat cruise in the stunning Akagera National Park
Day 4: Return to Kigali
Drive the now familiar route back to Kigali, with coffee at a local coffee spot en route. Relax and enjoy some downtime back in the city or explore with your guide.
Days 5-6: Chimp trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park
Time to head to Nyungwe National Park by plane to see the first of the primates of this adventure. Stay in a hill top lodge with fabulous views and enjoy a birds-eye view of the ground from a tree-top canopy bridge walk ahead of your chimp trek the following day.
Day 7: Lake Kivu
Travel to one of the African Great Lakes, Lake Kivu with its deep emerald green waters and mountains all around.
Day 8: Volcanoes National Park
A morning boat cruise is the perfect way to start the day before setting off on the journey to Volcanoes National Park. Settle in to your comfortable lodge for the next 2 nights.
Day 9: Volcanoes National Park
Enjoy the wildlife encounter of a lifetime as you trek the mountain gorillas. Head home to the lodge for a relaxing massage and volcano views.
Day 10: Golden Monkeys & return to Kigali
Spend your final morning in Rwanda trekking the playful Golden Monkeys before it’s time to head back to Kigali with a wealth of adventures to look back upon.
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Airport VIP Assistance
4×4 Landcruiser transfers throughout with English speaking guide
1 x Gorilla trekking permit per person
1 x Golden monkey trekking permit per person
1 x Chimpanzee trekking permit per person
Tree-top canopy walk
Boat trip on Lake Kivu
Game drives & safari boat cruise
One-way regional flight Kigali to Nyungwe
Fullboard accommodation (Kigali b&b)
International flights & visas
Personal travel insurance
Tipping & porter hire for the treks