7 Days Rwanda Primate Connect Tour


  • Park fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Chimp permits
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Airport Transfers in Nairobi
  • Any other item not mentioned as included
  • Personal items
  • Tips
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • International flights
  • Any transfers not on scheduled dates

Tour Plan


You will be met on arrival at Kigali International Airport and be transferred to your Hotel for check in.

Time allowing visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and a City tour.

Dinner and Overnight at your Hotel on bed and breakfast basis

Economy – Five to Five Hotel BB

Comfort – Lemigo Hotel BB

Luxury – Kigali Serena Hotel BB

Day 2: DRIVE TO NYUNGWE NP (220kms / Drive time 7hrs)

0800hrs: Breakfast at the Hotel and leave the City for Nyungwe National Park via Butare Museum
and lunch.

Proceed and arrive at your Hotel/Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Economy – Gisakura Guest House FB

Comfort – Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel FB

Luxury – Emeraude Kivu Hotel ( Rusizi ) FB

Day 3: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING (Time taken with Chimpanzees : 1hr)

CHIMPANZEE TREKKING (Time taken with Chimpanzees : 1hr)

0500hrs: Take an early morning breakfast drive to this park for the starting point of your Chimpanzee trek. Two species of chimpanzee occur in Africa. There is the Bonobo and the Common Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes (often shortened to Chimpanzee, and sometimes referred to as the Robust Chimpanzee).

Return back for lunch and by 1400hrs – enjoy a Canopy walk in the Park. Admire the entire Park from a 50M high Canopy line above the trees giving out other chances of seeing other various Primate species in this beautiful rainy tropical forest.

Day 4: DRIVE FROM NYUNGWE to GISENYI (287kms / 6hrs)

0800hrs : Breakfast at Guest House and check out and drive along the beautiful shores of Lake Kivu to Gisenyi with a stop-over for lunch at Kibuye town, proceed on and en-route with a City tour of Gisenyi, the border town to Congo DRC.

Head back to your Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Economy – Palme Beach Resort FB

Comfort – Hill View Hotel FB

Luxury – Lake Kivu Serena Beach Hotel FB

Day 5: BOAT RIDE + DRIVE TO MUSANZE (60kms / 1hr)

0800hrs: Breakfast at the Hotel and thereafter enjoy a 1-hr boat ride on the Lake and swims, Lunch and in the afternoon drive to Musanze, the second largest town in Rwanda, with a stunning backdrop of five Volcanoes mountains.

Dinner and overnight at:

Economy – Best View Hotel FB

Comfort – Mountain Gorilla Villa View Lodge FB

Luxury – Virunga Lodge AI or Governors Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge AI

Day 6: GORILLA TRACKING (Time taken with Gorillas : 1hr)
  • Safari
  • Overnight

GORILLA TRACKING (Time taken with Gorillas : 1hr)

0630hrs: Enjoy breakfast at the lodge and be transferred to Volcanoes National Park headquarters at Kinigi and for Gorilla tracking registration and briefing.

By 0700hrs: You will be divided into groups of 8 persons per Park Guide and he will conduct a Gorilla tracking briefing on the dos and don’ts as well as the history of the Gorilla Family to be visited.

By 0800hrs: Leave the headquarters to the head trail where you will begin Gorilla tracking in the forest. Depending of where the Gorilla family allocated is on that particular day, the treks vary and ranges from Half Hour to about 6hrs.

After Gorilla tracking return to your Lodge for lunch and afternoon at leisure around the lodge or find enough time to admire your photos on the Gorilla tracking activities or visit the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village and mingle with the local community in the cultural activities and traditional Rwandan dances.

Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.

Economy – Best View Hotel FB

Comfort – Mountain Gorilla Villa View Lodge FB

Luxury – Virunga Lodge AI or Governors Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge AI

Day 7: RETURN TO KIGALI & DEPART (110kms / 2hrs)

Breakfast at your Hotel and thereafter dive back to Kigali City and time allowing enjoy lunch and last-minute shopping around the City especially at Caplaki Art and craft shops.

Transfer to Kigali Airport for departure flight.


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