5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Chimpanzee safari

5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Chimpanzee safari

5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Chimpanzee safari is one of the great Rwanda safaris offering a true wildlife and primate safari by taking you on a visit to two amazing Rwanda safari destinations that are Akagera national park and Nyungwe national park. On 5 days Rwanda wildlife and chimpanzee safari  and on this safari you are sight a number of animals such as lions, leopard, rhinos, buffalo, elephants, giraffes, impalas in Akagera national park and primates such as chimpanzees, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys and many more. 

5 days Rwanda wildlife and chimpanzee safari is to begin from Kigali city and ends in Kigali city. 

Highlights of the 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Chimpanzee safari

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Akagera national park 
  • Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise 
  • Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest national park 
  • Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and Nyungwe canopy walk 
  • Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali 

Detailed itinerary of the 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Chimpanzee safari

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Akagera national park 

On the 1st day of the 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Chimpanzee safari, you will be picked from your hotel in Kigali after breakfast by your safari driver a representative of Focus East Africa Tours, then you will embark on a drive to Akagera national park with a stopover at Gisozi genocide memorial site for a tour about the horrific 1994 Rwanda genocide. On your way you will have en-route lunch and when you arrive in the park you will check into your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight. 

Accommodation is got from 

  • Luxury: Ruzizi tented lodge 
  • Midrange: Akagera game lodge 
  • Budget: Derava hotel

Day 2: morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise 

On the 2nd day of the 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Chimpanzee safari  you will have early morning breakfast then head to the park for a morning game drive, on the game drive you will enjoy sights of various game species such as Maasai giraffe, elephants, buffaloes, impala, bushbucks, roan antelopes, reedbuck, leopards and many more. Game drives takes about  3-4 hours then you will head back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon you will return for a boat cruise which is done on Lake Ihema the second largest in Rwanda after Lake Kivu, on the boat cruise you will enjoy sights of crocodiles and water birds such as shoe bills and many more. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight at your lodge. 

Day 3: transfer to Nyungwe Forest national park 

On the 3rd day of 5 days Rwanda wildlife and chimpanzee safari  you will have morning breakfast at your lodge, checkout of your lodge and embark on a drive to Nyungwe forest national park, Nyungwe forest national park is a famous primate habitat in Rwanda habiting 13 species of primates with a huge population of chimpanzees. Primates in Nyungwe forest national park include chimpanzee, Rwenzori colobus, l’Hoest’s monkey, silver monkey, golden monkey, owl-faced monkey, red-tailed monkey, Den’t mona monkey, vervet monkey, olive baboon, grey-cheeked mangabey and bushbaby. On your way you will have en-route lunch and when you arrive in Nyungwe forest national park, you will check into your lodge and in the night you will have dinner and stay overnight. 

Accommodation is got from 

  • Luxury: Nyungwe forest lodge 
  • Midrange: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel
  • Budget: Gisakura Guest house 

Day 4: chimpanzee tracking and Nyungwe canopy walk 

On the 4th day of 5 days Rwanda safari you will have early morning breakfast at your lodge and then head to the forests of Nyungwe for chimpanzee tracking experience, you will first have briefing session at the park’s head quarters and then head into the forests in search for chimpanzees. Chimpanzee tracking lasts for about 2-5 hours depending on where the chimps spent the last night and as you are looking for them, you will spot many primates such as olive baboons, white and black Colobus monkeys, orchids and birds. You are to spend one hour in the presence of chimpanzees, take pictures as you observe their behaviors, after you will head back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon you will go for Nyungwe canopy walk. Nyungwe canopy walk is a2 hours walk on a canopy suspended above the forests of Nyungwe , on this walk you will spot many birds and primates playing on tree tops. In the evening you will head back to your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight at your lodge. 

Day 5: transfer back to Kigali 

On the 5th day of 5 days Rwanda safari you will have breakfast at your lodge, checkout out then embark on your journey back to Kigali with a stopover in Butare visiting the Ethnographic Museum the largest Museum in Rwanda. You will also visit Nyanza palace which is a home to the 2 kings of Rwanda King Musinga and his successor King Rudahigwa. When you arrive in Kigali, you will have lunch and then be dropped off at your residence or at the airport for your departure flight back home. 

End of 5 days Rwanda wildlife and chimpanzee safari 

Safari inclusions 

  • Airport transfers 
  • Accommodation 
  • Meals
  • Bottled water 
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit 
  • Park entrance 
  • Bottled water 
  • Game drives 
  • Canopy walk
  • English speaking driver 
  • 4X4 Safari car for transportation

Safari exclusions

  • Visas
  • Tips for driver and guides 
  • Souvenirs
  • Insurance 
  • Air tickets
  • Drinks from accommodation 
  • Laundry
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