Rwanda safari Overview of the 5 Days Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Park Rwanda safari
Get ready for the 5 Days Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Park primate safari Rwanda that will take you to Volcanoes National Park to watch the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Volcano’s National Park is a part of the Virunga Mountains shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience on your Rwanda safari to see the endangered gorillas and golden Monkeys as well as treks to see the burial site for famed Gorilla researcher Dian Fossey. Proceed to Nyungwe National Park; the largest intact rainforest within East Africa. Its high elevation is home to Chimpanzees as well as a dozen other primates. This beautiful rain forest is home to stunning flora and fauna not seen anywhere else in Rwanda, hosting over 100 species of orchids and over 270 species of birds. While in Nyungwe you can also visit one of the rivers that is a source to the Nile River. Nyungwe is a paradise for hikers, botanists, birders, photographers and those that are longing to get out of the city.
5 days 5 Days Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Park Rwanda safari
Day 1: Arrival at Kigali international airport and transfer by road to Nyungwe forest national park.
Day 2: You will do chimpanzee trekking in the morning then do a canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park in the afternoon.
Day 3: Drive from Nyungwe forest national park to Volcanoes national park
Day 4: You will do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park
Day 5: Go for a Kigali city tour then transfer to Kigali for departure
Details of the 5 days gorilla safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes national park and Nyungwe canopy walk
Day 1 of the 5 Days Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Park Rwanda safari
From the moment you set foot in Kigali international airport, your professional driver guide will pick you up to start your safari. Your driver guide will drive you to Nyungwe forest national park from Kigali international airport. The park is 193km away from the airport and this distance offers the best drive time for sightseeing as you cruise past various lush hillslopes.
Day 2 of the 5 Days Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Park Rwanda safari
After a memorable breakfast from your accommodation facility in Nyungwe forest national park, you will head to the park headquarters for chimpanzee trekking. Chimpanzees are our closest relatives sharing about 99% DNA with humans. You will be stunned by the way the chimps play around the trees with their human like characters. Passing through the jungle, hiking in the steep slopes amidst several sightings will offer you the best 2-5 hours chimpanzee trekking.
In the afternoon after your lunch, you will now visit the canopy of the forest that you explored early in the morning. Walking 50m above the ground for 200meters is a breathtaking experience you cannot compare to any other canopy experience. These 2 hours walk to and from starts and ends at the Uwinka tourist reception center at the park headquarters. While your up there very many bird species will be passing by but just keep your eyes up to avoid getting scared from the height.
Day 3 of the 5 Days Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Park Rwanda safari
After your last breakfast in Nyungwe forest national park, your driver guide will drive you to Volcanoes national park. After arriving at your booked hotel, you will relax, have dinner and an overnight at the foothills of the gorilla land.
Day 4 of the 5 Days Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Park Rwanda safari
Remember to wake up early such that you can’t miss any moment on this day of your Rwanda gorilla safari. Gorilla trekking briefing starts at 8:00am at the park headquarters therefore you have to be there before this time. During the briefing, you will be allocated a gorilla family to trek and informed about the gorilla trekking etiquette. Gorilla trekking lasts about 2-5 hours though you can only gaze the gorilla life style for only 1 hour. If the trek ends early, you can go for a Musaze cave exploration and get amazed at how these natural houses are crafted.
Day 5 of the 5 Days Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Park Rwanda safari
Since every great moment comes to an end, this last day of your safari ends with a visit to the Dian Fossey exploration centre. Dian Fossey is popular as the American primatologist who dedicated her whole life in mountain gorilla conservation. The Dian Fossey centre offers the best chance to understanding more about gorillas and paying a tribute visit to Dian Fossey tomb. After lunch, your driver guide will drive you back to Kigali international airport for departure.
End of your 5 Days Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Park Rwanda safari