8 Days Rwanda Primates Safari

Our 8 Days Rwanda Primates Safari Tour brings you the Primates of Rwanda: Expect to see up to 15 primate species, including gorillas and chimpanzees. This 8 Days Rwanda Primates Safari Tour specifically includes the most important and well-known Forested national parks of Rwanda: Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park.


Akagera National Park, Volcanoes National Park, and Nyungwe Forest National Park


  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodations with meals mentioned
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Private 4×4 custom-built safari van with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
  • Entrance fees to the included National Parks
  • Activities mentioned as included


  • Flights
  • Visa
  • All optional activities
  • Insurances
  • Meals not mentioned and beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication



Day 1


Arrival at Kigali Airport. Your guide will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to your accommodation.

Day 2

Kigali – Butare – Nyungwe Forest National Park

Transfer to Butare (Huye) where it is possible to visit the National Museum and Nyanza Hill. Afterward, transfer to Nyungwe Forest.

Day 3

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Early morning Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest. You can also go for a walk to the waterfall or visit the Angolan Black Colobus monkeys (both activities are optional). Nyungwe Forest is East Africa’s largest forest, with 13 monkey species, including chimpanzees, Angolan Black Colobus, Mona Monkey, and Owl Faced Monkeys.

Day 4

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Go for a nature walk or bird watching along the forest edges, make the Irebero primate walk to spot a variety of birds and monkeys, make the canopy walk or do the Imbaraga waterfall trail to the 4 waterfalls with a great view (one activity included).

Day 5

Nyungwe Forest National Park – Kibuye (Lake Kivu)

Go for a nature walk or bird watching, make the primate walk, make the canopy walk, or do the waterfall trail (one activity included). In the afternoon transfer to Kibyu for overnight and relaxation at the lake shores. Included: 1 of the following activities: nature walk, bird watching, primate walk, canopy walk, the waterfall trail

Day 6

Kibuye – Volcanoes National Park

Relax at the beach in the morning or go for a nature walk along the shore. In the afternoon we drive to the Volcanoes National Park.

Volcanoes National Park is a unique jungle, with many monkey species, including the endemic Golden Monkeys. Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains, covering Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo, and one of the two places in the world where you can find Mountain Gorillas!

Day 7

Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla tracking!!! Early morning departure with your ranger to search for one of the world’s most interesting and endangered animals, the Mountain Gorilla! You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives. An experience you will never forget. Nature walk through a beautiful environment in the afternoon (optional).

Day 8

Volcanoes National Park – Kigali Airport

After breakfast drive to Kigali Airport for your outbound flight. City tour with possible visit of the Genocide Memorial if time allows (optional activity).