Planning the Ultimate Rwanda Safari To See The Primates

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Planning the Ultimate Rwanda Safari To See The Primates

Rwanda primate safaris and tours- see gorillas, chimpanzees, and monkeys among others
Rwanda is located in central Africa and is a landlocked country. Rwanda, also referred to as “The Land of a Thousand Hills,” Rwanda is home to several rivers, 23 lakes, and some forming the source of the River Nile. The nation is 880 miles west of the Indian Ocean, 1,250 miles east of the Atlantic Ocean, and 75 miles south of the equator at the Tropic of Capricorn. The elevation above sea level varies from 950 meters to 4500 meters. Rwanda is bordered by Uganda to the north, Burundi to the south, Tanzania to the east, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.

Primate Safaris Rwanda offers a thorough overview of everything that truly sets Rwanda Safaris apart. Visit a country known for its breathtaking Lake Kivu waters, amazing fauna in Akagera National Park, and wild mountain gorillas living in volcanoes. Visitors are mostly welcome to see gorillas, chimpanzees, and golden monkeys. While on a Rwanda Safari vacation to see the largest living primate in the world (mountain gorillas), seeing Africa’s primates is unquestionably one of the most gratifying experiences that can be had. A gorilla safari excursion provides a unique chance to see these incredible animals.

Primate Safari Experiences provides an amazing chance to walk and interact with a wide variety of primates, enabling you to get up close and observe the amazing behaviour of Golden Monkeys, Mountain gorillas, and chimpanzees in several different countries, including Rwanda, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Cameroon, Madagascar, and Congo Brazzaville to mention but a few.

Plan your dream primate safari today with adventure in the wild safaris company to have an amazing experience. This is where your journey begins. We kindly urge you to embark on an unforgettable journey to explore the amazing world of primates in their natural habitat. Our role is to act as your gateway to incredible primate safari experiences that will deepen your appreciation of nature.

Primate Tours and Safaris in Rwanda in 2024

1-day gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda
Your one-day gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda the cleanest city in Africa will start and end in Kigali, from there, you’ll travel to Volcanoes National Park, the ark was formed as a result of a massive volcanoes and is best known for its rainforest, endangered mountain gorillas, and golden monkeys among others other primate species spotted while trekking the gorillas in the forest. In addition, Rwanda boots with 160-square-kilometer Volcanoes National Park in the northwest of the region and the Virunga Mountain National Park, it can be reached by car takes prroxmately 2 hours from Kigali international airport which is also the capital of Rwanda which is your entry point in to the country.
Would you wish to view the mountain gorillas even if you’re too busy to see them? This is the perfect kind of travel—a day trip. If you have some time to spend on the trip, another option is a two- or three-day gorilla trip.

One day gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Detailed Itinerary for one-day gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Our driving guide will come to your hotel or the Kigali Airport early in the morning to take you to Volcanoes National Park, which is about a two-hour drive away for tracking gorillas and trekking various primates, like golden monkeys among others. Before embarking on your two- to three-hour trek to track mountain gorillas in the verdant rain forest with your packed lunch, you will check in at the briefing site or headquarters to understand the dos and don’ts while tracking. Then you’ll head back to the park headquarters, where the driver will pick you up and drop you off at the Kigali international airport or at your preferred drop off location.
Destination and Accommodation option
The main location: Volcanoes National Park.
Meal plan: Half-board that includes breakfast and lunch
Safari includes
A single permit for tracking gorillas
A four-by-four safari car for transportation
Water drinking bottles
lunch on the way
Park entrance fees
A knowledgeable tour guide or driver who speaks English
Tour leader and park ranger

Safari excludes
Personal expenses
End of the tour

2 days Rwanda golden monkey tours
One of the best wildlife experiences in Rwanda is the golden monkey trekking tour at Volcanoes National Park. To find and spend an hour with the stunning Golden Monkeys, participants will go on an easy journey through the bamboo woods in the lower regions of the Virunga Volcanoes. The golden monkeys’ vivid golden-orange fur coats contrast with the verdant surroundings, creating a striking image subject. Moreover, they are permitted to flush! They are also a lot of fun to watch because of their vivacious personality.
Rwanda Itinerary for a two-day expedition with the Golden Monkeys
Day 1: Visit Volcanoes National Park; in the afternoon, go canoeing on the River Mukungwa.
For your golden monkeys journey to Volcanoes National Park, which is located in the northern province of Rwanda, the driver guide will pick you up at 8 a.m. at the hotel or place of residence. Check into your lodging after a two-hour picturesque drive over the rolling hills. For information about the history of gorilla conservation in Rwanda, stop by the Gorilla Museum at the Karisoke Research Center in Ruhengeri town, Musanze.
Following lunch, you will go on a half-day canoe excursion on the Mukungwa River with Kingfisher Journeys. The canoe ride is a great chance to explore the lovely surroundings, take in the breathtaking views, and converse.

The primary location: Volcanoes National Park.
High-end lodging: The Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Accommodations in the middle range: Le’Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Low-cost lodging: Kinigi Guesthouse
meal plan: half-board (lunch and supper)
Day 2: Trekking with Golden Monkeys and Returning to Kigali
Get up early for an early breakfast, then make your way to the Kinigi park headquarters by 7:00 a.m. After meeting the ranger guide and joining the other Golden Monkeys trekkers, you will discuss the activity and the park for a short while before boarding the cars and heading to the trailhead located just outside the park at 8:00 a.m. As you set out to hunt the golden monkeys in the park, take in breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain landscape. Because the land is reasonably level and simple to walk, golden monkeys can be found living in the bamboo forests close to the park’s perimeter. See how expertly the monkeys pluck the tender bamboo leaves from the tips of the bamboo trees by tracking them while they eat. The way they like potatoes might lead them to relocate from the park into the potato fields!
Tour comprises
Permit for tracking golden monkeys
Transportation: tour bus, driver, fuel
One night of fully catered lodging with all meals
water bottle
Tour excludes
Tips and porter expenses.
Individual travel insurance
Keepsakes and more unusual retail purchases
Visa charges
Laundry, phone bills, and other personal expenses
High-end beverages, such as soda, wine, beer, and spirits
What to pack for the trip with the golden monkeys?
Raincoats Hiking Boots
Long sleeves and pants to shield you from stinging nettles
Hut OR Cape among others.

3 days chimpanzee trekking tour in Nyungwe Forest National Park
During our 3-day Rwandan chimpanzee trekking safari, you will be rewarded with the best chimpanzee habituation experience in the land of a thousand hills. Chimpanzee trekking is mainly done in Nyungwe Forrest National Park where you can also get a chance to view other attractions including birds, and butterflies.
Nyungwe Forest National Park is so far the best montane forest in all of East Africa. Take advantage of our affordable 3-day Rwanda chimpanzee tracking trip to get up close and personal with the chimps, birds, and other primates in this park. The canopy walks, a unique safari experience, are also included in the package. You can only enjoy the Nyungwe canopy walk in one location in East Africa.
Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
You will meet our guide when you arrive at Kigali airport, and you will then go to Nyungwe Forest National Park while having lunch along the way. After arriving, you will travel by car to spend the night and dinner at either the Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Nyungwe Top Hill Lodge, or Gisakura Guest House among others.
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy Walk
After breakfast, head to the park offices for training before heading into the tropical rain forest to look for the camera-shy chimps perched on tree branches and capture priceless pictures and movies. After lunch and in the evening, take a stroll over the canopy, which provides up-close views of plants, monkeys, birds, and butterflies. Go back to the lodge to spend the night and supper. Dinner and accommodation are provided at Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Nyungwe Top Hill Lodge, or Gisakura Guest House.
Day 3: Guided nature walk and then departure
On day 3, You will go on a guided nature walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park which is approximately 19 hiking pathways that will allow you to explore the forest’s richness. Hiking the Isumo waterfall trek will take you approximately four hours in total.
After lunch when you get back to Kigali, you will check out of your accommodation. You will then return to Kigali, where your driver guide will drop you off at your preferred hotel or the airport so you can check in and catch your trip home. End of the trip.