5 Days Rwanda Primates & wildlife tour to Nyungwe Forest & Akagera Park
Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park, boat cruise on Lake Ihema
Breakfast at the Hotel and transfer to Akagera national park (3hrs drive) through Rwanda’s phenomenal landscapes, lunch at Akagera safari Lodge or Ruzizi tented camp and gather your strength for an afternoon boat ride on the Lake Ihema.
In the evening, you can relax at the lodge poolside, or take evening walks around the hotel where you can see various bird species or participate in day-to-day local pastoral lifestyle.
Day 2: Morning Game drive and Transfer to Butare via Kigali
Wake up early for a cup of tea/coffee and go for another game drive in the northern circuit of the park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscape through the northern circuit where you will see hippos, crocodiles and even more wildlife than on the lake circuit. Return for full breakfast and then depart for Butare town with lunch at Kigali.
The drive goes through the majestic hills and cultivated countryside; have a brief stop along the way to visit the famous King’s Palace in Nyanza, and the art museum at Rwesero. Dinner and overnight stay in Ibis Hotel Butare.
Day 3: Genocide Memorial Tour & Primates Tracking
Have breakfast and take an excursion to the National Museum of Rwanda at Huye, providing you with a deeper insight into Rwandan history and culture. Later proceed to Nyungwe Forest National Park with enroute visit to Murambi Genocide memorial and arrive by lunch time. After lunch, you may go for Colobus Monkey tracking and hike through lush forests, endless, green tea fields and take in the stunning views of your surroundings. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest lodge or Gusakura Rest House or Nyungwe Hill top View hotel or Peace Guest House.
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy Walk Adventure
Have breakfast enter Nyungwe forest in search for 13 primates species and over 300 bird species, making it a bird watcher’s paradise! There are huge concentrations of habituated primates whose troops can include 400 to 500 individuals! Return to your lodge for lunch and relax at the lodge.
You can relax after lunch or go for a canopy walk or cultural walk among the local communities where you will be entertained with local dance and drummer, and get to know more about the local cultures. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 5: Reserved for Departure
Have breakfast at the hotel / lodge and later hit the road back to Kigali. Depending on your scheduled flight, we shall transfer you to the airport.
End of Rwanda Tour