8 Days Rwanda Primates Safaris

Enjoy the Magnificent Land of a thousand hills and witness the memorable encounter with the Mountain Gorillas and the ever-playful Chimpanzees.

Does a Rwanda Primates Safari from Escape To Africa Include Gorilla Tracking?

Yeah! We have designed our Rwanda Primates Safari with the aim of an unforgettable experience that offers you the best opportunity to see gorillas in their natural environment. There’s a lot to see in Rwanda besides the gorillas, but you can’t miss the Rwanda Primates Safari! At Escape To Africa we offer gorilla tracking tours and also include a full range of other exciting excursions such as trekking.

Our Rwanda Primates Safari offers an insight into the life of the endangered mountain gorillas, guests can spend time observing these animals in their natural habitat. This is a unique opportunity to explore this fascinating African country. Get up close and personal with the gorillas and enjoy a unique experience not to be missed.

Will I Be Able To Take a Rwanda Primates Safari With a Rwanda Safari Company?

You can take a Rwanda Primates Safari with Escape To Africa without any problem. Request this Rwanda Safari Company and get up close to the primates on a safari that offers various types of activities, we offer the ideal way for people of all ages to have an unforgettable experience in this African country.

On our Rwanda Primates Safari, you will see a wide range of species in their natural habitat. Rwanda is home to several primates, including gorillas and chimpanzees, making it a great destination for this type of trip. If you are looking for a unique travel experience in Africa, we have the package for you!

Can I Schedule Rwanda Primates Safaris With Escape To Africa Any Time Of The Year?

The idea of a safari is to get away from it all and some travelers still book their trips months in advance. So how can you ensure that you can go on an unforgettable African safari and stay on schedule? By booking one of the Rwanda Primates Safaris from Escape To Africa! You have access to our travel options any time of the year.

We offer you the opportunity to meet primates of different species. Whether you’re looking for a different experience or a family outing, we’re sure we have something for you. Escape to an unknown land with our Rwanda Primates Safaris options.

Is Escape To Africa a Rwanda Safari Company That Offers Rwanda Primates Safaris?

Escape To Africa is a qualified Rwanda Safari Company offering Rwanda Primates Safaris led by an experienced guide who knows the best spots and has knowledge of animal behavior. Are you looking for a primate safari? Escape To Africa offers private tours that give visitors the chance to encounter gorillas and chimpanzees.

Tired of always the same? Do not miss the opportunity to live a new and exciting adventure with our Rwanda Primates Safaris, where you will find the closest encounter with a chimpanzee. The company’s packages are designed for wildlife lovers of all ages, from children to seasoned adults.

Is a Rwanda Primates Safari Good For Primate Lovers and Walking Enthusiasts?

Yeah! It is ideal for primate lovers and hiking enthusiasts. The guided Rwanda Primates Safari from Escape To Africa offers a spectacular view into the world of primates. Enjoy watching the chimpanzees during the tour. You will have an exciting and memorable experience in this beautiful country!

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city? Book your Rwanda Primates Safari with Escape To Africa. This is the opportunity to see gorillas and chimpanzees roaming freely in their natural habitat. Can’t decide which safari to do? Take an unforgettable trip and let us organize the safari of your dreams. We are a company dedicated to providing the best tours at an affordable cost. We can help adventurers fulfill their dream of visiting Africa and experiencing some of what it has to offer.

Do Rwanda Primates Safaris Include Golden Monkeys and Chimps Trekking?

When it comes to Escape To Africa, the experiences are diverse and varied. With our Rwanda Primates Safaris packages, you can visit some of the most remote areas and get up close to different species of primates. Our safari options include treks with golden monkeys and chimpanzees!

We are your choice for your next adventure in Rwanda. We offer tours to observe the monkeys in a better way, as a tourist, you will be able to see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat on this unique tour. With Escape To Africa safari packages, you will have the chance to see rare golden monkeys and chimpanzees walking through the jungle, and the chance to learn about their natural habitat.

Safari Outline

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali City
  • Day 2: Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 3: Gorilla Tracking
  • Day 4: Golden Monkeys and Iby’wacu Cultural visit
  • Day 5: Bisoke Hike
  • Day 6: Continue to Nyungwe National Park
  • Day 7: Chimps Trekking and Canopy Walk
  • Day 8: Nyungwe and transfer to Kigali

Specially created for:

  • Primates lovers
  • Walking enthusiasts
  • Adventure travellers

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali City
Depending on the time of your arrival flight, Escape To Africa company representative will pick you up at the Airport with a placard, and transfer you to the Hotel.

  • Accommodation: Kigali Serena hotel / Des Mille Collines/  Lemigo Hotel
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast Only

Day 2: Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
With an early breakfast, the guide will pick you up from your Hotel and transfer you to Volcanoes National Park commonly known as the gorilla haven. On your way to the park enjoy the view of the rolling hills and dense vegetation.

  • Travel time: 3 Hours
  • Accommodation: Virunga Lodge / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking
After an early morning breakfast transfer with your vehicle to Kinigi park head offices. Gorilla briefing is done by park rangers after which rangers are assigned per trackers group. For those with heavy gadgets or need a pull and push, porters are available. Porters are from the local community and each carry a maximum of 15KGs. Only 1 hour is allowed in the company of the gentle creatures. However it takes about 30 minutes to several hours to encounter the mountain gorillas. Apart from the experience, one is rewarded a Gorilla tracking Certificates of Participation. Later refresh and relax at the Lodge

  • Accommodation: Virunga Lodge / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Golden Monkeys and Iby’wacu Cultural visit
After a light breakfast with packed lunches transfer to Kinigi park offices for briefing. Golden Monkey briefing done before entering the park. This briefing starts at 7:00am and with only 1 hour of viewing for (conservation purposes). However unlike gorillas, golden monkeys exist in large families and one is 100% sighting of these beautiful creatures jumping from tree to tree, branch to branch while the young ones are seen hiding behind the mothers. You will be rewarded with lots of pictures of these playful creatures. Later refresh at the Lodge, before continuing with the Iby’wacu cultural visit for better understanding of the Rwandese Culture.

  • Accommodation: Virunga Lodge / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Bisoke Hike
With an early breakfast and packed lunch, depart for Kinigi to the starting point of Bisoke hike. Mt Bisoke stands at 3700m, a volcano where its crater lays a deep lake. This Hike provides a spectacular breath-taking view of the crater lake. This 6 – hours hike also includes 2 hours descending down to the starting point. For those who are experienced hikers they can get to the top in only 3 hours or even less and return to the starting point in just 1 hours. Before the hiking one has to report at the park offices at 7AM for a briefing, were park rangers, porters and hiking gear are assigned after which the activity starts at 8AM. Later return to the Lodge for an overnight.

  • Travel time: 45 minutes
  • Accommodation: Virunga Lodge / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Continue to Nyungwe National Park
After an early breakfast continue to Nyungwe Forest National Park, south east of Rwanda. This park is home to 12 other primate species including habituated chimpanzees and 400- Ruwenzori Black & White Colobus. Nyungwe is also a birder’s paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics and 75 different species of mammals. On the way to the park have a stopover and visit the Murambi genocide memorial site, before continuing to the Lodge for an overnight.

  • Travel time: 5 Hours
  • Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge / Nyungwe Top View Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Chimps Trekking and Canopy Walk
After breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe Forest Park offices for Chimpanzee briefing, before entering the forest. With parked lunches, enter the forest led by park rangers and porters for one with heavy gadgets or in need a pull or push when trekking. You will only be allowed 1 hour of viewing – but one can’t estimate the time spent in the forest before spotting them, as these are very active primates. While in the forest also be on the lookout for the other primates; velvert monkeys, baboons among others. After relaxation at the lodge, in the afternoon, participate in a guided Canopy walk. The canopy walk is 50 meters above the ground and offers outstanding views of the valley and the forest. But its not for people with heights phobia.

  • Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge / Nyungwe Top View Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Nyungwe and transfer to Kigali
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a view of the breath-taking forest. After with your guide transfer to Kigali city for an overnight. OR if the departure flight is later on in the evening opt for a city tour; visit Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, National Museum and the local market. Later dine in the heart of Kigali before transferring to the Airport for the departure flight.

  • Travel time: 4 ¼ Hours
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast only


Included in the above quote: 

  • Our Quotes offered in USD
  • Full Board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Accommodation as listed in the itinerary.
  • Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Golden Monkey Permit
  • Drinking water in the vehicle (1 litre per person per day)
  • Private 4×4 vehicle with experienced English-speaking driver-guide, from the morning of day 1 to the evening of day 8
  • All the excursions and activities indicated in the itinerary under the supervision of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • Wi-Fi (in main areas of all Lodges and Hotel)
  • Government taxes

Excluded from the above quote:

  • All drinks
  • Lunch & Dinner on (Day 1 & Day 8)
  • Rwanda Entry Visa fee
  • International air flights
  • Any optional activity not indicated in above program
  • Laundry Services
  • Gratuities and Tips

Tsavo is an authentic, fascinating, endless and untouched wilderness that join the Tsavo West and East National Parks into one largest protected area in Kenya. This park offers an opportunity of viewing the Big 5 in a single day. Its famously known for its man-eating lions and humongous elephant populations to the outside world, which makes it one of the must visit parks in Kenya. Between the 2 parts, Tsavo East is much more accessible, though Tsavo West provides a unique added advantage point to get closer to hippos and crocodiles lazing around in the waters.

At nearly 22,000km2, this makes Tsavo the biggest National Park in Kenya. Both of these parks where once one single park but where later separated. Though among the two Tsavo west is considered the best park for photography, birding and game viewing.

Tsavo East is at 13,747 sq.KM and is generally flat, with dry plains across where are River flows.

And the Tsavo West covers an area of 9,065 sq.KM and is generally mountainous with swamps, a Lake and Springs. It is known for bird life and large game; elephants, leopards, hippos, black rhinos, Cape buffalos and Masai lions.

Activities in Tsavo National Park

There is so much that you can do in Tsavo National park from the primarily; game drives involving viewing of elephants, African lions, hippos, cheetahs, hartebeest and buffalo, birdwatching, hill hiking, to caving and boating.

Best Time to Visit Tsavo West

At Escape To Africa, we recommend visiting the park in the months of January and February as well as June through September. And we try as much as possible to avoid the March to May and sometimes November to December as the park roads tend to be muddy and inaccessible. For all birdwatchers, the must months of visit to see migratory birds are October to January.

Recommended Number of Days

We normally advise 2 days to enjoy Tsavo west National park and a day more for all photographers to capture as much as possible.

Accommodation in the Tsavo West

As big as the park is, it has numerous accommodation to choose from for all kinds of budgets. At Escape To Africa we offer the best from comfort to services.

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