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Rwanda Primate Trekking Exclusive Trip - 8 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Rwanda  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2559 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3489 US Dollar (USD)

Primate tracking is the major tourism activity in Uganda. The activity is done in only two National Parks, and these are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The country is blessed with nine habituated Gorilla families which include; Kyaguriro, Rushegura, Mishaya, Mubare, Habinyanja, Nkuringo, Nshongi, Bitukura, and Nyakagezi. There are more families under habituation. Uganda is home to over a half of the total population of these gentle giants in the whole world

Day 1: Arrival for Rwanda Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee Tracking and Other Primates Tour.
On arrival at the airport, you will be received by your guide then transfer to the hotel for check in. Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel/The Manor Hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park for Chimps and other Primates Viewing.
Have breakfast then transfer to Nyungwe Forest the home of primates, we pass by Murambi Rwanda Genocide Memorial Museum and Rwanda National Museum. Nyungwe forest is situated in south-west Rwanda between Lake Kivu and the international border with Burundi. Nyungwe is divided north–south by a line of mountains that reach 2,600–2,900 m and which form part of the Congo–Nile watershed. As a result, Nyungwe is composed of two areas differing in pedology, vegetation, water-flow and biodiversity. Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Peace Guest House.

Day 3: Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking and Primate Walk Tour – Tour Rwanda.
We spend the morning session tracking man’s closest relative the Chimpanzee and the other moments of the day be spent looking for the other 12 species of primates namely; L'Hoest's Monkey, Owl-faced Monkey, Mona Monkey, Blue Monkey, Golden Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Vervet Monkey, Greycheeked Mangaby, Black and White Colobus, Eastern Needle-Clawed Galago, Greater Bushbaby, Dwarf Galago, and Olive Baboon. Other mammals expected to nail include; Giant Forest Squirrel, Mountain Sun Squirrel, Boem's Squirrel, Lord Darby's Flying Squirrel, Giant Forest Hog, Bush Pig, Tree Hyrax, Lestrade's Duiker, Black-fronted Duiker, Yellow-backed Duiker, Leopard, Golden Cat, Serval Cat, Wild Cat, Side-striped Jackal, African Civet, Two-spotted Palm Civet, Genet Servaline, Large-spotted Genet, Slender Mongoose, Marsh Mongoose, Ichneumon Mongoose, Congo Clawless Otter and many more. Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Peace Guest House.

Day 4: Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walk on a Rwanda Primate Safari.
The canopy walk produces spectacular views, view waterfalls, Avifauna, Primates, Forest Cover and much more. Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Peace Guest House.

Day 5: Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Tour to Volcanoes National Park.
After breakfast, we transfer to the home of the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) is located in the north-west Rwanda, on the joint border with Uganda and DR Congo, where it is contiguous with Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Uganda) and Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of the Congo). The park is best known for Mountain Gorilla Gorilla gorilla beringei and popular for being the base for the American naturalist Dian Fossey to carry out her research into the Mountain Gorillas. She arrived in 1967 and set up the Karisoke Research Centre between Karisimbi and Visoke. From then on she spent most of her time in the park, and is widely credited with saving the Mountain Gorillas from extinction by bringing their plight to the attention of the international community. She was murdered by unknown assailants at her home in 1985, a crime often attributed to the poachers she had spent her life fighting against. Fossey's life later was portrayed on the big screen in the famous film “Gorillas in the Mist”, named after her autobiography. She is buried in the park in a grave close to the research center, and amongst the gorillas which became her life. Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking Tour at Volcanoes National Park.
The main activity today will be Mountain Gorilla Tracking. Mountain gorillas are the largest living primates and the world's most endangered apes with an estimated population of less than 880 left in the wild of the whole world and none in zoos. The Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei), was not yet known to scientist until 1902. They are the next closest living relatives to human beings after the two chimpanzee species, sharing 97% DNA with us. After tracking, we do an optional leisurely village walk to the locals. Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.

Day 7: Golden Monkey Tracking Tour – Rwanda Primate Safari.
Set out for the globally threatened Golden Monkey tracking after which we transfer to Kigali for the last night. Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel/the Manor Hotel.

Day 8: End of Tour - Transfer to the Airport for Departure.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Car and Fuel costs.
- Driver/guide.
- Gorilla Trekking Permit @ USD 750.
- Chimpanzee tracking permit.
- Meals and Accommodation (Sharing with twin beds).
- Nature and Community walks.
- Park entrance fees.
- Ranger Guides fees.
- Game drive fees.
- Drinking water throughout.
Price Excludes:
- Laundry fees.
- Drinks in Bars.
- Tips.
- Entry visas.
- Airport taxes.
- Telephone calls.
- Airfares to and from Rwanda.

Please note: The given prices are based on shared occupancy in standard accommodation.

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Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2012

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