5 Days Rwanda and Uganda Primates Safari  

Uganda and Rwanda are home to a number of primates which include Golden Monkeys and Mountain gorillas. On this tour you will experience these primates in two prime parks i.e. golden monkeys in Volcanoes national park and Mt Gorillas in Mgahinga gorilla national park.

Safari highlights

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Golden Monkey trekking

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Today, you will leave Kigali and transfer to Volcanoes national park in the north of Rwanda. You will have an opportunity for a morning Kigali City tour if this of interest to you, you will visit the Kigali Genocide memorial, Kandt Museum and the craft market.

Drive time –  2 hours 30 minutes  Or Helicopter (Augusta) – 35 minutes
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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge / Virunga Lodge

Day 2: Golden Monkey trekking

After breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing area at the park. The ranger guide allocated to your group will brief you about your time in the forest in search of these golden monkeys.

Golden monkeys reside in the Virunga regions of Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. They are very active, often found foraging for food at the time of your visit this implies that you will follow them as they feed. Sometimes they are seen getting into the surrounding gardens for potatoes but their all time delicacy is bamboo shoots.

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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge / Virunga Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Uganda

After a relaxed breakfast we shall transfer to Uganda and check into our lodge in preparation for the gorilla trekking tomorrow.

Drive time – 4 hours
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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/ Bwindi Lodge /Clouds Mt Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/ Gorilla Heights

Day 4: Gorilla trekking

Today is the day you will meet the mountain gorillas in their habitant deep in Bwindi impenetrable national park. Your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing place where you will be allocated a gorilla group to trek.  The trek can last from an hour or several hours depending on where they nested the previous night – you need to be relatively fit to enjoy this experience. After locating them, you are allowed one hour with them before starting your trek back.

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Day 5: Transfer to Kigali – Departure

After a lazy morning, we transfer to Kigali international airport or your hotel.

Drive time –  4 hours
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