- Canopy walk experiences
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Tea tour experience
- Boat ride, Kayaking and Local Night fishing on lake Kivu
- Ultimate Gorilla trekking Experience
Embark on an astonishing Primate safari with Lifetime Africa's 7-Day Binary Primate safari. This Adventure tour will immerse you in the breathtaking rolling hills offering you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encounter the magnificent both chimpanzees and gorillas in their natural habitat.
The tour kickstarts with a visit to Nyungwe national park. you'll trek through lush rainforests, guided by experienced trackers who possess intimate knowledge of the chimpanzee's and gorillas' movements. As you venture deeper into the Jungle, anticipation builds, until you finally find yourself in the presence of these awe-inspiring creatures. Watching the primates in their natural habitat is truly a humbling experience, as you observe their interactions, social behaviors, and the close bond they share as a family.
This 7-Day binary primate safari entails great opportunities to visit and stay with both Chimpanzees in Nyungwe national park as well as meet up with the incredible mountain gorillas in their natural setting in Volcanoes national park known for gorilla trekking and relaxed vacations in the land of thousand hills. This is a top-notch safari that comes with much more exciting and beyond gorilla activities including; A 2 hours hike exploring the 60m long canopy walk, a Boat ride, and kayaking along Lake Kivu in Kibuye as well as Experience night fishing with the local fishermen.
- Day 1 - Arrival at Kigali International Airport
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by our meet-and-greet lounge host who helps you through fast-track assistance with VISA and luggage collection. After immigration and bag collection, you will then be handed over to our driver guide who will transfer you to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
- Day 2 - Transfer to Nyungwe National Park - Canopy walk Experience
Today at 06h30, your guide will ensure you take the Covid-19 PCR test before transferring to Nyanza for the King’s Palace cultural heritage tour. After Lunch at 12h30, you will go through a scenic drive to the Nyungwe national park. Upon arrival, you will proceed to take a 2-hours Canopy Walkway experience. Thereafter, you will be driven to your Lodge.
- Day 3 - Chimpanzee trekking - Crop-to-cup tea tour
On this particular day at 05h00, you be picked up by a driver guide who will drive you to Cyamudongo visitor reception center for a briefing undertake on the chimpanzee trekking activity and spend 1 hour with them taking photographs and videos. You will return to lodge at around 13:00 for Lunch and thereafter spend the afternoon at a nearby tea plantation, experiencing the “crop to cup” tea tour. You will spend the evening at leisure.
- Day 4 - Transfer to Kibuye - Boat ride to Napoleon Island - Night fishing
Today after breakfast at 8h00, the driver guide will transfer you to Karongi where you will have lunch and later a boat ride on lake kivu. This part of your tour offers you an opportunity to explore the impressive lakeshore scenery, view and discover birds and wildlife, as well as traditional fishing boats in use, and to interact with local communities. Later that evening, you will join the Kibuye fishermen for a night fishing experience using the local methods for about 2 hours. You’ll be dropped off at the hotel’s banks for dinner and overnight.
- Day 5 - Kayaking - Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Following an early breakfast, you will head out to experience 3 hours kayaking adventure on Lake Kivu from 7h30, departing to Karongi (Kibuye). This part of your tour offers you an opportunity to explore the impressive lakeshore scenery, view and discover birds and wildlife. Later that afternoon at 14h00, your driver guide will ensure you take the Covid-19 PCR test before embarking on a 3-hour scenic drive to the Volcanoes National Park as you enjoy the beautiful views of the rolling hills and green vegetation. Upon arrival, you will check in at the lodge followed by an evening at leisure utilizing the hotel amenities.
- Day 6 - Gorilla trekking Experience
This is the highlight of your trip! A day that you’ve been waiting for and have been building up the momentum to meet the famous endemic mountain gorillas. Your day begins with breakfast at 06h30, then head to the park reception for briefing at 07h00. Thereafter, you will be guided through the Virunga jungle to search for the shy mountain gorillas. You will have 1 hour after meeting the gorilla family. You will get full briefing of their family formations, background, and observe their life style in their own habitat and family setting. After this mind-blowing activity, you Will return to the lodge for lunch followed by a relaxed evening and dinner whilst utilizing the complementary offers at the hotel.
- Day 7 - Transfer to Kigali - Souvenir shopping - Departure
After breakfast at 08h00, you will take a 3-hour scenic drive to Kigali. Upon arrival at Kigali, you will have the opportunity to pick out some of Rwanda’s unique art pieces and blends including baskets, coffee, chilies, and many others at a selection of key Souvenir shops including Kimironko Market. You will then have a late lunch at hotel milles collines before transferring to the airport for your homebound flights.
- All Permits and Entrance fees included in the itinerary, All ground transportation in a 4WD Vehicle, All other activities indicated in the itinerary, All Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary, English-speaking Experienced Safari-guide, Meals as indicated in the itinerary, Refreshments and snacks in the vehicle.
- All Covid 19 tests, All Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Safari Guide, Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that are not accompanying meals., International flight/s and departure taxes and other taxes, Visa fees. Visas are available online or upon arrival at all Entry points, Laundry, Shopping, Travel Insurance.