6 Days Rwanda Primate Tour

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6 days Rwanda Primates Tour, you a guaranteed an extraordinary experience of tracking Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest and the Mountain Gorillas in the tropical forest of the Volcanoes National Park.
You will take pleasure in the breathtaking outlooks of the misty forests and variety of wildlife during the trek.
What you can expect
You will take pleasure in the breathtaking outlooks of the misty forests and variety of wildlife during the trek. A visit to the Kibuye for the relaxation at the Amahoro “peace” island after the Chimpanzee trek, and also visit Lake Kivu after the gorilla trek. And finally to conclude the safari you will be doing a tour of Kigali City, one of Africa’s most vivacious and fastest developing cities. A quick visit to the eminent genocide memorial sites, craft center to purchase some souvenirs and curios among other things.

You will be picked up by the driver/ guide and you ought to be finished with your breakfast and just ready to depart from the hotel in Rwanda Kigali town. The final destination is will be Nyungwe forest National Park with an en-route stop to some historical sites on the main road like Kamegeri rock, king’s palace and museums in Nyanza. You will arrive in time for lunch and check in to your booked accommodation. Later in the evening, you will have a canopy walk deep into the forest combined with a walk around the tea plantation and return to your lodge Dinner and Overnight. 

Wake up early, enjoy your breakfast and get to the starting point for a debrief from the park officials/ guide on the do’s and don’t before you set off into the forest for chimpanzee trekking experience. The trek will be done in time for your lunch where you will return to the lodge, relax a bit and later in the afternoon head out for the Columbus monkey trek. This activity, however, will expose you to a number of other primates such as baboons, vervet monkeys, birds and more floras hence return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight.

When you are done with your breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and head out of Nyungwe National Park and transfer to Ruhengeri -Kinigi towns. When you get there you will be welcomed to some cultural performances at the Iby Iwacu cultural village. You shall check in and rest the evening away as you wait for dinner and overnight. 

Breakfast will be ready and done by the time you leave you rooms as you will be trying to keep time and get to where you have to be on time. Having breakfast shouldn’t take so long as you will be going Gorilla trekking today. You should be at the starting point at least 30 minutes earlier to hear what the trekking guide has to tell you about the Mountain Gorillas that you will be seeing today in the volcanoes forest. 

You also should have carried the walkable shoes, rain gears, hut, sun screen, insect repellent and much required while in tropical rain forest. When you return from the gorilla trek you will go ahead and visit Buhanga forest for some Kinigi Cultural Village with dinner and overnight at your booked lodge/ hotel.

With breakfast done and out of the way, you will head to visit the Banana and Sorghum beer production experiences and you could have a taste. You will then transfer to Lake Kivu and arrive in time for lunch, later relax as you swim at the shores of Lake Kivu with dinner and overnight 

Have breakfast, then drive to Kigali with a city tour where you will pass via local foods markets and grocery markets. You will have an opportunity to shop for Souvenir in local hand craft markets and then finally make your way to the airport for your return flight back home.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch 

⇒Airport transfers
⇒Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
⇒Transportation by safari vehicle
⇒Iby Iwacu Cultural village
⇒Boat ride
⇒Park fees
⇒Gorilla permit
⇒Chimpanzee permit
⇒Visit Lake Kivu and boat ride
⇒City tour

The expenses of personal nature like:
⇒Rwanda Visa
⇒Luxury drinks
⇒Tips to local guides
⇒Telephone and porter fee while trekking
⇒Personal insurance
⇒Personal shopping bills and cigarettes and any other item not mentioned above
Nanook Experience Category:
Wildlife safari
Guided Tour
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Vacation package
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An amazing experience
Booked a 5 day trip with Hajarah and he was very helpful. Already from the airport pick-up I was warmly welcomed by Katie and Alex, they have done everything to make it as pleasant as possible for my trip. Nothing was too much and they even made proposals. The lodges of Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth were well cared for with excellent meals. Friendly and helpful staff. The visit to the gorillas / chimpanzee, ... more game drive and everything else was an amazing experience in this beautiful country. Will definitely recommend Simba African Expeditions to everyone. This because of the experience and the professionalism of this tour operator. I would therefore like to thank them for making such an experience.
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One of the best safari tours I've done
Awesome! I was a solo traveller and the company provided me with a great driver who spoke excellent English....Mr. Xavier.... and was very knowledgeable about wild life, history, culture of Uganda. He is a great guy who was excellent in every possible way. Always on time, the 4 WD was clean and tidy, kept me entertained and informed about everything. Excellent and safe driver. Attended to all my needs ... more even without asking. The hotels were great...Sapphire, Kampala...a bit off the road but the food was excellent. Huge rooms with all amenities. Haven lodge in Bwindi...omg...awesome! Simba safari camp...fantastic and great staff! Igongo, Mbarara....the best ever....5 star...great room, food, shopping....truly amazing.Gorilla trekking was hard but I am proud to say I did it! Photographed a family of 12....14 km hike up steep slopes. Queen Elizabeth park was good but animal density was rather low. But Mr. Xavier showed me the salt making area, fishing village, crater drive and a very secret little twin lakes off the regular track. had an awesome experience with local kids...bought books and stationary for the whole village! I am very happy...Thank you Xavier. Jinja was great....the Begining of the nile...omg....my dream came true! Cruise on Kazinga channel was awesome....plenty of wildlife...elephants, Hippos etc. etc.Finally the company....Ms. Hajarah was not only efficient but was super quick and made the ideal trip plan for me. Thank you Hajarah....You are great.The smoothest trip ever....I have been to 53 countries, mind you! Traffic in Kampala was terrible but Xavier and I got a lot of time to chat about everything from politics, history, culture, family etc. etc. He made everything look so awesomely easy! Great travel companion. Excellent driver not only in the wilds but also in the city! Thank you all at Simba! You will always be on my mind.
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Chimps and Gorillas
We had an excellent 5 day experience, first seeing the gorillas in Bwindi, and then having some fun game drives in Queen Elizabeth. My absolute favorite part was the chimp trekking in the gorge. Our driver was professional and friendly, our accommodations were comfortable, and the food was fantastic! Thank you for a great time!
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A perfect Trip
Simba was complete perfection from the moment I booked our vacation until the moment we departed. I knew I wanted to select Simba from the many options of tour companies because of Linda. From the moment I began communicating with her, she made me feel completely at ease. She responded to me quickly, answered all of my questions, and gave me honest advice. Everything that I asked of her she did. She ... more stayed in constant communication with me, and her performance made me totally trust this company. She actually accompanied our driver/guide to greet us at the airport. Best of all, she greeted me with a hug, rather than a handshake as if we were old friends...and I felt like we were! She introduced us to our driver and guide whose name was Xavier. I would recommend him to anyone of any age from any country. He was amazing! He was kind, funny, knowledgeable, and he can spot an animal from a mile away...which is absolutely what you want while on safari. He wanted my husband and I to be happy at every second of our trip...and we were! What I also loved about him was his passion. He enjoyed seeing the animals and other sights as much as we did! He was right along side me taking photos of the amazing things that we encountered. I cannot say enough good things about Linda and Xavier. As for the trip itself, it was life changing! It not only met but fully exceeded our expectations. Everything went so smoothly. This is a company that you do not have to worry about. They will take care of everything for you. So book with Simba, and then sit back, relax, and look forward to an amazing experience!Reviewed in Safari Booking
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Amazing Trip in Magnificent Country
From the first e-mail till our arriving in Entebbe, the contact with Simba was great.They responded very quickly on all our questions we had by e-mail.When we arrived in Entebbe airport everything went smoothly and an hour later we were already in the Boma hotel.Our driver and guide for our trip was Alex, really a very good driver and an excellent guide.He's speciality are birds, but he also gave ... more us lots of info about all the other animals we saw. We really want to thank Alex for the wonderful experience we had in Uganda.During our trip we were lucky to see the most of the wildlife in Uganda and Alex did everything to make this possible.So we had a wonderful time in Uganda and treasure all to beautiful memories.All the lodges that were planned in our trip were great and we also enjoyed very much the food.Only the lodges that were planned in our trip The Primates Lodge in Kibale and the Semulike Safari Lodge, that were changed without our knowledge in the Lodge Chimps Nest was a disaster, the water in our room was polluted (dark brown and muddy) and when we informed Simba about this problem, they did not do anything to improve our situation. Staying 3 nights in a lodge that is not suitable to receive guests and nobody was taking any action(except our driver, who called many times the head office), give you a very bad feeling.Even now we don't understand why they changed the lodges, not only one but two.Also on the program they put that non-alcoholic drinks are included in souper and dinner, but this is not true.You have to pay for all your drinks at lunch and dinner.But overall we had a great time, we really enjoyed Uganda and we recommend Simba to all our friends who want to visit Uganda.Reviewed in Safari Booking