An encounter with the primates of Rwanda is a life-changing experience. In addition to the thrill of seeing the critically endangered mountain gorilla, chimpanzee and other primates in their own rainforest habitat, you will discover that ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’ is a strikingly beautiful biodiversity hot spot with the friendliest people imaginable.
While you are here for the superb primate viewing – Rwanda is one of only three countries in the world where you can encounter both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in the wild – Kigali, the leafy capital city, is the perfect introduction to this hospitable country. Delve into the history and culture of the country, and soak up the vibrant music scene, lively markets and great food in this thriving modern city.
Then it is time to discover great apes in the wild. The best place to track chimpanzee in their natural habitat is Nyungwe Forest National Park. Over 1 000km2 of ancient montane forests support these engaging creatures as well as a host of monkey species. Chimpanzee tracking is hugely exciting: it takes you off the beaten track through dense forests alive with the sights and sounds of all the creatures that thrive in this ecosystem. Next up is the profoundly moving experience and thrilling privilege of close contact with the iconic mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park, one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet.
A primate safari in Rwanda is a true adventure of a lifetime.