6 Days Rwanda Primate Kingdom Safari


Visit Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park – Homes to Chimpanzees and Mountain Gorillas respectively. While Nyungwe offers 12 other primate species and over 300 bird types, Volcanoes National Park harbors golden monkeys, forest elephants, buffalo, forest hogs, and over 190 bird species. This package offers much more than primates


  • Genocide Memorial Centre
  • Kings Palace Visit
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Gorilla Tracking


Day 1: Kigali.

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet a Jewel Safaris representative, transfer to the hotel, check in and have a briefing on your safari.

Overnight at Heaven Retreat on a bed and breakfast-basis.

Day 2: Kigali– Nyanza Palace – Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Following morning breakfast, start for Nyungwe Forest National Park – one of Africa’s oldest parks/rainforests.

Visit Nyanza Palace and the Ethnographic Museum. Nyanza is a historical place that used to be the capital and battle zone for power struggles. Lunch en route and later proceed to the lodge.  Meals and overnight at the accommodation Nyungwe Forest Lodge.

Nyanza Palace
Nyanza Palace
Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy walk.

You will have an early entry into the forest sanctuary with a walking stick and search for the chimpanzees. Experienced and knowledgeable rangers will guide you and share information on not only chimps but also the Flora and Fauna of Nyungwe Forest. Look out for forest birds and other primate species including Black & White Colobus. Meet an excited chimpanzee family, take photos and watch them as they interact. Later follow your footsteps back to the lodge.

In the afternoon, go for a Canopy walk and be on top of the Forest. This activity offers the opportunity to have aerial views of Nyungwe’s Flora.

Meals and overnight accommodation at Nyungwe Forest Lodge

chimpanzee trekking in nyungwe national park
chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park
Day 4: Nyungwe Forest National Park > Volcanoes National Park

Following morning breakfast, start for Virunga National Park. Proceed to the lodge arriving in time for lunch.  Have a relaxed afternoon and prepare for the next day’s gorilla walk. Meals and overnight accommodation at Mountain Gorilla Lodge.

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Parc des Volcanoes.

Early morning transfers to the park headquarters for a briefing by the park staff.

With drinking water, packed lunch, and a walking stick you enter the forest in search of the famous endangered Mountain Gorillas. The rainforest is intimate and very quiet but meeting gentle giants in their natural habitat is a breathtaking experience.

You will spend an hour with the gorillas and later slop back to the base

Meals and accommodation at Five Volcanoes Lodge.

Day 6: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali.

Following morning breakfast, start for Kigali. Visit the Genocide Memorial Centre and proceed to the airport arriving in time for your next international flight/ or drop off at your hotel in Kigali.

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Package includes:

  • Transport: vehicle, fuel, and  driver
  • Gorilla permit
  • Full board accommodation for the
  • Entrance fees.
  • All activities.
  • Bottled drinking water

Package excludes:

  • Visas
  • Air ticket
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

We use 4×4 safari cars for our safaris and therefore every traveler is guaranteed a window seat, bellow are photos of the cars.

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Tony M
Tony M
Jewel Safaris has a jewel in a female driver, Rachel My trip to Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park on 5th Jan 2024, could not have gone better. My great experience was all down to Jewel Safaris' professionalism and industry experience. The car arrived at my house on time (5 am) to pick me up for the trip. The tour guide driver, a lady named Rachel Aheebwa, was such a delight. Female tour guides drivers are so rare, so this was unexpected. But looking back at how much of a success my tour went, Rachel was the best part of the trip. Two hours into the drive, she suggested a breakfast place that turned out to serve the best coffee I'd ever taken. The small eatery happened to be ran by a lady with tourism experience of 17 years. We set off for Lake Mburo about an hour later and arrived at the park gate three hours later. Because we planned to sleep in Queen Elizabeth National Park and we still had hundreds of kilometers to cover, she made sure we wasted no time Mburo. She was always friendly and firm in her advice when it came to time keeping. We made it to our final destination before dark and had time to rest. Before going to bed, she told me, firmly that we must leave at 7 if we are to see all the animals we wanted to see. I would have loved to sleep in but she made it clear that this was not an option. I was later thankful for this. There were several tourist vehicles at the UWA offices when we arrived. After payments, all the cars left through a Northwards track but Rachel went Eastwards and in less than thirty minutes of Game driving, we hit a jack pot. We found lions on the road and I was able to take close up pictures for several minutes as she made calls to all her friends letting them know that she had found lions. By the time all the vehicles crowded around the lions, I had spend over half an an hour with them. One of the best moments of my life. Jewel safaris couldn't have chosen a better tour guide driver for me. Every thing was well planned to help me see all there was to be seen.
Murchison Falls Adventure This was my first safari adventure and it was a trip of a lifetime. The owner, Dona was very professional and helpful and made sure he understood what we wanted. The vehicle was wonderful and roomy and well kept. Our guide, Patrick made the trip exceptional. He knew the park, he knew the animals and he was a former ranger who spent years protecting the animals of that park. It was clear that the other guides respected him and Patrick was kind, funny and made sure we had a wonderful adventure. The first night, the owner called me to ask how everything was going and he messaged me after the trip to make sure we had a great time. That was above and beyond what I expected. Great company, great customer service and fantastic guide with years of experience. This is the company I would choose over and over.
Great safari!!!! Fantastic. The owner went out of the way to make sure we had what we wanted. I highly recommend Patrick as guide and driver. He loves what he does and you can tell.
Simon T
Simon T
Two-day trip to Lake Mburo Our two-day trip to Lake Mburo with our driver and guide Patrick was great. He delivered what we asked for, and more! Other than being a very kind person and good driver, Patrick was able to share a lot of information about the different animals and places we encountered. A big thanks to Jewel Safaris and Patrick! 100% Recommend!
Sander T
Sander T
2 days Safari to Lake Mburo We had a blast of a weekend with Patrick from Jewel Safari's. He knew so much about the animals, was so friendly and flexible to arrange it the way we wanted. I would advice to go on a Safari with him!
George H
George H
Uganda 2023 We had the great pleasure of having Patrick from jewel safaris for a week in Uganda. Hugely informative and fun, Patrick is a perfect ambassador for a fun, beautiful and dramatic country which is Uganda. A fabulous tour by a class guide. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting most of Africa and Uganda is top. Will go back
astrid H
astrid H
Incredible experience Amazing service and amazing country and people. It was an incredible trip, I can’t fault anything. We all enjoyed it so much and our guide was so attentive and catered to what we wanted to do
Utmärkt service, bra bil och kunnig guide. Jewel Safaris arrangerade vår resa till Uganda, med bland annat gorillorna i Bwindi. Vi var även i nationalparken där schimpanserna finns. Jewel Safaris har lång erfarenhet av att anordna safaris i Uganda. Goran
good service We had a great trip with Jewel Safari and would definitely recommend to book trips with Jewel Safari.
Ola Karlsson
Ola Karlsson
Great agency We ordered the trip in 2019 to go to Uganda in April 2020. Then Covid came and the trip was postponed for 2,5 yrs and in the meantime we kept contact and When we finally could go it all went super-smooth. Well organized and very friendly personnel and a fantastic guide. Nothing went wrong during the 10 days we visited and the arrangements were spotless.


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