We extend a warm invitation to explore Rwanda, the land of a lifetime adventure, with Trek Africa Expeditions. In our captivating safaris, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a thrilling quest to track the endangered mountain gorillas in the renowned Volcanoes National Park and traverse the dense jungles of Nyungwe Forest National Park in search of chimpanzees.
Nestled in the northern region of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park is an awe-inspiring destination that covers an expansive area of 160 square kilometers, blanketed in lush tropical rainforest. This enchanting sanctuary is renowned for its mesmerizing landscapes and is your gateway to the fascinating world of the mountain gorillas.
Situated in the southwestern part of Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest National Park is a vast expanse, spanning a sprawling 970 square kilometers. It extends southward to border Burundi’s Kabira Forest National Park. Nyungwe Forest captivates with its rich biodiversity and pristine natural beauty, promising an unforgettable journey through this magnificent wilderness in pursuit of our closest primate relatives, the chimpanzees.
Primates represent a captivating biological order that encompasses various species, including monkeys, apes, and even humans. This diverse group of creatures shares a common ancestry, creating a profound connection between species like lemurs, monkeys, and us.
Apes, on the other hand, are a distinctive subset of primate species. These ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous forest-dwellers include the awe-inspiring gorillas, which are further divided into four species: mountain gorillas, eastern lowland gorillas, western lowland gorillas, and cross river gorillas. Moreover, chimps, classified into two subspecies as ordinary chimpanzees, and the fascinating baboons, complete this intriguing group.
When you choose to journey with us, you’ll enjoy a seamless experience as we handle all the necessary arrangements, ensuring that you have your primate permits for your extraordinary adventure. Our tour packages are thoughtfully designed to cater to various preferences. Whether you’re traveling on a private excursion, with your family, or as part of a large safari group, we have options to accommodate your needs.
Additionally, we offer a range of lodging options, including budget, mid-range, and luxury accommodations, allowing you to tailor your experience according to your budget and desires. Our tours are flexible, departing at your convenience and on any day you choose.
Our comprehensive tour packages encompass all safari services, so you can enjoy a hassle-free journey. These expeditions span from 3 to 11 days, providing you with the flexibility to choose the duration that suits you best. We are proud to offer English-speaking guides to accompany you, and if desired, guides proficient in other languages can be arranged upon request.
Your adventure begins and concludes in Kigali, and we facilitate your exploration within the comfort of 4×4 safari vehicles. The captivating landscapes of Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks serve as your backdrop throughout this exceptional journey.
Rwanda primate and ape tracking safaris are available year-round, offering incredible wildlife encounters in every season. However, the best times to plan your expedition are generally during the dry seasons, from June to August and December to February.
It’s important to note that Rwanda’s rainy seasons typically occur from March to May and September to November. Despite this, it’s essential to understand that Rwandan rains are typically short-lived, with rain showers lasting just a few hours before the radiant sun re-emerges to warm the land. In this remarkable landscape, you’ll find adventure and wonder in every season.
To embark on your extraordinary Rwanda Primate & Ape Tracking Safari, reach out to Trek Africa Expeditions and let us make your dreams come true.