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6 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE TRACKING

Description

This safari will take you to Rwanda to enjoy primate watching, it will take you to volcanoes national park the only protected part of Rwanda housing the rare species, track the gorillas and then after head to Nyungwe forest national park a home of chimpanzee and other 13 primate species . Sharing the love of gorilla with the chimps is a moment in life difficult to forget. Enjoy the Kigali city tour too

Trip Highlights

Day 1: Arrival and transfer
Day 2: Transfer to volcanoes national park
Day 3: Mountain gorilla tracking
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking
Day 6: departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer

Upon your arrival at the Kanombe international airport, you will be met and greeted by our company tour guides who will pick you and then transfer you to your booked accommodation at Kigali Serena Hotel /Chez Lando/ Des Mille Collines

Day 2: Transfer to volcanoes national park

After breakfast, have a Kigali city tour, visit places like the Kigali genocide memorial site, visit also the national museum to get more information on the history of Rwanda, visit the cultural site, market places among other interesting places in Kigali. Have lunch en route, after lunch embarks on a two hours’ drive to Ruhengeri with a scenic drive through out. Arrive in the evening at the park, check into your booked accommodation for leisure as you’re waiting for tomorrow’s most interesting activity at the park that’s gorilla tracking. Dinner and an overnight at (luxury) Sabyinya Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Nest Lodge/ (Midrange) Le Bombou Lodge/ (Budget) Kinigi Guest House

Day 3: Mountain gorilla tracking

Wake up for an early breakfast , after you will follow the guide to the park headquarters at Kinigi before 7:00am to receive a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while with gorillas. After the briefing, you will follow the ranger guide to the rain tropical forest to begin the activity possibly the most fascinating activity done at the park. The trekking is a demanding but rewarding experience, you are remained to come with your tracking gears such a sturdy pair of tracking shoes/boots, long sleeved shirts or blouses, enough bottled water and packed lunch as tracking time is unpredictable as meeting gorillas depends on their movement s in their natural environment. Ounce these giants are met you are strictly allowed to stay with them for only one hour observing their behaviors as well as taking as many photos as you can(flash cameras are not allowed) other primate species will entertain you during tracking like the black and white colobus monkey, baboons among others plus various species of birds. After come back to the lodge, in the evening if times permits, go for a tour of Ruhengeri-visit lakes Burela and Ruhondo or go for batwa cultural entertainment. Dinner and an overnight at (luxury) Sabyinya Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Nest Lodge/ (Mid-range) Le Bombou Lodge/ (Budget) Kinigi Guest House

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park

This morning after breakfast you will embark on a transfer to the south western part of Rwanda to nyungwe forest national park, stopover at Butare an intellectual town with very many universities, visit the murambi genocide memorial center, visit the kings palace at Nyanza, butare Museum and also more interesting places here. Have lunch and then after continue to Nyungwe forest national park with a fantastic view all through. The park hosts over 13 species of primates coupled with chimpanzee the major highlight, arrive in the evening at the park. Dinner and an overnight at (luxury) Nyungwe forest Lodge/ (Mid –range) Nyungwe top View Hill Hotel, Nyungwe Guest house/ (budget) Gisakula Gust House,

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking

Early morning breakfast and then after follow the ranger guide to the forest to begin the search of our cousins’ chimpanzee. Chimps are fabulous fan to watch when playing in fruitful trees. Tracking time is unpredictable as it can go from 1-6 hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is required and you are also recommended to come with tracking gears such as strong shoes/boots, long sleeved shirts or blouses, bottled water. Ounce chimps are met you strictly allowed to stay with them for only one hour take as many photos as you can as well as observing their behavior . Other primate species can also entertain you during chimp tracking like the owl-faced monkey, black and white colobus monkeys, baboons, more than 300 Colobus monkeys, mona monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys among others.  After comeback to the lodge for lunch, in the afternoon, you may go for an optional nature walk. Dinner and an overnight at (luxury) Nyungwe forest Lodge/ (Mid –range) Nyungwe top View Hill Hotel, Nyungwe Guest house/ (budget) Gisakula Gust House

Day 6: departure

This day is reserved for departure, after breakfast head back to Kigali; in case you missed the Kigali city tour go for city tour visit the genocide memorial site, national museum among other, have lunch en route and the transfer to Kigali international airport to meet your departure flight back home

End of the safari

 

HOTELS IN KIGALI

KigalI Serena Hotel (Luxury)

Hotel Des Mille Collines (Mid-range)

Hotel Chez Lando

LODGES IN AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

Ruzizi Tented Camp

Akagera Game Lodge

LODGES IN NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Nyungwe Hill Top View

Gisakura Guest House

LODGES IN VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Mountain Gorilla View Hotel

Muhabura Hotel

The safari include

  • 4×4 Ground transportation and fuel
  • Full English speaking safari driver/ guide an all his associated expenses
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • 1 chimp permit
  • Lunch en route
  • City tour and any other activities included in the itinerary

Not included: Visa fees, Airport taxes, items of personal nature like bar bills, tipping, Laundry, and any expenses of personal nature