6 Days Rwanda Safari – Gorillas & Chimps

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Tour Overview
Rwanda safari adventure takes you through Rwanda’s major national parks – Nyungwe National Park; a home to 13 primates species and Volcanoes National Park, home of 360 Mountain Gorillas. Explore the Genocide Memorial sites, the national Museum, the old town of Nyamirambo and many other historical places in Rwanda.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up – Transfer to Nyungwe NP
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking – Canopy walk/nature walk/birding
Day 3: Transfer from Nyungwe – Volcanoes NP
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Adventure – Tour Twin Lakes
Day 5: Golden Monkey Tracking / Dian Fossey Grave Hike
Day 6: Depart Volcanoes – Kigali City Tour – Departure

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up – Transfer to Nyungwe National park
Our tour guide will pick you up from either the airport or hotel, and hit the road to Nyungwe forest national park. Dinner and Overnight stay
Accommodation: Nyungwe Forst Lodge ( Luxury)
Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Mid-range)
Gisakura Guest House (Basic).
Travel time: About: 5 Hours.

Day 2: Chimps Tracking – Canopy walk/nature walk/birding
Early rise for breakfast. Head out to Nyungwe forest headquarters for briefing about tracking chimps. The rangers know the best spots where you can easily track the chimpanzees. As you hike through the forest, you will come across other primates like monkeys, these will excite you as you get closer to the chimpanzees. Birds will be all over and for birdwatchers, this is the best place to be. Getting a chance to see these chimpanzees is breathtaking; you will see them play on trees, rest and feeding. You are allowed to take as many pictures as you can as long as you observe silence. After a wonderful time with the chimpanzees, you return for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, you go for a forest canopy walk or nature walk to see the twin lakes. You will spot different species of birds. Have dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day3: Transfer from Nyungwe NP – Volcanoes National Park
Have an early at your hotel and your guide will drive you off to Volcanoes National Park. The drive will take you via Lake Kivu were you will have clear views of the water body and take pictures of the beautiful area. Have lunch en route and continue with our interesting drive. Arrive late and check in to your lodge.
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Volcanoes Lodge ( Luxury)
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range)
Muhabura Hotel (Basic).
Travel time: About: 5 Hours.

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking / Tour the Twin Lakes
Have an early breakfast report to the Volcanoes park headquarters as early as 7:30am. After a short drill as regards your expected gorilla tracking conduct is concerned, you will enter the rain forest in search of the mountain gorillas. It is advisable to carry along with you a packed lunch, energy bite and mineral water on this expedition because sometimes tracking can last very long from 1 -6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. On locating the gorillas, the experience is so exhilarating and will be well worth the trouble. Spend a maximum of one hour with the gorillas then return to your lodge. In the afternoon if your up for it head out for a tour the twin lake of Burera & Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at your lodge

Day 5: Golden Monkeys Tracking / Dian Fossey Grave Hike
Wake up early for your breakfast, drive to the park headquarters for breifing the Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Kandti), now listed as endangered because of their small numbers. You will be separated in groups of 6 people maxixum, and the trackking will take most of the day. After the trek, return to the lodge for relaxation and later a community walk. Or you can opt to Hike to the Karisoke Gorilla Research Centre which Dian Fossey, the famous primatologist set up.

Day 6: Transfer form Volcanoes – Kigali City Tour – Departure
Have breakfast at the lodge and later drive back to Kigali for a grand city tour. Expect to tour historical places like the genocide memorial site, the national museum. Later have lunch and drop off at either your hotel or the airport.

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