5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari & Chimpanzee Trekking Tour

Details

Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Tracking, Canopy walk, Kigali City Tour

Destinations

RWANDA Volcanoes National Park Nyungwe Forest National Park

Duration

5 Days

Availabilty

All Year Round


SAFARI OVERVIEW:

This 5 days Gorillas and Chimpanzees takes you to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest for a tour of a life time to get up close with the rare Mountain Gorillas and trek Chimpanzees.

DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast a Safari guide from MuAfrika Adventures Ltd will pick you up from your Hotel and  you start the day with a short Kigali city tour and visit the Genocide memorial sites, African craft markets and then later transfer by Road to Volcanoes National Park. Reach Parc Des Volcans in the afternoon on time for your Dinner and overnight stay at:

Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Nest Lodge / Sabinyo Silver Back Lodge /Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Midrange Accommodation: Lebambou Gorilla Lodge / Garr Hotel

Budget Accommodation: Kinigi guest house/Hotel Muhabura.

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: Gorilla Trekking
After breakfast, you will set out of your lodge with your packed lunch to the ORTPN Offices for briefing and gorilla tracking escorts and Rangers. You will then start your trek of the Gorillas. Once you come across the bamboo forest logs and also your first perception of the sound the breaking of bamboo indicating that the gorillas are nearer. Prepare yourself for the enjoyful encounter with the Gorillas and wonderful experience. Stay with the gorillas for 1 hour and then and trek back to your lodge or lunch and in the afternoon, visit the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera. Dinner and overnight stay as above.

Meal Plan: FB

DAY 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will drive southwest to Nyungwe forest National Park. En route visit the Butare town which is the country’s 2nd capital after Kigali. Here visit the National Museum, National University and the Botanical gardens. Proceed and have another stopover in Nyanza for a visit to the Old King Mwami’s palace. Nyungwe forest is on a high elevation and simply placed on a 970 square kilometers land and it is very apparent that it creates its own climate from its own biodiversity. Upon arrival in Nyungwe, participate in the evening forest walk. Dinner and overnight stay at

Luxury Accommodation: One and Only Nyungwe House / Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Midrange Accommodation: Nyungwe Top view Hotel

Budget Accommodation: Gisakura guest House /Nyungwe Hotel

Meal Plan: FB

DAY 4: Chimpanzee Tracking
After a morning breakfast, you will head to the Park headquarters for chimp trek briefing. After this you will then go for chimp trek in the forest. The time taken to encounter the Chimps is unpredictable but usually takes between 3- 10 hours. Along the way, you will encounter other primates species found in this Park such as the Silver monkey, Owl faced monkey, Ruwenzori colobus, L’hoests monkey, and the Grey cheeked Mangabey and so many others. Return for dinner and overnight stay as above.

Meal Plan: FB

DAY 5: Forest walks in Nyungwe and Transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will set out for a forest walk in Nyungwe to search for the Colobus Monkeys. En route, you will encounter different bird species together with different flora and fauna, then later transfer back to Kigali reaching in time for Lunch. Drop off will be at your Hotel in Kigali or at the Airport for your flight back home

The above Safari is Inclusive of:

  • all ground transportation and Fuel in a 4×4 WD Vehicle,
  • Gorilla tracking and permit@$1,500 each
  • Full time English speaking safari guide and his associated expenses,
  • Chimpanzee tracking Permit
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Accommodation and meals as per the tour plan,
  • Bottled Drinking water on board

But it excludes;

  • Items of personal nature like Laundry, Person Insurance,Beverages, tips, Air fares, Visa.

 

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