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Rwanda Gorilla Safari & Chimpanzee Trekking Tours

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A Trekking Safari in Rwanda to watch Gorillas and chimpanzees

Destinations

Rwanda

Duration

5

Availabilty

Till December


Day 1, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, you will go for a short Kigali city tour and visit the Genocide memorial sites, African craft markets and then later transfer to Volcanoes National Park. Reach Parc Des Volcans in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge / Sabinyo Silver Back Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi guest house/Hotel Muhabura (D)

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 (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 Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Gisakura guest House /Nyungwe Hotel (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 (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

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