|Safari Name||6Days Nyungwe and Ruhengeri Gorillas Trekking & Chimpanzees safari|
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and enjoy a City Tour
After your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our safari guide who will take you around for a city Tour where you will visit the Genocide Memorial Museum, curio markets and the Kimironko fruits markets where you have a chance to meet the local people and choose your preferred fruit basket. Kigali city tour also includes the old town of Nyamirambo and
Day 2: Hiking and Trekking Colobus Trails of Nyungwe
Have an early breakfast, enter Nyungwe forest to track the Nyungwe Colobus monkeys. Have a walk in the forest and learning experience conducted by our knowledgeable tour-guides who are well versed in botany, ornithology and interspecies relationship in Nyungwe forest. Return to your respective lodge for lunch. Relax in late afternoon as and wait for dinner and overnight at the lodge.Accommodation at Nyungwe Forest Lodge or Nyungwe Top Hill View Hotel or Ibis Hotel or Gisakura Guest House Meal Plan: Full Board; Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest – Kibuye City
You are expected to wake up a bit early enough, have your breakfast and then enter Nyungwe forest to track the chimpanzees. This will take 1-8hours but if you wish to stay and sight these chimpanzees, that’s ok only that you will find a late lunch at the Lodge. For those who are not interested, will have to return to the lodge for lunch and wait for those who stayed in the forest.
Accomodation at Morial Hill Restort or Birambye Lodge or Kibuye Guest house or Hotel Centre Bethanie or Home St jean. Meal Plan: Full Board; Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Day 4: Kibuye-Gisenyi-Ruhengeri –Kinigi (PNV)
After early an breakfast, connect to Kinigi (Volcanoes National Park Head quarters) from Kibuye via Gisenyi and Ruhengeri. This is a 6hrs drive (213Km). The drive Kibuye-Gisenyi is via the most beautiful sceneries, providing spectacular views of the tea growing country of Gisovu and Kayove. Brief stops are provided for photography and refreshment. A 4hrs drive will en route to Gisenyi for lunch and a brief city tour. There after drive for 2hrs to Ruhengeri and finally Kinigi; the base of gorilla tracking.
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge or Kinigi Guest House Meal Plan: Full Board: Full Board; Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast.
Day 5: Full Day Gorillas Tracking Adventure
After an early morning breakfast drive to Kinigi park headquarters for, guide allocation and briefing. This is followed by a drive to the trailheads where hiking and trekking up the hills to the bamboo zone begins. Hiking, trekking and tracking gorillas may take 2-5 hours, depending on their movements. Sight and stay with the mountain Gorillas for 1hour. Descend to your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the panoramic twin volcanic lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge or Kinigi Guest House Meal Plan: Full Board: Full Board; Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Day 6: Final day in Rwanda
After breakfast, trek up to the mountain for another memorable experience with the gorillas. OR Visit Dian Fossey’s grave, OR Climb the volcano Mt Bisoke, which is topped with a beautiful crater lake, all the above activities are suitable for those who are reasonably fit. Return to the base hotel for lunch. In the afternoon drive to Kigali International Airport for your flight back home.
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Game drives as per the itinerary
• Arrival and Departure airport transfers
• Accommodation and Meals as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
• 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person where applicable in the tour
• 1 Chimpanzee tracking permit per person where applicable in the tour
• Ground transport in a comfortable 4×4 Safari Vehicle equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International / domestic flights and any related taxes
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Beverages/Drinks, Tips and
• Travel and personal accident Insurance for any Passenger
• Visas which can be applied online or at the Embassy in your country
• Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Optional activities as indicated above and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
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ommonly known as a land of a thousand hills, Rwanda has reinvented itself in recent years as an ecotourism destination. The undulating hills and mountains ever covered by mist every morning form a good scenery – hence the movie “gorillas in the mist”. Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcano National Park is by far Rwanda’s major international attraction. After the release of the feature film, Gorillas in the Mist, about the late Dian Fossey’s pioneering work habituating the gorillas (in order to study their behavior), trekking increased tremendously.
Rwanda has five volcanoes, 23 lakes and numerous rivers. Her mountainous topography is a product of her position on the eastern rim of the Albertine Rift Valley, part of the Great Rift Valley which cuts through Africa from the Red Sea to Mozambique. Rwanda has three main conservation areas: the Volcanoes Park, Akagera Park and Nyungwe Forest.
Rwanda has three main conservation areas: the Volcanoes Park, Akagera Park and Nyungwe Forest. Each of these protects a very unique ecosystem and combination of large mammals. Akagera supports a typical savannah fauna dominated by a variety of antelopes, zebra, buffalo and giraffe, the aquatic hippopotamus, and plains predators such as lion, leopard and spotted hyena. The Volcanoes Park is the best place in the world to track mountain gorillas while Nyungwe offers visitors a good chance of viewing chimpanzees and 400-strong troops of colobus monkeys – the largest arboreal primate troops in Africa today.
Destination Rwanda: Land of gorillas and Chimpanzees….quintessentially exclusive….
Rwanda, the land of rolling hills and mountains ever covered by mist every morning and home of “the gorillas in the mist” movie has the best Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes Park and chimpanzees in Nyungwe. With 5 volcanoes, 23lakes and numerous rivers Rwanda is truly your undiscovered safari treasure.