6 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Highlights
Explore Rwanda with our 6 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari and see all what Rwanda has to offer. Visit Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla and Golden monkey trekking, the twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo, IbyIwacu culture, Genocide Museum, Lake Kivu and also Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy walk at Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Day 1 of the 6 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari: Arrival at Kigali Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be welcomed by our office representative who will brief you shortly and later transferred to yourreserved city hotel. Spend the rest of time at your leisure and relaxation. Dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel/ Chezlando Hotel /Quiet Haven Hotel. Meal Plan: Dinner.
Day 2: Kigali City – Volcanoes National Park (2.5 hours drive)
You will be picked from your place of the stay around the city or the Airport then transferred to Volcanoes National Park. Volcanoes National Park is located at north-west corner of Rwanda, north of Virunga Mountains and it is famous for Mountain Gorilla and Golden Monkey. Enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known as you proceed to Ruhengeri or Musanze. En route visit of Dian Fossey institute and you proceed to your lodge for dinner and Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) or at The Garden Place (Budget).Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3: Gorilla trekking and Iby’Iwacu Cultural experience at Volcano National Park
This huge cross-border forest is another home for Mountain Gorilla. It is thought that these Gorillas have created different developments in an isolated environment. You will be briefed from the park headquarters and later you will be escorted by the ranger guides into the park to search for the rare Mountain Gorillas. Watch the Gorillas feeding, playing and so often they are inquisitive. They also spend their time leaping from bamboo branches or frolicking on the forest floor. Return to the lodge and get ready for the afternoon village foot safari, to explore the indigenous local life with a taste of the traditional performance at IbyIwacu cultural center. Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) or at The Garden Place (Budget). Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4: Golden Monkey trekking and transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park (6 hours drive)
Have breakfast as usual then you will be transferred for briefing and later you will embark on the Golden monkey trekking and so often you will find them playing and swinging on the bamboo tree branches. Return to the lodge for lunch and later you will be transferred to Nyungwe Forest National Park. The park is composed of Mountain rainforest boarding Burundi and it is known for its famous Chimpanzees. It contains 75 species of mammals and 310 species of birds. On your way, you will pass by Lake Kivu for boat cruise and coffee tour. It takes 2 hours on the water. You will explore the beautiful attractions on this Lake. It is also known as a birding haven as it host a number of bird species like the cormorant, pied king fisher’s, weaver birds,common kestrel, African Pied Wagtail, Tropical Boubou, Common Waxbill, spotted Yellow-throated Greenbul, Speckled Pigeons, Chin-spot Batis, Ashy Flycatcher, Cardinal Woodpecker, Bronzed Sunbirds, African Pied Wagtail among others. While on boat, you will proceed to Kimbiri for coffee experience, where you will have coffee tour experience.Dinner and Overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrange) and Gisakura Hotel (Budget).Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5 of the 6 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari: Chimpanzee Trekking & Canopy Walk
After early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the briefing point and you will be escorted in the forest to search for Chimpanzees. Enjoy seeing the closest creatures to human being including the other 12 species of primates inhabiting this park among which include Owl-faced monkey/ Hamlyn’s monkeyGrey-cheeked mangabey,Red-tailed monkey,L’Hoest’s monkey, Vervet monkey,Olive baboon,Dent’s Mona Monkey and Blue Monkey. Return for lunch as you wait for the afternoon Canopy walk along the 90 meters suspended metallic bridge above the Nugungwe Forest. The walk is guided along a 160 meter bridge along the walk way and it takes 2 hours. The canopy walk offers a great view of the forest and you might be exposed to many other primates along this walkway. Dinner and Overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrange) and Gisakura Hotel (Budget).Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 6: Nyungwe Forest National Park – Kigali Airport (5.5 hours drive), End of 6 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari
Have breakfast early in the morning then your drive guide will drive you to Kigali. You will visit the Royal Palace Museum and Ethnographic Museum in Southern Province, this will give you a great history of traditional ways of living among Rwandans and their past way of leadership of Kingship. Arrive in afternoon in time for lunch and later have a brief visit of Genocide Memorial which was inaugurated in 2004; the Kigali Genocide Memorial at Gisozi is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Later proceed to Airport to catch up with your flight back home. Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.
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This 6 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari package includes:
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- 1 gorilla, 1 golden monkey and 1 chimpanzee permit, per person
- En-route lunches
- visit the Royal Palace Museum and Ethnographic Museum and Kigali city tour
- Boat ride on Lake Kivu and the coffee tour
- Park entrance fee
- Iby’Iwacu cultural experience and the Canopy walk
- Services of English speaking driver/guide
- 1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.