7 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari highlights
Upon arrival, you will be briefed about the 7 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari. The experience driver guide will lead you through this amazing tour. Visit Rwanda and watch the Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park. The tour is spiced up with Canopy walk, Kigali city tour, Boat trip on Lake Kivu and Rwandan Cultural experience.
Day 1 of the 7 Days Rwanda 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 your reserved city hotel. Spend the rest of time at your leisure and relaxation. Dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel/ Chez lando Hotel /Quiet Haven Hotel. Meal Plan: Dinner.
Day 2: Kigali City – Nyungwe Forest National Park (5.5 hours drive)
Have your breakfast early in the morning and later you will be driven 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. Along your way, Have lunch and 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 Rwandese and their past way of leadership and Kingship. Upon arrival, you will be served 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 3 of the 7 Days Rwanda 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 monkey Grey-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 4: Nyungwe Forest National Park – Lake Kivu for Boat ride and coffee tour
Leave for Lake Kivu after your breakfast for boat cruise on Lake Kivu. 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. You will later return at your lodge for leisure and relaxation. Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel/ Moriah Hill Resort. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5 of the 7 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari: Lake Kivu – Rwanda Parc Volcano (3 hours drive)
After breakfast, drive to RwandaParc Volcano. 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 Ruhengere via Musanze. You will pass by Lake Bulera for a canoe ride and along is Lakes Ruhondo. This great thrilling canoe ride adventure will give you a chance to have a beautiful moment as you explore this small lake on a canoe and also on a self-ride. After, you will proceed to Volcanoes National Park. The afternoon is spent on sightseeing and relaxing around the hotel. Meals and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) or at The Garden Place (Budget). Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 6: 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 7: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali Airport (2.5 hours drive), End of the 7 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari.
After your breakfast, you will be driven to Kigali city and have a brief city tour where you will visit the Genocide Museum. The Museum 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. Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch. END OF SERVICE.
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This safari package includes:
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- 1 gorilla and chimpanzee permit, per person
- En-route lunches
- visit the Royal Palace Museum and Ethnographic Museum
- Boat ride on Lake Kivu
- Park entrance fee
- Coffee tour, Iby’Iwacu cultural experience, Canopy walk and Canoe ride on Lake Bulera
- 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.