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Rwanda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking

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Tour Details

Many dreams of visiting Rwanda because of the famous Mountain Gorillas in Parc National des Volcans, which is prominent. Gorilla trekking is the most wonderful experience and most people who have ever visited Rwanda talks a lot about the amazing features and primates. This itinerary includes a 9 days tour to the Mountain Gorilla in the Parc national de volcanoes. The tour will start at Kigali Rwanda and end at Kigali airport. Rwanda adventure Safari 9 days is a very comprehensive tour to Rwanda, you will be able to visit the highlights of the fascinating sites and parks in 9 days, and you will be guided with the most competent guides. The private guided safari will include full board accommodation, transfers upon and arrivals departure, meals and transport.


Day 1Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali airport, you will be meeting and greeted by your safari driver. You will be transferred to Kigali Serena hotel or any other lodge an indicated in your program. The guide will brief you shortly about the upcoming safari. Depending on your arrival, times your guide may suggest take you to explore the Kigali city all meals and accommodation is provided in the hotel. You will be given time to prepare and rest for the upcoming safari

Day 2Nyungwe

After breakfast, you will depart to Nyungwe National park via Butare, which is the second largest city in Rwanda. There you will have an opportunity of your lifetime to visit Mwami Palace as well as other universities. You will be driven to the fascinating Butare National Museum where you will be able to view traditional items such as clothing, maps, historical artefacts and photographs. You will take your lunch at a local restaurant known as Butare. After lunch, you will proceed to rainforest reserve for flora and fauna view. The biodiversity in the park is breathtaking. Later you will reside at Nyungwe Forest Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3Nyungwe

This will be the second day at Nyungwe National park. After early breakfast at your lodge, you will proceed back to other parts of Nyungwe National park. The guide will take all the formalities for you at the gate and then after a brief introduction about the surrounding, you will choose to trek to the natural habitat, which is a home for a huge population of Chimpanzees. Alternatively, hike into Nyungwe Forest to watch Primates and other bird species that live in the forest. The place is like a paradise for hikers. After lunch, at the lodge, you will spend the afternoon having leisure or choose to visit the tea factory.

Day 4Kibuye

This morning enjoy your breakfast at the lodge. After that breakfast, you will proceed to Kibuye. The guide will take care of the necessary formalities for you. Then, you will proceed on your way to Kibuye you will pass through the tea plantation before exploring the shores of Lake Kivu. Kibuye is among the three beautiful towns at Kivu. You will arrive at Kibuye at around lunchtime; you will enjoy your lunch and proceed to other amazing parts of Kibuye. Afternoon, you may choose to walk and explore the fascinating scenery or drive to the beach city of Kibuye which lies between the eastern shore of Lake Kivu. There you will enjoy the rocky beaches and peaceful island. Later you will be taken to Lodge. B, L, D. for dinner and night stay.

Day 5Lake Kivu

This morning after breakfast at the lodge, you will drive to Gisenyi city, which lies, between the shores of Lake Kivu on the northwest part of Rwanda. Lake Kivu is among the greatest and amazing lakes in Rwanda. After lunch, you will drive to an inland beach with fresh water. Kivu is a unique and extraordinary inland because of the deep waters rich in dissolve gas known as methane. You will be able to walk at the sandy beach, which is lined with swaying palms and colonial-era hotels. Back to the full Board Kivu Serena Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6Parc National des Volcans

After early breakfast at the lodge, you will be taken to Park Headquarters where you will meet with a local guide and trackers. They will brief you on the gorilla trekking etiquette. Then you will proceed to the exact point where gorillas were seen in the previous night, you would track them down from there. The trekking is the most breathing experience and it will take about 6 hours. You will pass through the roughest and muddy terrain. After gorillas have trekked, you will enjoy your time taking photos. You should take plenty of water for refreshment. Later you will eat your picnic lunch and then proceed back to the lodge. It is advisable to take cameras, waterproof clothing because of rain. Later you will be brought back for dinner and accommodation.

Day 7Parc National de Volcans – Gorilla Trekking

Early breakfast at your lodge, then you will depart from your hotel to the Volcanoes National Park HQs. Before proceeding, you will be briefed about the journey to great volcanoes. The guide will take care of the registration formalities at the gate. The guide will determine the type of gorilla to visit because there are more than 64 gorilla permits, which are available daily with a maximum of eight trekkers visiting any individual group. Other factors you will discuss with your guide is trekking conditions, your fitness and advice about trekking times. You will be divided into groups and then every trekker will go back to respective vehicles for the drive up the mountain to the starting point. The trekking will take about 2-6 hours. You will take several breaks to rest and take photos. After the first trek, you will meet your guide and then back to the lodge for lunch. You will return Gorilla Mountain View Lodge for dinner and overnight supper.

Day 8Parc National des Volcans – Golden monkey walk

After early breakfast, you will descend for Golden monkey walk. The walk is the most fascinating thing in game viewing. The Golden monkeys are also known as Cercopithecus mitis kandti. They are the most endangered species in Africa. You will hike up the mountain path for an average of two hours before you encounter the rare primates. You will spend nearly one hour with the golden gorilla before having your picnic lunch. Golden is the most fascinating experience. Later you will drive back to the lodge or hotel for dinner and overnight rest.

Day 9Fly Kigali – Nairobi

Transfer to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight to Nairobi, after morning breakfast.