5 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee trekking

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
You will be picked up from Kigali international airport by our company tour guide, who will greet you and later transfer you to Kigali for a city tour. Places to tour include the genocide memorial site and shopping of African art and craft; visit the cultural sites among other interesting places. Have lunch in Kigali and later, proceed to Ruhengeri to enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is famous for. Arrive at the park in the evening, check in into your accommodation for leisure as you’re waiting for tomorrow’s activity gorilla tracking. Dinner and overnight at luxury Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Midrange: Le Bombou Lodge/La Palme Hotel, Budget:KinigiGuestHouse. Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking adventure in Volcanoes
Following breakfast, you will be escorted by a ranger guide to the park headquarters at 08:00hours for a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while with gorillas and also get a signed to the group booked for. After the briefing from the authorities of the park, set off into the rain tropical forest to begin the activity, Gorilla tracking is regarded as the most interesting activity on earth. Gorilla tracking time is unpredictable as it may take between 3-8 hours searching for these species. And it may involve passing through muddy and thick forest, so it is advisable to move with tracking gears like packed lunch and bottled water, long khaki or jean trousers, non flash cameras, rain gear, strong boots among others. But coming in contact with the great primates is well worth the effort. After this wonderful moment come back to the lodge or if you have the evening free go for a cultural walk to visit the neighboring people Batwa the pygmy family. Dinner and overnight at luxury Sabyinyo Silverback lodge, Midrange: Le Bombou Lodge/La Palme Hotel, Budget: Kinigi Guest House
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Drive to Nyungwe Forest
Early rise for breakfast and later you will be driven to Nyungwe Forest, a forest which host over 13 primates’ species coupled with chimpanzees the closest relative of man sharing almost 98% of human DNA. En route visit the Old kings Palace in Nyanza, genocide memorial among other interesting places. Drive past green hills of tea plantations and the vast Nyungwe Forest. Check in dinner and an overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Midrange), Gisakura Guest House (Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe Forest
On this day after breakfast, you will be lead by the guide to the forest to search for the man’s closest relative the chimps. They are fabulous fan to watch as their playing in fruitful trees. Chimpanzee tracking is unpredictable as it may take between 1-6 hours as it depends on their movement. And ounce found you strictly allowed spending only one hour with them. There are several other primates in Nyungwe such as the Rwenzori colobus, Hoest Monkey, silver monkey, owl faced monkey, red tailed monkey, vervet monkey and olive baboon, birds can also be seen during the trekking. After the activity came back to the lodge for leisure. You may decide to spend the evening at leisure or if you have the energy this evening go for a guided nature walk in the forest to see a variety of animals and several species of birds. Retire to the lodge for dinner and an overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Midrange.
Meal plan breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Departure
Transfer to Kigali International Airport to meet your departure flight back and say farewell to Rwanda.
End of Safari

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