6 Days Rwanda gorilla and Chimp tracking

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival and transfer to Nyungwe forest National Park
Upon your Arrival at Kanombe (Kigali) airport, you will be met and greeted by our safari tour guides and later you will be briefed about the safari. After you will be transferred to Nyungwe Forest National Park which is located in the South West part of Rwanda. Along the way, you will make stops at places of interest including local markets, the traditional palace of Rwanda’s Former King in Nyanza among others. Have lunch enroute and later Drive past green fields of tea scattered across the hillsides and the small wooden houses unique to the areas surrounding Nyungwe Forest. You will arrive at the park in the late evening for dinner and an overnight at your booked lodge. Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Midrange),GisakuraGuestHouse(Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking
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 and so many others. 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 go for a guided nature walk in the forest to see a variety of animals and some of the three hundred bird species found here, which include the Rwenzori turaco and black and white casqued hornbill. Or search for the large groups of colobus monkeys sometimes as many as 400 in a group. Retire to the lodge for 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 3: Drive to volcanoes national park
Have breakfast and then drive to volcanoes national park. Along the way, in Butare, visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum. Enjoy lunch enroute. Continue to the north to Kinigi via Ruhengeri to volcanoes national park the only park that houses almost a half of world’s mountain gorillas. Along the way, enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known at times it is referred to as a land of a thousand hills. Arrive at the Park in the evening for leisure at the lodge. Dinner and an overnight stay at luxury Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Midrange: Le Bombou Lodge/La Palme Hotel, Budget: Kinigi Guest House
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 4 Gorilla Trekking, Parc National des Volcans
After 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. Ounce gorillas are found you will forget all the troubles you’ve gone through and start enjoying watching them as they are doing their daily activities such as mother feeding their younger ones, making beds, playing among others and you strictly allowed staying with them for only one hour. After this wonderful moment come back to the lodge for leisure or if you have the evening free go for a cultural walk to visit the neighboring people Batwa the pygmy family that live the near the park, they will entertain you through their cultural music, dance and drama , introduce to you their faming methods among others. Dinner and overnight luxury Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Midrange: Le Bombou Lodge/La Palme Hotel, Budget:KinigiGuestHouse
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Dian Fossey Trek
You will have breakfast and then after go and visit the grave yard of Dian Fossey. This is at the former Karisoke Research Center where Dian spent over 18years studying the behaviors of these great apes Gorillas, and the trek to the site is quite magnificent, passing through bamboo forest and afro-montane habitats. You may spot other wildlife during the visit. Return to the lodge, the evening is spent on sightseeing and relaxing around the hotel. 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 6: Departure
Leave for Kigali. Time permitting; go for a tour of the city places to visit include genocide memorial sites, market places, cultural centers do some shopping if interested have lunch in the city and later transfer to the airport for your flight.

End of 6 days safari to Rwanda

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