The 5 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Chimpanzee Trekking Tour is a primate’s safari that takes you to explore Nyungwe forest national park home to wild chimpanzees and Volcanoes national park home to Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda.
Detailed 5 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Chimpanzee Trekking Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe National park
On arrival at Kigali International Airport or from your Hotel in Kigali, you will meet and greet with your driver/guide who will transfer you to Nyungwe forest national park arriving in time for dinner and Overnight stay at your lodge.
Accommodation Options: Nyungwe Forst Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Mid-range), Gisakura Guest House (Basic).
Day 2: Chimps Tracking and Canopy walk/nature walk/birding
Today you will wake up to an early breakfast at your hotel and then proceed with your guide to the Nyungwe forest headquarters for briefing about tracking chimps. The rangers know the best spots where you can easily track the chimpanzees. As you hike through the forest, you will come across other primates like monkeys, these will excite you as you get closer to the chimpanzees. After a wonderful time with the chimpanzees, you return for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, you will go for a forest canopy walk from where you will have your Dinner and then overnight.
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After a very early breakfast, you will be transferred to Volcanoes National Park. This drive will take you via Lake Kivu where you will have clear views of the water body and take pictures of the beautiful lake. You will have lunch en route and then continue with our interesting drive arriving in time for check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation Options: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Basic).
Day 4: Gorilla Tracking and Tour of the Twin Lakes
Today after breakfast at your hotel, you will proceed with your guide to the Volcanoes park headquarters as early as 7:30am. After a short briefing in regards to your expected gorilla tracking conducts the dos and fonts, you will enter the rain forest in search of the mountain gorillas. Once you meet the gentle giants, you are allowed to spend a maximum of one hour with the gorillas then return to your lodge. In the afternoon if your up for it you will head out for a tour the twin lake of Burera & Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at your lodge
Day 5: Golden Monkeys Tracking and Departure
Today after breakfast, you will proceed to the Kinigi park headquarters for briefing on dos and don’ts for tracking Golden Monkeys. You will be divided in groups of 6 people maximum for your tracking. After the trek, return to the lodge for lunch and be ready to travel back to Kigali for departure.
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