5 Day Rwanda chimps & Gorillas Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival – Kigali city tour
Upon arrival in Kigali, your company safari guide will meet you and transfer to you Nyungwe Forest National Park, a home to 13 primates and 300 bird species, making it a bird watcher’s paradise! You will have a brief stopover in Butare and visit the National Museum of Rwanda. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forst Lodge ( Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Mid-range), Gisakura Guest House (Basic).
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and cultural tour
Have breakfast enter Nyungwe forest in search for 13 primates species and over 300 bird species. Nyungwe Forest is one of the destinations in the world where you can see up to 13 primates species just in one area; these include chimpanzees, the Blue Monkeys, L’Hoest’s Monkeys, vervet monkeys, the endangered golden monkeys and the Angolan black and white Colobus Monkeys among others. Nyungwe forest has huge concentrations of habituated primates whose troops can include 400 to 500 individuals! This is a unique tourism phenomenon. Return to your lodge for lunch and relax at the lodge.
You can relax after lunch or go for a cultural walk among the local communities where you will be entertained with local cultural performances, and get to know more about the local cultures. Dinner and overnight stay
Day 3: Nyungwe Forest – Gisenyi Town – Kinigi
Take morning break fast and connect to Gisenyi town; a wonderful place to relax, having a captivating feel of a tropical beach resort due to its waterfront and sandy beaches and excellent views of Lake Kivu. Continue with the journey with to Kinigi near Volcanoes National Park. Dinner and overnight
Day 4: Parc National des Volcans – Gorilla Tracking
Today of the gorilla tracking day – wake-up early for breakfast, drive to Kinigi station withyour packed lunch and water for a briefing about the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ while with gorillas. Thereafter, join your trackers and head up the slopes of the Forest to visit one of the habituated groups of gorillas. The trek is quite strenuous, so you should be able to hike for 2-8 hours on steep mountain trails. Sight and stay with gorillas is for 1 hour. Return to the lodge and rest. If the evening is free, we can take a short cultural tour to nearby communities.
Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali – Departure
Have a nice relaxed final morning, where we can just soak in the ambiance of the place, reflect back upon the adventures of our past week, and pack. Depending on our flight schedules we may have lunch at the Lodge and then depart for Kigali for your return flight.
End of Safari
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