7 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Chimpanzee Tour (Volcanoes & Nyungwe)
7 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Chimpanzee Tour, go Gorilla Trekking at #Volcanoes National Park, & Chimpanzee Tracking at #Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda. 7 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Chimpanzee Tour is the ultimate safari to do in Rwanda.
Trip Overview of the 7 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Chimpanzee Tour
#Day 1: Transfer to Kigali for City Tour
#Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
#Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
#Day 4: Transfer to Lake Kivu then Nyungwe Forest National Park
#Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk
#Day 6: Explore Butare and Nyanza Palaces
#Day 7: Departure to Kigali
Detailed Itinerary of the 7 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Chimpanzee Tour
Day 1: Transfer to Kigali for City Tour
Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet our driver/guide and after embark the safari jeep and transfer to your Hotel and if you arrive early take the Kigali city tour visiting the Kigali genocide memorial centre, some local markets and after return to the hotel for dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel.
Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Have breakfast from your hotel of residence, after meet with the company guide and transfer to Volcanoes with the en-route visit to the Kigali genocide memorial sites and then have lunch, and proceed north to the foothills of the volcanoes that make up Volcanoes National Park. Visit the Iby’Iwacu cultural village and after stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast drive to park headquarters where visitors assemble at 7:00 am for briefing on how to” behave” while in the company of a gorilla group. You will meet your guide here and proceed to the starting point of the trek to our allocated group of gorillas. The length of the trek varies depending on where the gorillas are as well as what the weather conditions are. Carry on hiking boots, long trousers and gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & sweets. After transfer to Gisenyi and stay at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.
Day 4: Transfer to Lake Kivu then Nyungwe Forest National Park
Have breakfast, and then transfer to Nyungwe Forest via Gisenyi to view Lake Kivu, with a stopover for lunch in Kibuye. Thereafter drive via the green canopies of the tea plantations and upon arrival check in at Nyungwe Forest Lodge.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk
Have breakfast and after transfer to park head offices for the briefing about the chimps and the forest, after enter into the forest to search for chimpanzees, and other primates like acrobatic Angolan Colobus monkeys, as well as the handsome L’hoest monkeys. Return to the lodge for lunch, then in the evening go for the canopy walk to spot more primates and birds. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge.
Day 6: Explore Butare and Nyanza Palaces
After breakfast we travel to Butare where we visit the Butare Museum- After touring the exhibits at the museum, entertainment is provided by Rwandan traditional dancer called ‘’Intore’’ After lunch we drive to Nyanza, the historical seat of the ancient Rwandan kings place where we visit the Palace and enjoy some traditional story-telling by some of the village elders. We then proceed on to Kigali for the night. Kigali Serena Hotel.
Day 7: Departure to Kigali
Have breakfast, after transfer to Kigali with the visit to other cultural sites and genocides and then transfer to airport for your return flight back home.
Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
Gorilla permits to be booked in advance
Chimpanzee trekking Permits
Allowance of a knowledgeable English speaking guide
Airfare to Rwanda, Visas, Accommodation, cigarettes and personal expenses not listed in the programme.