Rwanda Gorilla Safari; 6 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda

Rwanda Gorilla Tours

Wildlife, Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris in Rwanda

Game Parks in Rwanda

 

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The 6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari features gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, the chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park, culture and heritage encounter in Ethnographic Museum in Butare and the King’s Palace at Nyanza not forgetting beach relaxation and historical tour to the Kigali genocide memorial. Volcanoes National Park which is part of the Virunga massif that supports 480 mountain gorilla has ten habituated gorilla families that are ideal for tracking while the Nyungwe Forest National Park in the south west supports 13 Species of Primates among which include the common chimpanzees and the Black and White colobus monkeys.

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Safari Highlight

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda (Kigali International Airport) & transfer to the lodge

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Make a stop in Butare to visit the ethnographic Museum and Nyanza Palace en route

Day 3: Do Chimpanzee trekking and afternoon Nyungwe Canopy walk

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Kivu (Gisenyi). Drive along the Congo Nile Divide

Day 5: Transfer from Gisenyi to Volcanoes NP. Do gorilla trekking and relax at the lodge

Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali City and depart

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda (Kigali International Airport) & transfer to the lodge

Following your long flight, arrive at Kigali International Airport which is the main gateway if you are travelling by Air. You are welcomed by the company representative who will transfer you to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Hotel des Milles Collins

Midrange / Standard: Hotel Chez Lando

Budget / Basic: Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Make a stop in Butare to visit the ethnographic Museum and Nyanza Palace en route

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park 268km about 6 hours’ drive passing through the lush countryside landscapes of southern Rwanda before making a stop in Butare to visit the Ethnographic Museum which is the largest Museum in Rwanda with over 100,000 artifacts that bring out the history and traditions of Rwanda in detail. After this encounter, you embark on the tour to the Nyanza palace which is a Royal home to the two Kings of Rwanda namely King Musinga and his successor King Rudahigwa. The impressively build Kinyarwanda hut whose architecture dates back to the times of these Kings. There are also the traditional Inyambo Cows with their beautiful horns and can make a considerable parade. Retreat from the activities in Butare and embark on the transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget / Basic: Gisakura Guesthouse

Wild Camping

Day 3: Do Chimpanzee trekking and afternoon Nyungwe Canopy walk
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After breakfast, connect to the Park headquarters for briefing at 8am local time before heading to the forest in search of common Chimpanzees. The forest of Nyungwe is considered as the largest montane forest in the region and is a rich habitat to 310 Species of birds, over 75 mammal Species, 13 Species of Primates of which common Chimpanzees are among along with counts of butterflies, impressive trees and beautiful orchids. The chimp trek tend to last 2 – 5 hours inclusive of one hour direct encounter with the chimps as you see them munch fruit, roll themselves on tree branches, socialize, patrol, copulate among other interesting aspects that will lure you to make full utilization of your Camera space. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation an lunch. In the afternoon, you connect at Uwinka Visitor Center to embark on the afternoon Nyungwe canopy walk. The two hour walk on top of the forest canopy offers you impressive views of the forest and the species that thrive in it including primates and birds. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget / Basic: Gisakura Guesthouse

Wild Camping

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Kivu (Gisenyi). Drive along the Congo Nile Divide

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Lake Kivu 294km about 7 – 8 hours’ drive driving along the Congo Nile divide with magical sceneries of the water catchment area for these two prominent rivers arising from the heart of Africa. The views of Lake Kivu and the resort towns of Cyangungu and Kibuye before arriving in Gisenyi make the drive very rewarding. Relax on the shores of Lake Kivu on the scenic Gisenyi beaches before retiring for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Midrange / Standard: Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu

Budget / Basic: Paladise Malahide

Wild Camping

Day 5: Transfer from Gisenyi to Volcanoes NP. Do gorilla trekking and relax at the lodge

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Wake up early in the morning to start of you drive to Volcanoes National Park at exactly 6am. It is 110km about 2 hours’ drive to Volcanoes National Park and upon arrival; you join other gorilla trekkers for briefing at 8am local time. You follow the respective gorilla family allocated to you to explore the mountain gorillas that are critically endangered. Do not forget to carry along firm walking shoes, the insect repellant, packed lunch, sufficient drinking water, rain gears, hat along with other recommended gorilla trekking items to avoid inconvenience. Follow the respective designated trail walking past the impressive flora, birds and fauna including duikers before approaching the mountain gorillas. The gorilla trekking encounter in Volcanoes from 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one hour of direct encounter with the gorillas as you see them forage, the young ones playing, the Silverback demonstrating its might and the whole encounter being exciting. You retreat to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme

Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Camping

Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali City and depart

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Kigali 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive passing through the beautiful Rwandan hillside landscapes that have earned it a dub as the land of a thousand hills. If you arrive in Kigali early before your check in time, you can take time to visit the Kigali genocide memorial to gain a clear picture of what actually transpired in the 1994 genocide. From the museum, you connect to the Airport for flight departure.

End of Safari

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General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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