Chimpanzee Safari Rwanda, Gorilla Tracking in the Volcanoes National Park
This itinerary takes in the best of safaris including Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari and Gorillas as well. This itinerary makes you never overlook terrifying gorilla trekking experience on the Rwandan section of the splendid Virunga mountain range at Volcanoes National Park. This park firms over half of the 650 mountain gorillas in the expanse and there is no wildlife encounter more moving or life varying than spending time witnessing these closest friends relaxing peacefully in the forest. Nyungwe Forest National Park, perhaps it is the best preserved rain forest in Central Africa that offers an occasion to trek some of the most bio-diverse forest on earth and appreciate up to 13 different species of primates. You can also spend time as you slope downtime to Lake Kivu with vast fresh-water expanse perfect for break and reformation amidst the exhilarating tracking regions.
Day 1. Arrival in Kigali.
Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be picked up by the guide/driver who is to drive you to your preferred accommodation unit for dinner and relax for the next activities that are to take place the following day.
Accommodation booked on full board: Luxury. Hotel des mille Collins.
Mid-range. Lemigo lodge.
Budget. Flame tree hotel.
Day 2. Kigali City tour and transfer to Nyungwe forest.
The safari guide/driver will meet you at 10.00 am at your preferred accommodation, after your breakfast and drive for a city for a tour in Kigali. Visit the genocide memorial centre in Gisozi where a quarter of million people lie buried proceed to the local handcraft markets in Kigali town and be free to buy anything that may interest you because it’s also part of the safari and the guide will drive you back to the hotel for lunch. Immediately after lunch, you’re to set off to Nyungwe national park and you may pause at Nyanza to visit the famous kings palace from here you are to drive to park and check- in into your preferred accommodation unit and the meal plan is on full board.
Accommodation booked on full board: Luxury. Nyungwe forest view lodge.
Mid-range/ budget. Nyungwe top view lodge.
Day 3. Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Rwanda.
After the early morning breakfast at the lodge, you will be relocated to chimpanzee tracking information for a pre-chimps tracking briefing by the park warden and rangers at exactly 8.00 am. After the briefing the guide will lead you into the forest in search of these primates. The joy of spending your time while observing these chimps interacting with each other is an exhilarating and unforgettable experience .You are allowed 1 hr viewing the interaction of the chips and you not allowed to use any gesture, using flash cameras and you should stay 7 meters away from them. While tracking gorilla you may also see other primates in the forest such as and the time spent tracking is volatile depending on the location of these apes though the estimated hours is 2-3 hours. After the trekking you will break off for lunch and later in the evening, you will transfer to the volcanoes national park. Accommodation booked on full board: Luxury. Mountain gorilla view lodge.
Mid-range. Le Bambou.
Budget. Kinigi guest house.
Day 4. Gorilla Tracking in the Volcanoes.
After the early morning breakfast, assemble at the park headquarter at 7:00 am for a short briefing about gorilla trekking. Trekking gorilla in volcano national park is one of the most thrilling activities that nobody would ever wish to miss once you have a safari in Rwanda. Trekking the gorilla through afforested slopes of volcano national park is an exquisite experience that one may live to recall. Visit one of the habituated groups in the park as assigned .gorilla tracking takes approximately 1-8 hrs depending on the movement of these apes in the natural world therefore you’re a advised to move with packed lunch .trekking gorillas may need one to have good level of physical fitness to track them. You may have a chance to spend one hour observing them while they are interacting though you’re all advised to stay 7 m away from them. After the trek, your to descend back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Accommodation booked on full board: Luxury .Mountain gorilla safari lodge
Mid-range. Le Bambou
Budget. kinigi guest house.
Day 5. Transfer to Lake kivu.
After the morning breakfast, the drive will take to a beautiful great water lake with huge fresh waters in the western side of great African rift fall.it is the largest lake in Rwanda and it attains a sixth position largest lakes in Africa.
Lake Kivu is one of the best places to chill out and ease after gorilla tracking or chimps tracking. The drive will take you to the lake which takes 2-3hour and you will join an afternoon boat cruise one of amazing activities at this lake as your enjoying the cool breathe of the fresh waters . The boat cruise takes approximately 3hour and after that you can have rest at the swimming pool or swim or relax at the beach for the rest of your evening.
Accommodation booked on full board: Luxury. Lake kivu Serena.
Mid-range. Paradise marahide.
Budget. Palm Beach resort.
Day 6. Transfer back to the airport.
After the morning breakfast, you will transfer back to the airport for your flight, but in case of any additional activity, you’re free to ask for it but it will be an extra cost to you and this will also depend on the time of your flight.