5-6 Days Mountain Gorilla tour with Chimpanzee tracking safari
ITINERARY: RWANDA GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE TREK / CANOPY WALK
Day 1: Day 2: Kigali – Nyungwe National park
Your driver guide will pick you from your Hotel in the morning after breakfast, and drive direct to Nyungwe National park (5-6hrs), en-route visit to Nyanza King’s palace, en-route lunch in Butare town, visit Rwanda National museum in Huye as well as Murambi genocide memorial museum. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge / Gisakura Guest House / Nyungwe Hill top View hotel.
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking, Canopy walk or Colobus Monkeys
Start early with heavy breakfast, enter Nyungwe forest to search for wild chimpanzees (Habituated). Expect an encounter with other primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, golden monkeys and many forest bird species. Retire for lunch and either go for colobus monkey tracking or take the adventurous canopy walk. Dinner and overnight as on Day 1
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National park
Breakfast and transfer to the home to mountain gorillas in Ruhengeri. We can use our 4×4 safari vehicle or use a boat on Lake Kivu (Extra payment). If you travel by boat, our vehicle can meet us at Gisenyi, and then we continue with our journey to Volcanoes national Park. Overnight at Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Virunga lodge / Sabyinyo Silverback lodge / Hotel Muhabura
Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Trekking Adventure
Breakfast followed by transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the gorilla tracking. The trek takes 2-7 hours depending on the movement of gorillas. Sight and stay with these gentle giants is 1hour for observation and photographing. Relax at your lodge / hotel in the evening. Or we can take a community walk or cultural entertainment in nearby communities. Dinner & overnight at your lodge on DAY 3.
Day 5: Second gorilla trekking (Optional)
Second gorilla trek in Volcanoes Gorilla park (same or different gorilla family), then afternoon nature walk to the beautiful twin lakes of Burera & Ruhondo. Overnight at your lodge on DAY 3.
Day 6: Golden monkey trek or Dian Fossey hiking, Departure
We either go for golden monkey tracking or hike to Dian fossey tombs. Return by mid-day, have lunch and drive back to Kigali for last minute shopping, later proceed to the airport for your scheduled departure flight.
End of the tour