5 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Chimps Safari

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will depart for Nyungwe Forest National Park. En route to the Park, visit historical and cultural sites in Butare and Nyanza. You will visit the National Museum and the National University in Butare. You will also visit the Old King’s Palace (Old Mwami’s palace) in Nyanza for a cultural interaction. Have lunch in Butare and proceed with your journey reaching in Nyanza in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura guest House/Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Day 2: Chimpanzee trek in Nyungwe
After breakfast, you will set out for the chimp trek in this rain forest. You will first report to the Park headquarters for briefing from the Park rangers and then start your trek into the Forest in search for the chimpanzees. You will have the opportunity to see Chimpanzees and other primates like the Rwenzori colobus, L’hoests monkey, the Silver monkey, Owl faced monkey and the Grey cheeked Mangabey and so on. Return for dinner and overnight stay at ORTPN Gisakura guest house/Nyungwe Forest Lodge.

Day 3: Transfer to Ruhengeri
After breakfast, you will transfer to Ruhengeri town which is near Volcanoes National Park. Upon arrival, have a short tour around the town and visit the local markets. After this, transfer to your place of accommodation for dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Day 4: Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, you will report to the Park headquarters for registration and Gorilla group allocation. You will be briefed shortly about the Gorilla rules and then after this you will be accompanied by your ranger guide into the forest to search for the great Apes. You will hike into Volcano Virunga Hills and green Valley in search for the gorillas and the activity is somehow tiresome but once you meet the Gorillas, you will definitely forget all the hardships you went through to see the Gorillas. After tracking the Gorillas, you will spend with them one hour which will give you an opportunity to take photographs. After this, you will transfer back to your lodge with Gorilla trek experiences and memories for relaxation. In the evening, you can visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo for cultural experiences. Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kigali city for a short city tour where you can visit the Genocide memorial sites, Local schools and colorful markets. Then later be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home.

End of Safari

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