6 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour
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6 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour

6 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour

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6 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour

(Kigali – Volcanoes – Nyungwe – Kigali)

Tour Highlights

  • The 6 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour includes of course gorilla trekking – thrill and awesome sensation of looking into the eyes of the world’s largest living primates (mountain gorillas) in their natural habitat.
  • Visiting Musanze cave for a unique experience of seeing different types of bats and to enjoy views of the twin lakes and wildlife attractions.
  • Hiking to the grave and site of Dian Fossey’s research station at Karisoke to pay homage to the legendary American zoologist who became famous for her dedication to studying and protecting endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
  • Tracking the famous chimpanzees, experiencing the canopy walk and witnessing beautiful birds in the Nyungwe Forest National Park.
  • Taking a guided nature walk in the forest to see a variety of other animals and primates found in Nyungwe Forest.
  • Visiting the Rwanda National Museum at Butare that chronicles the cultural history of the region through displays of photos and traditional artifacts and its entrance into the modern world.

TOUR DETAILS

Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Parc Nationale Des Volcanoes

The 6 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour starts with an early breakfast and drive to Parc Nationale des Volcanoes. You will check in at the lodge of your booking for lunch and spend the rest of the day sightseeing and relaxing around the hotel till dinner time.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Gorillas Nest Lodge
Midrange: La Palme Hotel
Budget: KinigiTourist Guest House
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

You will have an early breakfast and report at the Park Headquarters for a briefing on the rules to be observed during Gorilla trekking. You will be allocated a Gorilla family to track and guides to lead you to the Gorillas. The tracking will take 2-5 hours. Once found, you will spend a maximum of one hour observing the gorillas in their natural setting. After the tracking you will be returned to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Gorillas Nest Lodge
Midrange: La Palme Hotel / Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Tourist Guest House / Muhavura Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Visit to Musanze cave, Dian Fossey

Day 3 of the 6 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour proceeds after breakfast and transfer to the Musanze cave where you will have a unique experience of seeing different types of bats and to enjoy views of the twin lakes and Rwanda wildlife attractions. You will have lunch after which you will hike to Karisoke Research Centre established by Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who dedicated all her life conserving the primates. You will after being taken around this remarkable centre return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Gorillas Nest Lodge
Midrange: La Palme Hotel / Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Tourist Guest House / Muhavura Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

You will have an early breakfast and relocate to Nyungwe Forest National Park. You will have lunch at the hotel of your booking after which you will be taken for guided nature walk in the forest to see a variety of animals and bird species. You will also be able to spot large groups of colobus monkeys.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Nyungwe Lodge
Midrange: Top Hill View Lodge
Budget: Gisakura Guest House
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest

You will wake up very early in the morning (5.30am) and report at the Nyungwe Park headquarters for the 6.00am briefing on the Golden monkey tracking rules. You will after the briefing start the trek in search of the Golden monkeys in the verdant rain forest. During the trek you will have the chance to see other primates such as the Rwenzori colobus, Silver monkey, Chimpanzees, the Grey cheeked Mangabey, L’hoests monkey and the Owl faced monkey. You will return to your Hotel for a late lunch and relaxation.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Nyungwe Lodge
Midrange: Top Hill View Lodge
Budget: Gisakura Guest House
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali and departure

You will set off after an early breakfast for a guided nature walk in the forest to see a variety of animals and some of the three hundred bird species found here, which include the Rwenzori turaco and black and white casqued hornbill. You will return to the lodge for lunch and later travel to Kigali via Butare town where you will visit the Rwanda National Museum. You will then be transferred to the Airport for your outbound flight. That will mark the end of the 6 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

END OF SAFARI!

The safari package includes:

  • Transportation by 4 WD vehicle
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals as per the Itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Nature walk
  • Visit to the Museum

The safari package excludes air ticket, personal travel insurance, visa fees, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of a personal nature.

When to go gorilla tracking - gorilla trekking in Uganda & RwandaBEST TIME TO GO

Gorilla Viewing: Gorilla trekking can take place at any time of year with April/May and November being wetter. However, be aware that rain occurs all year round. For general game viewing safaris, the best time to go is during the dry season (between June and September).

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