8 Days Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzee Trekking Rwanda

Tour Highlights

An 8 Days Rwanda Safari offers an opportunity to trek chimps, mountain gorillas, carry out game drives and conducting a city tour.

Day 1: Arrival at the Kigali International Airport

On arrival at the Kigali Airport, a tour representative from Africa Adventure Safaris will welcome you, take you to the hotel for checking in and later he will take you around for a city tour of Kigali. Expect to visit places such as handicraft shops, Kigali Museum, pottery projects, the Genocide Memorial Ground, etc. Dinner and overnight at Chez Lando Hotel/Okapi Hotel

Day 2: Nyungwe Forest adventure

After breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park en route visiting the King’s Palace at Nyanza, Butare Museums and Murambi Genocide Memorial Site. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking

Take your breakfast before 6.00 am and embark on chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest. Expect to encounter the Angola colobus monkeys, forest birds, reptiles and butterflies. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House

Day 4: Nature walks in Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, undertake a nature walk in Nyungwe forest. Hike as far as Kamiranzovu Water Falls. Return to the hotel lodge for lunch break. In the evening you may enjoy a self guided tour around the area. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House

Day 5: Lake Kivu Safari

After breakfast transfer to Kibuye via breathtaking mountains and deep valleys with lunch en route at Hotel Bethanie. You may have may relax at the lake shore of Lake Kivu or embark on a boat cruise on the Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Day 6: Transfer to Volcanoes national park

After breakfast, drive to Volcanoes national park arriving early enough for golden monkey tracking. After lunch, transfer to Karisoke and pay a visit to the Dian Fossey's grave. Dinner and an overnight at Kinigi Guest House/La Palme Hotel/Gorilla Nest Lodge

Day 7: Gorilla tracking in the Volcanoes national park

Take an early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters of Parc National des Volcans for a briefing from the ranger guides. Begin trekking the mountain gorillas in the lush rainforest at the slopes of the Virungas. The activity ranges between 1 – 8 hours depending on the movements of the gorillas in the jungle. Return to the lodge for a late lunch. You may undertake an ibyiwacu community walk. Dinner and an overnight at Kinigi Guest House/La Palme Hotel/Gorilla Nest Lodge

Day 8: Return to Kigali.

This day is reserved for departure flight.

 

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Detailed Tour Itinerary

An 8 Days Rwanda Safari offers an opportunity to trek chimps, mountain gorillas, carry out game drives and conducting a city tour.

Day 1: Arrival at the Kigali International Airport

On arrival at the Kigali Airport, a tour representative from Africa Adventure Safaris will welcome you, take you to the hotel for checking in and later he will take you around for a city tour of Kigali. Expect to visit places such as handicraft shops, Kigali Museum, pottery projects, the Genocide Memorial Ground, etc. Dinner and overnight at Chez Lando Hotel/Okapi Hotel

Day 2: Nyungwe Forest adventure

After breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park en route visiting the King’s Palace at Nyanza, Butare Museums and Murambi Genocide Memorial Site. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking

Take your breakfast before 6.00 am and embark on chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest. Expect to encounter the Angola colobus monkeys, forest birds, reptiles and butterflies. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House

Day 4: Nature walks in Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, undertake a nature walk in Nyungwe forest. Hike as far as Kamiranzovu Water Falls. Return to the hotel lodge for lunch break. In the evening you may enjoy a self guided tour around the area. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House

Day 5: Lake Kivu Safari

After breakfast transfer to Kibuye via breathtaking mountains and deep valleys with lunch en route at Hotel Bethanie. You may have may relax at the lake shore of Lake Kivu or embark on a boat cruise on the Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Day 6: Transfer to Volcanoes national park

After breakfast, drive to Volcanoes national park arriving early enough for golden monkey tracking. After lunch, transfer to Karisoke and pay a visit to the Dian Fossey's grave. Dinner and an overnight at Kinigi Guest House/La Palme Hotel/Gorilla Nest Lodge

Day 7: Gorilla tracking in the Volcanoes national park

Take an early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters of Parc National des Volcans for a briefing from the ranger guides. Begin trekking the mountain gorillas in the lush rainforest at the slopes of the Virungas. The activity ranges between 1 – 8 hours depending on the movements of the gorillas in the jungle. Return to the lodge for a late lunch. You may undertake an ibyiwacu community walk. Dinner and an overnight at Kinigi Guest House/La Palme Hotel/Gorilla Nest Lodge

Day 8: Return to Kigali.

This day is reserved for departure flight.