5 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda Congo
5 Days safari in Rwanda & Congo concentrating on Primates tracking taking you through Nyungwe forest for chimpanzees tracking, colubus monkeys, and crossing to Congo to Khauzi Biega to watch lowland gorillas.
Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Chimpanzee tracking can also be enjoyed from Rwanda’s Nyungwe forest National park though the best place to have this wonderful activity is Kibale Forest National Park – the east African Capital for chimps tracking.
Your tour guide will pick you up from either a hotel or airport for a long drive to the southwestern part of Rwanda; visiting the Butare palace and mirambi memorial genocide among others. Later proceed with your trip to the dense tropical rainforest reaching in the evening. Dine and rest at Nyungwe forest Lodge/Nyungwe top view lodge/Gisakura hotel.
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking – Canopy walk
Upon rising, enjoy your breakfast and later head for the park headquarters for pre-tracking briefing on the code of conduct while tracking the chimps through the dense tropical rain forest. Enjoy the wonderful views of the chimps, colobus and velvert monkeys and many other interesting wildlife species dwelling within the forest.
Later, retrieve to the starting point, meet your guide and report at your lodge for refreshments and relations.
If you wish, you may head for the health club at the lodge for relations or return to the forest for a guided forest nature walk / canopy walk where you will enjoy sights of black and white colubus monkeys.
Day 3: Transfer to Khauzi Beiga Bukavu, Congo
Have breakfast and set off for Khauzi Beiga through the Cyangugu border. Upon arrival, enjoy your lunch and later embark in a tour to the tea plantations and neighboring towns; visiting the market centers and shops. Dine and rest at Orchid safari Lodge. (Luxury/Midrange)/Hotel Horizon (Budget).
Day 4: Trekking for the Lowland Gorillas
After breakfast, report to the park offices where you will be briefed on the dos and donts while tracking for these amazing creatures.The lowland gorillas, unlike the mountain gorillas;reside in large families and are larger in size.Tracking for these is not as strenuous as it’s for the mountain gorillas since they reside within low land forest.Once located, enjoy their presence and after this encounter, return to the starting point.
In the after noon, head for a guided nature walk through the Khauzi Biega visiting; the Tshibati waterfalls,
Bukavu town, the research center and tea plantations. Dine and rest at Orchid safari Lodge(Luxury/Mid Range)/Hotel Horizon (Budget).
Day 5: Return to Kigali and Departure
Have breakfast and get ready for your transfer to Kigali, Rwanda for a drop off at either a hotel or airport for departure flight.
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