5 Days Rwanda Safari – Chimps & Gorilla Tours
5 Days Rwanda safari involves trekking for mountain gorillas and chimpanzees tracking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks. Other activities for this tour include genocide memorial visit, canopy walk, ibyiwacu cultural village visit.
Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest
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
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Have breakfast and get ready for your transfer to Volcanoes National Park, the base for mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda. You will get to the park area – Musanze province in the evening. Check in at your lodge; Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury,) Volcanoes Lodge (Super Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Basic)
Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Iby’wacu Cultural Center
Upon rising, enjoy your morning coffee and assemble at the kinigi park offices; have breakfast, registration and briefing on the mountain gorilla trekking guidelines and code of conduct.
Here, you will also be allocated to your specific gorilla family and tracking group of 8 individuals. With your tracking gear’ you will ascend into the thick montane forest in search for the intriguing creatures; this may last between 1 and 8 hours depending on the days’ movement of the gorillas.
Expect an hour with these creatures once located and later retrieve to the starting point, meet your guide for your return to hotel. Later in the evening, engage in a Iby’wacu Cultural Visit.
Retire at your lodge for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury,) Volcanoes Lodge (Super Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Basic)
Day 5: Return to Kigali and Departure
After breakfast , with your tour guide, set off for your return trip to Kigali City for either a drop off at a hotel or airport for departure flight as may be scheduled.
END OF SAFARI