9 Day Gorilla Tracking and Chimpanzee Tour – Rwanda

9 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tracking  and Wildlife Tour

Overview

This Gorilla tracking safari package offers the ultimate wildlife excursions of Rwanda. Carefully controlled visitor numbers in Volcanoes national park and a dense number of primates in Nyungwe forest national park makes this safari package the ultimate primate tour and wildlife expedition of Rwanda. Not to over indulge in the travel we chip in with a day’s relaxation at the pristine white sand beaches of Lake Kivu.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali
  • Day 2:  Transfer to Akagera National Park
  • Day 3: Morning Game Drive in Akagera National Park
  • Day 4: Akagera National Park to Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Afternoon canopy walk
  • Day 6:  Transfer to Lake Kivu
  • Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National park
  • Day 8: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 9: Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park and transfer back to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Our tour guide will pick you up from the airport and drive you to the hotel where you will be spending the night.

Lunch will be served at the hotel. After lunch we shall embark on a City tour of Kigali with visits to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center and the Central Business District of the city.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Day 2:  Transfer to Akagera National Park

After breakfast our driver or guide will pick you up from your hotel after which you will set off for Akagera National Park.
Check-in at the lodge and later have lunch.
After you lunch you will set off for an afternoon boat ride on Lake Ihema at Akagera National Park.

Day 3: Morning Game Drive in Akagera National Park

After your morning breakfast your tour guide will drive you to the Mutumba hill en-route to the northern section of the park. The northern section is an ideal area for game drives and spotting the wild animals because of its lush open Savannah grasslands. Some of the animals you expect to see at the park include; Masai giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, elephants, hippos and crocodiles

Day 4: Akagera National Park to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Early morning breakfast will be served at the lodge after which you will embark on a journey down south with your tour guide.

You will have a stopover at Nyanza palace for a tour of the palace which was a traditional home for Rwanda’s former kings.
There will also be a lunch stop over en-route to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Check in at the Lodge for your Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Afternoon canopy walk

Early morning breakfast will be served at the lodge after which you will head to the park headquarters for briefing at 8am. Nyungwe Forest is by far the largest montane rain forest in East and Central Africa and contains 13 primate species, 275 bird species and 38 reptile species.

After your morning Chimpanzee tracking expedition you will return to the lodge, relax and have lunch. In the afternoon after your lunch break you will step out for a canopy walk in the park.

Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge

Day 6:  Transfer to Lake Kivu

Early morning breakfast will be served at the lodge after which you will depart for Kibuye en-route to Lake Kivu. Relax and enjoy your stay at the pristine white sand beaches of Lake Kivu

Dinner and overnight stay at your preferred lodge/hotel

Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National park

Breakfast will be served at the lodge prior to your afternoon departure for Volcanoes National Park

Depart for Volcanoes National Park in the midday for an the afternoon visit  to the iby’iwachu cultural village for local musical performances by a local musical cultural troupe.

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park

Early morning breakfast will be served at the lodge after which you will transfer to the Kinigi briefing area where you will be briefed by park officials about the day’s activities and assigned a group that you will trek the Gorillas with. Gorilla tracking lasts anywhere between 2-8 hours depending on the location of the Gorillas on that particular day.

After successfully tracking the Gorillas you will stay in close proximity with the Gorillas for an hour after which you will return to your lodge for lunch.

Dinner will be served at the lodge

Day 9: Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park and transfer back to Kigali

Early morning breakfast will be served at the lodge after which you will set off for the Kinigi visitors center for briefing. With the help of the park rangers you will head to the park open fields to start tracking the Golden Monkeys

Golden Monkey tracking takes anywhere between 1-2 hours after which you will return to your lodge to pack up your belongings and transfer to Kigali.

 

END OF TOUR

Route Map

Inclusions

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • International airfares
  • Rwanda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Personal items for example  drinks and laundry
  • Tips and Gratuity

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