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9 Days Gorilla Trek & Wildlife Experience, Visit Rwanda
Visiting Rwanda is an incredible experience, especially if you visit with the intention of gorilla trekking! Nestled between Uganda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, this country has a host of animals that can be seen in its various national parks and forests. From grassland savannahs to extinct volcanoes – Rwanda is sure to provide unique terrain for a remarkable gorilla trekking tour. You'll get amazing insight into some of the world's most endangered primate species - the mountain gorillas - and beautiful scenery, and plenty of opportunities to observe other animals that call Rwanda home, such as antelopes, buffaloes, hippos, and more! If you've been looking for a chance to visit Rwanda Wildlife, this is a great package to make your dreams come true. VISIT RWANDA's different parks and have ample opportunities for gorilla trekking!
- Meet and Greet
- All airport transfers and assistance
- Accommodation on safari on a Full board basis
- Private transport in a 4×4 tourist Landcruiser
- Services of an English / Bi-lingual speaking driver-guides
- Kigali city tour
- Chimp permit
- Gorilla permit
- Bottled drinking water while trekking and in the vehicle
- All taxes on the services quoted above
- Meals and beverages other than specified.
- Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas.
- Gratuities to drivers/guides and other conveyance attendants.
- Laundry and other items of a personal nature, such as drinks, telephone calls ETC.
- Personal, baggage, Accident, and Trip Cancellation/Interruption insurance.
- Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusions listed above.
Day 1: Arrival – Kigali City Tour – Nyungwe Forest National Park
Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, our guide will welcome you. Proceed for the Kigali city tour, where you will visit the Genocide Memorial Museum, curio markets, and the Kimironko fruits markets. You can interact with the local people and choose your fruit basket. The city tour will also include a visit to the old town of Nyamirambo, the new handicraft village, and the Batwa pottery and dance centre. Lunch en-route. After that, proceed to Nyungwe National park for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Chimpanzee and Colobus Monkey trekking Expedition
Enter Nyungwe forest for Chimpanzee tracking after an early breakfast. During the trek, we will encounter species of Angolan colobus monkey, Golden monkeys and Grey cheeked Mangabeys, l’hoest’s monkey, blue monkey, and Owl faced colobus monkey, as well as many bird species. After lunch, we can go for colobus monkey tracking. Forest walks to the waterfalls or a canopy walk adventure. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 3: Chimp trekking in Nyungwe forest & Kibuye City
Enter Nyungwe forest at 0600hrs to track the chimpanzees; return to the Lodge for lunch. After that, connect to Kibuye for dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
Day 4: Kibuye-Gisenyi-Ruhengeri & Kinigi
After early breakfast, proceed for a 6hr drive to Kinigi (Volcanoes National Park Headquarters) from Kibuye via Gisenyi and Ruhengeri. The Kibuye-Gisenyi drive traverses the most beautiful sceneries, providing spectacular views of the tea-growing countryside of Gisovu and Kayove. Brief stops are provided for photography and refreshment. A 4hrs drive takes us to Gisenyi for lunch and a brief city tour. After that, drive for 2hrs to Ruhengeri and finally Kinigi, the base of gorilla tracking. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
Day 5: Gorilla Tracking at Parc National des Volcans
After early morning breakfast, depart for gorilla trekking with packed lunch. During the trail, assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing about the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts.’ Depending on your fitness level, you may be asked to choose the group you wish to trek with. The trek is demanding, as it involves a 2-8 hours hike on steep and slippery mountain trails. Descend to the Lodge for a rest. Spent the rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight at the Lodge.
Day 6: Day Hike to Volcanic Mountain Bisoke
Enjoy an early morning breakfast and go for hiking at Mt Bisoke, with a beautiful, splendid crater lake. The trail traverses the rainforest inhabited by the endangered mountain gorillas that were the subject of the movie – Gorillas in the Mist with Dian Fossey. The Crater Lake hike takes about 3 hours up and 2 hours down.
It would be best if you put on long pants to avoid the stinging nettle plants along the trail. The Mt Bisoke hike is suitable for those who are reasonably fit! Return to the Lodge for lunch, dinner, and overnight.
Day 7: Akagera National Park: Boat trip
Drive to Kigali after breakfast, enjoying the beautiful rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known. Drive to Akagera National park through the magnificent undulating plains, composed of dense, broad-leafed woodland, lighter acacia woodland, and rolling grassland, with an extensive series of lakes linked by papyrus swamps forming a sprawling wetland. After lunch, proceed for a boat trip on Lake Ihema, where you will have a closer look at Crocodiles and Hippos, coupled with a large concentration of birdlife. Return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Akagera National Park – Game drive
Begin this day with an early morning game drive at the Akagera National Park. A half-day game drive here will allow you to spot various wild animals such as elephants, buffalos, lions, Maasai giraffes, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Butchel’s zebra, topi, bush babies, leopard, and bushbuck. Return to the Lodge for lunch and relax around the Lodge’s facilities.
Day 9: Akagera National Park – Kigali
After breakfast, drive to Kigali for your return flight to Nairobi. This marks the end of the safari.