6 Days Kigali City, Gorilla, Wildlife & Chimps

Overview

This is an amazing Rwanda safari package that takes you to explore the Rwanda primates like chimpanzee, golden monkey, and most importantly, the endangered mountain gorillas of Rwanda. If you do not like to travel for too long to look for gorillas like in Uganda, this is a great safari that will give you remarkable memories.

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International airport, and drive to Parc des Volcanoes

Depending on your arrival time, meet and be welcomed by our representative, he will drive you to Parc Nationale de Volcanoes in the Ruhengeri, you will enjoy the delightful inclining views from which Rwanda is named the “land of a thousand hills”. Explore how the inclining slopes are arranged, it will surely blow your mind off. Retire from the activities and proceed to our hotel for relaxation, dinner, and overnight and wait for tomorrow’s activities.

Accommodation:

Mount Gorilla see stop (Luxury}

Lebabou hold up (Standard)

Kiningi Guest house) (budget)

Day 2: Gorilla trekking tour, evening cultural encounter.

After an early breakfast, you will be taken to the Park head office for preparation and Gorilla Group allocation. You gather for gorilla tracking guidelines before you set out into the Volcanoes timberlands to look for these amazing Mountain Gorillas. You are advised to carry drinking water and packed food with you since the gorilla tracking experience can be a boat adventurous (sometimes it’s hard to get the allocated gorilla families) particularly when it’s a dry season and when the Gorillas have moved a long distance. The encounter many times takes around 2-7 hours depending on the last known location of the allocated gorilla family. After finding the allocated gorilla family, you have one full hour to interact and experience them as they play, relate in their natural habitat. You will have an opportunity to take photographs and videos with these impressive beings. After your fruitful experience, you will come back to your hotel for Lunch.

In the late evening, you will tour the Twin Lakes or take a short independently directed stroll around Kinigi (Ruhengeri).

Accommodation:

Mount Gorilla see stop (Luxury}

Lebabou hold up (Standard)

Kiningi Guest house) (budget)

Settlement type: (Luxury/Mid-go/Budget ).

Day 3: Relaxation at Lake Kivu – Kivu Serena Lodge.

Lake Kivu, on the Rwanda/Congo peripheral, the biggest, resembles a massive water body with some attractive lakeside towns. Kibuye, two hours from Kigali, is a relaxing site for swimming, boat-riding, and water-skiing. Enjoy these adventurous activities at Lake Kivu, which is a re-winding place after your tiresome gorilla tracking in PNV in Rwanda. A boat ride on the lake where gives you an opportunity to sightsee different bird species and distinctive aquatic creatures on the lakeshore. Retreat and return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Kivu Serena inn (Luxury)

Paradise lodging exclusive (Standard)

Paradise inn standard). (Budget)

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Have an early breakfast at the hotel before transferring to Nyungwe forest National Park for an impressive wildlife safari experience with lunch on the way. The Nyumgwe forest is one of the biggest in Central and East Africa, with inhabitants like the wild chimpanzees, red-shadowed monkeys, white colobus monkeys, and many others.

Accommodation:

Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury)

Nyungwe lodging (Standard)

Nyungwe touror house (Budget)

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest and evening birding encounter

After breakfast, report to the park headquarters in Nyungwe Forest for instructions before going for chimpanzee tracking. It’s recommended to pack water and tea (hot water) before setting off since it an experience that can take over 6 hours. In the forest, you won’t just observe chimpanzees, many more bird species like the blue Turaco, light casqued horn charge, colobus monkeys among other unique wildlife.

Accommodation:

Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury)

Nyungwe lodging (Standard)

Nyungwe touror house (Budget)

Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali city continue to the air terminal for a flight.

Wake up for breakfast, drive to Kigali for lunch. Upon entry in Kigali, you will have a Kigali city tour and tour more Genocide remembrance places and furthermore tour the Marketplaces for specialty shopping.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. (Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.)
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)






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    Why Visit Rwanda

    The small nature of Rwanda that makes it easy to navigate through and also the high number of magnificent wildlife and other attractions make Rwanda an easy to browse the country.

    What is included in Gorilla permit?

    A gorilla trekking permit gives you one hour with mountain gorillas in the distinctive gorilla trekking destinations in Rwanda. Included are park entrance fees, National Park guides/officers fees. Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda with Friendly Gorillas Safaris, your tours will be an experience of a life time.

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