5 Days Budget Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari

5 Days Budget Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari

5 Days Budget Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari 

USD $2,415.00 pp

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room

Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

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Overview of 5 Days Budget Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari

Discover Rwanda primates on a 5 Days Budget Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari. 

 

This tour starts and ends in Kigali.

 

This tour will take you to Nyungwe National Park for chimpanzee trekking and then you will trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park making it a memorable tour experience.

Tour itinerary of 5 Days Budget Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari

Day1: Kigali-Nyungwe National Park

Today morning after your breakfast on your first day of 5 Days Budget Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari , your guide will meet you at the hotel and will transfer you to Nyungwe Forest, one of the largest forests in East and Central Africa.

 

The forest is abundant with flora and fauna including 13 primate species from colobus monkeys, mangabeys, blue monkeys and, of course, our cousins the chimpanzees. Nyungwe Forest is also a famous location for birders.

 

With about 310 recorded bird species, 26 of which are endemic, this is one of the most important and still little known bird watching destinations in Africa.

 

Dinner and overnight at your booked lodge.

 

Travel time: 4 hrs

Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Gisakura Guest House

Day 2: Nyungwe forest - Chipanzee tracking

After a very early morning breakfast  (4:30 am), you will proceed to the chimpanzee tracking trail in either the Cyamudongo or Uwinka sections.

 

The total population between the two groups is 80 individuals. This is an experience you will never forget.

 

After the chimp tracking you can relax at the hotel or choose an optional activity that you can discuss with your guide.

 

Canopy walk at $60 Extra (Optional activity)

In the afternoon you can go for East Africa’s only canopy walk.

 

This walk takes place above a deep gorge cutting across the massive forest. Lasting about 1½ hours, the walk takes you through some beautiful foliage and animal habitats.

 

En route you will have the chance to spot blue monkeys and unique birds that dwell in the upper levels of the forest canopy.

Let us know if you would like to sign up for this activity.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Gisakura Guest House

Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Today after breakfast on your third day of 5 Days Budget Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari , you will be transferred to Musanze, close to the beautiful Volcano range.                                               

 

From here you will start your Gorilla tracking tomorrow.

 

Dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.

 

Travel time: 5.5 hrs

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Lodge: The Garden Place Hotel

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park

Today after breakfast on your fourth day of 5 Days Budget Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari , you will drive into the park about 30 minutes to the Office Rwandais du Tourisme et Des Parc Nationaux.

 

The head ranger will divide you into groups based on interest and fitness. From here your guide will take you as close as possible to the starting point of your tracking.

 

You will track one of the habituated Gorillas groups. The time taken to track the gorillas can take as little as half an hour to as much as 8 hours.

 

Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorillas’ current location.

 

Your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Once the gorillas have been located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them.

 

Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a humbling and emotional experience.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Lodge: The Garden Place Hotel

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali International Airport

Today after a relaxed breakfast on your last day of 5 Days Budget Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari,  you shall be transferred by your guide back to Kigali.

 

Depending on your departure flight you can visit the Genocide Memorial and Education Centre, which opened in 2004.

 

It’s a dignified tribute to the victims, including a poignant Children’s Memorial, and a detailed description of the darkest hour in Rwanda's recent history in time to catch your flight back home.

 

Your guide will take you to the airport in time for your flight home.

 

Note: This is only possible when your flight departs from Kigali at 3 p.m or later. If you need another night in Kigali, we will be happy to make a booking for you.

 

Travel time: 2 hrs

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

End of 5 Days Budget Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits @ $1500 per permit
  • Chimp permits @ $90 per permit
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section) 
  • Bottled water throughout the trip

 

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Drinks
  • Visa fees

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