From $3,696 (USD)
Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)
Six day Rwanda safari with gorillas and Chimps tracking safari offers you the opportunity to trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and also over 12 other primates in Nyungwe National Park. Having a chance to see some of the last remaining 700 mountain gorillas in the world is a wonderful experience. Nyungwe is the largest montane forest in Central Africa with 13 species of primates; these include chimpanzee and large groups of Rwenzori colobus monkeys.
You'll go to Rwanda
This tour starts and ends in Kigali (Rwanda)
You'll visit Kigali (City), Huye (City), Nyungwe Forest NP & Kinigi (Town)
Activities: game drives, gorilla trekking & nature hikes/walks
Game drives: normal 4x4 vehicle & minivan
Getting around: minivan & normal 4x4 vehicle
A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost
Day 1: Hotels Des Mille Collins Mid-range hotel located in or near Kigali (Lunch & dinner included)
Day 2: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel Mid-range hotel located in or near Huye (All meals included)
Day 3: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel Mid-range hotel bordering Nyungwe Forest NP without fences (All meals included)
Day 4: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge Mid-range lodge located in or near Kinigi (All meals included)
Day 5: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge Mid-range lodge bordering Nyungwe Forest NP without fences (All meals included)
Day 6: End of tour (no accommodation)Breakfast & lunch included
Meet and greet at the Airport by your driver guide, who will later transfer you to your accommodation in Kigali.
Spanning several ridges and valleys, Kigali, with its lush hillsides, flowering trees, winding boulevards and bustling streets, is arguably one of the most attractive capital cities in Africa, as well as one of the cleanest and safest.
Hotel accommodation of your choice (L-D).
After breakfast you will depart for Butare the second largest city of Rwanda and is regarded as the intellectual city of Rwanda. It hosts the National Museum, several academic (University) and research institutions.
On your way to Butare you will visit Nyanza (currently Nyabisindu) the former Mwami’s palace (King’s palace) and the seat of the feudal monarchy. The palace has been reconstructed to its 19th century state and shows a traditional dome that can be compared with the Kabaka’s palace of Buganda.
You will visit the National Museum which is one the well set-up if not the finest ethnographic museum of East Africa. It’s a good source of information on the cultural history of Rwanda and the region.
Your day will start with an early breakfast and a briefing at Uwinka tourist information centre. Depending on your personal interests you will have a choice of different opportunities to explore the largest high altitude rainforest of East Africa! Of a particular interest are the large social groups of Angolan colobus (Colobus angolensis), which may be over 300 individuals. These are the largest troops of this species known in the world! Nyungwe forest counts 25% of the African Primates!
One of these groups is semi-habituated and we recommend to start your exploration with a guided primate walk in search of the Angolan colobus monkeys (black and white Colobus)! Rangers will tell you approximately where the group is located and the hiking times may vary as the group is travelling continuously looking for food. Be prepared to have a more strenuous hiking!
Alternatively when if the chimps are nearby we recommend to have a chimp tracking experience in Nyungwe!
After breakfast you will be transferred to Volcanoes National Park. You will stop over in Huy, Butare fort for some shopping and have lunch in Kigali before heading to Kinigi where you will arrive in the late afternoon.
Overnight at a mid range lodge in Kinigi.
After breakfast, you will depart for the Headquarters of the Park where your driver-guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you. You will meet your ranger guide(s) for a briefing about the greatest animal experience ever!
Your driver guide will drive you to the slopes of one of The Virunga volcanoes for your trekking. In the afternoon transfer to Kigali.
The half day Kigali city trip (option) includes a visit to the Genocide memorial centre at Gisozi, which takes a few hours. Its an emotional visit and important for one to realize what hardship Rwanda went through.
Transfer to Airport for departure.