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Rwanda Chimps Nyungwe & Rwanda Gorillas Tour Package- 6 days.

Rwanda gorillas tour

This Rwanda gorillas and Rwanda Chimps tour package is primarily for visitors making trips to Rwanda and wish to exclusive trek Rwanda's primates in Nyungwe and Rwanda's mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. What a better way to enjoy the best of both worlds. Very few holiday tour packages focus on just Rwanda Chimps and Rwanda gorillas. You will find that most journeys combine either gorillas with the lakes or Akagera with the gorillas or simply Nyungwe chimps alone with a night's stay on the shores of lake Kivu in Kibuye.

The Rwanda tour package starts with a tour of Kigali city on day one of your holiday package. We visit a genocide memorial site in Gisozi, shop for some crafts and visit the Kigali museum, before travelling to Nyungwe Forest with a stop-over in Butare to visit the King's Palace at Nyanza and a museum. We later arrive at Nyungwe Forest where the tour package allows you to track the chimpanzees, do a canopy walk and the Colobus Monkeys. The safari package then takes us to Kibuye for a relaxing day on the shores of Lake Kivu. It is from here that the tour then takes us to Volcanoes National Park via the lakeside town of Gisenyi. The tour package saves the best for last. The ultimate dream of trekking the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Armed with your gorilla permits as souvenirs, the tour returns us to Kigali for your flight back home. This package is all about Rwanda's chimps in Nyungwe, Rwanda's mountain gorillas, with Rwanda's lakes , history, culture and nature walks sprinkled in between. Do not miss a chance to trek chimps and gorillas in Rwanda at a very affordable budget tour package price!!!

Tour Day 1: Arrival at Kigali Airport Rwanda , do a Kigali city tour(depending on arrival time to Kigali)

You will be met on arrival at Kigali airport by our tour liaison officer and your tour driver guide for the tour package while in Kigali. You will be briefed about your holiday package with details of the trip flow, activity schedule, accommodations etc. Any questions you may have will be addressed. We will then conduct a tour of Kigali city where the history and current developments of Kigali will be explored. Kigali is the economic and financial hub of Rwanda. Kigali has a rich history and is surrounded by beautiful hills and perhaps one of the cleanest city environs in Africa. You will simply be amazed. Perfect gateway for what we hope will be an amazing 6 days with us on the chimps and gorillas tour of Rwanda. While on the Kigali city tour we shall visit the genocide memorial in Kigali, a very moving testimony of Rwanda's un-flattering past.

After lunch, the tour package leads South of Rwanda to Butare the former capital city of Rwanda and educational hub that hosts Rwanda's leading intellectual institutions of higher learning. The tour holiday is scheduled to stop over enroute to visit the King's Palace in Nyanza, an art museum before we proceed to Nyungwe Forest National Park for our chimpanzee trekking expeditions. Nyungwe Forest is famed as the only travel destination in the world where one is able to see up to 13 primates species in a solitary location. The primates species to be found here include, angolan colobus monkeys, white colobus monkeys, the chimpanzees, the blue monkeys and the L'hoest's monkeys. The populations and concentrations of the habituated primates stands at a staggering number of over 500 primates in some troops of chimps and monkeys.

We check into your lodge and later in the afternoon track the golden monkeys or canopy walk. You will hike through thick rain forests, expansive green tea plantations and enjoy magnificent views of this pretty part of Africa . o/n Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Gisakura Guest House.

Rwanda chimpanzees

Tour Day 2: Trek chimpanzees in Nyungwe.

After breakfast you report to Nyungwe park head quarters for pre chimp trekking briefing. You will proceed to the forest in search of the chimpanzees. You later return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon immerse yourself in either of the activity options below:

  •  Join a tea plantation expedition to learn how tea is harvested and       later
  •  Visit a local tea factory to witness firsthand about the entire tea making process. Rwanda produces some of the best tea in the world. You will be able to taste some of the best freshly prepared tea
  • Canopy walk

o/n Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Gisakura Guest House.

Tour Day 3: Morning transfer to the shores of Lake Kivu Kibuye.

Good things don't last forever. On this morning, we must depart Nyungwe Forest National Park for the equally exciting destinations ahead of us on this tour package of Rwanda. We depart Nyungwe and head out to Kibuye a beautiful rather calming town bang on the shores of Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is regarded as one of Africa's great lakes and the 6th largest lake in Africa. Rwanda is currently prospecting for commercial natural gas in Lake Kivu. There is plenty of activities on the lake including boat rides, dug- out canoe cruises etc.

o/n Cormoran Lodge/Moriah Hills Resort.

Tour Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

This morning, as per our tour package schedule, we transfer to Volcanoes National Park via another beautiful lake side town of Gisenyi. We drive through beautiful lush green countryside and expansive tea and sometime coffee plantations. You will meet local Rwandans on the way going about their daily economic activities. We anticipate to stop in Gisenyi for lunch, where you may spend a few hours relaxing on the tropical beach on the shores of Lake Kivu. In the afternoon we embark on a 1.5hrs transfer to Volcanoes National Park. o/n Mountain Gorilla View Lodge FB basis.

Tour Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda.

After a very early breakfast your tour driver guide will transfer you to the park headquarters for gorilla trekking briefing. You will be assigned into groups of 8 and allocated a gorilla family to trek. Once the trek is completed and you have met the gorillas, you will return to the base of the mountains. Your tour guide will return you to the lodge for lunch. Afterwards depending on the rigours of the gorilla trek and its toll on you, you may choose to relax at the lodge, take a guided walk to Ruhengeri local market where you get an opportunity to purchase local artcrafts, Rwandan fabrics, local foods, Rwandan coffee, and souvenirs. Alternatively, we shall visit  the spectacular twin Lakes, of Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo and enjoy the great views of the Virunga mountains and volcanoes chain. o/n Mountain Gorilla View Lodge FB basis.

Tour Day 6: Transfer to Kigali and departure.

After breakfast, we embark on a leisurely 2.5hrs transfer back to Kigali. If we did not have the chance of doing the Kigali city tour on day of arrival, same will be conducted on this day including a visit to the genocide memorial at Gisozi. We later transfer to the airport for your outbound departure flight.

Safari price will include:

Transport in a fuelled 4x4 vehicle

Services of a professional English speaking driver guide

Accommodation onsingle room occupancy and twin room occupancy, onFB basis at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/BB basis Gisakura Guest House, BB basis at Cormoran Lodge/Moriah Hills Hotel, FB basis at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

1 chimp permit per person for Nyungwe US$90 per permit.+$30 admin fees.

1 gorilla permit for PNV worth US$750/US$450 +10% admin fees

Where appropriate park  and vehicle entry fees, nature and community walk fees.

Mineral water throughout the trip.

Kigali city tour.

Safari price excludes:

•    Airfares to Rwanda.

•    Entry visas and airport taxes.

•    Gratuities.

•    Personal expenditure such as drinks and laundry at the Lodge.


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