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5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking in Rwanda

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Overview

Enjoy this five-day Rwanda ultimate safari to experience remarkable gorilla trekking tours at Volcanoes National Park situated in Ruhengeri District Musanze Rwanda with Active African Vacations. Rwanda gorilla trekking is an ultimate encounter no traveler from all over the globe to miss out on due to the amazing wildlife safari adventures it offers. Witness gorillas, chimpanzees, and variety of birds in the country of rolling hills and stay in some of the accommodation facilities offered to enjoy the best vacation holidays in Rwanda.

Highlights

  • 2-4 hours group Chimpanzee tracking with a skilled park ranger
  • 3-5 hours group mountain gorilla trekking with an experienced ranger guide
  • Hike to the Dian Fossey Tomb and cultural encounters at Iby’iwachu Cultural Village
  • Scenic boat cruise along Lake Kivu to view green islands, birds, and beach
  • Visit the Murambi Genocide Memorial and the Museum of Natural History
  • 4 nights lodge accommodation with meals
  • A comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Free airport transfers

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

On arrival at the Kigali International Airport (KGL), you are picked up by a skilled driver-guide who transfers you to the stunning Nyungwe Forest National Park. En-route, visit the Murambi Genocide Memorial and the Museum of Natural History to learn more about the victims that survived the tragic Genocide in which many lost their dear lives. Afterward, break off for lunch then transfer to check-in your lodge/ hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and Lake Kivu

Wake up early have breakfast then transfer to the Park headquarters for a briefing on the dos and don’ts around the chimpanzees then later transfer to the Cyamudongo Forest where you track the chimpanzees. Track the chimpanzees for two to four hours in groups of eight with a skilled park ranger and when you meet them, only an hour is allowed in their presence. En-route, watch various other primates like the L’Hoest monkey, Grey-cheeked Mangabey and numerous birds. Dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: Paradise Malahide

Day 3: Boat cruise on Lake Kivu then Volcanoes National Park

Wake up, have breakfast then transfer to enjoy a boat cruise along the beautiful Lake Kivu which offers you scenic views of the green islands at a distance, bird species as well as the beach. After the cruise, embark on your transfer to the stunning Volcanoes National park and when you get there, proceed directly to check in your lodge/ hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: Davinci Lodge

Day 4: Gorilla trekking and Iby’Iwachu cultural village

Wake up early have breakfast then transfer to the park headquarters for briefing on the dos and don’ts around the mountain gorillas then in groups of eight with an experienced ranger guide, enter the forest to track the mountain gorillas for three to five hours and when you meet them, only an hour is allowed to stay in their presence taking numerous photos to keep for memories. After trekking, break off for lunch then later transfer to the Iby’iwachu Cultural Village located a few kilometers outside the park to enjoy remarkable cultural encounters from the local Rwandese. Dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: Davinci Lodge

Day 5: Dian Fossey hike and departure

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to hike to the Dian Fossey Tomb located along Mount Bisoke Volcano. You hike in groups with a skilled park ranger and when you reach there, learn about the life of a dedicated primatologist who gave up her life to save that of the mountain gorillas that were illegally hunted at the time. After your hike, transfer back to the headquarters to embark on your transfer back to Kigali International Airport (KGL) to board your flight back home.

What’s included

  • A comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Full-time English speaking professional driver-guide
  • Agreed upon accommodation and meals stated
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • All activities mentioned
  • Entrance fees
  • Airport transfers

What’s not included

  • Airport taxes
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above
  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines
  • Gratuities to driver or guides and other conveyance attendants
  • Insurance coverage for baggage, accident and trip cancellation or interruption (available at a special low cost group rates)
  • International, regional, and local Airfares
  • Meals and beverages, other than specified
  • Passport, visa fees, and service charges for obtaining visas
  • Personal and baggage insurance
  • Personal expenses

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