This tour will begin and end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital and its largest city. The tour will give you an opportunity to trek both the primates and gorillas in their natural habitat both in Nyungwe and Volcanoes national park, you will also have a chance to meet different species of wildlife in Akagera national park the only park in Rwanda housing a wide variety of animal species.
Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
upon your arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be welcomed by our safari guide, gets you briefed about the safari and later transfer you to south west to Nyungwe forest national park. En route stop overs will be made at any interesting place in Kigali including a visit to the Butare town which is the country’s 2nd capital after Kigali. When here, visit the National Museum, National University and the Botanical gardens. From here another stopover will be at Nyanza for a visit to the Old King Mwami’s palace. From here you will proceed to Nyungwe forest National Park. The forest is on a high elevation and simply placed on a 970 square kilometers land and it is very apparent that it creates its own climate from its own biodiversity. If you still have energy participate in the evening walk in the park. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Gisakura guest House
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking
wake- up early for a morning breakfast at the lodge after, head to the park headquarters to receive short briefings about the dos and don’ts while with the chimps. After this small briefing follow the ranger guide deep into the forest to begin the search for the chimps in the forest. Chimp trekking is unpredictable since they are wild animals however, it usually takes between 3-10 hours. During the search of chimps, you will as well meet other primates and forest dwellers including the Silver monkey, Owl faced monkey, Ruwenzori colobus, L’hoests monkey, and the Grey cheeked Mangabey and many species of birds, forest elephants and so many others. Once the chimps are met, you are strictly allowed only one hour with them studding their behaviors as well as taking photos with them. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Gisakura guest House
Day3: Transfer to Kibuye on the shores of Lake Kivu
A morning breakfast is followed with a transfer to Bugarama hot water springs via Cyamudongo natural forest. This is basically the largest water spring in the country. After this, visit the River Rusizi for a day trip with lunch en route. From here, you will make a transfer to Kibuye town for dinner and overnight stay at Moriah Hills Hotel or Kibuye Guest House
Day 4: Transfer to Gisenyi
this day is reserved for touring Gisenyi, after breakfast, our safari guide will later transfer you to Gisenyi, by either speed boat ride or by vehicle ride. The journey will take you through the picturesque areas which will add up your excitement. Check into your booked accommodation for dinner and an overnight at Kivu Serena Hotel/Hotel Malahide
Day 5: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Wake-up for a hearty breakfast at the lodge and then after will enjoy a nature walk along the shores of Lake Victoria. Later transfer to Volcanoes National Park after lunch in Gisenyi town. Arrive in the afternoon at volcanoes national park ( Parc Des Volcans) in the afternoon, the evening will be reserved for leisure. Dinner and overnight stay Virunga Volcanoes Lodge / Sabinyo Silver Back Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi guest house/Hotel Muhabura
Day 6: Gorilla trekking
after breakfast, setoff to the ORTPN Offices with packed lunch for briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas and also get assigned to the gorilla tracking escorts and Rangers. Head deep into the forest to start the search of gorillas. Gorilla trekking is one of the most done safari activities at the park, gorilla trekking time is unpredictable, since they are animals, they move freely in their natural habitat and once they are met you strictly allowed only one hour with them, its such enjoyful encounter with the Gorillas and wonderful experience. After lunch, visit the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera. Dinner and overnight stay at Virunga Volcanoes Lodge / Sabinyo Silver Back Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi guest house/Hotel Muhabura
Day 7: Transfer back to Kigali
morning breakfast will be followed with a short tour around Ruhengeri and then later transfer back to Kigali arriving in time for Lunch. Later you will drop off to Kigali to meet your departure flight back home.
End of Safari