7 Days Primates safari in Rwanda including chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe national park, visit to the Murambi genocide memorial site and mountain gorilla trekking in the Virunga volcanoes national park and relaxing visit to Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest fresh water lake.
DAY 1: TRANSFER TO NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK
Your tour begins early morning with a pick up by our company tour guide. Set off for Nyungwe national park with enroute tour of the National museum in Butare, Murambi genocide memorial site, have lunch and transfer to Nyungwe National park reaching late evening for Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge ( Luxury), Nyungwe TopView Hotel (Mid-range) or Gisakura Guest House (Basic).
DAY 2: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING – CANOPY WALK
Wake up early for a quick cup of coffee at your hotel and with a packed snack from your hotel, drive to the Nyungwe park headquarters for briefing about what to expect from your chimps trek. After briefing, you will drive to the starting point where you enter the forest. Trekking for chimpanzees in Nyungwe can last up to 3-4 hours, meet your guide after to transfer you to your hotel to have lunch. In the afternoon head out for an adventurous canopy walk. Later have dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 3: TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK RWANDA
Wake up to a warm breakfast at your hotel and get ready for a long drive to Volcanoes National park , Home of the rare endangered mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid-range) or Muhabura Hotel (Basic)
DAY 4: GORILLA TREKKING – IBYIWACU CULTURAL VILLAGE
Wake up early for a quick cup of coffee at your hotel and with a packed snack from your hotel, drive to the Kinigi park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking do’s and don’ts. These are important rules set to protect the health of both visitors and mountain gorillas. You have a chance to decide to go for a hard, medium or simple trek depending on your physical ability.
Trekking for gorillas in Rwanda usually last 2 – 7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. A head guide will escort you into the forest plus an armed guard in search for your gorilla group. Once you meet the gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the gentle giants. After trekking descend back to the starting point where you will meet you guide to drive you to your hotel and have lunch. In the evening, go out for a cultural experience at the Ibyiwacu cultural village.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel of Day 3
DAY 5: GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING / DIAN FOSSEY HIKE – VISIT TWIN LAKES OF BURERA & RUHONDO
Just Like Trekking for gorillas, golden monkey tracking and Dian Fossey tomb hike takes place at Volcanoes national park, starting with briefing at the Kinigi park headquarters and then driving to the trekking head trail where you begin your hike. Return to your hotel and have lunch and in the afternoon head out to visit Musanze’s twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at Hotel of day 3
DAY 6: TRANSFER TO LAKE KIVU – BOAT RIDE
Today you will transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest fresh water lake. With a cup of coffee at your hotel set off for Gisenyi with enroute visit to the Gisenyi genocide memorial site reaching Lake Kivu in time for lunch. After Lunch have an afternoon boat ride along lake Kivu touring its islands. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury), PalmGardens resort(Mid-range) or Paradise Marahide
DAY 7: TRANSFER TO KIGALI FOR CITY TOUR – DEPARTURE
With a hot cup of coffee at your hotel, be ready to set off to Kigali for a city tour before departure, visiting the Gisozi genocide memorial and other outstanding attractions around and later head to the airport for departure.
End of Tour
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