7 Days Gorillas & Chimps Safari, 2 Gorilla Treks
7 Days Gorilla tour to Rwanda will take you to Volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking (Track Gorillas Twice), Lake Kivu, chimpanzees tracking and canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National park and Kigali city tour.
Day 1, Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes national Park
Meet our safari guide on arrival at Kigali International Airport then transfer to your to the home of mountain gorillas fro dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Le Bombou Gorilla Lodge or Muhabura Hotel.
Day 2: First Gorilla tracking - visit the beautiful twin Lakes: Burera and Buhondo
Breakfast and head to the park headquarters with packed lunch & water for the briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas, and then proceed to track the gorillas. Time taken while searching for these Gentle giants ranges between 2-6 hours depending on the movement of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Return to your Lodge for relaxation as you prepare for the scenic view safari to the beautiful twin Lakes; Burera and Buhondo. Enjoy the view and take photos before returning for dinner and overnight at your previous lodges.
Day 3, Second Gorillas trekking – transfer to Lake Kivu
Early in the morning, together with the necessary tracking gear and packed lunch, you will move to the park headquarters for briefing, before proceeding with the ranger guides for the memorable adventure. On this day, you may decide to trek the previously visited Gorilla group or choose to visit another one for comparative study. Meet Gorilla, return to your Lodge, check out and then transfer to lake Kivu for relaxation at the shores of Lake Kivu. Enjoy the beautiful view and then have dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Kivu Sun Hotel or Paradise Malahide.
Day 4, Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park
Morning breakfast, have sun bathing at the shores of Lake Kivu before transferring to the Nyungwe Forest National Park. This Forest contains a variety of habitats including montane forest, bamboo, grasslands, swamps and bogs, and is very mountainous too. It provides some of the best Golden Monkey trekking experiences in East Africa. Arrival for lunch, relax as you wait for dinner and Overnight at Nyungwe forest Lodge, Peace Guest House or Gisakura Guest House.
Day 5, Chimpanzee tracking – Afternoon relaxation
Breakfast; have briefing about how to behave while with the chimpanzees. Thereafter, start searching for the chimpanzees in their colonies. Also see the habituated Golden Monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, blue monkeys, Angolan colobus, L’hoest’s monkeys and owl-faced monkeys. Dinner and overnight at your previous Lodge.
Day 6, Return to Kigali - visit Genocide Memorial
After breakfast, drive back to Kigali, lunch en route and visit Gisozi Genocide memorial museum Dinner and overnight at Step Town Hotel, Manor Hotel or Kigali Serena Hotel.
Day 7: Morning departure
After breakfast, we shall transfer you to Kigali International Airport for flight back home.
End of the safari