7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding
Overview of 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding
7Days Rwanda Gorilla Chimpanzee Birds Safari is a Rwanda Gorilla tracking Safari, Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking Tour & Rwanda Birding Trip. This Rwanda Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee and Rwanda Birding Safari is a blend of various tourist products that have made Rwanda a favorite safari destination. It includes Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park, gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, Golden monkey tracking or Hiking Mount Bisoke and encounter of historical and Cultural sites in Nyanza Butare.
7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding highlights
- Day 1 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding: Arrive in Kigali city
- Day 2 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding: Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park.
- Day 3 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding: Do chimp trekking & a nature walk.
- Day 4 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding: Drive to Volcanoes National Park
- Day 5 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding: Do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park (Parc Nationale des Volcans)
- Day 6 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding: Track golden monkeys or Hike Bisoke Volcano
- Day 7 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding: Return to Kigali.
7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding: Arrive in Kigali city
Upon arrival at the main gateway of Rwanda, Kigali Airport from your flight, you will be welcomed by our guide who will introduce you to the situation in Rwanda and highlights about the safari. You will then be transferred to your respective Hotel.
Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel (Upmarket/Luxury), Hotel Chez Lando (Midrange/standard) or Omurugo Rwanda Hostel (Budget/Basic).
Day 2 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding: Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park.
After breakfast, embark on your 7 days Rwanda Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Cultural safari by driving to the south west of Rwanda to Nyungwe forest National Park.it is 268km about 6 hours drive via the verdant country side that is shaped by hilly scenic views. You will make stops in Butare to visit the National Museum, visit the Kings palace in Nyanza and the Nyanza and Murambi genocide memorial sites. You will have Lunch en route and arrive in Nyungwe Forest National Park in the evening.
Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Nyungwe Hill Top Hotel (midrange/standard) or Gisakura guesthouse (Budget/Basic).
Day 3 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding: Do chimp trekking & a nature walk.
Wake up for an early morning cup of coffee before embarking on Chimp trekking experience at 08:00am in the Forest of Nyungwe
Rwanda. The experience is quite rewarding as you see Chimps roll down the tree branches; munching fruits, young ones playing amidst their amazing sounds. Their playful and food gathering tactics will leave you in a state of marvel prompting you to fill your camera with amazing photos. In the evening, you will embark on a forest nature walk along the popular Nyungwe trails such as the colored trails to spot a range of forest birds in Nyungwe and amazing plan species.
Accommodation: Spend an overnight at your Lodge.
Day 4 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding: Drive to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, embark on 284km journey about 8 hours drive to the gorilla trekking destination of Volcanoes National Park. You will be astonished by the amazing scenery en route including the farmed landscapes of Rwanda and the banks of Lake Kivu. You will have lunch en route and arrive in the evening for overnight.
Accommodation: Virunga Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorillas Mountain View Hotel (Midrange/standard) or Kinigi Guest house (Budget/Basic).
Day 5 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding: Do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park (Parc Nationale des Volcans)
Wake up for an early cup of coffee, before gathering at Kinigi Park Headquarters for briefing about the gorilla trekking activity at 08:00am always conducted by park rangers. This gives highlights about the dos and donts while trekking gorillas. After briefing, you will traverse the jungle in search of the splendid mountain gorillas in the company of the park ranger guide which stretches between 2- 8 hours. You will walk through the luxuriant vegetation, climb raised gradients, ascend down the valleys before you encounter the great mountain gorillas as they munch their food and get astonished by the young gorillas playing and demonstrating their tactics which will prompt you to use up your camera space unknowingly. Your one hour with gorillas is done and return to the lodge for relaxation. You will either embark on the visit to the splendid twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera or cultural tour to the Ibyiwachu cultural village to explore into the Kinyarwanda culture in the evening.
Day 6 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding: Track golden monkeys or Hike Bisoke Volcano
Wake up for an early breakfast before gathering at the park Headquarters
Kinigi to embark on the golden monkey tracking activity as part of your 7 days Rwanda Gorilla Chimpanzee & birds safari. Briefing starts at 08:00 am after which you will head to the forest in search of these rare and endangered primate species golden monkeys. In your one hour encounter with them, you will be astonished by their amazing skin color and structure of their nose not forgetting the playful tactics and the chatters of these golden monkeys. Alternatively, you can hike Mount Bisoke 3,711m above sea level. Stunning with its two cones that were formed out of eruption in 1957 , the Bisoke Volcano contains an amazing crater Lake known as Lake Ngezi about 11km from the summit. This activity on your gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda involves ascend of four (4) hours from the departure point. You will be astonished by a walk around the Crater Lake and stunning sights of Virunga ranges in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic of Congo. The activity takes about 7 hours including ascending and descending. You will return to the lodge for relaxation and memory sharing.
Accommodation: Spend an overnight at your previous lodge.
Day 7 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking & Birding: Return to Kigali.
Transfer after breakfast to Kigali city 116km about 3 hours drive amidst scenic views of the Rwanda hills en route. You will arrive early in Kigali and thus can opt for a simple city tour or utilize the remaining time for shopping and departure.
End of 7 Days Rwanda Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Birds safari.
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General Safari Inclusions
- Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
- Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari
- Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
- Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
- Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
- Bottled water while on safari
- Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)
General Safari Exclusions
- General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
- Laundry Services
- Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International Flights (Arranged on request)
- Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
- Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
Accommodations, Safari Lodges, Safari Hotels in Akagera National Park Rwanda
Ruzizi Tented Lodge is a luxury tented accommodation facility in Akagera National Park. It offers accommodation in a range of twenty (20) beds that are connected by walkways. Ruzizi Tented Camp has nine (9) tents which can up to twenty (20) clients.
Akagera Game Lodge is located within the park close to its southern entrance. The Lodge features a swimming pool, conference center and a tennis court. Accommodation is offered in standard rooms, deluxe, family and Junior Suite. The lodge features over 60 bed rooms.
Accommodations, Safari Lodges, Safari Hotels in Nyungwe National Park Rwanda
Positioned at 2km distance outside Nyungwe Forest National Park. Gisakura Guesthouse offers accommodation in twin, double and triple rooms which are self-contained and with provision of warm water on request. The Guesthouse also features a good restaurant.
Accommodation at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is offered in twelve (12) units and four (4) of these feature twin beds while the eight (8) are apartments featuring queen sized beds. The rooms are self-contained. The Hotel also has a restaurant and a well-stocked bar.
Accommodations, Safari Lodges, Safari Hotels in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Virunga Lodge is a luxury accommodation located on a ridge with impressive views of the Virunga massif. Accommodation is presented in eight (8) bandas and each banda features a private terrace with impressive views of the Virunga massif.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is positioned close to the Volcanoes Park Headquarters is about few minutes’ drive. Accommodation is provided in six cottages with two (2) suites with private verandas, inbuilt ablutions and living room overseeing fireplace.
The Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is an upmarket lodge on the boundaries of Volcanoes National Park about fifteen (15) minutes’ drive to the entrance of the park. The lodge offers accommodation in a range of thirty (30) chalets with enough space, a modern bar and restaurant.
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