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11 Days Gorilla Trek & Congo Nile Trail hike

11 Days Rwanda gorillas and bicycling safari is an exceptional package to explore Rwanda primates and the adventure bicycling.The trip entails trekking mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, golden monkey trekking, bicycling through Rwanda rolling hills and chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park. We shall start and end in Kigali

Trip summary

DAY 1: Transfer to Volcanoes NP

DAY 2: Gorilla Tracking Adventure and cultural walk.

Day 3: Golden monkey tracking and transfer to Gisenyi.

Day 4: Gisenyi - Kinunu

Day 5: Kinunu to Bumba and Kibuye

Day 6: Kibuye - Gisovu - Bisesero - Mugonero From Kibuye our driving experience

Day 7: Mugonero - Shangi - Kamembe Departure from Mugonero after a discovering

Day 8: Kamembe Island Tour After 4 days drive, we take a relaxing morning by

Day 9: Kamembe - Nyungwe.

Day 10: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon Colobus monkey tracking.

Day 11: Transfer to Kigali

  • Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes NP

    Your tour guide will pick you from the airport on arrival or Hotel in Kigali and take you for an OPTIONAL city tour. Visit the genocide memorial, Nyamata church, local markets among others. You will then drive northwards to Volcanoes National park. You will enjoy a spectacular scenic view en route of the Virunga Mountains. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)

    Day 2: Gorilla Tracking Adventure and cultural walk.

    Volcanoes national park
    Take your early breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing before entering the tropical forest. You will spend a maximum of one-hour taking observations; photographs and watching them feed or play around. In the evening, you may go for a cultural walk to iby'wachu cultural village. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)

    Day 3: Golden monkey tracking and transfer to Gisenyi.

    In the morning, you will transfer to the headquarters of Volcanoes national park for a briefing before setting off for golden monkey tracking. You will interact with monkeys will last for an hour as you take photographs and observe the unique characters of these endangered species. On return, you will set off to Gisenyi. Dinner and overnight at Paradise Malahide/Kivu Serena Hotel
    7 days rwanda gorilla tour and chimpanzee trekking in uganda

    Day 4: Gisenyi - Kinunu

    After an early breakfast at Paradis Malahide Hotel and pre-departure briefing by your guide then head to the Nkora Village through Nyamyumba and Cyimbiri for Coffee experience in Kinunu. From here you will ride enjoying a thousand hills of Rwanda with its amazing sundown lighting up the lake shores to Kinunu for your first coffee experience and the best campsite on the Congo Nile Trail. Overnight at Kinunu washing station (The Senators Guest house)

    Day 5: Kinunu to Bumba and Kibuye

    This morning you will drive to the Congo Nile Watershed at 2630 m altitude, then down to Bumba base camp for lunch and community interaction. Drive on the main road to Kibuye for minimum 3 hours to get to the Rubengera junction, following the trail between community fields, crossing the river Coko before getting to Kibingo Health Centre to Mushubati and then to the main road junction of Rubengera and then down to Kibuye. The night will be spent in one of the relaxing hotels of the City (Morriah Hotel resort)/Cormoran Hotel/Rwiza Hotel, just on the lake shores. Dinner and Overnight stay.

    Day 6: Kibuye - Gisovu - Bisesero - Mugonero

    11 days rwanda gorilla trek
    From Kibuye our driving experience takes us to Gisovu for the tea experience and back down to the Bisesero genocide memorial and then down to Mugonero orphanage. Overnight at Mugonero orphanage

    Day 7: Mugonero - Shangi - Kamembe

    Departure from Mugonero after a discovering tour of the orphanage, drive all the way down to Nyamasheke and the Gashirabwoba genocide memorial before heading to Shangi, the first German military post of Rwanda. After a historical introduction of Shangi, drive through the Congo Nile Trail to Kamembe. Effective drive hours: 7 hours. Overnight at Emeraude Kamembe Tented Camp

    Day 8: Kamembe Island Tour

    After 4 days drive, we take a relaxing morning by discovering the Kamembe surroundings and its amazing islander’s community in Kombo and Gihaya Island. Overnight at Emeraude Kamembe Tented Camp

    Day 9 - Kamembe - Nyungwe

    After breakfast, you have an amazing drive through Nyungwe National Park, and go for the Forest Canopy walk on the bottom of the Forest and then in the afternoon, go for nature walk train. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/ Nyungwe Top View Lodge(Deluxe)/ Gisakura Guest House (budget

    Day 10: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon Colobus monkey tracking.

    11 days rwanda gorilla tour and chimpanzee trekking
    In the morning, you will set off to the forest for chimpanzee tracking adventure. Embark to the hotel for lunch and in the afternoon, go for colobus monkey tracking where you will encounter other primates as baboons, vervet monkeys, and others. Or go for forest canopy walk or Nature walk in the forest. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/ Nyungwe Top View Lodge(Deluxe)/ Gisakura Guest House (budget

    Day 11 - Transfer to Kigali

    After breakfast, set off to Kigali with en route visit to the Murambi genocide museum, Butare Museum, Nyanza palace reaching Kigali in the evening.

    Included in this tour package;

    • Gorilla trekking permit

    • Hiking permit fee

    • Park Ranger Fees

    • Relevant Government Taxes

    • Full Board Accommodation

    • Full-time English speaking Driver/Guide

    • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle

    • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

    Exclusions:

    • Airfares

    • Visa Fees

    • Personal Insurance

    • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities
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  • Lodges in Volcanoes Natonal Park
    Lodges in Volcanoes Park
    Lodges in Volcanoes Park
    5 Days Congo nile trail
    5 Days Congo nile trail

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    • Mandatory hand washing
    • Mandatory face masking
    • Keep a distance of 2 meters away
      • Before boarding your plane, you will be required to show your covid 19 negative test results which should be valid for not more than 72hrs (applies for both Rwanda and Uganda)
      • Also you are supposed to fill a locator form (link below) which you will also be asked before boarding (failure to have it, you will be denied boarding)

      http://www.rbc.gov.rw/travel/

      • Once you arrive in Kigali, you will take another covid 19 test and be in self quarantine at any of the chosen hotels in Kigali for 24hrs as you wait for your covid 19 test results

      You will then start your tour after your results have returned and you are proved negative

      • These results expire every after 72hrs, hence if your tour is still going on, you will need another test to allow you enter any other park or do any other activity after 72hrs of your test. (This applies to Rwanda only, not Uganda)
      • Before departure from Rwanda or Uganda, you need to do another covid 19 test not more than 72hrs before your departure as you will be required to present your results before boarding your departure flight.
      • While on your tour, you are advised to carry your masks and maintain social distance whenever you are in the public

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