A 7 Days Gorilla Safari Adventure including wildlife viewing, and primates tracking tour in Rwanda and Uganda starts and ends in Kigali. After gorilla trekking in volcanoes, travelers can choose to go for chimpanzee trekking/ canopy walk in Nyungwe forest, and boat cruise on Lake Kivu or else connect to Lake Bunyonyi for canoeing and game viewing in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth national park.
Day 1: Airport pick up and a transfer to Ruhengeri
Day 2: Gorilla trekking & Iby'iwachu Cultural Village
Day 3: Golden Monkeys tracking / Dian Fossey hike & transfer to Lake Kivu or cross to Uganda and stay at Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest; in the case of Uganda, transfer to Kibale Forest
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking. In the case of Uganda, after chimps tracking transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 6: Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest; In Uganda case, do a game drive in the morning and a boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 7: Transfer back to Kigali. Kigali city tour optional
Day 1: Airport Pick up.
On arrival, our representative will welcome and transfer you to Volcanoes National park. You will enjoy a spectacular scenic view of the Virunga Mountains en route.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking Adventure & Ib'iwachu Cultural Village.
Take your early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before commencing the mountain gorilla trekking. You will Spend at least an hour interacting with these awesome gorillas - take photographs as they feed or dramatically play around. After lunch visit, Ib'iwachu Cultural Village - get immersed in real Kinyarwanda cultural practices!
Day 3: Dian Fossey Hiking.
After your breakfast undertake a hike to Karisoke Research Centre to witness the graveyard for the famous primatologist - The Late Dian Fossey. Later transfer to Lake Kivu for relaxation at the beach and stay overnight
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest or Kibale Forest National Park (Uganda).
After your breakfast, you will then drive to southern Rwanda to Nyungwe forest national park. Alternatively, cross to Uganda's Kibale forest national park - the most renowned primates park in Africa, with over 13 primates species in one forest.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking.
After breakfast transfer to the park headquarters to be briefed about the “dos and don’ts” while with the chimps in the forest. Your guide will transfer you to the starting point for Chimps tracking. Expect to encounter the chimps and many other primates like the black and white monkeys and various bird species along the trail. If in Uganda, this afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park for an overnight stay
Day 6: Colobus monkey tracking and canopy walk or game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park
Take breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing by the park warden. Begin the forest hike along with other visitors and park rangers following trails to the colobus monkeys.
In the alternative, a canopy walk is another highlight worth undertaking.In case you opt for Uganda, a game drive in the park and a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel will be a big highlight and overnight
Day 7: Kigali city tour and Departure.
Enjoy your breakfast and drive back to Kigali for your scheduled flight back home. Visit Murambi Memorial, Nyanza palace or Butare Museum en route. In case you are to travel the following day, a city tour that includes visiting the handicrafts market and Gisozi genocide site would be optional.
• Gorilla Permits
• Park Entrance 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.
• 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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