This Rwanda excursion consists of 7 day Rwanda gorilla and chimpanzee trekking in volcanoes Rwanda national park and Nyungwe forest national respectively. It also include the tracking of other primates such as the white colobus monkey, other activities include the thick canopy walk at nyungwe forest having the birds view of the entire forest.
Day 1: pick up from the Kigali international airport.
Upon your arrival, or company representative/ guide will usher and brief you about your Rwanda safaris. He will later transfers you to volcanoes Rwanda national parks on a scenic drive viewing the Virunga mountains en-route. As soon as you rich, you will check in at your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay. Accommodation include mountain gorilla view lodge (luxury), hotel la palme(mid-range ) and Hotel Muhabura (budget)
Day 2: gorilla tracking and ibyiwacu cultural village tour.
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will head straight to the park headquarters, you will have another cup of coffee alongside entertainment by the cultural dancers as the gorilla tracking papers work is being finalized. Later you will be assigned a game ranger and a family of gorillas to track from. Set off to the forest in search for the magnificent primates while In the forest, you will come across other small animals such as duikers and other bird species, finally when you meet the gorillas ,you will be allowed to spend with them an hours as you interact and take photos with them. Later reunite with your guide as he takes you for lunch.
After your will be driven to ibylwacu cultural center of the Rwandese culture when you be immersed in the Rwandese culture showing casing different ways such as how to make drums, traditional ways of preparing meals, etc. later in the in evening, you will drive back to your lodge for dinner and a night stay.
Day 3: Dian Fossey hiking.
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will engage on a hike to karisoke research center to witness the grave of Dian fossey the famous American primatolist who conducted a research on mountain gorilla for about 20 year. Later with draw and drive to Lake Kivu beach for a relaxation and possibly stay at Lake Kivu Serena hotel.
Day 4: drive to Nyungwe forest national park or Kibale forest Uganda
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will transfer to nyungwe forest OR cross to uganda to Kibale forest Uganda famous for several species of primates including chimpanzees and white colobus monkeys. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Nyungwe forest lodge in you are Rwanda and crater lodge, Ndali lodge or kyaninga lodge when in Uganda.
Day 5. Chimpanzee tracking at Nyungwe forest.
Early in the morning after breakfast you will head off to the park headquarters to make arrangements to track the chimpanzees as soon as you are done, you will head to the forest in search for the primates. Nyungwe forest is filled with several primates including chimps, white colobus monkey and several bird species. As you move in the forest, you will meet the chimpanzees, interact with them and sometimes they can take your hand and walk with you after tracking you will return to your lodge for dinner and a night stay or while in Uganda, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth national park and dinner and accommodation will be at mweya safari lodge, Kyambura game lodge, enganzi lodge and katara lodge.
Day 6: colobus monkey tracking, canopy walk and if in Uganda game drive and boat cruise.
Early in the morning after breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters head back to the forest and along hike in search or trailing the colobus monkeys, alternative you can take canopy walk meters high above the ground have a birds view of the forest one of yet another safari highlight. Return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay. If in the case of Uganda, you take a game drive in the park viewing several wildlife and later take a boat cruise to Kazinga channel viewing water animals like the crocodiles and hippos also see several bird species ashore drinking water. Return to your place of accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Kigali city tour and departure.
Early in morning have a relaxed breakfast knowing that you will be traveling back to Kigali once you get Kigali you will have a brief city tour going to the genocide memorials, local hand craft market, gisozi memorial will be an option. Later be dropped at the airport in time for you flight.