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7 Days Chimpanzee, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Rwanda Tour

The tour takes visits Nyungwe, in South West of Rwanda, a huge afro-montane forest. With over in size, Nyungwe is the undisputed giant in Central Africa. The natural forest is renowned for its large troops of colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, butterflies and a rich variety of orchids. Over 300 bird species have been recorded. Visit some cultural sites en route – the Museum in Butare and the palace at Nyanza. Visit Parc National des Volcans (PNV) in the north of Rwanda where about 300 mountain gorillas live. There are five habituated gorilla families – Amahoro A, Amahoro B, “Group 13”, Sabinyo, Umubano and Susa – each of the groups allows up to 8 participants per day. You can track gorillas, climb the Visoke volcano, track the golden monkeys or visit the Karisoke Research Centre, which Dian Fossey the famous primatologist set up, or visit local villages.
DAY 1: Arrival

Arrive at Kigali airport. Meet and greet before transferring to Kigali City. Overnight and meals at Onomo Hotel (Budget facility) (L-D)

DAY 2: To Nyungwe Forest

Go chimp tracking in the forest to see a variety of wildlife and some of the three hundred bird species found here, which include the Rwenzori Turaco and black and white casqued hornbill. Lunch. Return late afternoon. Overnight and dinner at Emeraude Kivu Resort (midrange). Meal plan (FB)

DAY 4: Nyungwe Forest to Parc National des Volcans

Return to Kigali or pass via Gisenyi to Ruhengeri. Drive north to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. Enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours] Overnight and dinner at Le Bamboo Lodge) Meal Plan (B-L-D)

DAY 5: Parc National des Volcano

Transfer to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Parc National des Volcano. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming face to face with the great primates is well worth the effort. Overnight and dinner at Le Bamboo Lodge Meal plan (B-L-D)

DAY 6: Parc National des Volcano-Kigali

Track the golden monkeys. Alternatively for those who are not up to it, simply relax at Camp. Return to Kigali. Overnight and meals at Onomo Hotel (B-L-D)

DAY 7: Return and departure

Time permitting; go for a tour of the city. This includes a visit to a genocide memorial. Traditional crafts can be bought. Transfer to airport for your flight. [Approximate driving time: 3omins]. End of service

The Safari package includes:
  • Airport transfers.
  • Accommodation on full board FB
  • Transportation 4×4 land cruiser
  • 1 Litter of Mineral water per person per day
  • Service of English speaking driver guide
  • Cultural visit Butare
  • Golden monkey permit
  • Service of airport representative.
  • One gorilla and chimp permit to be paid and secured in advance
  • Kigali Excursion
  • AMREF Emergency Evacuation Medical Insurance
The Safari package excludes:
  • Flights, Drinks Visa, travel insurance
  • Laundry, internet .
  • Tips& all personal expenses

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