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AVU 038 Rwanda Safari Tour (7 Days)

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Tour Overview

This safari provides an exclusive trek the various primates found in Rwanda like the mountain gorilla, chimpanzee, golden monkey and colobus monkey.

Safari Highlights

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
Day 2: Primates Trekking – Nyungwe
Day 3: Nature walk in Nyungwe
Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes national park
Day 5: Gorilla Trekking
Day 6: golden monkey trekking
Day 7: City tour and departure

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
Pick up at the airport by our company driver, transfer to Nyungwe forest national park arriving late in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge or Nyungwe Top Hill View Hotel or Ibis Hotel or Gisakura Guest House
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 2: Primates Trekking –  Nyungwe
Have breakfast then report to the park head quarters for briefing. This trek can take anything from a few hours to a full day depending on where the chimpanzees are. Equip yourself with packed lunch and plenty of water. However, it is not guaranteed to see the chimps as they are unpredictable and can move long distances in one day.  This primates walk may grant you opportunities to sight other primates like the Rwenzori colobus, L’hoests monkey, the Silver monkey, Owl faced monkey and the Grey cheeked Mangabey to mention but a few.
Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge or Nyungwe Top Hill View Hotel or Ibis Hotel or Gisakura Guest House
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3: Nature walk in Nyungwe
After breakfast spend another day in Nyungwe forest with a 4-5 hour trek in the rainforest on one of the many trails maintained by the park authorities. Chances are high for one to view what was missed previous day.
Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge or Nyungwe Top Hill View Hotel or Ibis Hotel or Gisakura Guest House
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes national park
Have breakfast then leave Nyungwe. Have a long drive to northern Rwanda to the foothills of the Virungas – Parc Nationale des Volcans. The drive from Nyungwe will take around 4 and half hours.
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge or Kinigi Guest House
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 5: Gorilla trekking
Breakfast early then report to the park head quarters for briefing on gorilla trackers’ code of conduct. Meet your guide here and proceed to the starting point of the trek to your allocated group of habituated mountain gorillas. The length of the trek varies depending on the location of the gorillas are as well as the weather conditions. It may take around 1-6 hours tracking. Spend one hour with the gorillas- ‘a fascinating experience’ before trekking back to the base.
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge or Kinigi Guest House
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 6: Golden monkey tracking
Have an early breakfast either go on a second gorilla track or track the rare golden monkey. Alternatively visit Dian Fossey’s grave. All these optional activities require booking in advance. Return to Kigali in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Hotel des Mille Collines or Kigali Serena Hotel or Urban Boutique Hotel or Chez Lando Hotel
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 7: City tour and departure
Have breakfast if time allows have a short city tour of Kigali then transfer to Kigali international airport to meet your home flight
Meal Plan: Lunch

END OF RWANDA SAFARI TOUR (7 Days)

The Safari Package Covers:

  • Gorilla Tracking Permit
  • Chimps Trekking Permit
  • Entrance Fee to the Genocide Memorial Entrance
  • Relevant Government Taxes.
  • Full Board Accommodation (6 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • 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.

Safari 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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