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7 Days Gorilla Safari Adventure, Wildlife Viewing and primates tracking tour in Rwanda

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 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.

Departure & Return Location

Nairobi

Departure Time

Upon Arrival

Price Includes

  • Gorilla & Chimps Permits
  • 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.

Price Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Insurance
Itinerary

Day 1AIRPORT 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 . 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 2GORILLA 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. 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! 

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 3DIAN 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 an overnight at Lake Kivu Serena (Luxury)/Paradise Malahide/Water Front Resort ((mid-range)

Day 4TRANSFER 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. 
Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/ Nyungwe Top View Lodge(Deluxe)/ Gisakura Guest House (budget. if in Kibale forest national park, have dinner and overnight at Crater Safari Lodge (luxury),primates Lodge (mid-range), Chimpanzee Guest House (budget) 

Day 5CHIMPANZEE 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. 
Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/ Nyungwe Top View Lodge(Deluxe)/ Gisakura Guest House (budget).. If in Uganda, this afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park for an overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury)/Park View Safari Lodge(mid-range)/Enganzi Lodge (budget)

Day 6COLOBUS MONKEY TRACKING AND CANOPY WALK OR GAME DRIVES IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Take breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing by the park warden. Begin the forest hike along with other visitors and park rangers following well tented trails to the colobus monkeys; in the alternative a canopy walk is another highlight worth undertaking. 
Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/ Nyungwe Top View Lodge(Deluxe)/ Gisakura Guest House (budget 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 at Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury)/Park View Safari Lodge(mid-range)/Enganzi Lodge (budget).

Day 7KIGALI 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 enroute. 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. 

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