Rwanda 4 Days Nyungwe Chimpanzee And Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
The tour takes visits to Nyungwe, in South West of Rwanda, a huge afro-montane forest. With over 10000sq.km 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.
Day 1: Parc Nationale Des Volcanoes.
You will be picked from your hotel or place of residence and transferred to Parc Nationale des Volcanoes,. Dinner and overnight at Le’ Bambou Gorilla Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Kinigi Guest House (Budget facility). The evening is spent on sightseeing and relaxing around the hotel.
Dinner and Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury Lodge facility) or La Palme Hotel (mid range lodge) Kinigi Tourist Guesthouse (low budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Gorilla trekking Volcanoes
Have breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters where you will meet the ranger guides. When you are done with the briefing you will begin the trekking. The trek can be quite tough that it takes a lot of time approximately 2-8 hours. Overnight at:
Luxury lodge (Up-market): Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge.
3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park.
In the morning at 8:00am, you will be picked from the hotel and transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP.
arrive Nyungwe early enough, you can enjoy a guided nature walk in the
forest to see a variety of animals and some of the three hundred bird
species found here, which include the Rwenzori turaco and black and
white casqued hornbill.
On this escorted walk you might spot large groups of colobus monkeys.
Dinner and Overnight at Nyungwe Lodge (Luxury Lodge facility) or Top Hill View Lodge (mid range lodge) Gisakura Guest House (low budget facility)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest; Transfer back to Kigali and
Breakfast will be served early morning and after you will proceed to the park headquarters for briefing at 6:00am. Unlike other countries like Uganda where chimpanzee tracking activity starts at 8:00am, here in Nyungwe forest National Park the activity starts at 6:00am. You will enter into the forest when its dark but you will be able to see primate species such as Colobus monkeys, forest birds and later, you will be able to see the chimpanzees when its laready day time.
After the chimpanzee tracking we shall embark on the return journey to Kigali where you will be dropped off at the Airport to catch your flight back home.
The safari package includes
Transportation by 4 WD safari van, Fuel expenses
Accommodation while on safari as per the itinerary
The costs also cover the services of English speaking driver/guide
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on safari,
Park entrance fees
One Gorilla permit trekking Parc Volcanoes
One chimpanzee permit Nyungwe
Kigali City Tour
Excludes: Local and international flights, Personal Travel insurance, Visa Fees, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of personal nature.