5 Days Rwanda Safari Tour
Rwanda Gorillas and Chimpanzees Trekking Safari (5 Days Rwanda Vacation)
The 5 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari starts in northern Rwanda’s volcanoes national park and ends in the southwest Nyungwe national park, In volcanoes national park, you will do gorilla tracking and see mountain gorillas and from there you will travel to Lake Kivu to relax and enjoy a boat trip. Your final destination of the 5 days Rwanda Gorillas and Chimpanzee trekking Safari will be Nyungwe forest where you will embark on tracking chimpanzees and spot other primates. You will be amazed by the canopy walk.
Rwanda Gorillas and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Itinerary (5 Days)
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
You will be picked up from your lodge or Kigali airport by your guide/driver. You will be transferred to Volcanoes national park (2 hours from Kigali). Arrival will be early before lunch and after you will be able to visit Iby’iwacu cultural village to discover the local culture of Rwanda. Dinner and overnight stay at Da Vinci lodge/ Mountain gorilla view lodge/ Hotel Le palm
Day 2 : Gorilla Tracking and Transfer to Lake Kivu
After an early breakfast at 07:30am there will be a briefing on gorilla rules at the park visitor center. Your guides will advise about things to carry with you in the forest such as insect repellant, shoes, packed lunch and drinking water. With other visitors you are guided through the forest in search for gorillas. You will be able to observe the gorillas feeding on vegetation for 1 hour. You will return for lunch at the lodge after which you transfer to Lake Kivu. Enjoy the day with boat riding on Lake Kivu before dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu serena hotel/ paladise malahide/ hotel gorillas lake kivu
Day 3 : Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Set off from Lake Kivu after breakfast at 08am. You are heading to Nyungwe forest home to 13 species of primates including chimpanzee and the large troops of up to 300 black and white colobus monkeys. The journey is quite long taking 7 hours but your driver will make stops along the Congo-Nile ridge to enjoy the scenery. Arrival in Nyungwe will be early evening. Check in and relax for dinner and overnight at Gisakura guest house/ Nyungwe top view lodge
Day 4 : Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk
After breakfast, your guide will introduce you to Rwandan development guides to take you on chimpanzee tracking. After a walk in the forest, you encounter the chimps and observe them for 1 hour. You are likely to spot abundant wildlife such as colobus monkeys, birds, butterflies. Return for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon connect to Uwinka visitor center starting point for canopy walk. You walk on the canopy bridges 50 meters above the ground which offer views of Nyungwe forest. Return back for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 : Transfer back to Kigali
Today you will have breakfast at you hotel and be ready to transfer back to Kigali for departure.