8 Days Cultural tour, Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking Rwanda.
Day 1: Arrival and Pickup.
Our guide driver will be waiting for you at the Kigali airport the moment you arrive. Thereafter, you will be driven to your place of stay and or hotel to relax, have dinner and get some rest so as to be fully prepared for the exciting events of the following day.
Accommodation: The Frame Tree Village, the Five To Five Hotel and the Milles Collinese Hotel.
Day 2: Nyungwe Forest Transfer, the Nyanza Palace and the Butare Museum.
After enjoying your early morning meal, your guide will pick you from your hotel and then you will be on your way to the Nyungwe Forest National Park. On the journey however, get to visit places like the Butare Museum, the Nyanza Palace and the Murambi memorial. Have lunch en route. Get to your lodging place to have dinner, freshen up and slumber.
Accommodation: The Nyungwe Forest Lodge, the Nyungwe Top View Lodge and the Gisakura Guest House.
Day 3: Tracking Chimpanzees and Colobus Monkeys.
Delight yourself in an untimely breakfast then head for the park headquarters to be briefed on what to and not to do when you get to where the chimps are. You are sure to watch them as they play around, do acrobatics, feed and do many other things. Later on in the afternoon, head out to track Colobus monkeys and get the opportunity to see other species of primates like the Blue L’Hoest’s and Vervet monkeysamong countless others. Head back to the hotel to freshen up, have dinner and rest.
Day 4: Nature and Canopy walks.
After having breakfast, enjoy breathtaking sounds and sights of the forest as you go for the Canopy walk. You might be lucky enough to see some of the bird species like the Hornbills and the Rwenzori Turacos along with others. You can opt to also have a self guided tour after having your lunch. Visit the Kamiranzovu waterfalls and the neighboring villages. Head back to your hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 5: Lake Kivu.
Enjoy your breakfast and head for Lake Kivu. Take pleasure in watching the stunning scenery of the lush mountains of Virunga. Have your lunch and thereafter proceed for relaxation at the shores and a boat cruise along the lake. Later on head to your lodging facility for dinner and rest.
Accommodation: The Water Front Resort, the Kivu Serena Resort and the Paradise Malahide.
Day 6: Volcanoes National Park transfer and Golden Monkey tracking.
Enjoy an early morning breakfast and thereafter with your guide head for the Volcanoes National Park where you are to take part in the going-ons of the golden monkey track. At sundown, enjoy a cultural walk to the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village and get to be entertained by the community of the Banyarwanda. Head back to your hotel to get refreshed, have dinner and rest.
Accommodation: The Gorilla Solution Lodge, the Mountain Gorillas view Hotel, Le Bamboo Lodge, the 5 Volcanoes Lodge, the Muhabura Hotel and the Da Vinci Lodge.
Day 7: Gorilla Tracking.
On this day, you will get up early, have your breakfast and thereafter trail to the park headquarters where they are to brief you on your behavior in the presence of these “gentle giants”. Be sure to spend close to 8 hours tracking these gorillas. This depends on the distance that the gorillas have moved. An hour is allocated to you for observation and photography after you get to these creatures. Head back to your lodge for dinner and rest.
Day 8: City Tour and Departure.
Have an untimely breakfast and thereafter head back to Kigali. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the city center; get to visit the local markets, the Nyamata church, museums, Genocide memorials and very many other places after which you are driven to the airport to catch your departure flight.