Rwanda – 5 Nights & 6 Days
Vehicle : 1 x 5 /7 Seater 4x4 Land Cruiser.
Starts : Kigali
Ends : Kigali
Meals : as indicated on itinerary at a glance
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
|2||Volcanoes N. Park||Mountain Gorilla View Lodge||LDBB||City Tour|
|3||Kibuye||Moriah Hill Resort||LDBB||Gorilla Trek|
|4||Nyungwe N.Park||Nyungwe Forest Lodge||LDBB||Leisure|
|5||Nyungwe N. Park||Nyungwe Forest Lodge||LDBB||Chimp Trek|
Day 1 – KigaliUpon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our representative, outside the airport arrivals section and transferred to your hotel. Accommodation at Kigali SerenaBB
Day 2 – Kigali/Volcanoes National ParkBreakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a City Tour of Kigali. (Cost of city tour included) The history of Rwanda dates back centuries, Kigali has been a part of it for 100 years. Founded in 1907 as a German settlement, Kigali did not become the capital until Rwanda’s independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare.
Visit the Kandt museum, see old Kigali and the craft centres then visit the genocide memorial site. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Tour more and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience.
Lunch in Kigali.
Later, depart Kigali and drive to Ruhengeri. 2.5 hrs arriving in the early evening at the Volcanoes National Park. Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(LDBB)
Day 3 – Volcanoes National Park/Kibuye– Gorilla TrekEarly breakfast. 0620 hrs: Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs for your first day of trekking. 0700 hrs: Briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing Gorilla Tracking adventure. Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear. The cost is ten USD per person/per day. We advise that you utilize this service.
Your trek again starts in the cultivated foothills of the Virunga’s offering stirring views in all directions. When it enters the national park, trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the colorful bird calls, chattering golden monkeys, littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the canopy, the magnificent peaks are glimpsed, among the highest in Africa yet easily accessible, beckon an ascent.
Weaving through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia trees and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, our experienced trackers, who have spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring us up close with one of the Gorilla Families.
Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young. Coming face to face with a giant silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth! After the trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch. Afternoon depart to Kibuye arriving in time for dinner. Dinner and overnight at Moriah Hill Resort(L-DBB)
Day 4 – Kibuye /NyungweAfter breakfast, proceed to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Dinner and Overnight: Nyungwe Rainforest Lodge - LDBB
Day 5 – Explore Nyungwe Forest National Park - Chimpanzee TrekStart early for early morning forest nature walk in the park tracking Chimpanzees in the forest. This is the time to watch the forest's birdlife too. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, take a walk to the Tea Plantation. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight: Nyungwe Rainforest Lodge - FB.
Day 6 – Nyungwe Forest National Park /Kigali/DepartBreakfast at the lodge, drive to Huye with a visit to the workshop of the Tin Smith of Huye. Lunch at Ibis Hotel. Visit the National Museum in Huye. On the way to Kigali, visit the Nyanza King's Palace. Arrive in Kigali and later transfer to Kigali international airport for your scheduled departure flight. (Cost of flight not included). – (an evening flight is recommended)
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