Gorilla Trekking Safari

Destination Rwanda

Rwanda is home to almost half of the 750 mountain gorillas found in the wild and the kingdom has been at the forefront of gorilla conservation efforts. The endangered mountain gorillas are found in the Virunga Massif and this massive conservation being done concertedly by the threee countries of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda fueled by the national conservation authorities, the local populations and the international NGO community through advocacy towards the protection of mountain gorillas.

Package Details:

Day 1: Arrival 

Arrival and transfer to your hotel.  After check in have lunch on your own at the poolside.  In the afternoon have a city tour.  Visit the city centre, Nyamirambo, curio markets and the Kimironko fruits market where you have a chance to meet the locals and choose your fruit basket.  Overnight Novotel Hotel B

Day 2:  Kigali - Nyanza - Butare - Gikongoro (Murambi) - Nyungwe

An early morning breakfast is followed by a drive to Nyungwe forest. On the way visit Nyanza King’s Palace, the National Museum of Butare and the genocide memorial of Murambi.  Nyanza was the headquarters of the ancient Rwanda Kingdom before the arrival of the Europeans. The compound has the modern palace constructed by King Mutara in 1934.  Next  to it is the reconstructed King’s hut as it was on the arrival of the Europeans.  It is tastefully decorated with the traditional mats and utensils.  The Butare Museum is reputed to be the best ethnographical Museum in East Africa.  It is the home of the national ballet-Intore dancers.  Have lunch at Butare and proceed to Murambi genocide memorial.  Overnight Gisakura Guest House (B/L/D)

Day 3: Hiking, trekking, tracking Colobus trails of Nyungwe

After breakfast enter Nyungwe forest to track the Nyungwe Colobus monkey.  A walk in the forest is a whole learning experience conducted by knowledgeable guides well versed in botany, ornithology and interspecies relationship in this forest.  Thereafter, return to your lodge for lunch.   Dinner and overnight Gisakura Guest House B/L/D

Day 4: Nyungwe Kibuye

After breakfast, enter Nyungwe forest (06 :00) to track the chimpanzee.  Thereafter return to the Guest House for lunch followed by a drive to Kibuye.  Overnight Bethanie Guesthouse. (B/L/D).

Day 5: Kibuye-Gisenyi-Ruhengeri - Kinigi

Distance 213 Km/6 Hrs driving time - After breakfast, drive to Gisenyi and finally to Kinigi.  The drive Kibuye-Gisenyi is via the most beautiful providing spectacular views of the tea growing country of Gisovu and Kayove . Brief stops are provided for photography. A four hours drive takes to Gisenyi for lunch and a brief city tour. There after drive for two hours to Ruhengeri and finally Kinigi the base of gorilla tracking.  Overnight Gorilla Nest Hotel on full board (B/L/D)

Day 6: Gorillas in the mist

An early morning breakfast is followed by a drive to Kinigi park headquarters for group, guide allocation and briefing. This is followed by a drive to the trailheads where hiking and trekking up the hills to the bamboo zone begins.  Hiking, trekking and tracking gorillas may take 2-3 hours.  Sight and stay with the Gorillas for one hour. Descend to your hotel for lunch.  Afternoon at leisure or on a tour of the area, visit lakes Burela and Ruhondo. Dinner and Overnight Gorilla Nest Hotel Full Board (B/L/D)

Day 7: Gorilla Ruhengeri - Kigali

After breakfast, trek up the mountain for another memorable experience with the gorillas. Return to the base hotel for lunch. In the afternoon drive to Kigali.  Overnihgt Mille Collines Hotel BB

Day 8: Airport Transfer & Departure

After breakfast, have a city tour.  In the afternoon transfer to the airport for your home flight.

Item Package Intro

  • Package Duration: 8 Day/7 night
  • Destination: Kigali - Gorilla Ruhengeri - Kigali

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