4 - DAYS GORILLAS AND CHIMPANZEES TREKKING
4 - Days Gorillas and Chimpanzees Trekking
Embark on an unforgettable 4 – Days Gorillas and Chimpanzees Trekking to witness Rwanda’s most iconic primates. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of these remarkable creatures as you spend a day each with the mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park and the chimpanzees of Nyungwe National Park.
For those who hold a desire to tick off both the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees from their bucket list, this meticulously crafted itinerary presents the ideal avenue to witness both of these extraordinary primates in a brief yet deeply rewarding timeframe.
Day 1: Kigali - Nyungwe National Park
The trip will be broken up with a number of stops, including a visit to the Butare National Museum. You’ll also pay a visit to Nyanza, where you can visit the former palace of the last Rwandan king as well as the local Arts Museum.
After lunch, you’ll proceed to Nyungwe, passing through the forest along the way. You’ll have the chance to see playful primates playing by the road as you travel.
You’ll arrive at your Nyungwe accommodation in time for dinner and a good night’s rest.
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking - Lake Kivu
Embarking on an early rise, your day begins with breakfast, and you’ll prepare a packed lunch to accompany you. Set off on a quest to uncover Rwanda’s enigmatic and vulnerable chimpanzee population. Bearing in mind that the country harbors a mere four hundred chimpanzees, the sighting of these creatures during your day’s trek remains uncertain. However, your dedicated guide will exert every effort to provide you with a glimpse of our closest relatives within the animal kingdom.
Upon concluding your chimpanzee trekking experience, your journey will lead you to the picturesque lakeside town of Korongi. Here, you’ll settle in for the night, enjoying the serene ambiance while gazing upon Rwanda’s largest lake.
Day 3: Lake Kivu - Volcanoes National Park
Following a hearty breakfast, your adventure will commence as you journey towards Volcanoes National Park. This route promises a drive through some of the most breathtaking landscapes found on Earth.
Upon reaching the city of Musanze, a delectable lunch will be awaiting you. Subsequently, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the neighboring Iby Iwacu Cultural Village, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of Rwandan traditions, encompassing food, dance, and history.
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking - Kigali
Commencing the day with an early breakfast at your hotel, your journey will promptly lead you to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll rendezvous with your knowledgeable guides. Following a comprehensive briefing, you’ll embark on an unparalleled adventure – the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to track the elusive mountain gorillas.
The duration and complexity of your tracking endeavor are variables, contingent on the gorilla family’s location and weather conditions. This quest could span anywhere from two to six hours, involving trekking through mountainous forests at considerable altitudes. For those eager to partake in this endeavor, a reasonable level of fitness is undoubtedly recommended.
Undoubtedly one of the most remarkable experiences you will ever encounter, your efforts will grant you a precious hour in close proximity to the gorillas upon locating them. Mere meters will separate you from these extraordinary, rare creatures, enabling you to observe their familial interactions and gain insights into the distinct personalities of each gorilla in a tranquil atmosphere.
Upon concluding your enriching time with the gorillas, your journey will guide you back to Kigali, marking the transition to your onward travels.
Tour Includes & Excludes
- Professional English, France, German Speaker safari guide
- Entrance fees
- All meals while on safari and drinking water during the safari
- Government taxes
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Tips and gratuities to your safari guide and cook
- Flight fare
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