Rwanda Gorilla Tour
The 4 day Rwanda gorilla tour takes you to Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Parks. This 4 day Rwanda gorilla tour will go African gorilla tracking in Rwanda. This is the major activity in the Volcanoes National Park. This is the only region in Rwanda where mountain gorillas live. Nyungwe is in South West of Rwanda. Nyungwe is a huge afro-montane forest. Nyungwe is the undisputed giant in Central Africa. The natural forest is renowned for its large troops of colobus monkeys and chimpanzees. There are also butterflies and a rich variety of orchids. Over 300 bird species have been recorded here. Your 4 day Rwanda gorilla tours some cultural sites en route. This includes the Museum in Butare and the palace at Nyanza.
Day 1: Kigali – Parc Nationale Des Volcanoes
Our Rwanda safari rep will meet you in the morning. This will be at the Airport or your hotel in Kigali. You will be briefed on this 4 day Rwanda gorilla tour. This will be followed by departure from Kigali. You are heading to Parc Nationale des Volcanes. Your arrival ill be in time for lunch in Volcanoes. Afternoon will be spent at leisure in Volcanoes. You have an option of visiting the local villages or a nature walk. Your dinner and overnight will be at Le’ Bambou Gorilla Safari Lodge.
Day 2: Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Your Rwanda gorilla tour day will start early. This will be with an early breakfast. After getting your picnic lunch boxes you will proceed to the head office. This is in time for the briefing at 0800hrs. You will meet your armed ranger and guide. If you need porters, you can get one or two to help you. This is at a cost of course. It is time to tackle the day’s activity. You will venture into the forest trails in search of the apes. Your trek follows the path of the mountain gorillas assigned to you. The trek can be quite tough due to terrain and time taken. You can take approximately 2-8 hours to undertake the trekking. Return to your lodge in time for dinner and overnight. This will be at Le’ Bambou Gorilla Safari Lodge.
Day 3: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest National Park
Today your Rwanda gorilla tour starts with an early breakfast. You should be out of Volcanoes by 0800hrs. You will be driving to Nyungwe Forest National Park. The drive is long as it goes through Kigali. Here you will stop for an early lunch before proceeding. The drive takes you through Nyanza and Butare. You will arrive in Nyungwe in the evening. If time allows you may plan an evening walk in the nearby tea plantations. Your dinner and overnight will be at Top Hill View Lodge.
Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking – Kigali
The day on Rwanda gorilla tour will start much earlier. This will be with a breakfast before 0430hrs. You will head to the park office. This is where you will be briefed on chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda. In smaller groups you will enter the Nyungwe Rain forest in search of man’s close relative. It is important to note that we share about 98% genetic makeup. You should be on the lookout for other primate species. They include Colobus monkeys, l’hoest among other primates. There are also forest birds to watch out for. After sighting your chimp group you will head to the lodge for lunch and check out. Enjoy your drive back to Kigali. You may have a stop in Nyanza to visit the King’s palace. You will be dropped off at your hotel in Kigali or the airport.