Gorilla Safari Rwanda, Golden Monkeys & Wildlife Safaris
Detailed Itinerary for Gorilla and primates safaris in Rwanda
Day 1: Arrive in Kigali, do a City Tour, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
When you arrive, you will be picked from Kigali International Airport by our company representative who will take you around Kigali for a city tour. Alternatively if you are already in Kigali, after breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked by our representative who will take you for a Kigali city tour, You will get to visit the Genocide memorial site and the museum among others. You will have lunch and later drive to Volcanoes National Park which takes about two and half hours, check in at the lodge where you will have dinner and overnight stay. Volcanoes National park lies in northwestern Rwanda. The park is well known for its gorilla tracking and being the home of mountain gorillas. It is also home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo), which are covered in rain forest and bamboo. Within this park, its where you can do golden monkey tracking and Dianne Fossey’s burial place.
Day 2: Enjoy a Gorilla Safari in Rwanda
Wake up early, have breakfast, move with your parked lunch to the park headquarters for a briefing and later begin the gorilla trekking safari with the guidance of the park rangers. The gorilla safari adventure takes between 3 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. You will stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour. Depending on how long you have taken to get to the gorillas, you will sit with in the forest and enjoy your packed lunch. Later you will visit the twin lakes in the evening to relax, or you stay at the lodge to settle down after the long day. Dinner and overnight stay will be as above
Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking, transfer to Lake Kivu
After having a delicious breakfast, you will go for Golden monkey tracking. After tracking, you will return to the lodge have lunch and check out and then drive from Volcanoes National Park to Lake Kivu and get to relax at the beach. Dinner and overnight stay will be as above
Day 4: Boat Ride on Lake Kivu, Transfer to Nyungwe Forest
Take breakfast and head for a boat ride on Lake Kivu and later you will return to the lodge check out and then drive from Lake Kivu, takes about 2 hours to Kigali. Have lunch in Butare. Later you will proceed to Nyungwe Forest. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge
Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking and Forest Walk
You will take breakfast early in the morning; later go to the park headquarters for a briefing. After the briefing in the company of the game rangers you will go for Chimpanzee trekking. You will be expecting to see other primates like Angolan colobus monkeys, golden monkeys, Red tailed and blue monkeys among others. The trek takes about 3-5 hours. After the trek you will go for lunch and then relax for a few hours. In the late afternoon you will go for a guided nature walk in the forest. This is also a good time for birders to enjoy the tour. The Forest is a home to various bird species like the black and white casqued horn bill and the Rwenzori Turacco among others. You will later return to the lodge where you will have dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Transfer to Kigali, Fly to another Detsination
Breakfast and you will drive from Nyungwe Forest which takes about 6-7 hours. Have lunch in Kigali upon arrival. After lunch, transfer to the airport for a flight to another detaionation in case of any. End of Rwanda Gorilla Safari