Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport
You will be met by our Tours and Travel driver/guide at the Kigali International airport – meets and greeting, comment on the safari then Driving and Overnight at the hotel Muhabura (here for your wish you can choose to sleep in Kigali depending on Time arrived at the airport)
Day 2: Kigali – 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.
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 at the hotel.
Day 3: Hiking, trekking, Colobus trails of Nyungwe
After breakfast enter Nyungwe forest to track the Nyungwe Columbus 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 Guest house for lunch. Overnight at the hotel.
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 at the hotel.
Day 5: Kibuye-Gisenyi-Ruhengeri–Kinigi
Distance 213 Km per 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 at the hotel
Day 6: Gorillas in the mist
Breakfast is allowed early morning 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 2-4 hours. Sight and stay with the Gorillas for one hour. Descend to your hotel for lunch. Afternoon leisure or on a tour of the area, visit lakes Burera and Ruhondo. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Bisoke hiking Ruhengeri – Kigali.
After breakfast, trek the mountains for another memorable experience with the Volcano. Return to the base hotel for lunch. In the afternoon drive to the airport for your home flight
Driving distance: 2hrs.
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Park fees (for non-residents) Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident) Chimp permits (one per person, non-resident) All activities (unless labeled as optional) All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade) A professional driver/guide All transportation (unless labeled as optional) All Taxes/VAT Roundtrip airport transfer Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
International flights (from/to home) Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour Tips (No tip expected) Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.) Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day) Drinks