7 DAYS RWANDA DOUBLE GORILLA TREK AND CHIMPS SAFARI
7 Days Rwanda double gorilla trek and chimp safari : This safari covers both volcanoes national park 2 gorilla treks and Nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest making it an entirely Rwanda primate safari. This 7 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and chimps safari in Nyungwe forest starts and ends in Kigali lasting for 7 days and 6 night’s excursion in Rwanda, the land of a thousand beautiful hills. The basic activities throughout the safari include, 2 gorilla treks, chimpanzee trekking and many more as included in this Itinerary.
Highlights of 7 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and chimp safari
- Day 1: Arrival
- Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
- Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest
- Day 4: Transfer to volcanoes national park
- Day 5: 1st gorilla trek in volcanoes national park
- Day 6: 2nd Gorilla trek in Volcanoes national park
- Day 7: Departures
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival: you will be transferred from Kigali International airport to your lodge in Kigali on day 1 of 7 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and chimps safari in Nyungwe forest where you will check in for a meal. Depending on you’re the time you arrive, you will be driven in Kigali to visit the genocide memorial sites, markets and craft shop then spend an overnight in Kigali.
Meal plan: lunch and dinner
Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
Transfer from Kigali to Nyungwe forest national park: on day 2 of 7 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and chimps safari in Nyungwe forest, after breakfast, check out of the lodge and be transferred to Nyungwe forest national park which is situated far southwestern Rwanda taking about 6-7 hours’ drive with lots of sceneries to view of stunning hills, tea plantations along the way and the local community members. Enjoy an en route lunch while dinner will be at the lodge after check in.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and canopy in Nyungwe forest
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest: after breakfast on day 3 of 7 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and chimps safari in Nyungwe forest, you will pack your snack s, and a bottle of drinking water then join the rest of the trekkers for a briefing and later on penetrate in Nyungwe forest for an adventure in search of habituated chimpanzees available for trekking. Spend an hour with chimpanzees and return to the lodge for relaxation.
Canopy walk: Late in the evening, you will set out for a canopy walk in Nyungwe forest which is one of the best canopy walk in Africa lasting at least 2 hours where you will spot more primates, mammals, and a clear view of Volcanoes national park. Return for dinner and overnight.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4: Transfer to volcanoes national park
Transfer to Volcanoes national park: On day 4 of 7 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and chimps safari in Nyungwe forest, be ready to be transferred from Nyungwe forest national park to Volcanoes national park. After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and meet with you driver to embark on a 7 hours’ drive via hills, and tea farms with an enroute lunch. Upon arrival at the park, check in at the lodge then have an evening walk towards Lake Ruhondo and Burela crater lakes.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Day 5: 1st gorilla trek in volcanoes national park
1st gorilla trek: As we stated that this 7 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and chimps safari in Nyungwe forest includes a double gorilla trek, on day 5 you will be served breakfast very early and later on enjoy your 1st gorilla trek in Volcanoes national park. Trekking mountain gorillas starts with a briefing at the park headquarters where different trekkers are later allocated their respective gorilla families to trek. Penetrate the forest and hunt for the endangered mountain gorillas in the jungle. Being a full day activity, you are advised to park some snack, enough drinking water and hire a porter before starting the hike. Apart from gorillas, Volcanoes national park has other wildlife species to encounter during gorilla trekking. After the trek, you will return to the lodge for evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 6: 2nd Gorilla trek in Volcanoes national park
2nd gorilla trek: In reference to the previous activity on day 5, day 6 of 7 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and chimps safari in Nyungwe forest is also the same as you will repeat the same procedures. However on this day, request that you encounter a different gorilla family in order to compare the experience between trekking different gorilla families though the time allowed in presence of gorillas remains one hour per trek. Return to the lodge after trekking as you wait for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 7: Departures
Departures: this is the last day of your 7 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and chimps safari. Therefore, have a relaxed breakfast, check out of the lodge and embark on the journey back to Kigali with an option of Hiking Dian fossey grave or trekking golden monkeys which will depend on your fitness level after double trekking gorillas in two consecutive days. Well, after doing whatever you need to do in volcanoes national park, you will be driven back to Kigali with an enroute lunch as you proceed to be dropped at Kigali International airport.
Meal plan: breakfast and lunch
END OF 7 DAYS RWANDA DOUBLE GORILLA TREK AND CHIMP SAFARI IN NYUNGWE FOREST
Inclusive in 7 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and chimps safari,
- Airport transfers
- 2 Gorilla trekking permits
- A chimpanzee trekking permit
- Park entrance fees
- A 4×4 safari vehicle with fuel
- All meals as per Itinerary
- Accommodation for 6 nights as per Itinerary
- Enough drinking water
- An English speaking safari guide
- Ranger fees
- All mentioned activities.
Exclusive in 7 days Rwanda double gorilla trek and chimps safari in Nyungwe forest;
- Visa fee
- Air ticket
- Optional activities
- Safari insurance
- Porter hire fees
- Optional activities
- Crafts and other personal expenses.