This tours takes you to Nyungwe National Park for the Chimpanzees with a great canopy walk and also to the Volcanoes park for the mountain gorilla treking expedtion with a cultural visit of the Iby’iwacu.
Day 1 – Travel to Nyungwe National Park.
6:30 am, Pick up time shall be 7am after breakfast from your hotel.This safari covers Rwanda’s 2 major primates, trekking the Chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest and trekking the Gorillas plus the Golden Monkeys in the Volcanoes National Park.The drive time will be about 5 hours with an optional visit to a former kings Palace in Nyanza.
Lunch en-route and finally get to the Nyungwe forest for dinner and overnight in the preferred lodge.
Day 2 – Chimpanzee tracking and Canopy walk tour.
5:30 am, you should be up by 5:00 am and prepare to take your early breakfast. Your driver guide will be ready by the visitor’s lounge to kick off the days adventure activity. The chimpanzee tracking will start off from some of the many trails along the road in Nyungwe forest mainly depending on the last call from the chimps tracked by the Park rangers and guides.
Return later in time for lunch, relax and get ready for the evening canopy walk way tour. Back to your lodge for dinner.
Day 3 – Travel to the Volcanoes National Park, visit cultural village.
6:30am, Travel day from Nyungwe forest National Park to Volcanoes National park for the next days Gorilla tracking adventure. The drive time should be about 6 hours through the cultivated hills and communities of the country side.
Get to Musanze district and drive up hill to the Volcanoes Park to your chosen lodge.
Day 4 – Gorilla tracking day.
5:30 am, Early breakfast and prepare for gorilla tracking in the Volcanoes National Park. Your driver guide will do the early morning registration with your Copies of Passports and get grouped into a Gorilla family for tracking.
The tracking will start at about 9am and usually goes up to 2pm. However, its not a guarantee on the actual return time, as some time you may return late in the evening.
Get back to your lodge after tracking for relaxation and dinner.
Day 5 – Golden Monkey tracking, return to Kigali.
6:00 am, Early morning breakfast and head to the briefing center.the briefing is pretty much the same as the previous ones. However, for the Golden Monkeys. They are more active and found near in the bamboo forest close to to the potato plantations. They will tend to shy or run into the bambou thickets once they spot humans.
Return after like 2 hours to your lodge, refresh. Then embark on your return drive to Kigali for your onward flight at Kigali International Airport.
End of Safari.