7 Days Rwanda safari including chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe and gorilla excursion to Volcanoes national park to visit mountain gorillas and an adventure to hike the Nyiragongo active lava Volcano in the Democratic republic of Congo
Day 1: Pick up – Transfer to Nyungwe National park
Our tour guide will pick you up from either the airport or hotel, and hit the road to Nyungwe forest national park. Dinner and Overnight stay at Nyungwe Forst Lodge ( Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Mid-range), Gisakura Guest House (Basic).
Day 2: Chimps Tracking – Canopy walk/nature walk/birding
Wake up to an early breakfast at your hotel then proceed with your guide to the Nyungwe forest headquarters for briefing about tracking chimps. The rangers know the best spots where you can easily track the chimpanzees. As you hike through the forest, you will come across other primates like monkeys, these will excite you as you get closer to the chimpanzees. After a wonderful time with the chimpanzees, you return for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, you go for a forest canopy walk Dinner and overnight at your hotel of Day 1.
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Have an early at your hotel and your guide will drive you off to Volcanoes National Park. The drive will take you via Lake Kivu were you will have clear views of the water body and take pictures of the beautiful area. Have lunch en route and continue with our interesting drive. Arrive late and check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Volcanoes Lodge ( Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Basic).
Day 4: Gorilla Tracking – Tour the Twin Lakes
Wake up to an early breakfast at your hotel then proceed with your guide to the Volcanoes park headquarters as early as 7:30am. After a short guide as regards your expected gorilla tracking conduct the dos and fonts, you will enter the rain forest in search of the mountain gorillas. Once you meet the gentle giants, you are allowed to spend a maximum of one hour with the gorillas then return to your lodge. In the afternoon if your up for it head out for a tour the twin lake of Burera & Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at your lodge
Day 5: Golden Monkeys Tracking / Transfer to Lake Kivu
Wake up to an early breakfast at your hotel then proceed to the Kinigi park headquarters for breifing the Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Kandti), now listed as endangered because of their small numbers. You will be separated in groups of 6 people maxixum, and the trackking will take most of the day. After the trek, have lunch and get ready to transfer to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu. En route visit the Murambi Genocide Memorial Site and the King’s palace reaching Lake Kivu in the evening to relax along the lake shores . Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Palm gardens resort (Deluxe)/ Paradise marahide (Budget)
Day 6: Mountain Nyiragongo Hike
Have breakfast at your hotel early morning and cross over to DR Congo and proceed to Kibatsi village where the mountain Hike starts from. You will reach the top in the
afternoon and have dinner and overnight at the top of the Nyiragongo Volcanoe.
Day 7: Descent the volcano and transfer to Kigali for departure
In the morning, you will descend the volcano and cross back to Rwanda and drive to later drive back to Kigali for a grand city tour. Expect to tour historical places like the genocide memorial site, the national museum. Later have lunch and drop off at either your hotel or the airport.
End of Tour