AJT086 - Untamed Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safari

HIGHLIGTS

Highlights…………..

·         Spend time in the capital city Kigali and enjoy a tour visiting the Gisozi genocide memorial museum

·         Enjoy the very best encounters with a variety of great apes and monkeys in Rwanda

·         Trek deep in to the heart of Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans

 

More to explore…………….

Activities: Chimpanzee trekking

Accommodation:5 nights in camps and huts.

Transport: Fully equipped custom built safari minivan or 4x4 Land Cruiser

Escort: Kenya Professional Safari Guide rated driver guide or on special request safari guide

Suggest: Beach or Rwanda Gorilla extension

 

 

Price includes

2 Nights accommodation at Gisakura Guest House

1 Night accommodation at L. Kivu Serena Hotel

1 Night accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

1 Night accommodation at Kigali Serena Hotel

Transfers

1 gorilla permit

Return flights Nairobi/Kigali

 

Added Value:

Complimentary Africa Journeys pen

Complimentary Africa Journeys Safari Hat

Complimentary 30 days Flying Doctors’ membership within East Africa

 

 

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day Location Accommodation Board Activity
1 Nairobi/Kigali/Butare Gisakura Guest House LDBB Arr trnsf, at leisure
2 Nyungwe Forest Reserve Gisakura Guest House LDBB Trekking
3 Nyungwe/L. Kivu L. Kivu Serena Hotel LDBB Trekking
4 L. Kivu/Kiningi via Gisenyi Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge LDBB LEI
5 Kiningi/Parc National Kigali Serena Hotel LDBB Trekking
6 Depart   B Trsf

 

L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, Trsf-Transfer, E-Early morning game drive, A-Morning game drive, P-Afternoon game drive, HDS-Half Day sightseeing, FDS-Full Day Sightseeing

 

 

Full Itinerary - Gorilla Safari + Chimp Treks

 

 Day 1 - Butare - Nyungwe - Gikasura Guest House

Morning flight Nairobi/Kigali. Meet and greet by Africa Journeys. Transfer to Kigali Serena hotel for coffee and trip briefing. Then depart for Butare, the intellectual and cultural heart of Rwanda 2 hours from Kigali. Visit the King's Palace at Nyanza now a museum. Later visit the National Museum which houses the finest ethnolographic collection in East Africa. Lunch will be served at IBIS HOTEL. Thereafter drive to Nyungwe Forest Reserve via Gikongoro with optional visit to a genocide memorial site.

Dinner and overnight at Gikasura Guest House (LD).

 

Day 2 - Nyungwe Forest - Gikasura Guest House

Tracking Chimps and other primates Lake Kivu - After an early breakfast trek through Nyungwe Forest Reserve which extends for almost 1000Km2 across the majestic hills of southeast Rwanda. At least 200 different types of trees are found here, along with hundreds of different flowering plants, including begonia, more than 100 species of orchid, and sensational giant lobelias. Of the larger mammals, primates are the most visible, with 13-recorded species representing 25% of the African primate (this includes about 500 chimpanzees, large troupes of colobus monkeys, grey-checked mangabey and red-tailed monkey). After lunch visit the nearby tea plantation and its factory (Gisakura Tea Plantation). Dinner and overnight at Gikasura Guest House. (BLD).

 

 Day 3 - Nyungwe Forest - Kivu Serena Lodge

This morning, we re-enter the forest for a second chimp and primate trek (primates are not habituated yet). Lunch enroute. After lunch we drive west to Cyangungu on the shores of lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is a beautiful vast inland sea enclosed by steep, green terraced hills that are so characteristic of rural Rwanda. From here proceed by speedboat to the lake resort town of Kibuye.

Dinner and overnight at Kivu Serena Lodge. (BLD).

 

Day 4 - Kibuye - Volcanoes NP – Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

After a leisure breakfast, drive to Gisenyi at the northern end of Lake Kivu and then to Kinigi. Picnic lunch en-route.

Dinner and overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (BLD).

 

Day 5 - Parc National Des Volcans – Kigali Serena Hotel

Arrive at the park gates at 08h00. Registration and briefing by park guides. Enter the Parc National des Volcans and trek for 2 to 8 hrs depending on the family and the movement of the gorillas. The authorities permit only one hour of gorilla viewing. Descend for lunch at a lodge and in the afternoon visit the serene lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo. Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel. (BL).

 

DAY 6 - Depart

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your outbound flight. B.

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

Price includes

2 Nights accommodation at Gisakura Guest House

1 Night accommodation at L. Kivu Serena Hotel

1 Night accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

1 Night accommodation at Kigali Serena Hotel

Transfers

1 gorilla permit

Return flights Nairobi/Kigali

 

Added Value:

Complimentary Africa Journeys pen

Complimentary Africa Journeys Safari Hat

Complimentary 30 days Flying Doctors’ membership within East Africa

 

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