Tour overview

This safari will start and end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital and its largest city. It will give you an opportunity to track the gorillas in volcanoes national park and then you will cross to Uganda side and track the chimpanzees in kibale forest national park. Sharing the love of gorillas with that of chimps is regarded as a moment in life very difficult to forget.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Ruhengeri

Our safari guide will pick you up at any agreed upon point and later transfer you to Ruhengeri in Musaze district up to the park, the journey from Kigali to the Volcanoes national park takes about 2-3 hours’ drive passing through gorgeous scenery and rolling hills. However before being transferred to the park, if you arrive in Kigali in time our safari guide will first take you for a Kigali city tour and visit important sites like the Kigali genocide memorial site in Gisozi, visit the national museum, visit cultural sites and market places among many others if time allows. After you will set off to the north western corner of the Rwanda and finally to volcanoes national park a home to endangered mountain gorillas. Arrive at the park in the evening, check into your pre-booked accommodation for relaxation, Dinner and an overnight at Sabyinya Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Nest Lodge/ Le Bombou Lodge/ (Budget) Kinigi Guest House

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in volcanoes national park

rwanda gorilla expeditionsEarly morning breakfast before you set off to the park headquarters for a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while with gorillas and also gets you to the gorilla group to trek. After the briefing, you will follow the ranger guide deep to the rain tropical forest to begin the activity possibly the most done activity at the park. Trekking the gorillas in this light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a supernatural experience no one would love to miss. The walks might be arduous so some physical fitness is needed an encounter of a family of gorillas is rewarding spend an hour with them and be back at the base in time for late lunch. Some gorilla families however are more elusive and tracking can take a full day especially when it’s wet and muddy. However should the evening be free you will take a tour to lakes Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and an overnight at Sabyinya Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Nest Lodge/ Le Bombou Lodge/ (Budget) Kinigi Guest House

Day3: Transfer to Kibale forest national-Uganda side

After a hearty breakfast at the lodge, our safari guide will be ready to transfer you to Rwanda Uganda border for crossing to kabale forest national park a home to over 13 species of primates. You will pass through the winding road and terraced landscape with rolling hills up to Uganda boarder, our guide will help you to finalize with the border crossing requirements and finally to Uganda (your clock will go forward for one hour). Arrive at the park in the evening for relaxation at your pre-booked lodge. dinner and an overnight at, Kyaninga Lode, primate lodge kibale, Ndali Lodge, chimpanzee Forest Guest House,

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and guided forest walk

Chimpanzee tracking in kibaaleAfter breakfast, proceed to the moist tropical rain-forest for chimpanzee tracking one of the most tourist activities at the park. Kibale is known for housing the largest number of primate over 13 species live in this park only. Tracking time is unpredictable however it can go from 1-6 hours in the jungle searching for them since meeting them depends on where they spent their last night from. The search for chimpanzee may reward you with other primate species like the grey manga beys, the black and white colobus monkey, baboons, pottos, bush babies among others. After the activity go back to the lodge for lunch, in the afternoon you will go for a walk to the Bigodi wetland characterized with unique flora and fauna in this area. dinner and an overnight at Ruwenzori View Guest House, Kyaninga Lode, primate lodge kibale, Ndali Lodge, chimpanzee Forest Guest House.

Day 5: Drive back to Rwanda – Departure

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive back to Kigali, have lunch en-route in Kigali and later proceed to the airport for your departure flight back home if scheduled on this day

End of safari

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