5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1500 - $2000
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
5 days
Best months:
January - February, June - August, November - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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The Adventurous safari starts with o breakfast in preparation of the amazing Gorilla tracking, the activity that is most desired in the whole world as you track the ones that almost became one of your kind. You will then summarize this adventure with the 98.5% human related primates in Nyungwe as you will then prepare for story telling way
back home. I must say thanks for the visit.

Day 1: Head to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, carry out some shopping and a
visit to Gisozi genocide memorial centre and later,
drive north of the country to Volcanoes National
Park. On arrival, relax at the lodge will you
await dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury),
Le Bambou Lodge (Midrange),
Kinigi Guest House (Budget)

Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

Have an early morning breakfast and be transferred to the Park headquarters for a gorilla briefing before the trek. After this you will set out in the forest to search for these rare Mountain Gorillas. The time you will spend in the forest searching for the Gorillas is not
predictable as it depends on where they spend the last night. After coming across the gorillas, you will spend one hour in their companywhile taking their photos, observing their behaviour and feeding
patterns, before retracing your way back to the headquarters for certificate issuing. Return to the lodge for relaxation and if
time allows, have a scenic drive to the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo.

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Lodge (Midrange), Kinigi Guest House (Budget)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

After breakfast, drive along the road on the shores of Lake Kivu to Nyungwe Forest National Park. On your way,
you will visit Kibuye town also found on the shores of Lake Kivu for spectacular sceneries. Have lunch and later proceed to Cyangugu town which is on the southern shore of Lake Kivu and also a gateway to Nyungwe Forest National Park. You will reach Nyungwe in the evening in
time for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:
Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury),
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Midrange),
Gisakura Guest House (Budget)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking

Have an early morning breakfast and head fore chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest. This can take anything from a few hours to a full day depending on where the chimpanzees are. It should be mentioned that it is not guaranteed to see the chimps as they are unpredictable and
can move long distances in one day. There are several other primates in Nyungwe such as the Rwenzori colobus,
Hoest Monkey, silver monkey, owl faced monkey, red tailed monkey, vervet monkey and olive baboon and so many others.
Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation after the trek.

Accommodation:
Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury),
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Midrange), G
isakura Guest House (Budget)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Depart for Kigali

Have breakfast and later return to Kigali to find your departure flight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury),
  • Le Bambou Lodge (Midrange),
  • Kinigi Guest House (Budget)
  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury),
  • Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Midrange), G
  • Isakura Guest House (Budget)

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Adventure Trails

- We offer private/custom safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
Since: Feb 2014

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Hyena
Hyena
Jackal
Jackal
Leopard
Leopard
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Photography
Photography
Shopping/markets
Shopping/markets
Trekking
Trekking
Farm visits
Farm visits
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