4 Day Gorilla Trekking Safaris
You will Track chimpanzees and other Primates in Nyungwe Forest National Park, Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park on this 7 Days Primate Safari, Experience authentic Rwandan Culture and Community, Canopy walk adventure, Tea Experiences, Boat Cruise and lovely Colobus Monkey in Nyungwe Forest you will be using your Jeep Land-cruiser Touristic Vehicle.
Visit the Genocide Memorial in Kigali. Taste the food of Rwanda at a local restaurant in Kigali. Scenic drives through Rwanda, known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, with its beautiful rolling landscapes dotted with tea plantations, rugged mountains & towering. Come face to face with Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
Proposed Sample Itinerary
DAY 1: Kigali – On arrival at Kigali Airport, the Covid tests will be done at the airport. After the tests, you will exit the airport, where our friendly safari team will welcome you.
You will be at the Genocide Memorial Centre, one of Africa’s best museums! Learn about Rwanda’s history from the pre-colonial era to the 1994 genocide war that shocked the world. You cannot appreciate this beautiful country and its friendly people if you haven’t visited this memorial centre. After visiting the museum, we will stop for lunch at Repub Lounge (included), where you can taste some of Rwanda’s local food and enjoy stunning city views.
Check-in at the hotel with the afternoon at leisure, or you can visit the Kimironko Market. Here you will find handicrafts and souvenirs, colourful baskets, vibrant kitenge fabrics and sewists ready to make you a dress, fresh vegetables and fruits, household goods, and a meat and fish market.
Overnight at the Park Inn by Radisson Blue (standard room) with dinner & breakfast the next morning included.
Day 2: Kigali / Volcanoes National Park
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before check-out. Add to your tour a visit to the Question Coffee Café (at extra cost), where you will taste some of Africa’s Best coffees. You will be taken through a short coffee history lesson, harvest cherries from the trees in their garden, taste coffee from all over Rwanda, and create your own custom blend.
Travel to Volcanoes National Park, driving through the stunning scenery of flourishing green hills and valleys. Almost the entire country is 5 – 7 thousand feet high and incredibly lush. Huge indigenous forests and different types of farms stretch as far as the eye can see. Enjoy an en-route stop for lunch at the Mugano Café (included), before your visit to the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Fossey Fund. A beautiful campus built for gorilla conservation (opened on 1 February 2022). Visit the Cindy Broder Conservation Gallery with an immersive public exhibit designed to tell the story of mountain gorilla research and conservation from Dian Fossey’s time to today. The gallery includes never before seen artifacts from Dian Fossey’s almost two decades living with the gorillas, an engaging visual experience, including virtual and augmented reality and a 360-degree immersive theatre. To complete the experience at the Ellen Campus, there is a café and gift shop with inviting areas to sit and enjoy the biodiversity of the campus.
Overnight at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (cottage) with lunch, dinner & breakfast included.
Day 3: Volcanoes National Park Gorilla Trekking
Early morning departure from the lodge to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters in Kinigi for your MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREKKING experience. After the briefing, you will drive to the starting point closest to the gorilla family you trek. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come face to face with a silverback gorilla! You can stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour. You’ll be privileged to come within mere meters of a gorilla to observe them foraging, playing, teasing each other, and eating. Afterwards, you will return to the base where your driver will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge. Overnight at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (cottage) with lunch, dinner & breakfast included.
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK:
It is part of the Virunga Mountains, which is a range of six extinct and three active volcanoes situated in Rwanda, Uganda, and The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the heart of Africa, so high up that you shiver more than you sweat, are volcanoes (the Virunga’s) towering up in the air for almost 3,000m, virtually covered in rich, green rainforest. Situated in the far northwest of Rwanda, the Parc des Volcano’s protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range – home of the rare mountain gorilla – and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp, and heath. An exciting trek through the cultivated foothills of the Virunga’s offers splendid views in all directions. This is the best location to track the rare and captivating mountain gorillas (Gorilla Beringei). The guides can generally find the gorillas within one to eight hours of starting, but this often involves a lot of strenuous effort scrambling through dense vegetation up steep muddy slopes. An encounter with a silverback male gorilla at close quarters can be a hair-raising experience; however, they are remarkably non-aggressive animals, entirely vegetarian, and usually quite safe to be around.
End of the Tour
Cost Per Person Sharing: USD 4 100.00
Cost on Single Supplement is USD 4 510.00
Nationality: Southern African customer Rates
Number of Pax basis: 12-16
7 Days Rwanda Primate Safari includes:
Airport transfersGorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking
Accommodation on Double Room Occupancy Bed and Breakfast Basis, with an option of Single Room basis (Single Supplement)
Cultural activities, Museums, Tea experiences & Coffee Experiences Private transport safaris Vehicle in a 4×4 tourist converted jeep
Services of an English-speaking driver-guidesChimpanzee and Canopy Walk permits, Colobus Monkey trekBottled drinking water while trekking and in vehicle·
All activities Highlighted in the above itineraryCost for Gorilla Permit is
Included in the PackageAll taxes on the services quoted above
7 Days Rwanda Primate Safari Excludes:
International, local Airfares, and other things with Personal Nature
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