7 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari – Chmpanzee Tracking.

7 days Rwanda luxury gorilla and chimpanzee safari are remarkably one of the best luxury primate adventure packages set for you to strike your imaginations with mountain gorillas and chimpanzees while in their natural habitat. This primate tour package lets you spend 7 days and you have the opportunity to go gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park.

This luxury gorilla and chimpanzee safari cover 6 nights and meals in a luxury safari lodge of your choice. Transportation will be in a comfortable 4×4 luxury safari car and your trip begins and ends in Kigali capital city.

Activities to do on 7 days Rwanda luxury gorilla and chimpanzee safari

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Visit to genocide sites
  • Dian Fossey tomb site

Highlights of your 7 days Rwanda luxury gorilla and chimpanzee safari

Day 1: Travel from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Day 3: Dian Fossey tomb hike

Day 4: Visit the national museum in Butare

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 6: Explore the genocide site

Day 7: Departure

 

Detailed itinerary of your 7 days Rwanda luxury gorilla and chimpanzee safari

Day 1: Travel from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Take a flight from your home country to Kigali International Airport where you will meet your tour leader.  He will transfer you to Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri, Northwestern Rwanda, about 2 to 3 hours’ drive. Check in at your luxury gorilla safari lodge to relax, dine and spend a night.

Luxury lodges to stay in Volcanoes National Park

  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Bisate Lodge
  • Virunga Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, transfer to Kinigi for briefing on safety measures which every trekker must observe on a trek to see mountain gorillas. Trekking mountain gorillas is breathtaking experience and a complete trek may last you between 2 and 6 hours. This also includes 1 hour in which you will take pictures and learn about the daily behaviors of these great apes.

The park official will allocate to you a habituated group and park ranger guide to accompany you on a trek to see mountain gorillas starting at 8:00am. Return to your preferred luxury gorilla safari lodge to relax after a magical encounter. In the evening, you have a chance to interact with Rwandese, enjoy their dances, music performances and a lot more.

Luxury lodges to stay in Volcanoes National Park

  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Bisate Lodge
  • Virunga Lodge

Day 3: Hike to Dian Fossey tomb site

Have a cup of tea or coffee at your luxury lodge and after, get to Kinigi for briefing on guidelines to be followed on Dian Fossey tomb hike. The park guide will be available to take you through this rewarding experience which lets you have insight the conservation legacy of Dian Fossey.  This is 2 to 4 hours experience and after, return to enjoy lunch then transfer to Kigali.

Luxury hotels in Kigali

  • Serena Hotel Kigali
  • Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre
  • Hotel Des Mille Collines

Day 4: Visit the national museum in Butare

You will be offered with breakfast and after, expect to leave your luxury hotel for Butare to visit the national museum. Learn more about the history of Rwanda, cultures and a lot more. Have lunch at Hotel Ibis and after, drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park in Southern Rwanda.

Luxury lodges in Nyungwe Forest National Park

  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge
  • One&Only Nyungwe House

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park

After a delicious breakfast, assemble to Uwinka Visitor Center for briefing on chimpanzee trekking safety measures. At 8:00am, you will be accompanied by an experienced park ranger guide and a chimpanzee trek, expect to sight chimpanzees but also other primates such as the red-tailed monkeys, baboons, vervet monkeys, red colobus monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys plus lots of forest birds. Get back to your luxury lodge for lunch then have your afternoon on a canopy walk. This lets you sight lots of primates, birds while enjoying exceptional view of Nyungwe forest canopy.

Luxury lodges in Nyungwe Forest National Park

  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge
  • One&Only Nyungwe House

Day 6: Visit genocide site/Kigali city tour

Have a hefty breakfast and after, make a return journey to Kigali. Places to expect to explore include Nyanza King’s palace, Gisozi/Kigali genocide site and later, check in at your preferred lodge or hotel.

Luxury hotels in Kigali

  • Serena Hotel Kigali
  • Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre
  • Hotel Des Mille Collines

Day 7: Departure

Enjoy your cup of tea or coffee and later, transfer to Kigali Airport for the flight back to your home country.

End of your 7 days Rwanda luxury gorilla and chimpanzee safari

The package includes

  • Gorilla permit
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Canopy walk
  • Visit Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village
  • Bottled water
  • Relevant government taxes
  • Dian Fossey tomb hike
  • Accommodation for 6 nights and meals
  • Fulltime English-speaking safari leader
  • All tour activities in the itinerary except the optional ones.

The package excludes

  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Cigarettes
  • Personal insurance
  • Telephone calls
  • Laundry services
  • Hotel fees in Kigali after the tour
  • Optional activities
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