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Friday, 26 February 2016

6 Days Gorillas Chimpanzees Primates and Bird watching Tour in Rwanda

This tour takes to Nyungwe forest  in South West of Rwanda, a huge afro-montane forest. With over 10000sq.km in size, Nyungwe is the undisputed giant in Central Africa. The natural forest is renowned for its large troops of colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, butterflies and a rich variety of orchids.

Over 300 bird species have been recorded. Visit some cultural sites en route - the Museum in Butare and the palace at Nyanza. Visit Parc National des Volcans (PNV) in the north of Rwanda where about 300 mountain gorillas live.  You can track gorillas, climb the Visoke volcano, track the golden monkeys or visit the Karisoke Research Centre, which Dian Fossey the famous climatologist set up, or visit local villages.

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Day 1: Arrive at Kanombe ( Kigali) airport. Meet, greet and start for Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Along the way, make stops at places of interest including local markets, the traditional palace of Rwanda’s Former King in Nyanza. Drive past green fields of tea scattered across the hillsides and the small wooden houses unique to the areas surrounding Nyungwe Forest.
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis) 
Up-market: Nyungwe forest lodge   
Moderate: Nyungwe Hill top view lodge
Low Budget: Gisakura guest house.

Day 2: Nyungwe national park chimpanzee and colubus monkey
Guided nature walk in the forest to see a variety of animals and some of the three hundred bird species found here, which include the Rwenzori turaco and black and white casqued hornbill. Go on an escorted walk in search of large groups of colobus monkeys - sometimes as many as 400 in a group. OR go chimp tracking. Picnic lunch. Return late afternoon.
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis) 
Up-market: Nyungwe forest lodge   
Moderate: Nyungwe Hill top view lodge
Low Budget: Gisakura guest house.

Day 3: We drive for Nyungwe to Gisenyi
After breakfast, drive to Gisenyi.  The Kibuye - Gisenyi route is via the most beautiful panorama with tea plantations and glimpses of Lake Kivu.  Arrive at Gisenyi in time and check in at accommodation and the banks of Lake Kivu.  Spend the rest of the day at Gisenyi with optional tours including excursions to Gisenyi out skirts, including hot springs Overnight stay at your hotel (private arrangement) Boat ride: We can organize for a boat ride from Kibuye to Gisenyi.
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis) 
Up-market: Serena lake kivu  
Moderate: paradise marahide
Low Budget: paradise marahide.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

Day  4: Transfer to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Parc National des Volcans. 
Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming face to face with the great primates is well worth the effort.
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis) 
Up-market: Gorillas Nest Lodge 
Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorillas Hotel
Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Pac des Volcanoes

Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains' elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.

Accommodation options available 
 Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
 Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
 Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge.

Day 6: Return to Kigali, visit Gisozi Genocide Memorial and museum, transfer to airport
Following breakfast, you will leave for Kigali. You have the opportunity to visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Museum. The memorial is very moving – the tour takes a couple of hours - and will be of interest to anyone who has spent some time in this enchanting country. It is in memory of the multitudes murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994. The Memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport.

Included :  gorilla trek permits,  golden monkey permits, flight from Entebbe and back, meals indicated on programme, experienced driver/guide,    accommodation as per programme, park fees for the various parks,  transport on tour as well as hotel transfers, entrance fees for tours  mentioned in the programme,


 Excluded          :  Tips for drivers and other staff, bank charges involved, flight tickets and departure taxes, travel documentation (visas), travel and medical insurance, optional excursion, beverages other than mineral water in the vehicle, Meals not indicated on your detailed itinerary.

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