Rwanda Gorilla Trek, Mountain Gorilla Tours Rwanda
6 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING AND CHIMPANZEE TRACKING TOURS IN RWANDA NATIONAL PARKS AND MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK OF UGANDA
On this Rwanda safari you will be able to trek the only left mountain gorillas in the World is an unforgettable life time experience and awesome. These legendary apes survive in several habitats within 3 countries Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Tracking is possible in from Uganda. Leaving out gorilla tracking, the safari will as well make you part of numerous of extra activities like nature walks, golden monkey tracking in Nyungwe forest, trekking tour to Dian Fossey’s Grave, primate walks, birding, climbing Mt. Muhavura or Visoke etc In this package you will visit Bwindi Np , Volcanoes national park and Mgahinga national park only subject to availability of gorillas in Mgahinga.
Day 1: Arrival & drive to Volcanoes National Park
Our safari guide will welcome you at the airport and drive you to Kigali, have a briefing about your safari. Leave for Parc National des Volcanoes .The trip northwards takes you through the gorgeous terraced hillsides that display a lot about Rwanda’s landscape, slowly climbing to the bottom of the overwhelming Virunga volcanoes, at times with as many as five peaks visible. Overnight at
Luxury type: Virunga Lodge / Sabinyo lodge
Mid range type: Mountain Gorilla view Lodge/ Mountain Gorilla Nest Lodge or Hotel Gorillas
Budget type: Kinigi Guest House/ Hotel Muhabura
Day 2: Gorilla Trek in Volcanoes National Park
Take breakfast and head for gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans. Tracking the gorillas via the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas is a superb experience. In case you are lucky, you are able to reach the gorillas, take an hour with them, and return to the lodge in time for a belatedly lunch. Most of the gorilla families however are more hard to pin down and tracking can take a full day, particularly when it is wet and muddy. Overnight and dinner at your lodge.
Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking in Rwanda
After an early breakfast, report at the ORTPN Office for registration and briefing, thereafter drive to the Volcanoes National Park for the Golden Monkeys trekking or Dianne Fossey grave trekking. The Golden monkey is one of the rarest primates in Africa. It is now believed that the only feasible population of these monkeys is left in the Virunga Volcanoes National park. A lesser populace may exist in the Nyungwe Forest National Park in Southern Rwanda but this has yet to be confirmed. The golden monkey is a dissimilar species of guenon – Cercopithecus Kandti and is prevalent to the Albertine Rift. Dinner and overnight at your lodge
Day 4: Rwanda Gorilla Tour to Dian Fossey’s Grave
Wake up very early in the morning and go for a Dian Fossey trek. The Dian fossey trek will take you to the graves of the late famous American zoologist – Dianne Fossey who was murdered while on her research about Gorillas and other primates in Park des Volcans. Volcanoes NP was the base for the famous American naturalist who carried out her research into the gorillas. She arrived in 1967 and established the Karisoke Research Centre between Karisimbi and Visoke. Since then, she exhausted nearly all her time in the park. She is extensively ascribed for saving the gorillas from annihilation by conveying their predicament to the attention of the international community. She was murdered by unknown assailants at her home in 1985, a crime often attributed to the poachers she had spent her life fighting against. Fossey’s dynamism research was later revealed in the movie Gorillas in the Mist, marked after her memoirs. She was buried in the volcanoes National park in a grave close to her research center amongst the gorillas which became her life. Later , transfer to Uganda ‘s Bwindi National Park or Mgahinga National Park . You will have to clear with the border and then drive towards Kisoro .
Dinner and Overnight at
Budget accommodation package- Buhoma Community bandas or Bwindi View bandas or Nkuringo campsite tents or Virunga Hotel or Nkuringo safari centre
Note that the lodges you select here will depend on the gorilla permits that will be available .
Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga (Uganda)
Make your own choice to either go gorilla tracking once more in Mgahinga/ Bwindi , or hike a volcano, or take on a nature walk, or take a tour to the golden monkeys’ territory in Mgahinga. Overnight and dinner at your hotel.
Day 6: Drive to Kigali City in Rwanda
Leave for Kigali in Rwanda and in case time allows, head for a trip to the city as well as a tour to the market, pottery project, handicraft shops, the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre and the genocide memorial. Travel to the airport (HB).