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Trekking Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Golden Monkeys

This is a rare and breathtaking experience trekking through beautiful Rwandan forest searching for the majestic mountain gorilla, chimpanzees and golden monkeys as well as seeing a wealth of birdlife along the way. It's a truly unforgettable experience spending time with these fascinating primates. The trip also includes a nature walk to see a scenic waterfall and optional boat trip to explore islands

Trek through beautiful forests in search of primates
Gaze into the eyes of gorillas, chimps and monkeys
Admire the wealth of birdlife that resides in the mountain
Walk to admire the spectacular views of scenic waterfalls

per adult from

$5,364

AUD

Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Kigali Arts Center
    • Entry/Admission - Nyungwe National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Ethnographic Museum Rwanda
    • Entry/Admission - Congo Nile Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Volcanoes National Park
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Day 1: Arrive in Kigali

      Stop At: Kigali, Kigali, Kigali Province
      Arrive Kigali airport where you're met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Briefing on your safari.
      Overnight: Kigali Serena or Lemigo Hotel

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Kigali Arts Center, 44 KG 654 St, Kigali Rwanda
      Kigali city tour then heading to your hotel for over night
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight: Kigali Serena or Lemigo Hotel

      Day 2: Nyungwe National Park

      Stop At: Nyungwe National Park, Butare Rwanda
      After breakfast you will be picked up and depart for Nyungwe National Park which is about 6½ hrs drive via Butare. En route visit the famous National Museum at Butare and the ancient King's Palace at Nyanza. Ethnographic objects are grouped together according to the theme giving premium information on the daily life. Traditional ceramics and basketry are still manufactured and are some of the finest handicrafts of the region. The National Museum remained surprisingly untouched during the civil war in 1994. Have lunch in Butare and thereafter continue to Nyungwe National Park arriving for dinner and overnight at your hotel
      Duration: 6 hours

      Stop At: Ethnographic Museum Rwanda, Rn1, Huye Rwanda
      After breakfast you will be picked up and depart for Nyungwe National Park which is about 6½ hrs drive via Butare. En route visit the famous National Museum at Butare and the ancient King's Palace at Nyanza. Ethnographic objects are grouped together according to the theme giving premium information on the daily life. Traditional ceramics and basketry are still manufactured and are some of the finest handicrafts of the region. The National Museum remained surprisingly untouched during the civil war in 1994.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Top View Hotel

      Day 3: Chimpanzee Trek, Nyungwe National Park

      Stop At: Nyungwe National Park, Butare Rwanda
      Take an early morning breakfast then drive to the park for the starting point of your chimpanzee trek, with a packed lunch. Nyungwe National Park is the largest block of Montana forest in East and Central Africa and it is an incredibly rich area of biodiversity. Later depart for your nature walk visiting Kamiranzovu waterfall. The forest comprises amongst many things at least 200 tree species over 280 bird species and more than 100 different types of colorful butterfly which make it a true feast of the senses for the nature lover. Later return for dinner and overnight at your hotel.


      Duration: 4 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Nyungwe Top View Hotel

      Day 4: Rubavu

      Stop At: Congo Nile Trail, Avenue de l'Independance, Rubavu Rwanda
      After breakfast drive alongside Lake Kivu to the northern resort town of Rubavu. The road offers panoramic views of the lake and hilly Rwanda countryside. Have lunch at Karongi before proceeding to Rubavu for overnight
      Duration: 5 hours

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: serena hotel rubavu

      Day 5: Volcanoes National Park

      Stop At: Ruhengeri, Ruhengeri, Musanze District, Northern Province
      Optional boat ride to explore the nearby islands and if time permits undertake a city tour of Gisenyi, thereafter drive to Musanze for overnight
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 6: Mountain Gorilla Tracking, Volcanoes National Park

      Stop At: Volcanoes National Park, Musanze Kinigi, Ruhengeri Rwanda
      After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the National Park headquarters at Kinigi to meet your guides for the day. After completing park formalities, you embark on a once in a lifetime experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin, an hour you will never forget. Return to your hotel for lunch, later in the afternoon visit the beautiful twin lakes Bulera & Ruhondo
      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Le bambou gorilla lodge

      Day 7: Golden Monkey Trek, Volcanoes National Park

      Stop At: Volcanoes National Park, Musanze Kinigi, Ruhengeri Rwanda
      After breakfast drive to RDB park headquarters, then enter the forest to trek the golden monkey, an associated species of the blue monkey only found within the Virunga area. The trek will take you until midday, have lunch and in the afternoon drive back to Kigali airport to catch your outbound flight.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      This is a rare and breathtaking experience trekking through beautiful Rwandan forest searching for the majestic mountain gorilla, chimpanzees and golden monkeys as well as seeing a wealth of birdlife along the way. It's a truly unforgettable experience spending time with these fascinating primates. The trip also includes a nature walk to see a scenic waterfall and optional boat trip to explore islands Airports
      • Kigali Intl. Airport, Kigali Rwanda
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
      • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
      • All visitors are expected to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to arrival. Tourists will take a second COVID-19 test on arrival and prior to visiting any tourist attraction. • We do arrange your testing appointment. • COVID testing fee is paid by international visitors
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide, English - Written, English - Audio

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by VIRUNGA ECOTOURS

    Activity ID: V-68769P12

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