7 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Nature Tour





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Tour Plan

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport

You will be met by International Show Me Around Rwanda Safaris driver/guide at the Kigali International airport – meets and greeting, comment on the safari then Driving and Overnight at the hotel Muhabura (here for your wish you can choose to sleep in Kigali depending on Time arrived at the airport).

Day 2: Kigali – Nyungwe

Early morning breakfast is followed by a drive to Nyungwe forest. On the way visit Nyanza King’s Palace, the National Museum of Butare and the genocide memorial of Murambi. Nyanza was the headquarters of the ancient Rwanda Kingdom before the arrival of the Europeans. The compound has the modern palace constructed by King Mutara in 1934.

It is tastefully decorated with traditional mats and utensils. The Butare Museum is reputed to be the best ethnographical Museum in East Africa. It is the home of the national ballet-Intore dancers. Have lunch at Butare and proceed to Murambi genocide memorial. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Hiking, trekking, Colobus trails of Nyungwe

After breakfast enters Nyungwe forest to track the NyungweColobus monkey. A walk in the forest is a whole learning experience conducted by knowledgeable guides well versed in botany, ornithology and interspecies relationship in this forest. Thereafter, return to your Guesthouse for lunch. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Nyungwe – Kibuye

After breakfast, enter Nyungwe forest (06:00) to track the chimpanzee. Thereafter return to the Guest House for lunch followed by a drive to Kibuye. Overnight at the hotel

Day 5: Kibuye-Gisenyi-Ruhengeri–Kinigi

Distance 213 Km per 6 Hrs. driving time – After breakfast, drive to Gisenyi and finally to Kinigi. The drive Kibuye-Gisenyi is via the most beautiful providing spectacular views of the tea-growing country of Gisovu and Kayove. Brief stops are provided for photography. A four hours drive takes to Gisenyi for lunch and a brief city tour. Thereafter drive for two hours to Ruhengeri and finally Kinigi the base of gorilla tracking. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Gorillas in the mist

Breakfast is allowed early morning followed by a drive to Kinigi park headquarters for group, guide allocation and briefing. This is followed by a drive to the trailheads where hiking and trekking up the hills to the bamboo zone begins. Hiking, trekking and tracking gorillas may take 2-4 hours. Sight and stay with the Gorillas for one hour. Descend to your hotel for lunch.

Afternoon leisure or on a tour of the area, visit lakes Burera and Ruhondo. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Bisoke hiking Ruhengeri – Kigali.

After breakfast, trek the mountains for another memorable experience with the Volcano. Return to the base hotel for lunch. In the afternoon drive to the airport for your home flight

Driving distance: 2hrs.

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