For many people, gorilla trekking is the driving force of coming to Rwanda, however, there is a lot to do more than that and you can see a lot in this country than just the famous mountain gorillas. The expenditure of the permits to track the gorillas definitely discourages many from visiting Rwanda, so in many cases, it’s more expensive than the cost of the flight. So, it’s also important to enjoy an equal fantastic experience for a fraction of the cost and come and track the chimpanzees instead. In so many ways, tracking the chimps is so different from the mountain gorilla experience, so unlike the mountain gorillas, the chimps are moving constantly around and at high speeds, jumping from tree to tree making noise. But the gorillas are usually found sitting eating quietly with in the forest clearings.
Safari in Details
Day – 1 Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
You will be picked by our representative from the airport/hotel and will be given a briefing about the tour. You will then be transferred by road to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Depending on the arrival time, you may have a nature walk around Gisakura tea estates or relax by the lodge.
Day – 2 Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk in the Forest
You will be transferred to the park headquarters for a briefing ahead of chimpanzee tracking. You will track chimpanzees and may have an opportunity to spot other primates including the golden monkey, troops of Angola colobus, vervet monkey, silver monkey and the Olive baboon among others. You will also spot several bird species like the great blue turaco, the long tailed blue bird and the paradise fly catcher among others. You will return to the lodge for lunch after. You will enjoy a canopy walk in the afternoon.
Day – 3 Hike to the Waterfalls and transfer to Lake Kivu
You will hike to the top of the beautiful waterfalls after breakfast and will then be transferred to Lake Kivu by road after lunch. Lake Kivu boosts great beautiful sunset and sundown views. You will realx by the lakeside on arrival and later enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day – 4 Kibale National Park/Queen Elizabeth National Park
You will enjoy a boat ride on the lake and an optional canoe ride to the hot-springs after breakfast. You will be transferred back to Kigali thereafter with an optional city tour. You will have lunch and after be dropped off to your hotel or airport for departure.
What’s Not Included