8 Days Rwanda Tour with Golden Monkeys, chimps and Gorillas

Day 1 (Transfer from the Airport to your hotel)

Arrival and transferred to Kigali town for check in  Dinner and overnight  at Mille Collines Hotel.

Day 2 (Nyungwe forest)

Breakfast at leisure before heading to the Nyungwe Forest on an easy 260 Kms transit. Attractions along the way include the National Museum of Butare and the Genocide Memorial of Murambi. After lunch in Butare, your Rwanda tour gets you to the Gisakura Guest House for dinner and overnight.

Day3  (Monkey tracking)                                       

An early start in this equatorial forest teeming with wildlife yields colonies of the Black and White Colubus and the habituated colonies of Golden Monkeys. After the morning forest safari, we return for lunch and have the evening at leisure before dinner and overnight at the Gisakura Guest House.

Day 4 (Chimp tracking)

A very early morning start for the Rwanda Chimpanzee tour. The guides will be tracking a troop of habituated Chimps. We return for lunch then take a leisurely four hour drive through some magnificent scenery on the way to Bethanie Guest House.  Meals and overnight will be had here.

Day 5 (Gorilla trekking)

The Rwanda Gorillas in the mist tour starts this day by driving up the Volcanoes headed for Kinigi on winding roads. Have lunch in Gisenyi before driving through some beautiful scenic points before heading up into the Volcanoes for dinner and overnight at the Mountain Gorilla’s Nest Lodge for dinner and overnight.          

Day 6 (Gorilla trekking)

Morning breakfast before assembling at the Park offices for registration. The Gorillas in the mist tour starts here after a briefing by the Ranger Guides. Later, the gorilla tour which involves some strenuous trekking takes another couple of hours before a gorilla group is finally encountered. The Gorillas will be viewed for a proximately one hour before heading back to the Hotel for lunch. Evening is free to explore the nearby villages on foot or by safari vehicle before returning for dinner and overnight at the Mountain Gorillas Nest Lodge.

Day 7 (Dian Fossey research centre)

This morning, the guides will be ready to start early for the Full day visit to the Karisoke Research Centre established by the famous Dr Dian Fossey. The Movie “Gorillas in the Mist was shot here on Location” and Graves of Dian Fosse’s together with her once beloved  Mountain Gorillas can be visited here. Return in the evening for dinner and overnight at the Mountain gorilla’s Nest Lodge.


Day 8 (Transfer to the Air port)

Depending on the departure time of your flight, you will descend from the Gorilla Mountains to Kigali on a nice winding road taking approximately two hours to the airport for your flight out marking the end of the Gorillas in the Mist tour to Rwanda.

This safari includes;
  • Transportation in a 4×4 vehicle, plus fuel and Airport transfers
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Park entrance fees plus government taxes
  • 2 Gorilla permit per person and to be SECURED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE
  • Golden monkey permit
  • Genocide Memorial fees
  • Dian fossey fees
  • 1 chimp permit per person and to be SECURED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE
  • Knowledgeable English speaking driver guides.

But excludes Airfare to Rwanda, visas (where applicable), drinks and personal expenses not listed in the program.

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