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Rwanda Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Volcanoes and Nyungwe

Explore the Mountain gorillas in their Natural environment at the Volcanoes park. Later, have a walking chimpanzee and colobus monkey trek in the Nyungwe forests national park. This is a customisable safari which also includes a visit to the Genocide memorial.

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7 days Rwanda Volcanoes park with Nyungwe, Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari

Day 1: Volcanoes park with Nyungwe tour starts with a morning arrival at Kigali International Airport. Your Travelust African Safaris guide will meet and will transfer you to Kigali City for the overnight at the Mille collines Hotel. It is this Hotel, during the 1994 genocide, that provided refuge to Rwandans who were escaping the massacres that were going on in the country. It features in the movie, “Hotel Rwanda”. Meal plan – Bed and breakfast.

Day 2: Morning breakfast before starting the genocide memorial tour of Kigali. Later, the drive through some beautiful mountain scenery of winding roads leads out of Kigali into the Nyungwe highlands to begin our Volcanoes park with Nyungwe tour. Proceed to the chimpanzee trekking base for meals and overnight at the Nyungwe Top View Hotel.

Day 3: Morning after breakfast, meet your chimpanzee trekking guide to start the day’s walk in the Nyungwe Forest. The guides will be looking to find chimpanzees in the forest. You may also see the Black and white colobus monkeys, Blue Monkeys, L’hoset monkeys, golden monkeys and red tailed monkeys. Later, Have lunch, before retreating to your overnight accommodation at Nyungwe Top View Hotel.

Day 4: Morning breakfast and transfer to the canopy walk platform where the trekking starts. You will be walking high in the mountains, at tree level to see a different ecosystem of wildlife. Birds and other primates will be seen high up in the trees before heading back to base and checking out for the drive to Butare and overnight at the Hotel Ibis.

Day 5:   Transit to the gorilla sanctuary       

Morning breakfast and have a lovely transfer through the farmlands and terraced mountains before heading out to the gorilla trekking base in Musanze. Should time allow, you have an option of visiting the local Batwa pygmies for cultural entertainment. Thereafter, transfer to your overnight accommodation at the La palme Hotel.

Day 6: Morning gorilla trekking in the forest. The Mountain gorillas live in families and spend most of the time on the ground which makes it easier to track them. Then Gorilla trekking activity ends when the family is encountered and an hour is allowed to interact with these animals. Later, we transfer to the La palme Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Breakfast at the hotel before heading from the volcanoes park to Kigali, proceed to the airport for check in to your departure flight.
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Safari price per person in a group starts at US$250 and above per day
Pricing based on using mid level to luxurious properties

Prices vary based on the accommodation level chosen.
(Trips to other destinations are available as combinations)