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8 Day | Rwanda Chimp and Gorilla Explorer Safari

Country Rwanda
Theme City Touring | Safari Extension | Active - Strenuous
Time of Year January - December; Savings: Apr-May High: Jan-Mar, Jun-Oct & Dec
Budget From $8,695
Duration 8 Days

Itinerary Description

Enjoy chimp trekking in Nyungwe and Cyamudongwe Forest Reserve, and then two gorilla treks in Volcanoes National Park. You will have a private driver and 4-wheel drive vehicle throughout your safari.

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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01

Kigali

On arrival in Kigali you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Kigali Serena Hotel.

Day 02

Nyungwe Forest Reserve

Depart by road to Nyungwe Forest Reserve, stopping en route for lunch in Butare Town. An optional hike through the forest for general primates can also be done this afternoon. Overnight Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel or One&Only Nyungwe House.

Day 03

Cyamudongwe Forest Reserve

Enjoy a chimp trek where you will visit some of the habituated troops of chimps. You may also see L’Hoests’s monkeys, silver monkeys, vervet monkeys, olive baboons, blue monkeys, golden monkeys and red-tailed monkeys. In the afternoon, you will have a colobus monkey walk. Overnight Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel or One&Only Nyungwe House.

Day 04

Lake Kivu

This morning you will have the thrill of a speed boat transfer along Lake Kivu shoreline to Gisenyi. Overnight Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

Day 05+06

Musanze-Volcanoes National Park

This morning you will depart with your driver for Volcanoes National Park. The drive will take you across the beautiful Rwandan countryside. You will enjoy a golden monkey trek. Your day begins with an early morning wake-up (approx 5:30am) and then a transfer (approx 6:15am) to the park gate to commence the trek (6:30am). Here you will meet your tracker and the day will be spent tracking the Golden Monkeys. Your viewing of the Golden Monkeys will be limited to a maximum of only one hour. Onward transfer to the lodge for lunch. Classic Option: 2 nights Ingagi Park View Lodge or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Luxury Option: 2 nights Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge or Bisate Lodge or Singita Kwitonda Lodge or One&Only Gorilla’s Nest.

Day 07

Musanze-Volcanoes National Park

Today you will depart on your second gorilla trek. Following your trek, savor the memories of the morning hike and gorilla encounter with a relaxing afternoon at leisure visiting the farmlands, villages and markets that surround Kinigi and Musanze towns. A walk or drive along these rural roads is where one can really enjoy ‘street level culture’, with a fascinating blend of farmers, businessmen, bars, and shops. Overnight Kigali Serena Hotel.

Day 08

Kigali

This morning you will have a Kigali City Tour including a visit to the Genocide Museum, the local market and Women for Women Organization. Departure transfer for your onward scheduled flight.

Safari Pricing Details

2023 Land Arrangements

Surcharges apply for Mountain Gorilla View, Bisate, Kwitonda & One&Only Gorilla Nest Lodges

CLASSIC OPTION (Kigali Serena, Nynungwe Top View Lodge & Ingagi Park View Lodge)

Jan-Dec (per person x2)

From $8,695

Jan-Dec (per person x4)

From $7,450

Jan-Dec (Single Supplement)

From $975

PREMIER OPTION (Kigali Serena, One&Only Nyungwe House & Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge)

Jun-Oct (per person x2)

From $14,675 - $15,795

Jun-Oct (per person x4)

From $13,525 - $14,650

Jun-Oct (Single Supplement)

From $2,575 - $2,975

Jan-Mar / Nov-Dec 14 (per person x2)

From $13,595 - $14,125

Jan-Mar / Nov-Dec 14 (per person x4)

From $12,450 - $12,975

Jan-Mar / Nov-Dec 14 (Single Supplement)

From $2,195 - $2,325

April-May - Please Request

2022 Land Arrangements - Please Request.

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#1 Africa-Only Travel Company

Industry Leaders in Customizable Safaris

The Africa Adventure Company was one of the first boutique travel agencies to offer customizable Africa travel itineraries. Together we can create a trip that includes the experiences and destinations most important to you, your family, or your group.

Value-Added
Adventures

Many travelers expect private and independent safaris to be unaffordable, but our clients are delighted to discover they do not have to join a group of strangers in order to experience a customized safari adventure.

Security &
Safety-Focused

We work with people who will take care of you. Our guides, travel consultants, and tour operators understand the complicated and complex nature of travel in Africa and have decades of experience to ensure your safety at every leg of your trip.

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