Spend nine day exploring the primates of Rwanda, with touch of culture and history. while on this tur you will visit the Rwanda museum and also take a city tour in the garden like clean city of Kigali.the experience then takes you to the rich forests of Nyungwe with its variety of species ranging from primates like the Anglolan colobus monkeys,the playful chimpanzees,baboons, l’hoest’s monkey, among others ot foregetting therich birdlife that makes nyugwe the birding haven of Rwanda. finally the higlight of any trip to Africa is a moment with the Gorillas, staring in to their deep brown eyes is not asomthing you would like to miss.
Day 1: Arival
Upon arrival at Kigali international airport you will be met by our guide who will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at either Serena Kigali hotel or Hotel du mille or banana Botique Hotel
Day2: Kigali to Nyungwe
After an early morning breakfast; proceed to the south province for a visit to the Royal Palace at Nyanza ; the drive will take you one hour and a half. Drive an hour or more to visit the National Museum known as one of the best ethnographic museums in East and Central Africa located in Huye district. After lunch ; proceed to Nyungwe forest which extends for 1000 square kilometers, it will take you 3 hours to drive from Huye district. Nyungwe is the largest afro-montane forest in East and Central Africa and one of the most ancient, dating back to before the Ice Age. Overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge or Nyungwe hilltop lodge or Gisakura Guest house
Day 3:Trekking the Colobus monkeys in Nyungwe Forest
After an early morning breakfast; transfer to the national park headquarters or go for a briefing by the park rangers before departing for the hike in search of colobus. These docile creatures are probably the largest primates grouping you may ever encounter on the continent with about 400 in a group. overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge or Nyungwe hilltop hotel or Gisakura guest house.
Day 4: Trekk Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest
After an early morning breakfast, transfer to the national park headquarters; you will be briefed by the park rangers before departing for the hike in search of chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest . he trail that leads to the chimpanzees also rewards you with the sight of a magicl cascade of falls as wellas the sight of the playfull creatures skipping form one fruiting tree to another and the magnificent birdlfe that make Nyungwe forest the best birding haven in Rwanda are un ignorerable. overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge or Nyungwe hilltop hotel or Gisakura guest house.
Day 5:Transfer to Kibuye
After an early morning breakfast, you will proceed to Kibuye in Western province. It is a 5 hour drive and a good winding road runs through the 1000 hills, follows the mountain summits. after a long day drive and the trekk, this is a perfect place to relax from all the fatigue. you maytake a sunset batcruise if you please. Dinner and overnight at Moriah Hill Resort
Day 6: Boat trip to Gishenyi and TRansfer to Ruhengeri Volcanoes National Park
After an early morning breakfast, you will take a speed boat trip from Kibuye to Gisenyi. Return for r lunch; drive to Ruhengeri in Kinigi which is in the north province of the country and an hour and a half drive through stunning scenery of hills and valleys of green and lush country. While in Ruhengeri town; you will have a great view of 5 wonderful volcanoes of the NP till Gorillas nest Hotel.Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge aor Gorilla nest or La palme
Day 7: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the National park headquarters for a briefing by the park rangers before departing for the hike in search for the Great Mountain Gorillas. The excurssion in a thick rain forest and the interaction with the mountain ape; gives a wonderful experience in life. Depending on the time and abillity from the trekk you may take a scenic drive to view Ruhondo and Burera twin lakes. overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorilla nest or La palme.
Day 8: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the national park headquarters for being briefed by the park rangers , today te choice of activities are lmitless and you make the finl decission you can choose to trekk the gorilas for the second time, or trekk dianfossey’s grave at the former karisoke research institute or trekk the endangered golden monkies before returning to Kigali.overnight at Serena Kigali Hotel or Hotel mille du Collines or Banana Botique Hotel.
Day 9: Kigali
After morning breakfast, depending on your flight time ,you will be taken for a city tour which offers a chance to discover the city. Go around the busy town where you are able to learn about the history of the town from the colonial era to democracy, from the slums to the suburbs. Have a chance of visiting the genocide memorial site at Gisozi that tells the history of Rwanda leading up to the Genocide in 1994 and catalogues the details of the genocide using photographs, video, written accounts and artifacts. It includes personal testimonies and a moving memorial to the children of the Rwandan genocide. It also has a section called wasted lives which reflects on the holocaust and genocide in Armenia, South-West Africa, Bosnia and Cambodia. The Kigali memorial center has gained a world-wide reputation for this powerful exhibition and the craft center. After city tour, you will be transferred to the airportin time for your departure flight.