Gorillas Primates And Lakes-Rwanda – 8 Days
From the lush rainforest of Nyungwe with its unique primates to the unique vegetation of the Virunga volcanoes, enjoy the spectacular landscapes of Rwanda’s hills and the serenity of Lake Kivu’s shores. Visit the former King’s Palace and the National Museum. Follow the colobus monkey and track the mountain gorilla.
- You’ll go to Rwanda
- This tour starts and ends in Kigali (Rwanda) – Getting there & away
- You’ll visit The National Museum, The last mountain gorillas, The chimpanzees and primates of Nyungwe Forest, Lake Kivu and its islands and The unique landscapes of the Land of a 1000 Hills
- Activities: gorilla tracking, bird watching, Boat cruises, chimpanzee trekking, game drive and walks
- Getting around: comfortable vehicles
- 7 nights spent in good hotels, nicely located guesthouses. Cold lunches, warm and varied diners.
- Equatorial type of climate (25 – 30°C). Some nights can be fresh, mostly at high altitudes. Risks of rains in the Virunga region.
- Experienced, English speaking guide during the whole safari.
Meet on arrival at the airport. Transfer to Kigali.
Kigali – Huye – Nyungwe Forest
After an early breakfast, we follow the road as it climbs and descends some of the thousand hills, with spectacular views all along the way. Stop at the old kings’ palace at Nyanza. Arrive at HUYE. Visit the National Museum. It is a must for anybody who is interested in African history. Time permitting, tour the remarkable arboretum and continue toward the Nyungwe forest.
Chimpanzees And Colobus Monkeys Of Nyungwe Forest
Covering 970 km2, the Highlands provide unique habitat for thirteen species of primate, including chimpanzees, l’Hoest’s, colobus monkeys and owl-faced monkey. Go for a chimpanzee trekking under the canopy of majestic trees. This high altitude jungle floor boasts some of the most beautiful orchids in the world.
Nyungwe Forest – Lake Kivu
Enjoy an other forest walk to search for colobus monkeys, a large group of which can often be seen feeding on wild figs and jumping from branch to branch. After lunch, en route to Karongi, enjoy the fantastic views over Lake Kivu and its ragged shore. Experience the peaceful atmosphere of the calm and pristine waters of Africa’s highest lake from the terrace of your hotel.
Lake And Hills
After a refreshing early morning swim and a hearty breakfast, we continue toward north, along the lakeshore. There is plenty of opportunity for shopping and meeting villagers at the colourful market places. Stop at a huge tea plantation.
OPTION: Link Karongi with Rubavu on a private boat. Duration of about 3 hours.
As the first light of dawn breaks through the curtain of mist clinging to the summits of Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyniyo, Gahinga and Muhabura, we make our way into the Parc National des Volcans. Tracking the gorillas through the unique vegetation can take several hours of challenging walking in wet and muddy conditions. To see a gorilla, the trek will have been worth the hardship.
Mountain Gorillas Or Golden Monkeys Trekking Or Bisoke Climbing
Follow a habituated group of golden monkeys (cercopithecus mitis kandti), which are endemic to the Virungas or climb Bisoke volcano with its superb crater lake or tour the shores of the small Ruhondo and Bulera lakes. A 2nd gorilla tracking can be arranged on payment of a supplement at time of booking (permit subject to availability).
Musanze – Kigali – Departure
After a last look at the magnificent volcano range, drive to Kigali and transfer to the airport.
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- Ground transportation with a 4WD and Fuel
- Gorilla Permits Park entrance fees
- Accommodation on Full Board All Meals with no drinks
- Services of an English speaking Driver/Guide
- A bottle of Mineral Water per day Visit
- All Activities in the package Guide book in your safari vehicle
- Personal drinks
- Air ticket and related costs
- Insurance covers
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
- Money for your personal expenses: usd or euro
- Good walking shoes, rain gear, gloves (nettle stings), some long-sleeve shirts, sweaters for the cool evenings
- Sun protection gear and cream
- Mosquito repellent
- Video and photo cameras 200/300 mm telephoto lenses are very useful Reserve batteries or battery charger (mains and/or 12 V car adaptors)
- A torch
- Small rucksack
- International vaccination card
There is no security problem
RWANDA After the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has stabilised Democratic elections have been hold, and Rwanda is one of the most stable and safe African countries