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8 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking safari Nyungwe & Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

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8 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking safari Nyungwe & Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Overview of the 8 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking safari Nyungwe & Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

3 Days Volcanoes National Park

The 8 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking safari Nyungwe & Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo is a perfect family and holiday package taking you for Rwanda gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes National Park and a Rwanda chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe Forest National park. This Rwanda safari is the best holiday wildlife encounter that exposes you to our closest relatives in the jungle alongside Kigali city among others. This trip starts and ends in Rwanda.

Safari highlight of the 8 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking safari Nyungwe & Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Day 1: Arrive at the Kigali International airport, meet and greet with your guide and transfer to your hotel that was prior booked for you

Day 2: Transfer Nyungwe Forest National Park and canopy walk/bird watching safari

Day 3: Do a chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda in Nyungwe Forest and canopy walk in the afternoon

Day 4: Leave Nyungwe Forest National Park and transfer Volcanoes national park at a hotel that was booked for you

Day 5: Do a gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes National Park and return to the lodge

Day 6: Drive to Goma, cross to Congo and hike Nyiragongo

Day 7: Return from Nyiragongo and drive back to Kigali for your city tour

Day 8: Do a Kigali city tour and return to your hotel or go for your flight

Detailed itinerary of the 9 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking safari Nyungwe & Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Day 1 of the 8 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking safari Nyungwe & Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo: Pick up from the airport and do a Kigali city tour

Upon your arrival at Kigali airport in Rwanda, our professional driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to Kigali for a city tour. Your safari guide will take you around various sites in Rwanda’s capital city such as the Kigali convention centre, National Museum, Presidential palace, and the Kigali genocide memorial centre among others. Retreat from the Kigali city tour, check in your accommodation, dine and spend the night there.

Day 2 of the 8 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking safari Nyungwe & Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo: Transfer Nyungwe Forest National Park

After your morning breakfast at the lodge or hotel, you will be picked by your driver guide, transfer you to Nyungwe Forest National Park, driving for about 6-7 hours to the south western part of the country via the rolling hills across Rwanda. You will have lunch en-route, arriving at the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 of the 8 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking safari Nyungwe & Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo: Do a chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe Forest and canopy walk in the afternoon.

Chimpanzee trekking safaris in Rwanda start early in the morning at 8am with a briefing from the ranger guides at the park headquarters. After your early morning breakfast at the lodge, your driver guide will transfer you to the park headquarters for your briefing about the do’s and don’ts of during trekking and then hike with your rangers into the forest to trek the chimpanzees where you will watch the play, laugh, make funny sounds in their natural habitat. During your chimpanzee trek, you will also encounter other animals such as the elephants, colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and countless bird species. Retire from trekking, have lunch and do your canopy walk in the afternoon. This walk lasts about 2 hours giving you breathtaking views across the misty forest and the sightings at the eye level of the variety of wildlife that live in the canopy.

Day 4 of the 8 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking safari Nyungwe & Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo: Leave Nyungwe Forest National Park and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

You will have your morning breakfast at your lodge, at around 9am, you will be transferred to Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi via Gisenyi in Ruhengeri. This journey takes about 5-6 hours. You will pass via tea plantations with a spectacular view of the neighboring communities and other beautiful sceneries arriving in the park in the evening. Check in your accommodation, have dinner and rest.

Day 5 of the 8 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking safari Nyungwe & Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo: Do a gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes National Park

You will be required to take your breakfast very early in the morning since your required to be at the park headquarters early in the morning for a briefing that starts at 8am. At around 7am, you will be picked by your safari guide together with your packed lunch to the park headquarters for your briefing at 8am from the park rangers about the do’s and don’ts of gorilla trekking. and transfer to volcanoes national park headquarters in Kinigi for briefing about a gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. You will then hike into the forest with the park rangers and an armed guide to search for the gorillas in their natural habitat. After spotting the gorillas, you will spend an hour with them where you will watch them feeding, eating, playing, building their nests, and many more. This activity roughly takes about 2-8hours depending on where the gorillas are. In the evening after the trek, you may go for cultural encounters and interact with the local people. (optional). Transfer back to the lodge, freshen up, dine and relax.

Day 6 of the 8 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking safari Nyungwe & Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo: Drive to Goma, cross to Congo and hike Nyiragongo

After breakfast at your hotel, you will embark on your journey and transfer to the mountain trail head at Kibat Patrol Post in Nyiragongo Volcano. Your driver guide will take you around for a beautiful drive to Nyiragongo that towers above its own lava flows from the previous eruptions. Upon arrival at the trail head, you will embark on the climb of about 5-6hours to the top of the Volcano. You will be accompanied by two armed rangers / guides who will guide you as you do your walk.

As part of your adventure, your hike to the summit of the volcano will reward you with spectacular views of the flora and fauna gorgeous at lower elevations. As you get high during your hike, you will have stunning views of an old crater to Lake Kivu. Amazingly, you will see the lava pool inside, it is scary but simply incredible. Your night will be spent in tents on the rim of the giant crater, high above the active lava lake. Warm clothes and a sleeping bag are essential as it will be very cold and windy all night.

Day 7 of the 8 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking safari Nyungwe & Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo: Return from Nyiragongo and drive back to Kigali for your flight back home

After an early morning breakfast, you will begin descending down by 7am from the summit of Nyiragongo to the head trail in Kibat Patrol Post. Arrive at the trail head before lunch and transfer from Goma to Kigali for your scheduled flight back home.

Day 8 of the 8 Days Rwanda gorilla safari Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking safari Nyungwe & Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Early in the morning after breakfast at the lodge, you will do a city tour in Kigali to the market centers, craft centers, the Rwanda genocide memorial museum, the Kigali International museum. You can purchase for yourself some souvenirs, and after drive to the airport for your flight late in the evening.

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