Day 1: Arrival at Kigali Airport – Transfer to your Hotel
Meet your tour guide at the airport and then transfer to your hotel in Kigali for a briefing, dinner and overnight. If time allows, you can take a city tour in Kigali, visit the genocide memorial center and local fruit markets where you can choose your fruit basket and interact with local people.
Day 2: Kigali – Butare – Nyungwe Forest
Take early breakfast at the Hotel and transfer to Nyungwe Forest. Have a brief stopover at Butare for lunch and visit the National Museum and genocide memorial of Murambi. Arrive at Nyuungwe forest in time to trek for colobus monkeys. Colobus Monkeys usually travel in troops of about 400. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge or similar.
Day 3: Nyungwe Forest
Have early breakfast and enter Nyungwe forest to track the Chimpanzees and other primates such as Golden monkeys, Colobus Monkeys, Red tailed monkey and Mangabeys. Also expect excellent bird watching because the forest habours about 300 bird species. Thereafter, return to your lodge for lunch followed by a drive to Gisenyi to arrive in time for dinner and overnight at the Kibuye Guest House or similar .
Day 4: Kibuye – Kinigi station
Have early breakfast and go for an excursion around Lake Kivu, return for lunch and proceed to Volcanoes national park. Dinner and overnight at Kinigi Guest House or Gorilla’s Nest.
Day 5: Gorillas in the Mist
After an early morning breakfast, drive to Kinigi park headquarters for a briefing on the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ while with Gorillas. Tracking Mountain Gorillas takes between 2 – 8 Hours depending on their movements. Sight and stay with Gorillas of not more than one hour. Descend to the lodge for late lunch. Relax in the evening as you wait for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Another gorilla tracking opportunity
After an early breakfast, hike up to the bamboo forest to spend time in the company of the gorillas before return to your lodge for lunch. You can track the same group or request for another different group of Gorillas. In the afternoon, drive back to Kigali arriving in time for dinner and overnight at Milles Collines or similar.
Day 7 City tour and departure
After breakfast, have a city tour. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your shceduled flight.
End of the tour