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8 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda

Day 1; Arrival- Kigali city tour.

On arrival at Kanombe Kigali international airstrip,   you will be welcomed by a representative from AA safaris and tours ltd who will take you around Kigali to start your 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari. You will visit the Kigali Genocide memorial and then later transfer to your Lodge for dinner and over night.  Take note that the genocide memorial is always closed on bank holidays . Stay at

budget:  Hotel Chez  Lando
Standard- Hotel Des Mille Collines / Hotel Umubano
UP Market: Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 2;  Kigali – Butare – – Nyungwe

Wake up relatively early for breakfast and then transfer to Butare  which is now known as Huye. Visit  the national museum and later transfer  to Nyungwe National Park.  After your visit, you will transfer to Nyungwe Forest national park.

Budget: Gisakura Guesthouse
Up Market : Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Day 3; Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

Nyungwe has one of the  largets forests in the whole of Africa.  The forest  is a home to over  13 primates species which include chimpanzees and Colobus monkeys.  You will track Chimpanzee very early in the morning  and return to the lodge for Lunch. Later in the afternoon, you will take a Colobus monkey  walk. Dinner and over night at

Budget: Gisakura Guesthouse
Up Market : Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Day 4;  Transfer to Kibuye and proceed to Gisenyi.

Wake up early morning and drive to Kibuye at the shores of Lake Kivu. Later, you will transfer to Gisenyi  for dinner and over night at
Budget: Ubumwe Hotel / Malahide Paradis
Upmarket : Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (FB)

Day 5; Gisenyi – Volcanoes National Park

Take breakfast and later go  for nature walk along the shore of Lake Kivu  or take a boat ride along Lake Kivu and later have lunch . In the afternoon , you will transfer to Parc Des Volcans or Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda
Budget : Kinigi Guest House /  Muhabura  Hotel
Standard : Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Le-Bamboo Gorilla Lodge

Upmarket : Virunga Lodge / Sabinyo Silver back lodge

Day 6;  Gorilla Safari Holiday Rwanda

Take breakfast and then later take your packed lunch with you for briefing at the ORTPN offices for briefing for gorilla trekking park rangers.  You will then start Africa Gorilla Trekking safari.

The bamboo forest logs  will dribble as you first perceive sound the breaking of bamboo  indicating that the  gorillas are nearer   then bingo  you  face to face with one of the most charming and mesmerizing beings in the world. One you meet and see the gorilla you are allowed to spend 1 Hour following them  and then return to your lodge.

If you return early there are a number of activities that you can participate in including the Iby’iwacu community visits, or take a canoe ride or Kayak around the gorillas, or visit the Twin Lakes.
Relax as you wait for dinner and over night at your lodge.

Day 7; Golden Monkey Trek.

Wake up early in the morning and then assemble at  the  ORTPN  Offices once again to get another briefing from the rangers to prepare you for Golden monkey trekking.
Medium budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High budget: Le-Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 8; Dian Fossey Tombs Trek

Take a trek to the grave of the late famous gorilla researcher – Dian Fossey. The trek is shorter and may take 3 hours.  The rangers will explain all the history of how the lady was assassinated and what impact her research has done to  help in the conservation of the Mountain gorillas. Later, you will return  and transfer to  Kigali for your next flight back home . End of the primates Rwanda Safari.

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