Rwanda primates & Culture safari-7days
DAY 1: Arrival in Rwanda
Upon on arrival at Kigali / Kanombe international Airport, a vivid adventure safaris representative shall welcome and transfer to Serena Hotel in Kigali A distinctively rich blend of Rwandan heritage, art and culture with contemporary 5-star comfort in 148 sophisticated rooms and suites. The Serena Kigali hotel provides a private and peaceful retreat like no other for discerning international diplomats and executives.
DAY 2 : Visit Akagera National Park
After your breakfast, you will drive to Akagera National Park. Akagera National Park is found in North Eastern Rwanda, at the country’s border with Tanzania and is mostly comprised of swamps and small lakes. After lunch, you will have a game drive on which you should expect to see various wildlife species like Zebras , antelopes among others. Overnight stay and dinner at Akagera Game Lodge.
DAY 3 : Game drive and Canoe ride in Akagera national park, Rwanda
On day 3, after a cup of coffee perhaps, you will leave for a morning game drive in akagera national park park hoping to see the elephants, giraffes spotted hyena and many others. Return to the lodge for breakfast and relax waiting for lunch. Go for a canoe ride on lake lhema to see the hippos, crocodiles and a big concentration of water birds.
Return to the lodge later that evening for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 4 : Transfer to volcanoes National park in Ruhengri
Early in the morning on day 4 , you will set off for volcanoes national park a home to mountain gorillas. This amazing journey will take you through the rolling hills of Rwanda with clear view of the mighty virunga mountains. The Virunga Mountains (also known as Mufumbiro) are a chain of volcanoes in East Africa, along the northern border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Uganda. The mountain range is a branch of the Albertine Rift Mountains, which border the western branch of the East African Rift Valley.
On arrival at volcanoes national park Rwanda, most likely in the late evening, you will check into Hotel La Palme, Ruhengeri
DAY 5: Gorilla tracking Adventure and Cultural walk in Parc National Des Volcans (PNV)
On the morning of day 5, you will go for briefing at the park headquarters about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas before going for the gorilla tracking adventure in Parc National Des Volcans (PNV). Tracking may take 1- 8 hours depending on group allocation and of course the natural choice of movement of the mountain gorillas. Stay in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of 1 hour before returning back. Return to the lodge for late lunch , relax and freshen up.
In the evening you may go for a nature walk or cultural visit to the Banyarwanda village and the different life styles of the local people.
Dinner and overnight at previous lodge.
DAY 6 : Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
On day 6 after your breakfast, you will be transferred to Nyungwe forest national park. Nyungwe forest national park is arguably the most preserved forest in Africa. Some scholars even say it is the most important site for biodiversity in Rwanda. This national park is home to over 1000 species of creation after all. You can also find over 300 different bird species, many butterflies, orchids, 75 mammal species including the 13 primates, and there have also been the sightings of the golden monkeys.
On this journey, we shall make a stop-over at Nyanza museum, Butare museum among other areas good for photography and videos and adventure , as well as lunch.
We will most likely reach Nyungwe in the evening for dinner and overnight and overnight at Nyungwe top view hotel.
DAY 7 : Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon primate walk in the forest
On the morning of our final day, we will set off for the deeper parts of nyungwe forest for chimpanzee tracking adventure with the park rangers. You will also see the naughty colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, and other primates on your tracking expedition. Meet your guide and drive back to Kigali international Airport for your scheduled flight back. Or transfer you to any hotel of your choice in Kigali and the hotel will organize for your transfer to the airport the next day.
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