4 DAY REMARKABLE RWANDA & CHIMPANZEE TREK TOUR
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT KIGALI AND TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTEL AND KIGALI GENOCIDE MEMORIAL
Welcome to Rwanda. For your 4 days remarkable Rwanda Gorillas and Chimpanzee trek tour. Your professional English speaking driver-guide will be on hand at the arrivals exit of Kigali International Airport and transfer you to your Hotel for briefing about your itinerary and our beautiful Country Rwanda before checking in, a freshen up lunch and later we will go for Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Kigali Genocide Memorial
This is an extremely moving, challenging, educational, and ultimately inspiring memorial and a great place to understand the cause, tragedy, and successful rebuilding post-genocide.
The reconciliation and rebuilding have been miraculous and these memorials are built to inform, educate, and prevent such a tragedy to ever occur again.
The tour is very transparent and educational but very somber and humbling when you realize that over 250,000 deceased are buried on the site of the memorial. Guaranteed you will feel every emotion during this visit.
The most common question that goes through your mind is “would I be capable of that level of forgiveness if I found myself in this situation”. That’s a true inspiration.
After this activity, you will be transferred to your hotel for Dinner and overnight stay at ONOMO HOTEL
DAY 2: TRANSFER TO NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK ENROUTE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel at the agreed time after breakfast. There he will provide a briefing of the day before heading off on a 2-hour drive to the traditional power and cultural Centre of Rwanda in Nyanza/Butare.
The first stop is the King’s Palace which offers a detailed look into the Rwandan traditional seat of their monarchy. It is an impressive re-enactment display, restored to its 19th-century state and made entirely with traditional materials. Many facts and skills and cultural uniqueness are learned at this very interesting site.
Right nearby in 40 minutes is the Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda in Butare which displays ancient and historic artifacts from throughout Rwandan history. We will take lunch in Butare before transferring a further 2 hours to Nyungwe Forest National Park and just beyond to your accommodation on the shores of Lake Kivu.
Check in and refresh ready for dinner and overnight at EMERAUDE KIVU RESORT
DAY 3: CHIMAPANZEE TREK AND TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Wake up at 6 am to leave for an exciting Chimpanzee Trek. We have breakfast and packed lunch ready in the morning, check out from your Lodge and proceed for the day today activity. We reach Nyungwe Forest National Park starting point by 7am in time for the briefing, and then we begin the Chimpanzee Trek.
Along with the Bonobo of Congo this is our closest living relative in the animal kingdom sharing 93% DNA. It may take a few hours trekking to locate the chimpanzees but once you find them the troop is quite large and normally more active than Mountain Gorillas. I’m sure you’ll recognize some behaviors and characters.
After the trek you will straight be transferred for 7 hours scenic transfer to Volcanoes National park with en route packed lunch. You will check in at your lodge for a freshen up dinner and overnight stay at DAVINCI GORILLA LODGE
DAY 4: MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREK AND TRANSFER TO KIGALI.
Today you have a unique and privileged experience to trek and meet at close quarters the rare Mountain Gorilla. There are only around 1000 of these magnificent creatures left in the world with around 1/3 of those are found in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be taken to the park headquarters where you will be educated on the trek, Gorilla behavior, and assigned into groups of suitable fitness. The trek can take between 2-6 hours depending on the movements of the Gorillas.
The rangers will lead you deep into the forest in search of the Gorillas. You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures that will entertain you with performances for about 1 hour once you find them. It’s often described as one of the world’s great natural animal encounters.
After the trek, we return to your accommodation to freshen up, take lunch, and transfer to Kigali to catch up with your flight back home. upon arrival, you will be taken for dinner in one of the best restaurants in Kigali before you’re transferred to Kigali International Airport.