6 days Gorilla tracking and chimpanzee tour Rwanda,Nyungwe forest national park is the most famous for primate tracking in Rwanda. The 12 primate’s species include l’hoest monkey, blue monkey, golden monkey, red tailed monkey, velvet monkey, grey cheeked mangabey among others. Other mammals include: giant forest hog, tree hyrax, lestradez duiker and black fronted duiker
Detailed itinerary for Gorilla tracking and chimpanzee tracking
Arrive at KAROMBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT before embarking on the journey to the booked hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel. (Full board)
At 6am early served breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee tracking, Nyungwe is known as a home to the primates. Enroute stop at the Murambi. Genocide memorial museum and Rwanda national museum. Here the visitor is given chance to see the different art materials and also read about the history of the people of Rwanda. The forest (Nyungwe) is located south west of Rwanda between the international boarder of Burundi & lake Kivu. It is also composed of two different areas for example vegetation, biodiversity and water flow.
After the chimp tracking activity, checking in at peace guest house for overnight stay.>
After early served breakfast, embark on the primate walk tour whereby the visitor gets a chance of spending the morning with man’s closest relatives. Other primates that may be traced include: l’hoest monkeys, velvet monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, black and white colobuz monkeys among others. Other mammals that may be traced during the primate tour include Lord Darby, flying squirrel, giant forest hog, tree hyrax, yellow backed duiker, golden cat and two spotted palm civest. Remember to carry with you packed lunch. In the evening after the primate tour, return to peace guest house for relaxation and overnight stay (full board)
After early served breakfast transfer to volcanoes national park (le parc dez vicans) known as the home to endangered mountain gorillas. It is located in the north west of Rwanda, on the border with Uganda and DR Congo. Volcanoes national park is known as a home to mountain gorillas (gorilla beingei) and also gains its popularity from the American naturalist Dian Fossey that carried out her research on the mountain gorillas.
She spent most of her time in the national park trying to save the mountain gorillas but she was however murdered by unknown people in 1985 at her home. In the evening, return to the booked accommodation for relaxation and overnight stay. (Full board)
Day 5 Gorilla tracking
After early served breakfast transfer to the tracking point for briefing before entering the forest to search for man’s shy cousins. Mountain gorillas are known as the largest living primates in the world and the most endangered apes. Only less than 880 are left and none are found in the zoos. Gorillas (gorilla beringei) are man’s closest relatives because they share 97% of the DNA with human beings. After tracking gorillas in the evening transfer to Kigali city for a night. Stay at Kigali Serena hotel for the night.
Day 6 transfer to Kigali airport
Early morning after served breakfast, transfer to the airport for departures.