Rwanda has five volcanoes and 23 lakes as well as several rivers. A large part of the country has an elevation of between 1,500 and 2,500 meters.
In prehistoric times as much as one third of Rwanda was covered with mountain rainforest. Today the only large tract of forest left in Rwanda is Nyungwe in the southwestern part of the country; it covers almost 1000 square kilometers.
Some areas of forest are also found in the Volcanoes National Park in the northeast, but most of the natural vegetation here is bamboo forest and open moorland.
A half of the world’s 700-some remaining mountain gorillas live in the Mountains Virunga. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is often described as “life changing” and with good reason. With only an estimated 880 Gorillas left in the world, to see these gentle creatures in their natural habitat are a truly unique moment.
TOUR TITLE – OHTL – 34 – GORILA TRACKING SAFARI.
OUR CATEGORY – LUXURY HOTELS.
OUR LENGTH – FOUR DAYS.
DESTINATION – SIGHTSEEING.
Detailed Tour Itinerary.
Day -1- Transfer to Nyungwe Forest.
Our company tour guide will pick you from Kigali airport upon your arrival. En route stopovers in Gikongoro to tour the Genocide Memorial of Murambi. You will have lunch in Butare town which is the 2nd town in Rwanda and cultural capital. This city hosts the university and the National Museum with very rewarding handicraft shops where typical products made by Rwandan artisans are sold.
Later proceed to visit the Royal Palace in Nyanza. The site displays original items and pieces of history of the Old Mwami who was the Kingand will transfer you to Nyungwe Forest national park. Overnight at Nyungwe Safari Lodge.
Day – 2 – Chimpanzee Tracking – Canopy walk.
Take a cup of tea and enjoy a morning chimpanzee trekking in the lush Nyungwe tropical rain forest. The park is home for about 13 species of primates and these include: chimpanzees, Rwenzori colobus, Hoest Monkey, silver monkey, owl faced monkey, red tailed monkey, vervet monkey and olive baboon and so many others. In the afternoon a canopy walk will occupy your program. Dine and stay an overnight at Nyungwe Safari Lodge.
Day – 3 – Transfer to Volcanoes national park.
After breakfast embark on a long drive bisecting Rwanda country to the famous Volcanoes national park. Along the way there is a lot to see including the local homesteads. Arrive in Kinigi in the evening. Dine and stay an overnight in Mountain Gorilla View Lodge /Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel.
Day – 4 – Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda – Ibyiwacu community visit
Today is the big day to gorilla trekking adventure and a community walk. Dinner and stay an overnight in Mountain Gorilla View Lodge /Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel.
Day – 5 – Transfer back to Kigali for Genocide tour and departure.
In the morning drive back to Kigali for city tour f the genocide memorial site; drop off in Kigali airport for your scheduled flight.
End of Our Safari.
- The above prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons.
- A price reduction is available for numbers above two persons.
- Six persons may enjoy up to 15% saving on the per person rate.