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6 days Gorilla & Chimpanzee trekking

Day 1: Arrival Kigali Airport-Rwanda

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide who will then take you to Serena Kigali Hotel (High end) or Hotel Chez Lando (Mid-range) or Quiet Haven Hotel (Budget end) for an overnight and dinner. Meal plan Dinner

Day 2: Kigali – Kibale National Park

Leave Kigali after breakfast for the fascinating drive through Ntungamo via Kitagata hot springs to Kibale National Park just under the Ruwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit. Meals and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge/Ndali Lodge (Lodge facility) or Primate Lodge-Forest Cottage (Mid Lodge) or Chimps Nest (Budget facility). A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”. . Meal plan: (B, L, D

Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale Forest National Park-Bwindi

Half day search of chimpanzee and 10 other primate including phoestes, red Colobus, blues, and red tailed and grey cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but also on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters. After lunch, proceed to Bwindi via Queen Elizabeth National Park and here you may spot many wildlife including Elephants, Buffaloes, among others. This is the lushest highland rainforest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Safari Lodge (high end lodge) or Silverback Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge (Mid range) or Buhoma community Bandas/Wagtail Eco Camp (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a village walk. The Buhoma Village Walk gives you a great opportunity to see how the people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It also is a great way to support the local community in a direct way. The Walk begins with your guide at Buhoma Community Rest Camp and is most informative, rewarding to the average visitor. It will amaze you how resourceful the local people are as you see and learn their ways. Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Safari Lodge (high end lodge) or Sliver back Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge (Mid-range) or Buhoma community Bandas/Wagtail Eco Camp (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Bwindi – Kigali

Return to Kigali, with lunch lunch in Kigali, and later after lunch visit the Kigali genocide memorial ground, where over 250000 victims of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 were buried in a mass grave. Overnight and dinner at Kigali Serena Hotel (High end facility) or Hotel Chez Lando (Mid Lodge facility) or Quiet Haven Hotel (Budget facility) (B-L-D)

Day 6: City tour and fly out

Depending on your flight time, we shall head for morning Kigali City tour. This includes a visit to local market. Traditional crafts can be bought. Transfer to airport for your flight. [Approximate driving time: 30mins] End of service Meal plan B & L End of service. Meal plan: (B, L) End of services.

The 6 days Gorilla & Chimpanzee trekking package to include:

  • Transportation by a 4 x 4 station wagon.
  • One Gorilla permit per person
  • One Chimpanzee permit in Kibale
  • Community walks Bwindi
  • Crater Tour Kibale
  • Accommodation and meals as per the Itinerary
  • Igongo cultural visit
  • Park fees
  • Driver/guide subsistence allowance.
  • Enroute lunches
  • Ranger guide fees
  • Kigali City tour
  • Kigali genocide ground

The package to excludes; Expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, cigars, etc