8 DAYS IN RWANDA

| April 24, 2016

Day 1 – ARRIVAL –

Meet on arrival at the airport. Transfer to Kigali.
Overnight: HOTEL DES 1000 COLLINES (BLD) or Serena Kigali Hotel(LD)

Day 2 – KIGALI – BUTARE – NYUNGWE FOREST –

After an early breakfast, we follow the road as it climbs and descends some of the thousand hills, with spectacular views all along the way. Stop at the old kings’ palace at Nyanza. Arrive at Butare. Visit the National Museum. It is a must for anybody who is interested in African history. Time permitting, tour the remarkable arboretum and continue toward the Nyungwe forest.
Overnight: Guesthouse de Gisakura or Equivalent(BLD)

Day 3 – CHIMPANZEES OF NYUNGWE FOREST –-

Covering 970 km2, the Highlands provide unique habitat for thirteen species of primate, including chimpanzees, l’Hoest’s, colobus monkeys and owl-faced monkey. Go for a chimpanzee trekking under the canopy of majestic trees. This high altitude jungle floor boasts some of the most beautiful orchids in the world.
Overnight: Guesthouse de Gisakura or Equivalent (BLD)

Day 4 – NYUNGWE FOREST – LAKE KIVU –

Enjoy an other forest walk to search for colobus monkeys, a large group of which can often be seen feeding on wild figs and jumping from branch to branch. After lunch, en route to Kibuye, enjoy the fantastic views over Lake Kivu and its ragged shore. Experience the peaceful atmosphere of the calm and pristine waters of Africa’s highest lake from the terrace of your hotel.
Overnight: Centre Bethanie de Kibuye (BLD)

Day 5 – LAKE AND HILLS –

After a refreshing early morning swim and a hearty breakfast, we continue toward north, along the lakeshore. There is plenty of opportunity for shopping and meeting villagers at the colourful market places. Stop at a huge tea plantation.
OPTION: Link Kibuye with Gisenyi on a private boat. Duration of about 3 hours.
Overnight: MOUNTAIN GORILLAS VIEW LODGE(BLD) (BLD)

Day 6 – MOUNTAIN GORILLAS –

As the first light of dawn breaks through the curtain of mist clinging to the summits of Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyniyo, Gahinga and Muhabura, we make our way into the Parc National des Volcans. Tracking the gorillas through the unique vegetation can take several hours of challenging walking in wet and muddy conditions. To see a gorilla, the trek will have been worth the hardship.
Overnight: MOUNTAIN GORILLAS VIEW LODGE or Equivalent (BLD)

Day 7 – MOUNTAIN GORILLAS or GOLDEN MONKEYS TREKKING or BISOKE CLIMBING –

Follow a habituated group of golden monkeys (cercopithecus mitis kandti), which are endemic to the Virungas or climb Bisoke volcano with its superb crater lake or tour the shores of the small Ruhondo and Bulera lakes. A 2nd gorilla tracking can be arranged on payment of a supplement at time of booking (permit subject to availability).
Overnight: MOUNTAIN GORILLAS VIEW LODGE(BLD) (BLD)

Day 8 – RUHENGERI – KIGALI – DEPARTURE –

After a last look at the magnificent volcano range, drive to Kigali and transfer to the airport.

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