Rwanda was recently named no. 3 in the top 10 hottest new travel experiences of 2016 by Lonely Planet.
This is no surprise, Rwanda is gifted with a vast culture, a number of primates and is a home to some of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas thanks to the Dian Fossey.
Dian Fossey was an American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist who undertook an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups over a period of 18 years. She studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda, initially encouraged to work there by anthropologist Louis Leakey. Her 1983 book, Gorillas in the Mist, combines her scientific study of the gorillas at Karisoke Research Center with her own personal story. You will be able to hike to Dian Fossey’s grave at only a fee of $75.
Primates Primates: Gorilla trekking and Golden Monkey tracking in Parc des Volcans and Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe.
Nyungwe Forest is home to 13 species of primates including chimpanzees, as well as L’Hoest and Colobus monkeys. For the birders among you Nyungwe hosts a recorded 300 bird species, with several Albertine Rift Endemics, the most notable being the great blue turaco.
Culture Rwanda´s Genocide Museum, Nyanza, Butare Museum, and Ibyiwatu Cultural
Other Stuff Akagera National park, climbing the Virungas, Diane Fossey’s grave
Bragging Rights! Seeing the best of this beautiful country in just 5 days!
|Day One||Kigali||Arriving at the airport you will be warmly welcomed by a Churchill Safaris representative, and transferred to your hotel in Kigali. A tour of the city can be arranged for interested parties.||Kigali Serena OR Flame Tree OR Stipp Hotel Mealplan: BB|
|Day Two||Kigali – Nyungwe Travel Time: 6 hours||Today you depart for Nyungwe for two days, first visiting the Genocide Museum and the Caplaki Crafts Center in Kigali, before departing after lunch. Stopping at the genocide memorial Nyanza and the Butare National museum||Nyungwe Lodge OR Nyungwe Top View Lodge OR Gasikura Guesthouse Mealplan: FB|
|Day Three||Nyungwe||The next day you will go for chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest. This ancient forest is one of the largest blocks of Montane forest in East Africa, and holds incredible botanical diversity with over 200 types of trees and a myriad of flowering plants that include the giant lobelia as well as a number of stunning orchids.||Nyungwe Lodge OR Nyungwe Top View Lodge OR Gasikura Guesthouse Mealplan: FB|
|Day Four||Nyungwe – Ruhengeri||Transfer from Nyungwe to Ruhengeri arriving in the evening||Mountain Gorilla View Lodge OR La Palme or Mt. Muhabura Hotel Mealplan: FB|
|Day Five||Ruhengeri – Kigali||Gorilla trekking in Parc des Volcans. Ascending the slopes of the Virungas, you will be immersed in the dense, lush rainforest. The vibrant birdcalls and squabbles of the golden monkeys will eventually bring you to the gorillas in their natural habitat, a truly unforgettable experience. Later transfer to Kigali for your flight back home|
QUOTE: Prices start from as little as $1,045 p.p. Remember, as we build your perfect safari we can add the bits you really want and remove the bits you don’t to help you manage your budget.
A 4×4 vehicle with viewing hatch and driver will be provided for all trips and journeys.
Optional Domestic flights.
Our guides are the same professionals, whichever package you choose.
A choice of luxury hotels and lodges across the country, with 24hour concierge.
All meals are specially prepared by the first rate chefs at your chosen hotel or lodge.*