Gorilla Trekking – 9 Days & 8 Nights

Gorilla Trekking – 9 Days & 8 Nights

This 9 days and 8 nights safari takes you to Gorilla Trekking adventure and is available in moderate luxury style

Day1:

Upon arrival at Rwanda you will be met by our private guide with his/her four wheeler vehicle and our guide will be with you throughout this trip.  From this point you will be driving to Nyungwe which is a four to five hour journey across beautiful landscaped countryside. You will have a break in your journey at national museum in Butare which you can visit and get to know about the history and facts of this beautiful place. You will reach the forest by afternoon which is a beautiful rainforest with various varieties of about 13 different primate species and about 75 species of mammal in it. You will be making your stay for the next two nights at Nyungwe Top View Hotel which is situated high on a hill near the Nyungwe Forest and offers spectacular view of landscapes. This hotel is situated on the hill top which offer fantastic views and if climate is clear one can even view as far as Lake Kivu.

Day 2:

Your stay at Nyungwe Top View Hotel which is situated high on a hill near the Nyungwe Forest which offers spectacular view of landscapes. You can spend your morning by watching acrobatic skills of monkeys which are numerous here and which make their way leaping from one tree to another. You can also enjoy seeing other primates like grey-cheeked mangabeys and l’Hoest’s monkeys. After finishing your lunch in the afternoon you can go for a canopy walk which helps you to look and view the forest in a different perspective. The total length of the walk is 200m of which you will complete about 90m through canopy which gives you a spectacular bird eye view of the tree top and the whole place.

Days 3-5:

3 nights at Cormoran Lodge (full board & activities) | Lake Kivu, Rwanda

After finishing your 2 days stay at Nyungwe Top View Hotel and after taking your breakfast on the third day your will start for your journey up the lake shore to Kibuye. The journey towards lake shore to Kibuye is stunning with winding roads which touch the lake shore and hills and you are sure to have your camera opened up for taking some wonderful photos. You will see the local children welcoming you with their natural huge smile and you can stop for lunch and enjoy the famous food of this region which is goat kebabs. You will reach Cormoran Lodge in the afternoon which lies on the shores of Lake Kivu. You will be making your stay for the next three nights in this rustic and simple lodge. You can have a relaxing evening as you watch the beautiful sun set over the lake. Freshly caught Tilapia is the special menu of the lodge and you can try enjoying this.

 Day 6:

You will start your day by meeting our driver at the hotel who will take you to Volcanoes National Park. The drive towards Volcanoes National Park which is called as land of thousand hills as the name suggests you are sure to enjoy the scenic beauty of this beautiful natural countryside. You will make you stay for the next three days at the comfortable and friendly Gorilla Mountain View Lodge which is near the National park and provides you an easy way to explore the National Park.

Day 7:

1 night at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (full board & activities) | Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Early morning after breakfast you have to make your way to the park headquarters to have a meeting which details about the hike and about the golden monkeys which you will be tracking. Tracking golden monkeys is much easier than gorillas but the difficult part is you have to cover the altitude which is more strenuous than usual. You have a free afternoon where you can do anything of your choice and we will provide the driver who would guide you about the possible options for visiting in the area or who would take you to any place of your choice like visiting a market and purchasing after bargaining.
Day 8:

1 night at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (full board & activities) | Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

You have to again start early in the morning to make your trip to park’s headquarters where you will have a meeting to know about mountain gorillas and how you should move with them while tracking. You will make your move as a group of 8 people with an experienced park ranger as a lead who will take your trip to visit the family of gorillas. This trip where you will visit and spend with gorillas is surely to be an unforgettable experience in your travel. After lunch you can have a relaxing afternoon at the hotel enjoying the natural scenery and hearing the beautiful sound of birds or can take a walk to the nearby lakes.

Day 9:

This is your final day of tour and so after breakfast you will leave the unforgettable beautiful forest and start your drive to Kigali. From this place you can continue your journey, either home or to your next destination with unforgettable memories carried from this trekking.

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