The Safari features the gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park as the main activity.

You will be able to get close to the gorilla families.

You will also do Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest.

The Musanze Caves tour and the Kigali city tour incorporated to spice up the experience.

The Nyungwe rain forest is located in southwestern Rwanda. 

The Nyungwe rain forest is probably the best preserved montane rain forest in Central Africa.

It is located in the watershed between the basin of the river Congo to the west and the basin of the river Nile to the east.

From the east side of the Nyungwe forest comes also one of the branches of the Nile sources.

Let StarMount Safaris custom make for you itinerary that suits you.

  • City tour
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Chimpanzee tracking

Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda

Day 2: City Tour & Transfer to Musanze

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park:

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe & transfer back to Kigali

Day One: Arrival in Rwanda

You arrive in Rwanda at Kigali International Airport where you will be welcomed and received by the tour guide who will transfer you to the hotel. You will check in and relax.

Accommodation: Karisimbi Hotel

Day 2: City Tour & Transfer to Musanze

After breakfast, you start off with a historical-minded exploration of Kigali city with visits to landmarks from colonial, post-independence, genocide and post-genocide times.

Places to visit are Kigali Solaire, Stade regionale, Kigali Genocide memorial site where over 259,000 genocide victims were put to rest in mass graves, Dr. Richard Kandt Museum who was the first Germany explorer to settle in Kigali, Belgian camp where they killed the 10 Belgian UN soldiers who were protecting the moderate prime minister before the start of genocide etc.

Transfer to Bugesera in the afternoon to visit the reconciliation village where the survivors of genocide live together in harmony with the perpetrators that killed their own families, Nyamata and Ntarama genocide churches where thousands of innocent people were butchered in the house of God.

Accommodation:  Gorilla hotel.

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking

Early breakfast at 6:00 a.m. then transfer to the park at 7 am for briefings and grouping. Option to visit Buhanga forest in the afternoon where all the Rwanda kings were initiated or Kinigi Cultural Village for traditional dances and music, bio-mimicry and traditional healing lessons.

Volcanoes National Park:

After breakfast, you transfer to the park headquarters where you find the rangers who take you through a briefing. Then when you are done completing your park formalities, you embark on a once in a lifetime experience of tracking mountain gorillas.

Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breathtaking wildlife experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience.

Be back at the base in time for lunch! Some gorilla families, however, are more elusive and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Gorilla hotel.

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

Transfer from Volcanoes National Park to Nyungwe National Park via Ngororero route. The journey takes around 7 hours but on good roads or follow the dirt bumpy road that meanders around Lake Kivu with beautiful scenery of “1000 hills and a million smiles”. The drive will take more than 9 hours but it’s a great drive through the remotest villages of Rwanda as you enjoy local lifestyles along the Congo-Nile trail. You will have packed lunch and enough water plus juice on the drive.

Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe

Wake up for an early breakfast then drive to the edge of the forest where chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe starts. You meet up with the rangers who will brief and guide you throughout the tracking as they are aware of the best spots to easily track these chimps. While you hike through the verdant forest, you will find various other primates like monkeys which might excite you as you get closer to the chimps. For the bird lovers, there are various Bird species that can be spotted.

The opportunity to see the chimpanzees is amazing, you will observe them play, feed and takes their rest. You will be allowed to take numerous pictures and after this, you will head back to the hotel for lunch. Thereafter you will be transferred to Kigali.

 

No of Persons Rate per Person
2 USD 3,166
4 USD 2,749
6 USD 2,642
8 USD 2,535

Tour Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Full board Accommodation ( all meals inclusive)
  • Kigali city tour & reconciliation village educational tours,
  • Park entry fees
  • Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tracking Permits
  • Waterfall hike & Canopy walk
  • Historical – cultural site tours
  • Experiential community based tours
  • Ground transport
  • Professional driver guides & trekking guides
  • Taxes and Administrative costs.

Tour Package Excludes:

  • Visa fees
  • Health & travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Personal expenses on alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips and phone expenses.

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are non commissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.