Two National Parks will be visited in this safari trip i.e. Volcanoes National Park known for its Gorilla and Golden Monkey trekking and Nyungwe Forest National Park known for its Chimpanzees trekking accompanied by the canopy walk on suspended 70 meter metallic bridge above the tree tops and 160 meter walk along the bridge. Enquire Now The helicopter flight will be used on Day 1 to volcanoes, day 3 to Nyungwe landing on One & Only Nyungwe house helipad and also Day 5 from Nyungwe to Kigali in order to catch up with your flight back home. You will have a good time, explore and enjoy treasures of Rwanda.
Day 1: Arrival at Kigali Airport and Helicopter transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Upon your arrival at Kigali Airport, you will be connected for your helicopter flight to Volcanoes National Park. The helicopter transfer will offer you with the Aerial View of Rwanda known as a country of a thousand hills. The afternoon will be spent on the village walk to see their daily lifestyle and activities which include cultivating, basket weaving, local bee keeping, curving, and butter churning with dancing. Overnight at Bisate Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking at Volcanoes National Park
After an early morning breakfast in the lodge, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for your Gorilla trek briefing. Exactly at 8:00am, you will be escorted by the park ranger guides into the forest as you warm up for your Gorilla trekking activity of the day. Volcanoes National Park has rich ecosystem ranging from evergreen, bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath. Above all it protects the steep slopes of these mountain ranges which are favorable for the stay of the rare Mountain Gorillas. Upon meeting the friendly rare Mountain Gorillas, you are assigned to 1-hour interaction with them. Watch them doing their daily life activity, feeding, playing, resting and training their young ones. Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. Overnight at Bisate Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3: Musanze, Volcanoes National Park – Flight to Nyungwe Forest National Park (30 minutes Fly)
Have morning breakfast and morning relaxation at the lodge. Later, you will be transferred to Musanze airstrip for the helicopter scenic view transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Upon your arrival, Land at the One & Only Nyungwe House helipad where you will be met by the lodge staff and guided to the reception. After assisted check-in, you will be served a delicious hot lunch. The afternoon will be spent on leisure and relaxation or have complementary optional activities at the lodge like spear throwing, cycling, nature boot camp, nature walks among other activities. Overnight at One & Only Nyungwe House Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4: Nyungwe Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy Walk
After early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for briefing. When it clocks 8:00am, you will be escorted by the ranger guides for the forest walk in search for the Chimpanzees. Enjoy the closest creatures to human being. The forest walk is so amazing as you will watch the chimps leave their nests, play, feed and train the young ones. You will see the other 12 species of primates which inhabit this montane Forest and among which include Owl-faced monkey/ Hamlyn’s monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red-tailed monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, Vervet monkey, Olive baboon, Dent’s Mona Monkey, Blue Monkey, Angolan Colobus Monkeys etc. The afternoon will spent on a canopy walk along the 70 meter suspended metallic bridge above the tree tops. The 160m long and 70m high suspension bridge is accessible as part of a guided tour along the Igishigishigi trail, or to those hiking the Imbaraga or Umuyove trails. Overnight at One & Only Nyungwe House Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5: Nyungwe Forest National Park – Helicopter flight to Kigali Airport
After a delicious breakfast, you will relax for some time and after you will check out of your hotel room and later transferred to the resort helipad to catch up with your scenic helicopter flight back to Kigali leaving at 1100hours. The driver guide will be waiting for you. Transfer for lunch in your booked restaurant in the city. After your lunch, go for shopping and alter transferred back to airport to catch up with your international flight back home. Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch. END OF SERVICE.
The above safari package includes: –
Transportation by a 4wd luxury land cruiser
Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
Nyungwe Chimpanzee Permits
Golden monkey trekking
Helicopter flight as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of English speaking Driver/guide.
However, the package excludes: expenses of personal nature like: flights,Visa, Golden Monkey,Pygmy village walk, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco, Local flights, International flight.