5 Day Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Safari Tour

The Mane Tour’s 5 Day tour will take you to the Southern Province to go on a chimpanzee safari and to the Northern Province to go on a gorilla trekking expedition.

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DAY 1: Kigali – Nyungwe National Park (5 hr. drive)
In the morning, your guide with take you south to the Nyungwe National Park. There will be a stop midway tovisit the National Museum in Butare (Huye) and the Nyanza King’s palace. You will also have lunch during this stop.

DAY 2:  Chimpanzee Tracking
After an early breakfast, you will go to the park headquarters and attend a briefing from the park warden on the do’s and don’ts while tracking chimps. At 8:30 am, you will start your safari in the Nyungwe forest. You may see black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, and maybe baboons along the trail.

DAY 3: Musanze (Also known as Ruhengeri) (5 hr. drive)
In the morning, after breakfast, you will enjoy a long scenic drive to the Volcanoes National Park in the Northern Province. The drive will follow the eastern side of beautiful Lake Kivu before arriving in Musanze. You will stop for lunch in Kibuye.

DAY 4: Gorilla Trekking Expedition
You will have an early morning wake up, have breakfast, and then proceed to the park headquarters for a briefing. A ranger will be your guide as you go gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes forest. You will be amazed by the huge size of the silverback and the behavior and communication skills of these unique creatures, among other things. During your one hour stay, you will observe and learn from these magnificent creatures. You will return to the lodge for lunch and then either go on a culture and heritage tour around Musanze or return to Kigali for the evening and lodging.

DAY 5: Musanze – Kigali (2 hr. drive)
If time permits, you may wish to enjoy a Kigali city tour including a visit to the Gisozi Genocide Memorial. Your guide will take you to the airport for your departure flight to your next destination.


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