1, Lake Kivu Tour
2, Chimpanzee trekking
3, Canopy Walk in Nyungwe forest
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Designated Location|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please be ready by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 10:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
Transfer to Lake Kivu from Kigali
Early morning with your car or taken by a driver, head to Kibuye (now Karongi Town). You will drive through Gitarama (Muhanga) where you will switch to RN7 strait to Kibuye. After 2 hours enjoying unparalleled Rwandan landscape, either you will check in in your hotel or lodge or begin visiting Karongi.
*Visit Ndaba Rock, learn the history behind this rock. Children earn living to narrating the story of this legendary rock.
*Have your Lunch at hotels on shores of Lake Kivu while observing the calm sea-like water
*Take boat rides visiting Amahoro (peace in English). Amahoro Island has a small restaurant, campsite and you can swim or play volleyball. The next ride will take you to Napoleon Islands. The island features a brigade of fruits bats.
After returning to Kibuye, take your car or be driven back to Nyungwe National Park on much maintained tarmac road till Nyungwe NP home of Chimpanzee.
Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House.
Chimpanzee Trekking In National Park
Early morning at about 5.00 am depending on location of your lodge, your driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to the briefing point at the Uwinka visitors center in Nyungwe forest before you can start your chimpanzee trekking. The forest is rich in botanical diversity hosting over 200 species of trees and flowering plants and about 300 bird species.
The forest is also home to 13 species of primates including Olive baboons, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Ruwenzori colobus, Vervet monkeys, silver monkey, Grey-cheeked manga-bey, red-tailed monkey etc. You will most likely sight some of these forest inhabitants on your chimpanzee trekking.
After receiving a briefing and depending on the number of people present for the chimp trek you will be divided into two groups. One will track starting at he Uwinka center and another starting at Cyamudongo – which will require your driver guide to transfer you to the starting point. Your range guide will be in communication with the trackers who live early morning to locate where the chimpanzee nested the previous night. You are allowed to stay with the chimps for only 1 hour after locating them, photography is allowed but be reminded that the flash is prohibited.
After you will transferred to Hotel for Lunch or if you have shortage of time you will leave hotel with parked lunch then we will have some rest to make ready return to Kigali.
Meal plan – Breakfast & Lunch.