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10 Days - Birding and Apes Trip Rwanda

Trip Highlights

Birding, chimpanzee tracking, canopy walk, gorilla tracking and hiking Active volcano (mount nyiragongo).

Day 1

Pick up from Kigali Airport and transfer to your lodge of choice to rest. Dinner and overnight at Flame tree lodge.

Day 2

After a colorful morning breakfast visit Kigali genocide memorial center, transfer to Akagera national park. We go birding on our way and reach in the evening. Stay at Akagera game lodge.

Day 3

After an early breakfast start birding inside akagera park looking for Lilac breasted roller, Black headed gonolek, Heuglins robin chat, the Ross’s Turaco, Swamp flycatcher, Crowned cranes, Grey hornbill, Created barbet, Red faced barbet., retire at the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon leave for birding on the boat around Nyirabiyoro swamps looking for the illusive shoebill stork and other water birds.

Day 4

Today, We transfer to Nyungwe national park reaching in evening for overnight at Nyungwe safari lodge.

Day 5

After breakfast we go birding in Nyunge buffer zones of Rusizi looking for spceis like handsome francolin,Ruwenzori turaco,congobay owl,albertine owl,Ruwenzori niht jar,dwarf honey guide,Ruwenzori batis,willards sooty boubou,strip breasted tit,grauers swamp warbler, newmann’s warbler,red-faced woodland Wrbler,mountain masked apalis,kungwe apalis,red collared babbler, kivu ground thyush,yellow eyed black flycatcher,archers ground robin,red throated alethe,blue headed sunbird,purple breasted sunbird,shelleys crimson win,dusky crimson wing,strange,regal sun bird,collard sunbird and after retire at the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon proceed for the canopy walk and later on evening birding looking for the Nyungwe endemics. Retire at your Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 6

After an early breakfast, transfer for chimps tracking. Assemble at Uwinka visitor centre for briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the chimps. After a colorful tracking transfer to Gisenyi reaching in the evening. Stay at Lake Kivu view lodge.

Day 7

After breakfast cross the border to Congo. Transfer to Mikeno lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 8

Today after breakfast, transfer to the briefing point about Mountain gorillas. After gorilla tracking descend back to the lodge and rest.  Later on proceed for evening birding in the forest edges. Afterwards retire at the lodge.

Day 9

After breakfast hike to the top of Mount Nyiragongo (active volcano). Stay overnight at the top with rangers, experience the hotness and colors of the volcano.

Day 10

Descend back and transfer to Kigali for your departure.

Trip Map

Cost for this trip

Price inclusions

  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Gorilla permits
  • Golden monkey permits
  • Hike to top of the falls
  • Entrance fees to all parks and ecological sites
  • A professional English speaking guide.
  • 4x4 Land cruiser vehicle and all ground transfers
  • Fuel
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Nature walks and wildlife / game viewing
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All activities as per your itinerary

Exclusions

  • Visas and all international flights
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel insurance cover
  • Any item of personal nature, including drinks, laundry, cigarettes, alcohol etc
  • Any other activity not mentioned in the itinerary

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All our itineraries are designed to include the best of both: primates and apes plus general wildlife viewing in Savannah parks and forest treks, 4x4 drives and a boat cruise, encompassing diverse and highly scenic terrain.

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All our itineraries are designed to include the best of both: primates and apes plus general wildlife viewing in Savannah parks and forest treks, 4x4 drives and a boat cruise, encompassing diverse and highly scenic terrain.

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All our itineraries are designed to include the best of both: primates and apes plus general wildlife viewing in Savannah parks and forest treks, 4x4 drives and a boat cruise, encompassing diverse and highly scenic terrain.