Rwanda Gorilla Safari Holiday, Welcome to Rwanda, the "land of a thousand hills".This luxury tour has been designed to show you the best highlights of this fascinating country from a primate's-eye view of Nyungwe Forest on a canopy walk, to close encounters with chimpanzees and the gorillas of the mist. In the evenings you will stay in the best lodges in the country,known for their excellent service and exceptionally beautiful locations.
Welcome to the land of a thousand hills! This small but scenically stunning country is thus known for its endless rolling green hills, which you will experience on your fly-over to Kigali International Airport. At the airport, you will be greeted by your Paradise Adventure Vacations guide and driven to your hotel in a quiet leafy street in the heart of downtown Kigali. Over a complimentary drink by the hotel’s pool bar your guide will brief you on the details of your upcoming adventure. Rwanda Gorilla Safari Holiday If time allows, you are free to explore the city today
If you get an early start today there will be time to visit the Genocide Memorial in town before setting off to Nyungwe Forest. The Genocide Memorial is a place of commemoration for the 250,000 victims buried in mass graves in the area and an important remembrance of the unfathomable brutality of the 1994 genocide.The exhibit is an intensely emotional experience but also an educational one, where you will learn about the darkest hour in Rwanda's recent history.
Today you will venture deep into Nyungwe Forest National Park in search of the chimpanzees. On a Chimpanzee Tracking experience in Nyungwe Forest, you will have the opportunity to follow an experienced guide into the forest to observe these fascinating creatures at a close range.
If you think after Nyungwe Forest that Rwanda can't get any more scenic, you haven't seen Volcanoes National Park. The national park contains parts of the Virunga mountain range and its 5 volcanoes that form the border between Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Encountering the rare and endangered mountain gorillas is an experience of a lifetime. In the company of an experienced park ranger, you will be tracking the whereabouts of one of the habituated family groups who live in the park and can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your gorilla tracking experience will be an exciting, yet challenging, journey along forested (sometimes muddy and slippery) slopes, tangled vines, thick vegetation, and bamboo forests before you reach the territory of these gentle giants. En-route, your ranger will point out telltale signs of previous gorilla activity like dung, nests, and chewed bamboo shoots Rwanda Gorilla Safari Holiday
Enjoy your last morning in the rainforest today. After an early lunch, your guide will drive you back to Kigali for your departure flight. Farewell dinner with your guide in Kigali is included in your meal plan today before you are driven to the airport. Should you depart on an earlier flight please let your Travel Consultant know to deduct the meal from your package. Thank you for choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations, we hope to see you again!!! End of Tour