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Mountain Gorilla & Chimpanzees Cycling Congo- Nile Trail Tour

Country: Rwanda
City: Kigali
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Eco Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Visit Chimpanzees in Nyungwe - Explore Lake Kivu - Experience Coffee Processing Tour - Bike Congo-Nile and Meet Gorillas in Volcanoes

Day 1: Meet your tour guide from Kawira Safaris on your arrival at Kigali airport, if time allows us to visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre. And after drive to Nyungwe national park for about 5hours; stopover in Nyanza king palace and in Butare for the national museum visit and Lunch, after continuing to Nyungwe. For Overnight in Gisakura Guest House

Day 2: Early morning, enter the forest for Chimpanzee trekking or hike to Izumo waterfall and if time allows us, afternoon visits the tea company and drive to Esperance orphanage for overnight.

Day 3: After breakfast and touring Esperance eco-projects with Victor (the founder), drive to Kibuye, go for a boat tour relaxing on both beautiful islands Napoleon and Amahoro islands. After lunch drive from Kibuye to Cyimbiri Bay Village, along the congo-Nile trail. Stopover for beautiful photography of Lake Kivu and scenic views along the way; visit local markets; bird watching and interact with coffee farmers community. Overnight in Cyimbiri Bay.

Day 4: Bike from Cyimbiri to Rubavu in Rubona Fishing village. In the morning after breakfast, You will be taken for a processing coffee tour which starts from seed up to Cup. After learning and testing the coffee made by yourself continue experiencing the best of the Congo-Nile trail along Lake Kivu while cycling. This will take you to the fishing village, interact with people and meet the fishermen learning a lot from Rwandan culture. Have an overnight in Rubona fishing village in Safaris Tents at Inzu Lodge.

Day 5: After breakfast, walk to the Rubona hill for photography and scenic view of Lake Kivu, both cities of Gisenyi and Goma then continue driving to Kivu beach and continue with a sightseeing tour with the Visit to people living with disability in Ubumwe community center, continue cycling to Dancing pots (Pygmy community) and in the afternoon drive to Musanze for overnight in Muhabura Hotel.

Day 6: Mountain Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes national park; After an early breakfast and drive to park offices by 7h:00am, we will be allocated a gorilla group followed by a briefing by the trackers/guides. Upon sighting the gorillas, we are allowed to stay with them for a full magical hour leaving them to enjoy their freedom. After we will drive back to your hotel for refreshment and lunch then after driving to Kigali overnight.

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