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The tour takes visitors to Nyungwe, in South West of Rwanda, a huge afro-montane forest. With over 10000sq.km in size, Nyungwe is the undisputed giant in Central Africa. The natural forest is renowned for its large troops of colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, butterflies and a rich variety of orchids. Over 300 bird species have been recorded. The terrain in Nyungwe Forest is rugged and steep, and you will be at relatively high elevation, and it can rain at any time of the trek so come with appropriate clothing. Visit some cultural sites en route – the Museum in Butare and the palace at Nyanza.

ITINERARY

DAY 1, 2014: Arrival Kigali
Arrive at Kanombe (Kigali) airport. Meet and greet before transferring to Kigali City. City tour in Kigali (optional) including a visit to the genocide sites, the art and craft center. Overnight and meals at Kigali Serena Hotel (High-end facility) or Hotel Chez Lando (Mid Lodge facility) or Okapi Hotel (Budget facility) (L-D)

DAY 2, 2014: Kigali- Nyungwe Forest

Start for Nyungwe Forest National Park. Along the way, make stops at places of interest including local markets, the traditional palace of Rwanda’s Former King in Nyanza. In Butare, visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum. Drive past green fields of tea scattered across the hillsides and the small wooden houses unique to the areas surrounding Nyungwe Forest. [Approximate driving time: 5 hours] Overnight and dinner at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (High end), Peace Guest House (Mid Lodge facility) or Gisakura Guest House (Budget facility Meal plan (FB)

DAY 3, 2014: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest

Go chimp tracking, the largest in Central Africa.  Overnight and dinner at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (High end), Peace Guest House (Mid Lodge facility) or Gisakura Guest House (Budget facility Meal plan (FB)

DAY 4, 2014: Nyungwe Forest

Start the day with a guided nature walk in the forest to see a variety of animals and some of the three hundred bird species found here, which include the Rwenzori turaco and black and white casqued hornbill.  Go on an escorted walk in search of large groups of colobus monkeys – sometimes as many as 400 in a group.  Picnic lunch. Return late afternoon for relaxation and sightseeing. Overnight and dinner at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (High end), Peace Guest House (Mid Lodge facility) or Gisakura Guest House (Budget facility Meal plan (FB)

DAY 5: Return and departure
Return to Kigali. Fly out if you have any onward flight. [Approximate driving time: 4 hours] End of service

The Safari package includes:
Airport transfers.
Accommodation on full board FB
Transportation 4×4 land cruiser
1 Litter of Mineral water per person per day
Service of English speaking driver guide
Service of airport representative.

One permit for trekking the chimps
Guided nature walk
Kigali City Tour
AMREF Emergency Evacuation Medical Insurance

However excludes
Flights, Drinks Visa, travel insurance
Laundry, internet
Tips& all personal expenses