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Gorilla trekking, Nyungwe, Paradise Malahide & Burundi

Nyungwe Forest National Park lies in the southwestern corner of Rwanda. Nyungwe is an acclaimed chimpanzee trekking destination, but it’s also home to East Africa’s only Canopy Walkway. Take another perspective into the untouched rain forest canopy, walking upon the wildlife and centuries old treetops. And what a thrill it is!

Nyungwe Forest is a tourist favorite with those on safari in Rwanda.  When you arrive in Nyungwe forest, you come here on the winding roads through the huge tea fields. You can also find over 300 different bird species, many butterflies, orchids, 75 mammal species including the 13 primates, and there have also been the sightings of the golden monkeys.

Itineraries

Day 1

Kigali to Paradise Malahide Resort, Gisenyi, Rwanda

Receiving at Kigali Airport and transfer to Gisenyi, bordering Congo. Drive to the beautiful Paradis Malahide Resort along the Lake Kivu Beach, 7 kms from the border to enjoy the peaceful, neat, clean and rejuvenating Rwanda lake beach. Activity: boating, sun bathing and relaxing. (Meals: Lunch & Dinner)

Day 2

Gisenyi – Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda

07h30: After breakfast, pickup from the lodge and drive to Nyungwe Forest about 4 and a half hour drive. The most popular ‘Canopy Walk’ takes about 2 hours on a wobbling canopy bridge. Permit is $60 each foreigner, included. After trekking, drive to a) Nyungwe Top View Hotel on full board (hardly 3-4 minutes drive from Nyungwe Forest, but further 30 minutes drive from ‘Canopy-walk’ entrance gate) OR b) Rusizi Progress Hotel (economical). (Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Day 3

Nyungwe Forest – Bukavu, Congo DRC

After breakfast and check-out, drive back again to Nyungwe Forest, hardly 3-4 minutes’ drive for ‘Nature walk trekking’ and bird watching, which starts at 09h00 a.m. The walk is about 2 hours. 11h30: Drive to Rusizi 1 border post with Bukavu, Congo DRC - about 45 minutes’ drive. After Immigration, take another vehicle and drive to a) Orchids Safari Hotel, facing the beautiful Lake Kivu for check-in; OR b) Horizon Hotel (economical), near the Lake Kivu. Lunch at the restaurant. After lunch, drive to the IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) research Fish Pond and the Cathedral of Bukavu where natural honey and some other natural products are also on display. Dinner at ‘Lodge Coco Restaurant’. After dinner, return back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. (Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 4

Kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking and Lwiro

06:30 a.m. After early breakfast, pickup from your hotel/residence/Port and drive to Kahuzi Biega National Park precisely in the southern part at Tshivanga (pronounced Chivanga). Arrive at the National Park Headquarter to be briefed by the Park staff. Enter into the park accompanied by armed Park rangers and enjoy Eastern Lowland Gorilla trekking. A typical visit will start with a 1-2 hour trek, in search of the gorilla group. After the trekking, drive to Lwiro (optional) where there is the Scientific Research Center (Entrance fee $70 each, not included), which was built in 1947 by Belgians. Here chances are to visit the Chimps’ sanctuary, the museum, the library, the biodiversity room and snakes in cages. (Though not in very good shape) 14:00 Lunch at a restaurant in Lwiro / Packet. Then, retrieve back to hotel. Dinner & night stay at the hotel. (Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 5

Kahuzi Biega trekking, birds watching and chutes (waterfall) - Goma

07h30: After breakfast, pickup from your hotel / residence and drive again to Kahuzi Biega National Park for trekking, bird watching and the Mont Biega Waterfalls (as shown in the picture). After trekking, return to the nearby restaurant and have your lunch / picnic lunch. After lunch, drive to Panzi Hospital, a project of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr Denis Mukwege with a 450-bed hospital (if available). Dr Mukwege shares the 2018 peace price along with Nadia Murad, activist for ISIS/Daesh atrocities against women in Iraq. After the visit, retrieve back to your hotel. Things to remember while trekking: - Walks in the forest can be strenuous and the temperatures / weather can vary greatly - Wear a long sleeved shirt and / or rain jacket with trousers and solid shoes - Gum-boots are available with Park Rangers which may be used to visit the slippery Waterfalls. - Consider your fitness level - Leave no rubbish behind - Keep a safe distance from all wild animals - Do not use flash photography Permit for trekking and chutes (cost included) In the evening drive to Emmanuel Boat Port, Bukavu. Take a night big boat to Goma. Dinner on board. Night spent in the dormitory of the boat. Private room mostly available for $50 extra (cost not included). (Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 6

Bukavu - Goma

06h00: Arrive at Emmanuel Port, Goma, Congo DRC about 100kms in the North. The boat will sail through the beautiful Lake Kivu where you will witness many small islands. After domestic Immigration, drive to a restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast, drive to visit ‘Volcano Observatory office’ and collect first hand info about world’s biggest lava lake and how it is monitored in different sections of the Observatory. Then, visit the ‘Goma Souvenir Market’. Different models of Tchikudu, gorillas and pirogue, as well as famous African jewelry and masks are found here. 13h00: Lunch at Au Bon Pain / Paradise Club (Ethiopian + Eritrean buffet) / Ble D’or (Lebanese Restaurant). 14h30: After lunch, drive to the beautiful Lac Vert in the crater of mountains. If possible, a visit to Lac Noir will also be arranged. Return to your hotel. Dinner and Night stay at Lac Kivu Lodge, facing the beautiful Lake Kivu. (Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 7

Goma (DRC) to Bujumbura (Burundi)

07h30 a.m.: After breakfast, drive back to the Goma/Rwanda border (La Corniche). Rwanda visa on arrival to be paid by the tourist $30. Take a shared taxi (Mapasa) to drive to Bujumbura (leaves after every 2 hours). Drive through the beautiful scenic Rwanda’s hilly swinging road. Take some memorable pictures from above the hill and the flowing Lake Kivu. Arrival at Bujumbura in about 4 and a half hours. Transfer to Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika. Check in and free time till lunch. 15h00: After lunch, Bujumbura City tour including Livingstone and Stanley monument. Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel. (Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 8

Bujumbura – Nile Source - Gitega (Burundi)

After breakfast, drive to the southern source of Nile at Rutovu. Visit of the water falls of Karera and trekking around. Visit of the German fault of Kayove. Lunch on route. Heading towards the centre of the country, visit of Gitega town. Dinner and overnight at Gitega Hotel. (Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 9

Gitega – Drummers – Pygmies – Bujumbura (Burundi)

After breakfast, visit of the National Museum, drummers' performance, avocado's oil processing factory at Murayi,(optional). Lunch on route. Visit of the Batwa village of Busekera, stopover at Bugarama, shopping, dinner and overnight In Bujumbura in ‘Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel’. (Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 10

Bujumbura – Return home

After breakfast, free time. Transfer to Bujumbura Bus/Taxi Stand to take the shared taxi to drive to Kigali, Rwanda Bus stand.
  • Transport
  • Hotels
  • Food
  • Water
  • Road taxes/toll etc.
  • Nyungwe Forest 2 Permits
  • Gorilla Permit in KBNP
  • DRC Tourist Visa for 14 days.
  • Medical services
  • Individual insuranc
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Meals outside Park
  • Other drinks and other things not listed in the itinerary.

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