Day 1: Arrival. 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 centre. O/N: Hotel Chez Lando or Mille Collines Hotel. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 2: To 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. O/N: ORTPN Gisakura Guest House (FB).
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest. Go chimp tracking, the largest in Central Africa. O/N: ORTPN Gisakura Guest House (FB).
Day 4: Nyungwe Forest. EITHER Go chimp tracking, OR 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. O/N: ORTPN Gisakura Guest House (FB).
Day 5: Return and departure. Return to Kigali. Fly out if you have any onward flight. Approximate driving time: 4 hours.
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