5 Days Chimps & Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Chimps & Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari

Destinations: Kigali | Volcanoes National Park | Nyungwe Forest National Park
Duration: 5 Days

Overview

This safari includes chimpanzee tracking, gorilla trekking Rwanda, and other attractions. This safari starts and ends in Kigali. We begin with Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking as well as Nyungwe Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking, and then return to Kigali.

From the mountain gorillas that occupy its forests to the inspiring communities that welcome you with smiles, this small country is one of Africa's great surprises and greatest success stories as you will be embraced by a journey that combines cultural connections with surreal primate encounters. Gorilla Trekking Rwanda is as exciting as the words describe.


Highlights of this Safari

  • Go gorilla trekking and visit two contrasting troops in the enchanting rainforest of Volcanoes National Park
  • Spend two hours with wild mountain gorillas to admire their behavior, from the silverbacks that beat their chests to the play of the youngsters
  • Track chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park and discover a troop's intimate social structure
  • Find a dozen rare primate species beneath the Nyungwe Canopy, many of them endangered or critically endangered in the wild

Tour Itinerary

Arrival

You'll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Upon arrival at Kanombe airport in Kigali, our guide will be glad to welcome you to Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills. You will surely appreciate the natural beauty of the country along with its calm environment. Our guide will drive you to your hotel and check in. Your accommodation may range from luxury, moderate, budget, and camping. Whichever you choose, you will have a comfortable stay around the beautiful scenery of the area. You will have dinner and rest.

Accommodation: Chez Lando Hostel

Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Have a lovely breakfast and drive off to Nyungwe National Park. The journey is quite interesting as you will see beautiful sceneries surrounding the area. Our guide will drive slowly to enable you to enjoy your safari and capture the best pictures. You will definitely make stopovers. The first one will be at Butare National Museum, Malaba coffee factory, Nyanza (Rukali). and other adventurous areas.

Accommodation: Luxury Accommodation at Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Moderate Accommodation at Nyungwe Top View Hotel, or Budget Accommodation at Gisakura Guest House.

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included), Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking / Canopy Walk / Nature Walk/Birding

Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast. Proceed to Nyungwe forest for chimpanzee tracking with the help of the rangers. The rangers know the best spots where you can easily track the chimpanzees. As you hike through the forest, you will come across other primates like monkeys. These will excite you as you get closer to the chimpanzees. Birds will be everywhere and for birdwatchers, this is the best place to be. Getting a chance to see these chimpanzees is breathtaking, you will see them play, rest, feed. You are allowed to take as many pictures as you can. In the afternoon, you go for a forest nature walk to see the twin lakes. You will spot different species of birds there. Dinner and overnight will be in Nyungwe.

Accommodation: Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Mid-range hotel located inside Nyungwe Forest NP)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included), Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Transfer from Nyungwe to Volcanoes National Park

In the early morning, have a beautiful breakfast and drive off to Volcanoes National Park. As you enjoy the ride, you will clearly see Lake Kivu and take pictures of the beautiful area. Have lunch en route and continue with our interesting drive. Our accommodation ranges from luxury, moderate, budget, and camping. All these accommodations offer a magnificent view of the park. For Accommodation you can choose either luxury of moderate accommodation at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Muhabura Hotel/ Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.

Accommodation: Muhabura Hotel (Mid-range hotel bordering Volcanoes NP without fences)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included), Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking Adventure and Transfer Back to Kigali

Have an exquisite breakfast and go to the park headquarters at Kinigi for briefing about gorillas and meeting with the rangers. Hiking through the jungle will be amazing, but some level of physical fitness is required as you track the gorillas. The activity takes about 2 to 6 hours. Getting a chance to come face to face with the gorillas is adventurous, These are seen in groups as they do their daily routine work; mothers feeding their young ones, playing, resting as well as feeding. You spend only one hour in the presence of the gorillas. After a memorable day with the gorillas, return to the headquarters and drive back to Kigali and if you have a flight, proceed to the airport.

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks: All Meals Included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of Tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
A transfer back to the airport (or hotel) can be arranged for an extra cost.

End of Safari

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