6 Day Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tour – Rwanda

6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tracking Tour

Overview

This 6 Day Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee tracking tour is ideal for travellers who are keen on adventurous tracking expedition of Primates in Rwanda. Both Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park are habitats to a wide range of primates that are not limited to only the Chimpanzees and Gorillas.

Some of the primates besides the Gorillas and Chimpanzee that you expect to view during the safari include; the Golden Monkey, Colobus Monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys and the Owl faced Monkey.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali
  • Day 2: Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and Afternoon canopy walk
  • Day 4:  Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 6: Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park and transfer back to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Our tour guide will pick you up from the Airport and transfer you to your hotel of residence.
Check-in at your hotel and have lunch.

After lunch we shall embark on a City tour of Kigali with visits to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center and the Central Business District of the city.

Day 2: Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Early morning breakfast will be served at the lodge after which you will embark on a journey down south with your tour guide.

You will have a stopover at Nyanza palace for a tour of the palace which was a traditional home for Rwanda’s former kings.
There will also be a lunch stop over en-route to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Check in at the Lodge for your Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and Afternoon canopy walk

Early morning breakfast will be served at the lodge after which you will head to the park headquarters for briefing at 8am. Nyungwe Forest is by far the largest montane rain forest in East and Central Africa and contains 13 primate species, 275 bird species and 38 reptile species.

After your morning Chimpanzee tracking expedition you will return to the lodge, relax and have lunch. In the afternoon after your lunch break you will step out for a canopy walk in the park.

Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge

Day 4:  Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Early morning breakfast will be served at the lodge after which you will depart north driving to Volcanoes National Park.

You will have a lunch stop over en-route to Volcanoes National Park

Dinner and overnight stay at your preferred lodge/hotel

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park

Early morning breakfast will be served at the lodge after which you will transfer to the Kinigi briefing area where you will be briefed by park officials about the day’s activities and assigned a group that you will trek the Gorillas with. Gorilla tracking lasts anywhere between 2-8 hours depending on the location of the Gorillas on that particular day.

After successfully tracking the Gorillas you will stay in close proximity with the Gorillas for an hour after which you will return to your lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon you will visit the iby’iwachu cultural village for local musical performances by a local musical cultural troupe.

Dinner will be served at the lodge

Day 6: Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park and transfer back to Kigali

Early morning breakfast will be served at the lodge after which you will set off for the Kinigi visitors center for briefing. With the help of the park rangers you will head to the park open fields to start tracking the Golden Monkeys

Golden Monkey tracking takes anywhere between 1-2 hours after which you will return to your lodge to pack up your belongings and transfer to Kigali.

END OF TOUR

Route Map

Inclusions

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • International airfares
  • Rwanda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Personal items for example  drinks and laundry
  • Tips and Gratuity

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