5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimps

5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimps

Cost of 5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimps

 

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room

Highlights of 5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimps

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Chimps trekking
  • Canopy walk
  • Gorilla Permit included
  • All park fees included
  • All meals included
  • 4 night accommodation
  • Expert driver/guide
  • Round trip transfers to Kigali
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Overview of 5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimps

This tour 5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimps starts and ends in Kigali.

 

This 5-Day gorilla and chimpanzee safari in Rwanda will take you to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks that feature two of the main primate destinations in Africa.

 

The Volcanoes National Park, in the northwest part of Africa protects the Rwandan side of the Virunga Massif where the mountain gorillas thrive. The safari also includes a heritage tour to the Royal Palace at Nyanza and Ethnographic Museum at Butare.

Summary of 5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimps

  • You'll go to Rwanda 
  • This tour starts and ends in Kigali (Rwanda) 
  • You'll visit Nyungwe Forest NP, Kigali (City), Volcanoes National Park & Kigali Airport
  • Activities: gorilla trekking & chimpanzee tracking
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost

Detailed Itinerary for 5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimps

Day 1: Rwanda - Ruhengeri - Volcanoes National Park

You will arrive in Rwanda at the Kigali International Airport and be welcomed by our representative who will brief you on the 5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimps. You will then travel to Ruhengeri and the Volcanoes National Park.

 

You will check into your Lodge where you will settle in, have dinner and enjoy your overnight stay.

 

Main destination: Volcanoes National Park


Accommodation: The Garden Place Hotel


Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Volcanoes National Park - Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)

After breakfast you will take off for the gorilla trekking safari on your second day of 5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimps.

 

You will drive to the headquarters for a briefing by park officials and then enter the jungle to search for the endangered mountain gorilla. Along the trek you will enjoy the sights of the Volcanic Mountains that stretch from Congo through Rwanda to Uganda.

 

The verdant green vegetation that shelter the slopes, the variety of birds and other wildlife combine to generate lasting safari memories. The gorilla trek tends to last from 2 to 8 hours, depending on the movement of the gorillas.

 

After an amazing hour among the apes you will head back to the lodge where you will have lunch, check-out and begin your journey to Gisenyi; arriving in the late afternoon.

 

You will check in to the Paradise Malahide Hotel, have dinner and enjoy your overnight stay.

 

Accommodation: Paradise Malahide Hotel

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Gisenyi - Nyungwe Forest National Park

After breakfast you will check-out and travel to the Nyungwe Forest National Park on your third day of 5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimps.

 

Driving along the Congo Nile divide you can view the magical sceneries of the water catchment area for these two prominent rivers arising from the heart of Africa.

 

The views of Lake Kivu and the resort towns of Gisenyi, Kibuye and Cyangugu before arriving in Nyungwe make the drive very rewarding. You will arrive at the Emeraude Kivu Resort in the evening for relaxation, dinner and your overnight stay.

 

Accommodation: Emeraude Kivu Resort

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 4: Nyungwe Forest Chimps trekking - Canopy walk

After breakfast you will travel to the park headquarters for a briefing and then head to the forest in search of the chimpanzee. The chimp trek tends to last 2 - 5 hours with a one hour direct encounter with the chimps on your fourth day of 5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimps.

 

After the trek you will head back to the lodge for some time to relax and to have lunch. After lunch you will go to the Uwinka Visitor Center to embark on an afternoon Nyungwe canopy walk.

 

The two hour walk on top of the forest canopy offers you impressive views of the forest and the wide variety of species that thrive there, including primates and birds. Later in the evening you will return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

 

Accommodation: Emeraude Kivu Resort

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali

After breakfast you will check out of the hotel and begin your journey back to Kigali. You will make a stop in Butare to visit the Ethnographic Museum; the largest Museum in Rwanda with over 100,000 artifacts that bring out the history and traditions of Rwanda in detail.

 

After this visit you will take part in a tour of the Nyanza Palace, the Royal home to the two Kings of Rwanda namely King Musinga and his successor King Rudahigwa. You may also the traditional Inyambo cows with their beautiful horns that can make a considerable parade.

 

After an interesting tour in Butare you will continue on to Kigali City arriving in the late afternoon where you will be dropped off at the airport for your night flight. This is where your safari will end of your 5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimps.

 

Travel time: 4 hours

 

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

End of 5-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimps

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (on all days)

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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