Chimps in Nyungwe and gorillas in Volcanoes park

Chimps in Nyungwe and gorillas in Volcanoes park is a trip that will start in Kigali and during the Rwanda safari you will also visit Volcanoes national park and Nyungwe forest national park.

During the 5 days Rwanda tour, you will engage in gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, canopy walk and also have a city tour in Kigali. The tour will end with drop off in Kigali.

Chimps Nyungwe and gorillas in Volcanoes park brief itinerary:

  • Day 1; arrival and drive to Ruhengeri
  • Day 2; gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park
  • Day 3; transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
  • Day 4; chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk
  • Day 5; drive to Kigali

Chimps in Nyungwe and gorillas in Volcanoes park detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Ruhengeri

You will be welcomed by our guide transfer to Kigali city for a short city tour where you will visit the genocide memorial site. Later in the afternoon, you will transfer to Ruhengeri town for dinner and overnight stay at Muhabura Hotel/ Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ 5 Volcanoes Boutique hotel

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park

You will have breakfast early at your lodge and your guide will drive you to the park headquarters for a briefing from the RDB officials, set off for the gorilla trekking. This experience of gorilla trekking is a once in a life time adventure in Volcanoes national park. after being briefed, the rangers will lead you deep into the forest in search of the Gorillas

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park
You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures whose company you will cherish for 1 hour. The gorilla trekking in Rwanda can take 3-5 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. In the afternoon you may go for an optional village tour for a cultural experience with a resident local guide. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Muhabura Hotel/ Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ 5 Volcanoes Boutique hotel

Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

After having an early breakfast at your lodge, you will be driven to Nyungwe forest national park and also have lunch en-route. You will arrive in the evening and your dinner and overnight stay will be at Gisakura Visitor Centre/ Nyungwe Top hill view hotel

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking & Canopy Walk.

You will have breakfast at your lodge ahead of your chimpanzee trekking. You will be briefed about the chimpanzee trek before entering the forest, searching for the active and playful fellows in Nyungwe forest. You will spot the chimpanzees in the forest, as they jump from one tree to another, chattering and laughing. Chimp tracking usually takes about 3 hours. You will then return to your lodge for lunch.

After lunch, you will also engage in a canopy walk in Nyungwe forest and follow a walking trail that will take you at Uwinka; a swing bridge 50 meters in length that is suspended from large trees. You will be able to see the amazing rainforest with a bird’s eye view, spotting wildlife moving about below you. After the canopy walk activity, you will return back to your hotel as the night before.

Chimps in Nyungwe and gorillas in Volcanoes park
Nyungwe Chimpanzees

Day 5: drive to Kigali.

After having breakfast at your lodge, your guide will drive you to Kigali and you will enjoy a city tour around and visit Kimironko market and the genocide memorial site. After the city tour, your guide will drive you to the airport which will bring the safari to an end.

Price Includes:

  • Airport Pick up and drop off
  • Gorilla Permit
  • Golden monkey permit
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Canopy walk
  • 4X4 Safari vehicle and fuel
  • Full time English speaking Guide/Driver.
  • All accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals at the hotel
  • Bottled drinking water while on safari

Price excludes:

  • Air tickets.
  • Visa fees
  • Breakfast and lunch in Kigali on day 1
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, email, laundry, beverages or meals not indicated in the itinerary,
  • Tips, porterage and wait staff gratuity
  • Anything else not included in the itinerary