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5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee tour

Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking tour

This Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking tour takes you to Rwanda’s forest parks to see the Gorillas and Chimpanzees in their natural environments. You get to visit Nyungwe forest and Volcanoes national park.

Tour highlights:

  • See the Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park!
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest
  • Kigali City Tour

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali international airport

You will be met by the Guide on arrival. You then transfer north through the green hills to near the Gorillas’ Volcanoes National Park. Relaxation and overnight is at La Palme Hotel or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB)

Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

We start early for a briefing at the park office. We then move up to the starting point and enter the bamboo forest for Gorilla tracking. We hike with expert local Rangers and learn about the gorillas’ behaviors and habitat. The Mountain Gorillas in this park are huge. They have long fur because of the cold temperatures in the Mountains. After the encounter with the gorillas for one hour, you will return to the lodge for lunch and then enjoy a free afternoon as you relax (FB). 

Day 3: Volcanoes National Park to Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, we drive southwards to Nyungwe Forest through the old Butare town. You may visit the national museum and the Genocide memorial (optional). Relax at the Top View Hotel or Nyungwe forest Lodge (FB).

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest

In the morning, enter the forest on a nature walk for Chimpanzee tracking. You will also see other monkeys and birds. Nyungwe is one of East Africa’s largest montane forests, with 13 monkey species, including man’s closest relatives, the chimpanzees. After the tracking, relax at the Lodge.

Day 5: Nyungwe Forest- Kigali

In the morning, we leisurely transfer back to Kigali airport for the departure. If there is enough time before the flight, then we do a Kigali city tour. END.

TOTAL PRICE 2018-2019 (Midrange accommodations-Full board)

2 persons: USD 2630 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour


4 persons: USD 2445 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

6 persons: USD 2360 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

USD: 210 single room supplement outside the double/twin room

The above Prices include:

  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking
  • All transfers
  • 4×4 custom built safari vehicle with Local Guide and fuel
  • Sealed Bottled drinking water
  • Lodges with all meals
  • Permits to the National Parks and sites

TOTAL PRICE 2018-2019 (High Budget accommodations-Full board)

2 persons: USD 3200 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

4 persons: USD 2940 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

6 persons: USD 2820 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
USD: 320 single room supplement outside the double/twin room

The above Prices exclude:

  • All activities outside the Itinerary
  • International Flights & Insurances
  • Visas for Rwanda
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and communications