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5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee tour

Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee tour

This Rwanda gorilla and chimpanzee tour takes you to the forest parks. Without a doubt, you will see the gorillas and chimpanzees in their natural environments. Specifically, you will get to visit both the Volcanoes national park and Nyungwe forest.

The tour includes:

  • The Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park!
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest
  • The tour of Kigali City

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali international airport

You will be met by the guide on arrival at the airport. Then transfer northwards through the green hills to near the Volcanoes National Park. Thereafter, relax and spend the night at La Palme Hotel or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB)

Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Due to the briefing about the gorillas, we start off early and go to the park office. We then move up to the starting point. Shortly after, we enter the bamboo forest for gorilla tracking. The expert local rangers inform the visitors about the gorillas behaviors and habitat. The mountain gorillas in this park are evidently huge. Besides, they have long fur. This is because of the cold temperatures up in the mountains. After we meet the gorillas, we stay with them for one hour. Afterwards, we return to the lodge for lunch and then enjoy a free afternoon to 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 or even 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 naturally thick forest on a nature walk for Chimpanzee tracking. You will also see other monkeys namely the Black and white Colobus. Nyungwe is definitely one of East Africa’s largest montane forests, with 13 monkey species, including man’s closest relatives, the chimpanzees. After the tracking, you finally relax at the Lodge.

Day 5: Nyungwe Forest- Kigali

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

TOTAL PRICE (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 as well as sites

TOTAL PRICE (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
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