Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee tour
This Rwanda gorilla and chimpanzee tour without doubt takes you to the forest parks. In fact, 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). We then relax at the Top View Hotel or Nyungwe forest Lodge (FB).
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest
This morning we have a brief talk about Nyungwe forest. Shortly after, we 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, Nyungwe is truely an African forest. After the tracking, we 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.
This tour of Rwanda gorilla and chimpanzee is an excellent way to see the north, central as well as south of Rwanda. This is a small but very beautiful, green and mountainous country.
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
- Personal expenses such as laundry and communications