4 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tour
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4 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tour

4 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tour

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4 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tour

(Kigali-Volcanoes-Nyungwe-Kigali)

Tour Highlights

  • The thrill and awesome sensation of looking into the eyes of the world’s largest living primates (mountain gorillas) in their natural habitat.
  • Tracking the famous chimpanzees, experiencing the canopy walk and witnessing beautiful birds in the Nyungwe Forest National Park.
  • Taking a guided nature walk in the forest to see a variety of other animals and primates found in Nyungwe Forest.

TOUR DETAILS

Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Parc Nationale Des Volcanoes

Start the 4 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tour with an early breakfast and drive to Parc Nationale des Volcanoes. You will check in at the lodge of your booking and have lunch and take some rest. You will spend the rest of the day sightseeing and relaxing around the hotel till dinner time.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Gorillas Nest Lodge
Midrange: La Palme Hotel
Budget: Kinigi Tourist Guest House
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

You will have an early breakfast and report at the Park Headquarters for a briefing on the rules to be observed during Gorilla trekking. You will be allocated a Gorilla family to track and guides to lead you to the Gorillas. The tracking will take 2-5 hours. Once found, you will spend a maximum of one hour observing the gorillas in their natural setting.

After the tracking you will be returned to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Gorillas Nest Lodge
Midrange: La Palme Hotel / Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Tourist Guest House / Muhavura Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

On the third day of the 4 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tour have an early breakfast and relocate to Nyungwe Forest National Park. You will have lunch at the hotel of your booking after which be taken on guided nature walk in the forest to see a variety of animals and some of the three hundred bird species found here, which include the Rwenzori turaco and black and white casqued hornbill. You will also be able to spot large groups of colobus monkeys.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Nyungwe Lodge
Midrange: Top Hill View Lodge
Budget: Gisakura Guest House
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest

You will wake up very early in the morning (5.30am) and report at the Nyungwe Park headquarters for the 6.00am briefing on the Golden monkey tracking rules. You will after the briefing start the trek in search of the Golden monkeys in the verdant rain forest. During the trek you will have the chance to see other primates such as the Rwenzori colobus, Silver monkey, Chimpanzees, the Grey cheeked Mangabey, L’hoests monkey and the Owl faced monkey. After tracking you will be driven to Kigali Airport to catch your flight back home.

That will be the end of the 4 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tour adventure. Safe journey home.

END OF SAFARI!

The safari package includes:

  • Transportation by 4 WD vehicle
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals as per the Itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Kigali City Tour fees

The safari package excludes air ticket, personal travel insurance, visa fees, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of a personal nature.

When to go gorilla tracking - gorilla trekking in Uganda & RwandaBEST TIME TO GO

Gorilla Viewing: Gorilla trekking can take place at any time of year with April/May and November being wetter. However, be aware that rain occurs all year round. For general game viewing safaris, the best time to go is during the dry season (between June and September).

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