5 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour
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5 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour

5 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour

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5 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour

(Kigali – Volcanoes – Nyungwe – Kigali)

Tour Highlights

  • The 5 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour itinerary include Gorilla Trekking; 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.
  • Visiting the National Museum in Butare that chronicles the Rwanda cultural history of the region through displays of photos and traditional artifacts and its entrance into the modern world.

TOUR DETAILS

Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Parc Nationale Des Volcanoes

Start the 5 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour with an early breakfast and drive to Parc Nationale des Volcanoes. You will check in at the lodge of your booking for lunch and 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: KinigiTourist 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

Day three of the 5 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour starts with 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. 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) on the fourth day of the 5 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour 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 the verdant rain forest in search of the Golden monkeys. During the trek you will have the chance to see other primates such as the Rwenzori colobus, Silver monkey, the Grey cheeked Mangabey, L’hoests monkey and the Owl faced monkey. You will return to your Hotel for lunch after which you be taken for a guided walk in the forest.

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

Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali and departure

You will set off after an early breakfast and travel to Kigali via Butare town where you will have lunch and later visit the Rwanda National Museum and that will be the last item on this 5 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Tour itinerary.

You will then be transferred to the Airport for your outbound departure flight.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

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
  • Visit to the Museum

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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