5 Days Gorilla And Chimpanzee Safari



5 days

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The 5 Days Gorilla And Chimpanzee Safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda and it includes a gorilla permit of $1500 per person and $100 chimpanzee permit per person in the final costing. The safari takes you to two national parks were you will be able to track gorillas and chimpanzees. Nyungwe Forest National Park is located in Southwestern Rwanda and it’s a vast untouched tropical rain-forest with a high dense canopy. This national park is famous for the chimpanzees and many other primate species. Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri is home to the mountain gorilla and the golden monkey, and was the base for the primatologist Dian Fossey.


  • Gorilla traking permit
  • Ground transport
  • Bottled water
  • Full board accommodation
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance
  • Flight

Tour Plan

  • Rain jacket
  • Water proof hiking shoes
  • Trousers and long sleeved shirts
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1- Transfer to Nyungwe Forest
Our representative will pick you from Kigali International Airport and transfer you to Nyungwe Forest national park. Overnight at Nyungwe Safari Lodge/Gisakura Lodge

Day 2- Chimpanzee Tracking & Canopy walk
Early in the morning after your breakfast; you will go for chimpanzee trekking in the Nyungwe forest. In the afternoon you may have a canopy walk. Diner and and overnight stay at the previous lodge.

Day 3- Transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri
Early morning, you will set off a spectacular drive to Volcanoes national park with stopovers for photography and lunch. Reach Volcanoes national park in the evening for dinner and overnight at Mountain gorilla view lodge (Luxury)/La palme hotel (Deluxe)/Muhabura hotel (Budget).

Day 4- Gorilla tracking Adventure and Cultural walk.
In the morning, you will go for pre tracking briefing at the part headquarters before going for the gorilla tracking adventure in the forest. Tracking may take 1-8 hours depending on the group you are allocated and movement of the gentle giants. Stay in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of one hour before returning back. In the afternoon, you may go for nature walks or cultural walk to the Banyarwanda village. Dinner and overnight stay at your previous Lodge.

Day 5- Golden Monkey tracking OR Dian Fossey Hiking(OPTIONAL ACTIVITY), and Transfer to Kigali
In the morning you will transfer to the park headquarters to be briefed before going for golden monkey tracking or head to Karisoke research centre for Dian Fossey hiking. On return, you will transfer transfer back to Kigali city to your hotel/airport depending on your flight schedule.

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