7 Days CHIMPS and Gorilla TREKKING In Rwanda

This 7 Days Chimps, Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda Safari takes you to Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park, hike to Karisoke Research Centre to witness the graveyard for the famous primatologist – The Late Dian Fossey. Later do a chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park and also other primates like the colobus monkeys among others.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Airport Pick Up

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking Adventure & Ib’iwachu Cultural Village

Day 3: Dian Fossey Hiking

Day 4: Transfer To Nyungwe Forest Or Kibale Forest National Park (Uganda)

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking

Day 6: Colobus Monkey Tracking And Canopy Walk Or Game Drives In Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7: Kigali City Tour And Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Airport Pick Up
On arrival, our representative will welcome and transfer you to Volcanoes National park. You will enjoy a spectacular scenic view of the Virunga Mountains en route. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)/ Hotel La Palme(Deluxe)/ Hotel Muhabura (Budget).

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking Adventure & Ib’iwachu Cultural Village
Take your early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before commencing the mountain gorilla trekking. Spend at least an hour interacting with these awesome gorillas – take photographs as they feed or dramatically play around. After lunch visit Ib’iwachu Cultural Village – get immersed in real Kinyarwanda cultural practices! Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)/ Hotel La Palme (Deluxe)

Day 3: Dian Fossey Hiking
After your breakfast undertake a hike to Karisoke Research Centre to witness the graveyard for the famous primatologist – The Late Dian Fossey. Later transfer to Lake Kivu for relaxation at the beach and stay an overnight at Lake Kivu Serena; alternatively stay an overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort / Bird Nest Lodge in Uganda

Day 4: Transfer To Nyungwe Forest Or Kibale Forest National Park (Uganda)
After your breakfast, you will then drive to southern Rwanda to Nyungwe forest national park. Alternatively cross to Uganda’s Kibale forest national park – the most renowned primate’s park in Africa, with over 13 primate’s species in one forest. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe forest lodge if in Kibale stay at Crater Lodge – Kibale, Ndali Lodge or Kyaninga Lodge

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking
After breakfast transfer to the park headquarters to be briefed about the “dos and don’ts” while with the chimps in the forest. Your guide will transfer you to the starting point for Chimps tracking. Expect to encounter the chimps and many other primates like the black and white monkeys and various bird species along the trail. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (5-star Lodge).. If in Uganda, this afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park for an overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge / Kyambura Game Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Katara Lodge

Day 6: Colobus Monkey Tracking And Canopy Walk Or Game Drives In Queen Elizabeth National Park
Take breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing by the park warden. Begin the forest hike along with other visitors and park rangers following well-tended trails to the colobus monkeys; in the alternative a canopy walk is another highlight worth undertaking. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge. In case you opt for Uganda, a game drive in the park and a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel will be a big highlight.

Day 7: Kigali City Tour And Departure
Enjoy your breakfast and drive back to Kigali for your scheduled flight back home. Visit Murambi Memorial, Nyanza palace or Butare Museum enroute. In case you are to travel the following day, a city tour that includes visiting the handicrafts market and Gisozi genocide site would be optional.

End Of Tour

Tour Includes

 Gorilla trekking permit ($1500 per person)
 Transport by 4WD safari vehicle and full time driver guide
 Bottle of water
 Relevant government taxes

Tour excludes
 Visa fees
 Personal insurance
 Airfares
 Expenses like laundry services, telephone, beverages or drinks, tipping staff or community members, accommodation and meals that are not part of your itinerary as well as other activities that have not been included.