6 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda

6 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda

The 6 days Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking safari in Rwanda is a flawless package taking you for gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes and chimps tracking and chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park. The trip is the best wildlife encounter exposing you to the closest relatives to human beings in the jungle alongside Kigali city among others. The trip starts and ends in Rwanda.

Trip Summary

Day 1: Pick up and Kigali City Tour

Day 2: Transfer Nyungwe Forest

Day 3: Chimp Trekking in Nyungwe Forest – Kibuye City

Day 4: Transfer via Kibuye – Volcanoes national park

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in PNV

Day 6: Departure

Rwanda Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and Kigali City Tour

upon your arrival at Kigali airport, our driver guide will pick up and transfer you to Kigali for a city tour. You will tour various sites in the city such as the Kigali convention center, national Museum, presidential palace, and the Kigali genocide memorial center among others. Dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena hotel/Frame tree village/Five to five hotel.

Day 2: Transfer Nyungwe Forest
After a morning breakfast, drive for 6-7 hours to Nyungwe forest national park in the southwestern part of the country via the rolling hills across Rwanda. You will have lunch en-route and reach at the lodge in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe forest lodge/ Nyungwe top view lodge/ Gisakura Guest House.

Day 3: Chimp trekking in Nyungwe forest – Kibuye City

After breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters for briefing and then hike into the forest to trek the chimpanzees. You will also encounter other animals such as the elephants, colobus, blue monkeys and many bird species. In the afternoon, drive for 2 hours to Kibuye for a city tour and then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. (day 2).

Day 4: Kibuye- Volcanoes national park in Kinigi (PNV)
You will have a morning breakfast and then transfer to volcanoes national park in kinigi via Gisenyi in Ruhengeri. You will pass via tea plantations with spectacular views of the neighboring communities and beautiful sceneries reaching in the evening. The distance from kibuye to Volcanoes is roughly 3-4 hours drive. Dinner and overnight at Mountain gorilla view lodge/Gorilla solution lodge/ Da Vinci gorilla lodge/Kinigi guest house.

Day 5: Gorilla tracking

Wake up early and transfer to volcanoes national park headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing about gorilla trekking. At 8:30 am, transfer to the trekking starting point and then hike into the forest to search for mountain gorillas. You will spend an hour with the mountain gorillas and then descend back to the lodge. In the evening, you may go for cultural encounters and interact with the local people. Dinner and overnight at the lodge (day 4).

Day 6: Departure
Wake up early, have morning breakfast and then return to Kigali for a return flight.
After breakfast, trek up to the mountain for another memorable experience with the gorillas. OR Visit Dian Fossey’s tomb, another option is a Climb of Mt Bisoke, which is topped with a beautiful crater lake.
All the above activities are suitable for those who are reasonably fit.

Safari Price

The Safari prices are calculated in US dollars per person and you will travel by safari JEEP 4*4 Toyota Land Cruisers.

Price depends on time of travel (low, high or peak season), number of people in your group and level of accommodation.

  • Special discount rate for a group of 3 or more
  • Children under 3 years FREE
  • Children between 3-12 years 75% of adult rate
  • Children between 12-18 years 90% of adult rate

PEAK SEASON: JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER

HIGH SEASON: NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH

LOW SEASON: APRIL, MAY, JUNE

The Safari Package Includes

  • Guarantee Price, Guarantee Departure
  • All pickups from your hotel and back after safari
  • Accommodation as indicated (2 people sharing a double room with 1 or 2 separate beds. Please let us know your preference at the time of booking)
  • Activities and meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • Services of professional English-speaking driver-guide
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Unlimited mileage on the safari
  • Maximum of 6 passengers in the safari vehicles
  • Safari Transport and game drives in a safari minibus fitted with a pop-up roof tops and guarantee of a window seat for game viewing and photography.
  • All safari Minibus carries safari accessories such as wildlife books, cooler box, binoculars, a first aid kit, fire extinguisher and it has a guaranteed window seats. Option for a jeep available at a small fee.

The Safari Package does NOT Included

  • International air fare
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa and traveler’s insurance
  • Tips to driver-guide

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