6 Days Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Safaris

Enjoy traveling to the homes of some of the last remaining Mountain Gorillas in the World and Man’s Closest relatives; the Chimpanzees

Does a Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safari from Escape To Africa Include Nyungwe National Park?

Reach for the best with our exclusive Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safari from Escape To Africa. Rwanda is home to some of the friendliest, most playful, and most intelligent gorillas in the world. Experience this extraordinary wildlife up close with our guide and book the tour package! We offer a variety of tours including Nyungwe National Park.

Spend a few days tracking rare and endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Get on our 4×4 vehicles for an exciting adventure! Are you planning a trip to Rwanda? Are you wondering if you will be able to see gorillas and chimpanzees in Rwanda? Escape To Africa is the answer for you!

Will I Be Able To Take a Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safari With a Rwanda Safari Company?

Gorillas and chimpanzees live close to each other. You will not be able to participate in a Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safari unless you book with a Rwanda Safari Company. Escape To Africa offers the best in gorilla and chimpanzee safaris. We offer a wide variety of experiences and work with reputable tour operators to ensure you enjoy your time on our beautiful safari.

Plan an unforgettable safari experience with the company that caters to travelers from all over the world. With guaranteed gorillas and chimpanzee viewing during your safari, you’ll be sure to spot these rare primates.

Can I Schedule Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safaris With Escape To Africa Any Time Of The Year? 

With experience in the field, Escape To Africa offers unforgettable Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safaris for travelers and families at any time of the year. Whether you’re planning a quick weekend getaway or an entire vacation, our knowledgeable staff will provide you with great ideas and advice on how to make your safari experience unforgettable.

If you want to take a trip to Rwanda, Escape To Africa is the ideal option for you, you will find information about the country, what it has to offer, what you will see and do on your tour, and more. In addition, you can easily book a fun safari, our friendly and knowledgeable team will escort you to the luxury accommodation of your choice.

Is Escape To Africa a Rwanda Safari Company That Offers Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safaris?

If you want to observe gorillas and chimpanzees in Rwanda, the answer is Escape To Africa! We are a Rwanda Safari Company offering the complete Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safaris experience for your fun and learning needs. We provide a personalized, authentic and picturesque package to rejoice and watch the gorillas. We take the time to observe what you want!

Are you looking for an unforgettable experience in Rwanda? At Escape To Africa, we have Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safaris packages that you will surely enjoy. Book one of our safaris, and choose from a variety of options that will make your time in the country unforgettable!

Is Chimp Trekking Included on a Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safari?

Book a Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safari from Escape To Africa that comes with chimp trekking. Get excited as you see the apes in their natural habitat and get up close and personal to see how these primates live and interact with each other! The chimp trekking included in this Rwanda tour is a particularly exciting part of the package.

At Escape To Africa we have a selection of safari packages available for you to enjoy, our team will provide you with the best options for an unforgettable safari. We’ll provide the right experience, affordable price, and fast, friendly customer service to make your trip special. Let our experts book your next adventure with any of our available dates and destinations.

Do Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safaris Include a Canopy Walk?

From the moment you set foot on land, your adventure will be unforgettable. By choosing one of our Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safaris, you will not only meet these animals but also have access to a canopy walk. Your adventure begins with breakfast and the trip to these impressive places. You will be able to see gorillas (or chimpanzees), stunning landscapes and return home with fond memories!

Escape To Africa offers Rwanda Gorilla and Chimps Safaris which include a canopy walk where you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with chimpanzees. Drive through Rwanda’s lush landscape and see mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and more. We will take you to a place where you will be surrounded by beauty!

Safari Outline

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali City
  • Day 2: Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 3: Gorilla Tracking
  • Day 4: Continue to Nyungwe National Park
  • Day 5: Chimps Trekking and Canopy Walk
  • Day 6: Nyungwe and transfer to Kigali

Especially created for:

  • Primates lovers
  • Walking enthusiasts

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali City
Depending on the time of your arrival flight, Escape To Africa company representative will pick you up at the Airport with a placard, and transfer you to the Hotel.

  • Accommodation: Kigali Serena hotel / Des Mille Collines / Lemigo Hotel
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast Only

Day 2: Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
With an early breakfast, the guide will pick you up from your Hotel and transfer you to Volcanoes National Park commonly known as the gorilla haven. On your way to the park enjoy the view of the rolling hills and dense vegetation.

  • Travel time: 3 Hours
  • Accommodation: Virunga Lodge / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking
After an early morning breakfast transfer with your vehicle to Kinigi park head offices. Gorilla briefing is done by park rangers after which rangers are assigned per trackers group. For those with heavy gadgets or need a pull and push, porters are available. Porters are from the local community and each carry a maximum of 15KGs. Only 1 hour is allowed in the company of the gentle creatures. However it takes about 30 minutes to several hours to encounter the mountain gorillas. Apart from the experience, one is rewarded a Gorilla tracking Certificates of Participation. Later refresh and relax at the Lodge

  • Accommodation: Virunga Lodge / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Continue to Nyungwe National Park
After an early breakfast continue to Nyungwe Forest National Park, south east of Rwanda. This park is home to 12 other primate species including habituated chimpanzees and 400- Ruwenzori Black & White Colobus. Nyungwe is also a birder’s paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics and 75 different species of mammals. On the way to the park have a stopover and visit the Murambi genocide memorial site, before continuing to the Lodge for an overnight.

  • Travel time: 5 Hours
  • Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge / Nyungwe Top View Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Chimps Tracking and Canopy Walk
After breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe Forest Park offices for Chimpanzee briefing, before entering the forest. With parked lunches, enter the forest led by park rangers and porters for one with heavy gadgets or in need a pull or push when trekking. You will only be allowed 1 hour of viewing – but one can’t estimate the time spent in the forest before spotting them, as these are very active primates. While in the forest also be on the lookout for the other primates; velvert monkeys, baboons among others. After relaxation at the lodge, in the afternoon, participate in a guided Canopy walk. The canopy walk is 50 meters above the ground and offers outstanding views of the valley and the forest. But its not for people with heights phobia.

  • Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge / Nyungwe Top View Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Nyungwe and transfer to Kigali
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a breath-taking view of the forest. After with your guide transfer to Kigali city for an overnight. OR if the departure flight is later on in the evening opt for a city tour; visit Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, National Museum and the local market. Later dine in the heart of Kigali before transferring to the Airport for the departure flight.

  • Travel time: 4 ¼ Hours
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast only


Included in the above quote:

  • Our Quotes offered in USD
  • Full Board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Accommodation as listed in the itinerary.
  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee Permit
  • Drinking water in the vehicle (1 litre per person per day)
  • Private 4×4 vehicle with experienced English-speaking driver-guide, from the morning of day 1 to the evening of day 6
  • All the excursions and activities indicated in the itinerary under the supervision of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • Wi-Fi (in main areas of all Lodges and Hotel)
  • Government taxes

Excluded from the above quote:

  • All drinks
  • Lunch & Dinner on (Day 1 & Day 6)
  • Rwanda Entry Visa fee
  • International air flights
  • Any optional activity not indicated in above program
  • Laundry Services
  • Gratuities and Tips

Tsavo is an authentic, fascinating, endless and untouched wilderness that join the Tsavo West and East National Parks into one largest protected area in Kenya. This park offers an opportunity of viewing the Big 5 in a single day. Its famously known for its man-eating lions and humongous elephant populations to the outside world, which makes it one of the must visit parks in Kenya. Between the 2 parts, Tsavo East is much more accessible, though Tsavo West provides a unique added advantage point to get closer to hippos and crocodiles lazing around in the waters.

At nearly 22,000km2, this makes Tsavo the biggest National Park in Kenya. Both of these parks where once one single park but where later separated. Though among the two Tsavo west is considered the best park for photography, birding and game viewing.

Tsavo East is at 13,747 sq.KM and is generally flat, with dry plains across where are River flows.

And the Tsavo West covers an area of 9,065 sq.KM and is generally mountainous with swamps, a Lake and Springs. It is known for bird life and large game; elephants, leopards, hippos, black rhinos, Cape buffalos and Masai lions.

Activities in Tsavo National Park

There is so much that you can do in Tsavo National park from the primarily; game drives involving viewing of elephants, African lions, hippos, cheetahs, hartebeest and buffalo, birdwatching, hill hiking, to caving and boating.

Best Time to Visit Tsavo West

At Escape To Africa, we recommend visiting the park in the months of January and February as well as June through September. And we try as much as possible to avoid the March to May and sometimes November to December as the park roads tend to be muddy and inaccessible. For all birdwatchers, the must months of visit to see migratory birds are October to January.

Recommended Number of Days

We normally advise 2 days to enjoy Tsavo west National park and a day more for all photographers to capture as much as possible.

Accommodation in the Tsavo West

As big as the park is, it has numerous accommodation to choose from for all kinds of budgets. At Escape To Africa we offer the best from comfort to services.

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