6 Days Rwanda Gorilla & Chimps Safaris

Itinerary for 6 Day Rwanda Gorillas and Chimps Safari

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

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

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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

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