5 Day Rwanda Chimps Gorillas & Safari

5 Day Rwanda Chimps Gorillas & Safari

During this 5 Day Safari in Rwanda : offers you a chance to trek mountain gorillas living in Volcanoes National Park as well as track Chimpanzees living in Nyungwe forest National Park.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe

Today morning right after your breakfast, our tour guide representative from Ssemambo Alex Tours & Travel will meet you at your hotel, brief you about this safari and then drive southwestwards to Nyungwe National Park. You will make a number of stopovers along the way at Nyanza king’s palace, Butare museum as well as the Murambi genocide memorial site. On arrival you will check into your accommodation where you will have dinner and spend the night. Accommodation Options: Nyungwe House, / Nyungwe Top View Lodge, / Gisakura Guest House

 Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking

In the morning you will have a very early breakfast and then head to the park headquarters where the park warden will brief you about the dos and don’ts of chimpanzee trekking. Led by armed park ranger guides you will set out into the forest and start on the search for these playful chimps. While in the forest you will encounter a number of other primate species like the vervet monkeys, black & white colobus monkeys as well as the baboons. Later in the evening you will return to your accommodation to freshen up, have dinner and spend the night.

Accommodation Options:

  • Nyungwe House,
  • Nyungwe Top View Lodge
  • Gisakura Guest House

Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes Gorilla Park

Today you will drive across the beautiful terrain and transfer the renowned Volcanoes National Park– home of the endangered mountain gorillas; right after your breakfast. On arrival the guide will take you to your accommodation where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Accommodation options:

  • Mountain Gorillas view Hotel
  • 5 Volcanoes Lodge
  • Da Vinci Lodge
  • Gorilla Solution Lodge
  • Le bamboo Lodge
  • Muhabura Hotel

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Very early today morning you will have a quick cup of breakfast and then head to the park headquarter where you will be briefed by the park warden before you start on this adventurous trekking in the forest as you look for mountain gorillas. This activity takes between 2 to 7 hours depending on where the gorilla are. When you find the gorillas you will be allowed one hour in their midst during which you will record videos and even take photographs, however, please remember to keep your camera’s flash light off while at it. Later you will return for dinner and spend the night back at your accommodation.

Accommodation options:

  • Mountain Gorillas view Hotel
  • 5 Volcanoes Lodge
  • Da Vinci Lodge
  • Gorilla Solution Lodge
  • Le bamboo Lodge
  • Muhabura Hotel

Day 5: Return to Kigali

This being the final day of our safari, you will have breakfast at the lodge, checkout and transfer back to Kigali. Basing on the time of your departure flight you will have a city tour within the capital Kigali before being transferred to the airport.

END OF SAFARI TOUR

Included

  • All Park entry fees
  • chimpanzee tracking fees
  • Gorilla trekking fees
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation including fuel
  • All activities (included in the itinerary)
  • All accommodation (included in the itinerary)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round trip/Airport transfer
  • Bottled drinking water

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Personal items
  • Meals
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The above parks can be visited throughout the year and all the activities can be enjoyed any time of the year.

 PERMITS

Chimpanzee permit costs 90 dollars for the non-resident, 60 dollars for the resident, 500 Rwanda Francs for Foreign citizens and 10 dollars for the East African Citizen and any person visiting Nyungwe National Park is as well required to pay park entrance fee of 40 dollars per person per day both the residents and non-residents whereas a Gorilla permit in Rwanda goes for $1500 per person.