Rwanda Chimpanzee and Gorilla Trekking



Day one:

Morning arrival into Kigali International Airport or start from y overnight safari accommodation lodge in Kigali. You drive through the winding roads into the farmlands of the one thousand hills. Drive to Nyungwe National park through the  tea  plantations, to the edge of the Nyungwe rainforest. Arrive in the evening for dinner and overnight at the Nyungwe Forest Lodge.


Day two:

Morning meet your guide after breakfast to start the morning forest trekking in search of the endangered Chimpanzees.  You start early from the safari Lodge and drive to the starting area. The briefing takes place at the Uwinka Tourist Centre, before the morning trek to find a troop of the habituated chimpanzees. The chimpanzee trekking takes a couple of hours which ends after an hour of viewing the chimpanzees.  Other species in the Nyungwe forest include the Angolan Colubus Monkeys, L’Hoest’sMonkey, Owl-faced Monkeys, Red-tailed Monkeys, Black Faced Vervet Monkey, Olive Baboon,
and Blue Monkeys. Have a picnic lunch at the park and end your walk in the rain forest, before a return to the Nyungwe Lodge.  Dinner and overnight at the Nyungwe Forest Lodge.


Day three:

Breakfast early at the lodge, then have a long drive back through Kigali. Have an en route lunch break, before proceeding through the Mountains to the District of Musanze. You will transfer to the mountain base at Kinigi to check in into your overnight accommodations. The evening, may be spent visiting the nearby pygmies villages of the Batwa origins or simply having a nature stroll around the base of the Volcanoes. Dinner and overnight at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.


Day four:

Breakfast at the lodge and then depart for a briefing at the gorilla office. The National park team will conduct the morning gorilla trekking to find the Mountain Gorillas which live in the Bamboo forest. The Mountain gorillas live in families and spend most of the time on the ground which makes it easier to track them. This gorilla visit ends when the family is encountered and an hour is allowed to interact with these animals. Later, we transfer to the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for dinner and overnight.


Day five:

Morning breakfast at the Lodge, then transit to Kigali on a 2 hour road drive to the Kigali International Airport for departure. Should time allow, you may consider driving through the Kigali Craft Village where a gorilla trekking souvenir can be bought, before boarding your departure flight Home.


Price is based on the group size of travelers and includes:


Accommodation at Nyungwe forest and Mountain gorilla view Lodge,

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, which includes picnic lunches as listed,

Chimpanzee trekking experience at Nyungwe,

A Gorilla trekking permit with guide service and trackers,

All ground transfers in a 4×4 safari vehicle

English speaking safari driver guide.