5 days Rwanda gorilla and chimpanzee trekking

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking

5 days Rwanda gorilla and chimpanzee trekking tour, takes you to Volcanoes national park a home to the mountain gorillas and Nyungwe forest national park one of the fascinating sites for chimpanzee trekking. During the tour, you will also have other activities like Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest where you will have an opportunity to view different plants species, birds and mammal species living in the forest. you could also visit king’s palace in Nyanza to make your safari a memorable one.

Highlight of the 5 days gorillas and chimpanzee trekking tour in Rwanda.

  • Gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park
  • Visit the Iby’iwacu cultural village
  • Canopy walk and hike at Nyungwe forest national park
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest
  • Golden monkey trekking

Day by Day detailed itinerary of the 5 days gorilla and chimpanzee trekking tour in Rwanda

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park

You will meet our driver guide who will transfer you to Nyungwe forest national park, you may have optional stop overs with lunch enroute, Proceed and check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Half board

Accommodation options,

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and afternoon Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park

You will rise up for an early morning breakfast by 6:30am, the lodge will give you packed lunch and enough drinking water as you proceed to the park headquarters to join other trekkers for a briefing by the guide/rangers on the dos and the don’ts of chimpanzee trekking. You will then proceed to the forest in search for the chimps the trekking will take about 2 hours to half hours of the day depending on the looking of the chimps on that particular day. When you have found them, you will be allowed 1 hour with them. Thereafter, you will return to the lodge.

In the evening, you may go for Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest where you will have an opportunity to view different plants species, birds and mammal species living in the forest Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 3: Transfer to volcanoes national park

After an early morning breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and start your journey from Nyungwe forest national park to volcanoes national park, you will have lunch enroute and proceed to the park. check in to the lodge for Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation options: Gorilla nest lodge, La Palme Hotel or Kinigi Guest House.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking and afternoon Iby’iwacu cultural visit

After breakfast on an early morning, set out with the driver guide as he will transfer you to the park head offices to join other trekkers for briefing about the gorillas. After briefing, you will be divided in groups of 8 members and at around 8:00am you start the gorilla trekking through the forest as you will be guided by the park rangers. It is always a thrilling and an unforgettable experience meeting these huge Apes face to face and watching them engage in their daily activities like feeding, nursing young ones, nesting etc. you will be allowed one hour with them from the time you meet them but the exercise can last for 2 -8 hours of the day depending on the location of the gorillas on that day. Also, other animals can be spotted such as the grey cheeked L’Hoest’s monkeys, buffalos, black fronted duikers, bushbucks, bush pigs, spotted hyenas, black and white colobus, white colobus, baboons, and red-tailed monkeys among others. and also, different birds.

In the evening, you may go for cultural walk in the nearby Iby’iwacu cultural community, where you will be entertained, they will show case their unique culture informs, of dance, art and craft and others. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali

After an early morning breakfast, at your leisure, you will check out of the lodge and transfer to Kigali airport, you will have lunch enroute, after the driver guide will drop you off to the airport or to your preferred drop off point. Marking the end of your 5 days gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking safari.

End of tour

Price includes

  • Park entry fees
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Accommodation and meals
  • 4×4 safari van
  • A professional guide
  • All activities included on the itinerary