Price
$2,899 per person
Duration
5 days/ 4 nights
Destination
Rwanda
Travellers
2+

CHIMP & GORILLA TREKKING! Gorilla and Chimp Trek in Rwanda Tour

Visit Rwanda for an unforgettable chimp and gorilla trekking experience. Explore Kigali, Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park.
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What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Starts at Kigali International Airport [KGL]
Return Location
Ends at Kigali International Airport [KGL]
Additional Information
Tour Number: SV0793C2019 Accommadations: Flame Tree Village, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge and Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
Price includes
  • Airport transfers and assistance
  • All accommodation and meals as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • English-speaking and highly educated driver
  • Mountain guide and trackers provided by the park
  • Transportation in 4x4 vehicle
Price does not include
  • Airport tax (pay direct) if applicable
  • Diane Fossey’s grave fees
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance
  • Driver guide or local escort gratuities
  • Gorilla and chimp permits
  • International flights
  • Medical, evacuation or travel insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
Price listed: Per person sharing Additional fees: Gorilla and Chimp permits (See "Dates & Prices) Price Ranges: See "Dates & Prices"

Tour Highlights:

  • Gorilla trekking at Volcanoes National Park
  • Chimpanzee trekking at Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Explore Nyungwe Forest- the largest rain forest remaining in Africa
  • Scenic views surrounding volcanoes
  • Optional Excursions:
    • Visit Colobus monkeys
    • Canopy walk
    • Visit Kamiranzovu waterfall

Kigali

Rwanda’s capital and biggest city stretches across undulating lush hills surrounded by towering mountains, the largest of which is Mount Kigali, rising 1850 metres above sea level. Kigali is the country’s financial, commercial and cultural hub, served by an international airport and featuring a wide range of accommodation options, restaurants and points of interest, including the Kigali Genocide Centre, an atmospheric market and numerous craft shops. With its interesting architecture, busy streets, meandering boulevards, and green hillsides, Kigali is said to be one of the most attractive cities in Africa and is definitely worth a visit.

Volcanoes National Park

Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo in Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park is best known as a sanctuary for the region’s rare mountain gorillas. Visitors flock here to experience a face to face encounter with these intriguing creatures. The park is set high on the jungle-covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains. Highly regulated treks through the reserve allow visitors to spend an hour at a time with these incredible primates in their natural habitat. While the gorilla’s are without a doubt the main drawcard, visitors can also look forward to exploring a network of scenic hiking trails, visiting the tomb of the world-famous Dian Fossey and the Karisoke Research Centre, and enjoying a beautiful day hike to the crater lake on Mount Bisoke.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Situated in southwestern Rwanda, the Nyungwe Forest National Park is known for its exceptional biodiversity and its wide range of endemic species. The park is composed of lush tracts of rainforest set high up on fertile mountain slopes. It is one of Africa’s most ancient forests and the home of Rwanda’s sole remaining chimpanzee population, as well as 85 additional mammal species, 43 reptile species, nearly 300 bird species and over 1000 plant species. Visitors can enjoy spotting colobus monkeys and chimpanzees hiding in the trees, hiking on a well-maintained network of trails passing through lush equatorial rainforest and catching a glimpse of a beautiful array of colourful birdlife. Don’t miss the thrilling Canopy Walk, it is one of its kind in Africa and offers impressive views of the forest.

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  • Day 5-
  • Day 6-
Day 1-

Kigali

  • Arrive at Kigali Airport.
  • Clear Customs and Immigration formalities and you will be met by a Safari Ventures representative and transferred to your hotel.
  • Overnight at the Flame Tree Village Hotel
  • Bed and breakfast provided
Day 2-

Volcanoes National Park

  • After breakfast, you will depart with your guide on a scenic drive west to Ruhengeri, the base for Gorilla trekking at the Parc National Des Volcans. 
  • The town itself, located just 24 km from the Ugandan border, is relatively small with a population of about 350,000 people.
  • Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge on
  • Full board provided
Day 3-

Volcanoes National Park

  • Have an early breakfast, then transfer to Volcanoes National Park Headquarters where you will register for the trek.  
  • The park staff determines which group of gorillas you will visit.
  • There is a total of 96 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of eight trekkers visiting any one group.
  • Once the trekkers are put into groups, each group’s Lead Guide briefs the trekkers of the  procedures as well as the“do’s and don’ts” while in the presence of gorillas.
  • After the briefing, trekkers return to their respective vehicles for the drive up the mountain to the starting point. 
  • Trekking can take from two to six or more hours if the gorillas move before the park rangers locate them the next morning.
  • The guides stop frequently to allow trekkers a chance to rest and take photos along the way.
  • Have lunch at the lodge; Afternoon time/weather permitting, visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo
  • Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Full board provided
Day 4-

Nyungwe Forest National Park

  • After breakfast, drive to Nyungwe National Park; a rainforest reserve at an altitude range of between 1600-2950 meter sabove sea level. 
  • Rainy season is September to May, dry season June to August with some dry weeks in December and January.
  • The main feature and attractions in Nyungwe Forest include the largest montane rain forest remaining in Africa.
  • Nyungwe Forest has 260 species of trees,shrubs and over 100 species of orchids and giant lobelias.
  • For those interested in botany, the flora in Nyungweisan is an added bonus!
  • Have lunch in Kibuye and then continue to Nyungwe Forest.
  • Overnight at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel 
  • Full board provided
Day 5-

Nyungwe Forest National Park

  • Early breakfast at your lodge, then hike into Nyungwe Forest, the natural habitats for a huge population of Chimps.
  • Chimpanzees are great apes that are closely related to humans.
  • Nyungwe Forest hosts these intelligent primates who are an endangered species.

The forest harbors more than 275 endemic and  migratory bird species recorded Including the Ruwenzori turaco, Ross’s turaco, Grey–cheeked hornbill, Red-throated alethe, Red-breasted sparrow hawk, White-headed wood-hoopoe, Kungwe apalis, Ruwenzori batis, Blue-headed and Regal sunbirds.  After the trek, have lunch at the lodge.  Afternoon at leisure or re-enter the forest to visit Colobus Monkeys, do the canopy walk, visit the Kamiranzovu waterfall or other activities (optional, at extra cost)

  • Overnight at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
  • Full board provided
Day 6-

End of Itinerary

  • Have breakfast and return to Kigali Airport for your onward flight.

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2020 Dates:Price Per Sharing:Single Supplement Price:Availability
Jan 1 - Dec 31$2,899$3,399Reserve Today
  • Additional Fees: Gorilla Viewing Permit: $1,500 (per person) and Chimpanzee Permit: $90 (per person). First gorilla viewing is reduced to $1050 per person between Jan 1 - May 31 and Nov 1 - Dec 31.

*Discounted price for group of 6 or more

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Gorilla and Chimp Trek in Rwanda Tour

Price
$2,899 per person
Duration
5 days/ 4 nights
Destination
Rwanda
Travellers
2+

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