5 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari


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Join this tailored 5 Days Rwanda gorillas & chimpanzee Safari to trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and Chimpanzee Trekking Tour/canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park with Excellent African Safaris. The 5 Days Gorillas and chimpanzee safari offers you the the best primate trekking experience, a close encounter with the endangered primates in their natural habitats. Enjoy guided gorilla treks in Volcanoes National park searching for one of the 10 habituated gorilla families in this park. These include Amahoro, Hirwa, Umubano, Pablo, Titus, Karisimbi, Agashya, Sabinyo, Karisimbi and Susa A group. Other attractions in Volcanoes park include Bisoke and Karisimbi mountains, golden monkeys, musanze caves, Bulera and Buhondo twin lakes, Dian fossey grave yard and numerous bird species. Moreso, you will visit Nyungwe Forest National Park,located in south western Rwanda, home to the endangered chimpanzees and colobus monkeys. Nyungwe Forest is also a centre for canopy walk which offer you great aerial experience. For birders, Nyungwe Forest National Park is Rwanda;'s Important Birding Area sheltering over 300 bird species some of which are not found anywhere else in the world. Some of the notable birds in Nyungwe Forest include Chinspot batis, Long Crested Eagle, African Paradise Flycatcher, Crowned Hornbill, Eastern Mountain Greenbul, Ruwenzori Batis, Ruwenzori turaco, Strange weaver, Blue Headed sunbird, Regal sunbird and Handsome Francolin among others

In both mountain gorilla and chimpanzee trekking experiences, travelers are allowed to spend an hour with the primates. Combining mountain gorillas and chimpanzees offer you a great Rwanda primate trekking experience. The 5 Days primates adventure starts and ends in Kigali

Safari Cost inclusions

  • Gorilla Trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee Trekking permit
  • Park Ranger Fees
  • Relevant Government Taxes
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Full-time English-speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.


  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
  • Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest national park
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking & canopy walk
  • Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes national park for gorilla tracking
  • Day 4: Gorilla tracking
  • Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali

Tour Plan

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Day 1 Transfer to Nyungwe National park. (5-6hrs drive)
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon Forest Canopy walk.

In the morning, you will set off to Kyamudongo forest for briefing and then proceed for chimpanzee tracking adventure, an activity that may take several hours as chimps usually move deep into the forest. After seeing them, you will drive back to the hotel for lunch and in the afternoon, go for forest canopy walk to have a scenic view of the forest from high above. Dinner and overnight Gisakura Guesthouse (budget)/ Emeraude Kivu Resort (deluxe/ luxury)/ One and Only Nyungwe house (super luxury).

Day 3. Transfer to Volcanoes national park (6-8hrs drive)

Early morning, you will set off a spectacular drive to Volcanoes national park with stop overs for photography and lunch. Reach Volcanoes national park in the afternoon to relax at your lodge. Dinner and overnight at Muhabura hotel (budget)/ Davinci lodge (deluxe)/ Five Volcanoes hotel/ Tiloreza Volcanoes Eco lodge (luxury)/ Sabyinyo Silverback lodge/ Bisate lodge (super luxury).

Day 4. Gorilla tracking

In the morning, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for
briefing before proceeding to track gorillas. On return, you will transfer
back to your lodge for relaxation. In the evening, you will go for a cultural experience at the Gorilla Guardians’ village formerly known as Iby’wachu cultural village. Dinner and overnight at Muhabura hotel (budget)/ Davinci lodge (deluxe)/ Five Volcanoes hotel/ Tiloreza Volcanoes Eco lodge (luxury)/ Sabyinyo Silverback lodge/ Bisate lodge (super luxury).

Day 5. Golden monkey tracking and transfer back to Kigali.

Early morning, you will go for briefing at the park headquarters and then proceed for golden monkey tracking. On return, transfer back to Kigali for drop off at your hotel or airport

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