The 5 days Rwanda luxury gorilla and chimp tracking tour gives you a glimpse of Rwanda’s primate diversity. A visit to Volcanoes NP, home of the mountain gorillas and then Nyungwe Forest NP; home to the chimpanzees and other primate species will be fulfilling. You will stay at the most luxurious lodges in the area and enjoy first class service.
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP (5-6hrs drive)
In the morning, you will be picked from your hotel and be driven southwards to Nyungwe NP. An en route stop over at the King’s palace Nyanza and another at the Butare national museum may captivate your journey and help you stretch your legs during this long drive. The Nyanza king’s palace is a replica of the ancient palace the King of Rwanda kingdom and you will be taken through the experience of how a king used to live and go about his daily activities. Proceed to reach your lodge in the afternoon. Overnight at One and Only Nyungwe house. FB
Day 2: Chimp tracking and afternoon canopy walk
In the morning, you will be driven to the park office for briefing and proceed to track chimps in either Uwinka forest or Kyamudongo forest that is a bit detached from the main forest. On your trek, you may be lucky to see other primate species including black and white colobus monkey and other monkey species. Once you have reached where the chimps are, you will be allowed a maximum of 1hr to be with them and later return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will go for a canopy walk to see an aerial view of this forest. Overnight at One and Only Nyungwe house. FB
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
You will be picked from your lodge after breakfast and drive northwards to Volcanoes National Park, with en route stops for sightseeing.. Dinner and overnight stay at Bisate lodge / Sabyinyo Silverback lodge. FB
Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Tracking and afternoon nature/cultural walk.
Assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing in the morning together with your trekking gear and drinking water and ascend in the forest to track the gorillas. Once you have caught up with them, you will be allowed not more than an hour to observe, learn and take photos of these gentle giants before returning to your lodge. In the evening, you may go for cultural walk to the Iby’wachu village for a cultural treat or take a nature walk to the twin lakes. Dinner and overnight stay at your Lodge.
Day 5: Golden monkey tracking and transfer back to Kigali.
In the morning, you will go for briefing at the park headquarters and proceed for golden monkey tracking, a somehow easier trek that is less strenuous compared to the gorilla trek. You are also allowed to be with them for not more than an hour. On return, you will transfer back to Kigali.
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Price: USD9900 per person staying at Bisate lodge and One and Only Nyungwe house
USD7900 per person staying at Sabyinyo Silverback lodge and One and Only Nyungwe house
Luxury Lodges to Stay
One &Only Nyungwe House
One &Only Nyunwe House
Sabinyo Silverback Gorilla Lodge