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5 Days Rwanda Luxury Gorilla and Chimp Tracking Tour

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.

Trip Summary

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP (5-6hrs drive)
Day 2: Chimp tracking and afternoon canopy walk
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Tracking and afternoon nature/cultural walk.
Day 5: Golden monkey tracking and transfer back to Kigali

  • 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

    5 Days Rwanda luxury safariIn 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.

    Luxury safaris in RwandaAssemble 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.

    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

    Included in this tour package;

    • Gorilla Permit

    • Golden Monkey 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.

    Exclusions:

    • Airfares

    • Visa Fees for Rwanda

    • Personal Insurance

    • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
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  • Luxury Accommodation in Volcanoes National park
    Luxury Lodges in Volcanoes National Park
    Lodges in Nyungwe Forest
    Luxury Lodges in Nyungwe Forest National park

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    • Mandatory hand washing
    • Mandatory face masking
    • Keep a distance of 2 meters away
      • Before boarding your plane, you will be required to show your covid 19 negative test results which should be valid for not more than 72hrs (applies for both Rwanda and Uganda)
      • Also you are supposed to fill a locator form (link below) which you will also be asked before boarding (failure to have it, you will be denied boarding)

      http://www.rbc.gov.rw/travel/

      • Once you arrive in Kigali, you will take another covid 19 test and be in self quarantine at any of the chosen hotels in Kigali for 24hrs as you wait for your covid 19 test results

      You will then start your tour after your results have returned and you are proved negative

      • These results expire every after 72hrs, hence if your tour is still going on, you will need another test to allow you enter any other park or do any other activity after 72hrs of your test. (This applies to Rwanda only, not Uganda)
      • Before departure from Rwanda or Uganda, you need to do another covid 19 test not more than 72hrs before your departure as you will be required to present your results before boarding your departure flight.
      • While on your tour, you are advised to carry your masks and maintain social distance whenever you are in the public

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