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This 5 Days Gorilla and Chimp Trekking in Rwanda safari offers you the opportunity to trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and also over 12 other primates in Nyungwe National Park. Having a chance to see some of the last remaining 700 mountain gorillas in the world is a wonderful experience.

Nyungwe is the largest montane forest in Central Africa with 13 species of primate; these include chimpanzee and large groups of Rwenzori colobus. Tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park is on steep slippery hillsides and viewing is unpredictable. Around 300 bird species, orchids and butterflies are other attractions.

Trip Summary

  • Day 01: Transfer to Nyungwe
  • Day 02: Chimpanzee tracking
  • Day 03: Transfer to Volcanoes national park
  • Day 04: Gorilla Trekking Expedition
  • Day 05: Transfer back to Kigali

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe.

In the morning, transfer southwards to Nyungwe national park with en route visit to the national museum in Butare, the Murambi genocide memorial site, the Nyanza king’s palace. Dinner and overnight at stay Nyungwe Forest Lodge(Luxury). Top hill view hotel for mid range, or Gisakula lodge for budget accommodation.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking.

After breakfast transfer to the park headquarters and attend to a briefing from the park warden on do’s and don’ts while tracking chimps. The will then transfer to the starting point of the chimpanzee hiking trail. Expect to meet Chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, baboons along the trail. Return to the lodge for relaxation.or you can choose to go for guided natural walk in Nyungwe forest NP. Dinner and overnight as above

Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes national park.

In the morning, you will enjoy a scenic long drive to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri. Dinner and overnight at Muhabura hotel(Budget)/La Palme hotel(mid range)/Mountain gorilla view lodge(Luxury) as you prepare for the following day’s memorable adventure which is gorilla trekking in Volcanoes NP.

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Expedition

After briefing from the senior park ranger commence your memorable gorilla trekking adventure which normally takes 1 to 8 hours in the jungle. You will be allowed to stay in the presence of the gorillas for at least an hour. After the gorilla trek your safari guide will transfer you back to the lodge for relaxation. Dinner and overnight as above.

Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali.

After breakfast transfer back to Kigali. You may wish to enjoy a city tour including a visit to Gisozi genocide memorial site. The will be ready to transfer you to the airport for your departure flight to the next destination.

End of the 5 Days Gorilla and Chimp Trekking in Rwanda.

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