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Gorillas & Chimps of Rwanda
Discover more of this wonderful country, its diverse wildlife, spectacular mountain scenery and friendly people on this tour which includes both a gorilla and a chimpanzee trek.
- Style: Private Safari
- Duration: 7 days/6 nights
- Starts in: Kigali
Guide Price £3922
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Nyungwe Forest National Park
- Lake kivu
- Volcanoes National Park
Day 1 Kigali
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Rwanda’s capital Kigali. Depending on your arrival time you might like to add a tour of the city and its sombre but worthwhile Genocide Memorial – ask your consultant for details.
Day 2 Kigali to Nyungwe Forest NP
Today it’s a full day’s drive southwest towards Nyungwe. Stop en route at the former royal capital of Nyabisindu to visit a replica of the Mwami’s (king’s) palace. Continue to Huye and visit the excellent Ethnographic Museum which houses one of Africa’s finest ethnographic collections, before arriving at your lodge late afternoon.
Day 3 Nyungwe Forest NP
Set off early to start your small group trek in search of chimpanzees in the picturesque surroundings of Nyungwe Forest National Park. As well as these fascinating primates, the rainforest is home to the Ruwenzori colobus and l’Hoest’s monkey as well as almost 300 different species of birds. Return to your lodge to unwind in the afternoon.
Day 4 Nyungwe Forest NP to Gisenyi
Drive north along the eastern shore of Lake Kivu towards Gisenyi, stopping for a picnic lunch on the way. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax by the pool in your lakeside hotel or soak up the views on the sandy shore.
Day 5 Gisenyi to Volcanoes NP
After a free morning at your hotel, drive towards the dramatic scenery of the Virunga Mountains, a chain of eight ancient volcanoes, and your lodge near Volcanoes National Park.
Day 6 Volcanoes NP
Set off early for your group trek in search of the magnificent mountain gorillas. You will be briefed on trekking etiquette before walking for up to 6 hours depending on where the gorillas are located. After a memorable hour in their company, return to your lodge to relax. If you can, why not add an extra day to experience the magic of a second gorilla trek?
Day 7 Volcanoes NP to Kigali
Drive back to Kigali airport for your onward flight.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- 6 nights 3★ to 4★ accommodation
- 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 5 dinners
- Transfers & game drives as detailed on a private basis in a 4WD safari vehicle with driver/guide
- Small group chimpanzee trek & small group gorilla trek (max 8 people)
- 1 chimpanzee & 1 gorilla trekking permit
- All park fees
- International flights
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