Rwanda Gorillas and Chimps

7 days/6 nights
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Departs daily ex Kigali

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Explore pristine rainforest in search of Africa’s diverse but endangered primate species.

Rwanda is home to the rare mountain gorilla, as well as chimpanzee and many monkeys. This 7-day journey through the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ combines two gorilla treks with a visit to the unspoilt Nyungwe Forest, home to chimpanzees and 12 different monkey species. Tracking chimpanzee can be arduous, even more so than gorilla trekking, so you need to be relatively fit and prepared to hike deep into the rainforest (between 2-4 hours).

  • The ultimate wildlife encounter with the last remaining wild mountain gorillas
  • Trek through the stunning Parc National des Volcans
  • Explore Rwanda’s bustling capital, Kigali

Sample Itinerary

Rwanda Gorillas and Chimps

7 days/6 nights

Day 1

Kigali

Met on arrival in Kigali and transfer to Kigali Serena Hotel for overnight. D

Days 2/3

Nyungwe Forest

Morning city tour. Time permitting, visit the Genocide Museum and the Royal Palace at Nyanza before departing by road (6hrs) to the Nyungwe Forest National Park. Next morning depart before dawn for a full day in the forest, searching for chimpanzees as well as troops of colobus monkeys and other primates. Overnight at the superb One&Only Nyungwe House. BLD

Days 4/5

Parc des Volcans

Drive through the Rift Valley and along the scenic shores of Lake Kivu towards the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes and the Parc des Volcans. Early next morning commence your guided gorilla trek from park headquarters. In the afternoon, explore the scenic rural countryside. Overnight at the luxurious Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. BLD

Day 6

Kigali

Another early morning start for your second gorilla trek. After lunch drive back to Kigali. Overnight Kigali Serena Hotel. BLD

Day 7

Tour ends

After breakfast transfer to airport. B

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