5 Days Rwanda Safari – Gorillas and Chimpanzees



This 5 days tour in Rwanda takes you to Volcanoes national park for the gorilla trekking adventure and to Nyungwe Forest national park for the chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda. This safari will offer you an encounter with these 2 great apes found in Rwanda’s finest national parks.


  • Gorilla Trekking Permit
  • Chimpanzee Trekking Permit
  • Canopy walk
  • Private Safari car
  • Museum fee
  • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Drinking water in the car
  • Optional Activities
  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses during the trip

Tour Plan

Your driver guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kigali today and you start the journey to Volcanoes national park. The drive takes you through the beautiful scenery of Rwanda that is referred to as “the land of a thousand hills.”On arrival you check in to the lodge, have lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing. Journey time: 2½ Hours Accommodation: Up market -Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel Mid – range – Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge Budget – Garden Place Hotel Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Breakfast at the lodge in the morning will prepare you for the gorilla trekking adventure in Rwanda today. Your driver guide will transfer you to the park offices where you will have a cup of Rwandan coffee and then receive a briefing from your ranger guide. You then are allocated a gorilla family after which you begin your trek. If your starting point is away from the park office your driver guide will drive you to the starting point. When you locate the gorillas you get to spend 1 hour with them where you watch them in their natural habitat and take photos during this time. The gorilla trek is a rewarding activity that brings you closer to these endangered species. After this you trek back to the starting point, here you meet your guide who will then take you back to the lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Have breakfast at the lodge today morning, check out and leave Volcanoes national park to Nyungwe forest national park. The drive takes you through the stunning scenery of Rwanda and the small towns in the countryside. On arrival you check in to your lodge and have dinner. Journey time: 5 hours Accommodation: Luxury – One &Only Nyungwe House Mid – range – Nyungwe Top view Lodge Budget – Garden Place Hotel Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast at your lodge this morning your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing area at the park offices in Nyungwe. Here you will meet with your ranger guide who will tell you about the guidelines for the chimp trek and what to expect from the trek. After the briefing you transfer to the starting point to begin your chimpanzee trek. The chimp trek in Rwanda is a rewarding experience that brings you closer to these primates that are known as man’s closest relatives. Once you locate the chimpanzees you get to watch them as they hop around in the forest and take some amazing photos of them. After this you return back to the starting point. In the afternoon you will go on a guided canopy walk in Nyugwe forest along the Igishigishigi Trail. The walk takes you through the forest as you see bird life, colorful butterflies, orchids and small predators like squirrels. You might also sight some monkeys along the trail. The canopy walk is an interesting experience as you walk along a 70m high suspension bridge as you are treated to scenic views of Nyungwe forest giving you a true jungle experience. After the walk you return to the lodge for dinner. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast you will travel back to Kigali. You will stop at Huye and visit the ethnographic museum for a look in to the culture and traditions of the Rwandan people. The ethnographic museum is part of the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda. After this you proceed with your journey to Kigali with a later drop off at your hotel. Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

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