This 4 days safari will start and end in Kigali. The tour will take you to Nyungwe, a huge afro-montane forest for Chimpanzee Tracking. You will participate in other activities like canopy walk or waterfall hike. With over 10,000sq.km in size, Nyungwe is the undisputed giant in Central Africa. The natural forest is renowned for its large troops of colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, butterflies and a rich variety of orchids. Over 300 bird species have been recorded.

You will also visit Volcanoes National Park in Northern Rwanda where about 300 mountain gorillas live to track Gorillas.

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Canopy or waterfall hike

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking & Canopy walk or Waterfall hike

Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking & transfer to Kigali

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

Transfer to Nyungwe National Park via Butare and visit the King’s palace, art gallery, and national museum. You will have lunch at Ibis hotel in Butare before we proceed to Nyungwe forest. The drive will take up to about 6 hours but it’s a great drive through the villages of Rwanda as you enjoy local lifestyles and an amazing landscape.

Accommodation: Nyungwe Top View Hotel.

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking & Canopy Walk or Waterfall Hike.

Wake up for an early breakfast then drive to the edge of the forest where chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe starts. You meet up with the rangers who will brief and guide you throughout the tracking as they are aware of the best spots to easily track these chimps. While you hike through the verdant forest, you will find various other primates like monkeys which might excite you as you get closer to the chimps. For the bird lovers, there are various Bird species that can be spotted.

The opportunity to see these chimpanzees is amazing, you will observe them play, feed and take their rest. You will be allowed to take numerous pictures and after this, you will head back to the hotel to freshen up and have lunch.

In the evening after lunch, there are more options you can choose to do which include canopy walk, waterfall hike, black and white colobus monkeys, the remotest source of the Nile, nature walks to see endemic birds and plants in the park etc.

Accommodation: Nyungwe Top View Hotel.

Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Volcanoes National Park via Butare, Muhanga, Ngororero and then Volcanoes National Park. We will stop in Muhanga for lunch and refreshments. The drive will take more than 8 hours but it’s a great drive through the remotest villages of Rwanda as you enjoy local lifestyles along the Congo-Nile trail.

Accommodation: Bambou Lodge.

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking & Transfer to Kigali

Early breakfast at 6:00 a.m. then transfer to the park at 7 am for briefings and grouping. Option to visit Buhanga forest in the afternoon where all the Rwanda kings were initiated or Kinigi Cultural Village for traditional dances and music, bio-mimicry and traditional healing lessons.

Volcanoes National Park:

After breakfast, you transfer to the park headquarters where you find the rangers who take you through a briefing. Then when you are done completing your park formalities, you embark on a once in a lifetime experience of tracking mountain gorillas.

Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breathtaking wildlife experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience.

Be back at the base in time for lunch! Some gorilla families, however, are more elusive and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. You will then be transferred to Kigali and dropped off at Kigali International Airport

 

No of Persons Rate per Person
2 USD 3,179
4 USD 2,640
6 USD 2,569
8 USD 2,458

 Tour Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Full board Accommodation (all meals inclusive)
  • Kigali City Tour & reconciliation village educational tours
  • Park entry fees
  • Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tracking Permits
  • Waterfall hike & Canopy walk
  • Historical – cultural site tours
  • Experiential community based tours
  • Ground transport
  • Professional driver guides & tracking guides
  • Taxes and Administrative costs.

Tour Excludes:

  • Visa fees
  • Health & travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Personal expenses on alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips and phone expenses.

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are non commissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.