5 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek and Chimp Tracking with Africa Joy Tours

5 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek and Chimp Tracking

//5 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek and Chimp Tracking

This five day tour will start and end in Kigali starting with chimpanzee tracking and colobus monkey tracking or Forest canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National park, then gorilla tracking and golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National park before transfer back to Kigali.

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park
You will be picked from your hotel in Kigali at 8am by your guide/driver and set off to Nyungwe Forest National park with en route visit to Nyanza Kings’ Palace, Butare Museum, Murambi genocide museum reaching Nyungwe Forest National park in the evening. Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and Colobus Monkey tracking/Forest Canopy walk
After an early breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters and attend to a briefing from the park warden on do’s and don’ts while tracking chimps. You will then drive to Kyamudongo Forest where you will track the chimps in the forest with view of other primates in the forest. In the afternoon, you will go for either colobus monkey tracking or go for the scenic Forest canopy walk. Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House

Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes national park
In the morning after breakfast, you will set off a scenic long to Volcanoes national park with en route stopover for lunch and photography for the scenic areas along the way reaching Volcanoes National park in the evening. This journey will take you 7-8 hours drive including the stopovers. Accommodation:Muhabura Hotel

Day 4: Gorilla trekking and cultural walk
You will wake up early for breakfast and then transfer to the park headquarters by 7:30am to start the briefing about the dos and don’ts with the gorillas. You will then be allocated the gorilla tracking group and then the driver will drive you up to the starting point of the gorilla tracking group allocated and then ascend the forest for the memorable adventure. Once you see the gorillas, a maximum of one hour is allowed to stay with them before descending back to the starting point. On descent, you will meet your driver/guide and drive back to your Lodge for refreshment. In the evening, you may go for a cultural walk to Iby’wachu where you will be entertained in Banyarwanda traditional songs and learn more about their culture. Accommodation: Muhabura Hotel

Day 5: Golden Monkey tracking and transfer back to Kigali
In the morning after an early breakfast, you will gather at the park headquarters for briefing before ascending the forest for golden monkey tracking where you will enjoy them play in the forest in search of food. On return, you will set off back to Kigali reaching early for shopping if necessary and later transfer to the airport to check in for your departure flight if on schedule.

Important to know

Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

Rates per person – Must be paid in United States Dollar (USD)

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  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (on all days)


  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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