6 Days Gorilla Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda

6 Days Gorilla Chimpanzee safari Rwanda

 6 Days Gorilla Chimpanzee Trekking Rwanda

This 6 days Gorilla Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda rewards with a double trekking experience visiting the Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking and an exclusive chimpanzee tracking adventure in the Nyungwe forest national park. This flawless amazing trip is the best wildlife encounter in Rwanda that will get you very up close with the closest relatives to human beings

The gorilla and chimpanzee safari starts and ends in Rwanda’s capital Kigali.

Trip Summary  

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Go for Kigali City Tour
Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking – Transfer to Kibuye
Day 4: Transfer via Kibuye – Volcanoes national park
Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Day 6: Departure, End of Safari

6 Days Gorilla Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda- Kigali City Tour

upon your arrival at Kigali airport, our driver guide will pick up and transfer you to Kigali for a city tour. You will tour various sites in the city such as the Kigali convention center, art and crafts centers in Kigali, the Richard Kandt national Museum, presidential palace, and the Kigali genocide memorial center among others. You will eventually retire for Dinner and overnight as you prepare for the next day early transfer to Nyungwe forest for chimpanzee trekking.

Accommodation options; Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury), Frame Tree Village (Moderate)

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

After having your morning breakfast, you will start the 6-7 hours journey to Nyungwe forest national park in the southwestern part of the country via the rolling hills across Rwanda. You will have lunch en-route and reach at the lodge in the evening.

Accommodation options; Gisakura Guest House (Budget), Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Moderate), Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Upmarket)

Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest - Transfer to Kibuye

Today morning we shall set off very early after having breakfast to go for a briefing about chimpanzee trekking by the primates guides at Nyungwe Forest Park headquarters. At about 7:30 am, we will set off to penetrate Nyungwe forest as the chimpanzee trek and search for other primates intensifies. You will enjoy a fun time with the chimps as you watch them play and relate with their fellows.

Apart from the chimpanzees, you will also see other primates such as the handsome L’Hoest’s monkey, the endangered golden monkeys, strong troops of the delightfully acrobatic Angola Colobus, vervet monkeys, Silver Monkey, Hamlyn’s Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Olive Baboon, Grey-cheeked Mangabeys and so on.

In the afternoon, drive for 2 hours to Kibuye for a city tour and then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options; Gisakura Guest House (Budget), Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Moderate), Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Upmarket)

Meal plan – Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

You will have a morning breakfast and then transfer to volcanoes national park in kinigi via Gisenyi in Ruhengeri. You will pass via tea plantations with spectacular views of the neighboring communities and beautiful sceneries reaching in the evening. The distance from kibuye to Volcanoes is roughly 3-4 hours drive.

Dinner and overnight at Mountain gorilla view lodge/Gorilla solution lodge/ Da Vinci gorilla lodge/Kinigi guest house.

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Wake up early and transfer to volcanoes national park headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing about gorilla trekking. At 8:30 am, transfer to the trekking starting point and then hike into the forest to search for mountain gorillas. You will spend an hour with the mountain gorillas and then descend back to the lodge. In the evening, you may go for cultural encounters and interact with the local people.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge as above

Day 6: Departure - End of Safari

After breakfast, trek up to the mountain for another memorable experience with the gorillas. OR Visit Dian Fossey’s tomb, another option is a Climb of Mt Bisoke, which is topped with a beautiful crater lake.


Park entrance fees
Chimpanzee Trekking permit
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permit
A professional driver/guide
All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
Roundtrip airport transfer


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.)

To Make Bookings and Reservations

To book this safari, contact our tour planner experts on email at info@accesscarrentals.com for detailed tour packages and travel tips.

Our payments are preferred in US Dollars and currency exchange rates vary daily based on the current international banking data available.We accept wire transfers and credit card payments. Payment by credit card is subject to a an unsolicited charge of 5%.

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