Gorillas & Chimps of Rwanda

Gorillas & Chimps of Rwanda

Kigali . Volcanoes National Park . Nyungwe Forest National Park
Private guided journey
6 days / 5 nights from
$3299 per person based on double occupancy*

Gorillas & Chimps of Rwanda

Gorillas & Chimps of Rwanda

Rwanda > Nyungwe Forest National Park

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6 Days, 5 Nights

In addition to the option of a gorilla trek, this 6 day itinerary adds the chimps and colobus monkeys of verdant Nyungwe Forest National Park to the mix.

Chimps are the entertainers of the forest, their antics and expressive faces are completely enchanting and relatable. A chimp trek is a completely different experience to a gorilla trek, so diverse are their natures.  These adorable primates fascinated Dr. Jane Goodall her entire career, convincing her that they could provide us a window into our own origins.

Colobus monkeys are unlike other monkeys in that they do not have thumbs. Their beautiful black fur strongly contrasts with the long white mantle, whiskers, bushy tail, and beard around the face. Watching a troop of Colobus monkeys leap from limb to limb, their long fur flying, is one of the special treats on offer in scenic Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Highlights

  • Time to explore Kigali, East Africa's sparkling city 
  • Visit to Genocide Memorial
  • Canopy Walk, Nyungwe
  • Opportunity to do a Mountain Gorilla trek
  • Opportunity to do a Chimpanzee trek
  • Opportunity to do a Colobus Monkey trek
  • Visit to Butare Museum and Kings Palace (time permitting)

Inclusions

  • Meet and greet upon arrival
  • Airport transfers
  • One nights accommodation Kigali - choice of First-class, Deluxe or Luxury accommodation
  • Two nights accommodation in Volcanoes National Park - choice First-class, Deluxe or Luxury accommodation
  • Two nights accommodation at Nyungwe Forest National Park  - choice First-class, Deluxe or Luxury accommodation

  • English speaking guides throughout
  • Transfers from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park to Nyungwe and return

 

Based on departures in Low Season*
Price per person in private vehicle First-class Deluxe Luxury
Solo traveler 4629 5729 12229
Each of 2 3299 3999 9679
Each of 3 2899 3599 9249
Each of 4 2679 3379 9029
Each of 5 2549 3249 8799
Each of 6 2469 3169 8819
Single room supplement 819 399 1319

 

Based on departures in Shoulder Season*
Price per person in private vehicle First-class Deluxe Luxury
Solo traveler 4629 7099 14179
Each of 2 3299 4859 9269
Each of 3 2899 4429 8839
Each of 4 2679 4199 8629
Each of 5 2549 4079 8499
Each of 6 2469 3999 8399
Single room supplement 819 959 3599

 

Based on departures in High Season*
Price per person in private vehicle First-class Deluxe Luxury
Solo traveler 4629 7989 17439
Each of 2 3299 5559 11369
Each of 3 2899 5119 10939
Each of 4 2679 4899 10719
Each of 5 2549 4779 10589
Each of 6 2469 4689 10499
Single room supplement 819 1129 4779

SEASONS

First-class - same year round
Deluxe - Low season is 1 April - 31 May // Shoulder Season is 1 January - 31 March & 1 November - 14 December // High season is 1 June - 31 October & 15 - 31 December
Luxury - Low season is 1 - 15 January // Shoulder Season is 16 January - 31 May & 16 October - 14 December // High Season is 1 June - 15 October & 15 - 31 December

Group Size

Minimum 2, solo travelers pay surcharge

Dates

Departs year round.

Price

From $3299 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share occupancy. Seasonal Surcharges apply.  Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates may apply. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. Pricing does not include Gorilla viewing permits which are currently US$1,500 per person each or Chimp trekking permits which are currently 90usd per person each or Colobus Monkey permits which are currently 70usd per person each. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.  Prices are current at time of posting (2/8/2021) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | PC-1282498.

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Itinerary

Gorillas & Chimps of Rwanda

Day 1: Arrive Kigali

On arrival in Kigali, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for tonight. Rest of day at leisure. We recommend dining at Heaven Restaurant, your concierge can arrange transportation.

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Day 2: Kigali - Volcanoes National Park

Spend the morning on a privately guided tour of Kigali, including time at the powerful Genocide Memorial, a must see. After lunch at Kigali Serena Hotel, travel northwest about 2.5 hours to through the beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda’s landscape. Arrive at Ruhengeri, the base for Gorilla trekking at the Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park). The town itself, located only 15 miles from the Uganda border, is relatively a small city of about 70,000 people. The constant flow of humanity is quite remarkable. The town has great views of the surrounding volcanoes. Check into your accommodation. Rest of day at leisure to explore the town. (B,L,D)

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Day 3: Volcanoes National Park

This morning, your guide will transfer you to Volcanoes National Park for your gorilla trek with an expert primate guide and tracking team. The trek to the gorilla family may be as short as 30 minutes or as long as 3 hours. Porters are available to assist you with the trek, this is inexpensive and highly recommended. Those who have mobility challenges can hire a team of porters to carry them on a sedan chair. After an amazing, never to be forgotten hour with the gorilla family, you will descend and transfer back to your accommodation for lunch. The afternoon is free for you to explore the town or opt for a visit to the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village at around $35 per person. (B,L,D)

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Day 4: Volcanoes National Park - Nyungwe Forest National Park

Depart with packed lunch on a leisurely and scenic drive to Nyungwe National park. After arrival at your accommodation, you will have some free time to enjoy the amenities of your resort. (B,L,D)

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Day 5: Nyungwe Forest National Park

Opt to embark on a thrilling hike in search of chimpanzee communities. The Nyungwe chimpanzee population is thought to consist of approximately 500 individuals. Prepare to hear these excitable primates before you see them, as their pant-hoots travel through the deep forest. During your hike you may also spot migratory birdlife including the Ross’ turaco, grey-cheeked hornbill, red-breasted sparrow hawk and regal sunbird. After lunch, depart for a memorable Canopy walk to look out over the Forest. (B,L,D)

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Day 6: Depart

This morning you may opt for a colobus monkey trek, (departure flight timing permitting). With their long black and white fur, these monkeys are the most glamorous stars of the forest. Depart on a scenic drive to Kigali via Butare, the second largest city of Rwanda. Butare hosts the National Museum and King's Palace. On arrival in Kigali, you will be transferred to the airport for departure, or may opt to spend another night in Kigali (not included) (B,L)

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