5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks

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5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks

Overview of the 5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks

5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks features two main Primate destinations of Rwanda. The Volcanoes National Park in the north west of the country protects the Rwandan side of the Virunga massif where the count of 480 mountain gorillas thrive along with other species like the golden monkeys, over 178 species of which 13 Species and 16 sub species are restricted in range to the Virunga and Rwenzori mountains. The Safari also takes you to Nyungwe Forest National Park which the country’s largest montane forest featuring 13 primate species including common Chimpanzees and the largest grouping of colobus monkeys in Africa over 400. The park has mature trees with verdant flora with a canopy that has inspired the set up of a canopy walkway which is the first of its stature in East Africa and the third in Africa. The 5 Days Safari incorporates heritage tour to the Royal Palace at Nyanza and Ethnographic Museum at Butare to offer you an insight into the Kinyarwanda traditions.

Safari Highlight of the 5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks

Day 1 of the 5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks: Arrive in Rwanda (Kigali International Airport) & transfer to Ruhengeri – Volcanoes National Park

Day 2 of the 5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks: Do gorilla trekking and transfer to Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)

Day 3 of the 5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks: Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park driving along the Congo – Nile divide trail

Day 4 of the 5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks: Do Chimpanzee trekking and afternoon Nyungwe Canopy walk

Day 5 of the 5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks: Transfer back to Kigali, make a stop en route to visit the Royal Palace & the ethnographic Museum

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Detailed Itinerary of the 5 Days Gorillas in Uganda & Rwanda

Day 1 of the 5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks: Arrive in Rwanda (Kigali International Airport) & transfer to Ruhengeri – Volcanoes National Park

Arrive in Rwanda at her main entry point Kigali International Airport where you are welcomed by the company representative who will brief you about the country and the safari in particular before embarking on the transfer to Ruhengeri where the Rwanda gorilla safari haven of Volcanoes National Park is located 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme, Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel, Camping

Day 2 of the 5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks: Do gorilla trekking and transfer to Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)

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After our breakfast, start your Rwanda gorilla tracking safari by driving to the headquarters for briefing by park officials at 8am and after enter into the jungle to search for the shy mountain endangered gorillas in Rwanda. Requirements like firm walking shoes, hut, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gears, packed lunch and bottled water are a must plus other tools that one may need once in the tropical rain forest. The gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes is beyond gorilla alone. The sights of the Volcanic Mountains that stretch from Congo through Rwanda to Uganda, the verdant green vegetation that shelter their slopes, the counts of birds along with fauna like duikers and buffaloes combine to generate lasting safari memories. The gorilla trekking activity tends to last from 2 to 8 hours or more depending on the day’s gorilla movement. The one hour of direct encounter with the gorillas brings you closer to these ancient apes, look into their eyes, their gigantic structure that makes them most powerful of all apes and see them forage and play before retreating to the starting point and connect to Gisenyi 110km about 2 hours’ drive arriving in the afternoon. The Gisenyi beaches offer a remarkable evening experience like swimming, beach sports and boat cruise among others. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Midrange / Standard: Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu, Budget / Basic: Paladise Malahide, Resort Camping

Day 3 of the 5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks: Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park driving along the Congo – Nile divide trail 

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park 294km about 7 – 8 hours’ drive driving along the Congo Nile divide with magical sceneries of the water catchment area for these two prominent rivers arising from the heart of Africa. The views of Lake Kivu and the resort towns of Gisenyi, Kibuye and Cyangungu before arriving in Nyungwe make the drive very rewarding. Arrive in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel, Budget / Basic: Gisakura Guesthouse, Wild Camping

Day 4 of the 5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks: Do Chimpanzee trekking and afternoon Nyungwe Canopy walk

3 Days Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Nyungwe Forest National Park

After breakfast, connect to the Park headquarters for briefing at 8am local time before heading to the forest in search of common Chimpanzees. The forest of Nyungwe is considered as the largest montane forest in the region and is a rich habitat to 310 Species of birds, over 75 mammal Species, 13 Species of Primates of which common Chimpanzees are among along with counts of butterflies, impressive trees and beautiful orchids. The chimp trek tend to last 2 – 5 hours inclusive of one hour direct encounter with the chimps as you see them munch fruit, roll themselves on tree branches, socialize, patrol, copulate among other interesting aspects that will lure you to make full utilization of your Camera space. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation an lunch. In the afternoon, you connect at Uwinka Visitor Center to embark on the afternoon Nyungwe canopy walk. The two hour walk on top of the forest canopy offers you impressive views of the forest and the species that thrive in it including primates and birds. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel, Budget / Basic: Gisakura Guesthouse, Wild Camping

Day 5 of the 5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks: Transfer back to Kigali, make a stop en route to visit the Royal Palace & the ethnographic Museum

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kigali driving 268km about 6 hours’ drive. A stop will be made in Butare in the south of Rwanda to visit the Ethnographic Museum which is the largest Museum in Rwanda with over 100,000 artifacts that bring out the history and traditions of Rwanda in detail. After this encounter, you embark on the tour to the Nyanza palace which is a Royal home to the two Kings of Rwanda namely King Musinga and his successor King Rudahigwa. The impressively build Kinyarwanda hut whose architecture dates back to the times of these Kings. There are also the traditional Inyambo Cows with their beautiful horns and can make a considerable parade. Retreat from the activities in Butare and embark on the transfer to Kigali City arriving in the late afternoon, refreshing and check in for your night flight.

End of the 5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

More lodging options in Bwindi

Gorilla Valley lodge-accommodation in bwindi

Gorilla Valley lodge is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment that is located in Rushaga region in the south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

More lodging options in Murchison falls

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp - accommodation in murchison falls np

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment owned and operated by an Italian family that came to Uganda in the year 1986. Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is positioned at 10km from the Tangi gate to the north of Murchison Falls National Park.

More lodging options in Murchison falls

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp - accommodation in murchison falls np

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment owned and operated by an Italian family that came to Uganda in the year 1986. Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is positioned at 10km from the Tangi gate to the north of Murchison Falls National Park.

More lodging options in Mburo

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Mburo Safari Lodge is a midmarket inclined to Luxury accommodation on the border of Lake Mburo National Park. The lodge is positioned on a raised hill offering a panoramic view of the park.

More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth

Kasenyi Safari Camp - accommodation in queen elizabeth np

Kasenyi Safari Camp is positioned on Lake Bunyampaka rim the Queen Elizabeth National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation establishment within Queen Elizabeth National Park.

More lodging options in Budongo

Budongo Eco Lodge- accommodation on a uganda safari

Budongo Eco Lodge is a midrange/ standard accommodation in the Kaniyo Pabidi forest an extension of Budongo Central Forest Reserve accessed through the Kichumbayobo gate in the south of Murchison Falls National Park.

Budongo Eco Lodge also has provision for the budget rooms that caters for the low cost travellers on safaris in Uganda.

More lodging options in Kibale

Papaya Lake Lodge- accommodation in kibale np

Papaya Lake Lodge is positioned at 350km from Kampala the Uganda’s Capital City on the boundary of Kibale National Park in the Ndali Kasenda Crater Field. The region in which it is located features twenty (20) extinct volcanic crater fields that present a range of lakes coming with unique shapes, color and size. The Papaya Lake Lodge also overlooks the magical Rwenzori Mountains that is snowcapped.

More lodging options in Kampala

Imperial Resort Beach Hotel- luxury accommodation in uganda

Imperial Royale Hotel opened in 2007 offering Luxury / Upmarket accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers and other guests in Uganda.

More lodging options in Bunyonyi

Bunyonyi Safaris Resort - accommodation in bunyonyi on a uganda safari

Bunyonyi Safari Resort is a midrange / standard accommodation on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi in the Kagalama village overlooking the lake.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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