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6 Days Chimpanzee & Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda

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6 Days, 5 Nights
Min Age : 15+
NOTE: There has been an increase of the gorilla and chimps permits in Uganda, starting 1st July 2020, as recently confirmed by the Uganda Wild life Authority (UWA). Below are the changes: New Gorilla permits (Uganda): from $600 to $700 Chimps Trekking permits (Kibale NP): from $150 to $200 Chimps Habituation (Kibale NP): from $220 to $250 Gorilla Habituation (Uganda) Permits remain at $1500 Golden Monkey tracking (Mgahinga) at $60 --- SAVE TOURISM!! POSTPONED YOUR TRIP, DON'T CANCEL!! #StayHome #StaySafe #TravelTomorrow
Tour Details

This 6 Days Chimpanzee & Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda is a magical journey into the isolated jungles of  East Africa, promising you an experience like no other. If you’re a luxury traveler, don’t bounce off yet, this Rwanda Experience can be tailor made to suite your style too. Inquire with our team of experts to makes sure they get everything right – including accommodation, transportation, meals and the gorilla permits.

With chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest, home of 13 species of primates, and then ascending the slopes of the Virungas, you will be immersed in the dense, lush rainforest.  An experience like no other awaits you!


  • Important travel information to plan your trip and make the most of your time here, from entry requirements, safety tips, how to get around to weather conditions, currency and accommodation is available here: Destination Uganda or Destination Rwanda
  • Gorilla Permits cost $600 each
  • Chimpanzee Permits cost $150 each
  • Gorillas are mainly found in Bwindi and Mgahinga
  • Chimpanzees are mainly found in Kibale National Park
  • Depending on availability of gorilla permits at the time of confirmation, you may trek gorillas in Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga or Nkuringo.
  • Read our updated  FAQs to learn more

Departure & Return Location

Kigali International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All airport pick-ups and drops.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide
  • Park entrance Fees
  • All government taxes/levies
  • All activities as stipulated in the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Gorilla permit for $600, Chimpanzee permit for $150
  • Optional activities or forest walks
  • Phone calls and bar bills
  • Any Private/Personal Expenses
  • Driver guide’s gratuity
  • Personal Insurance


  • Park entrance Fees
What to Expect
  • Safari takes place in Rwanda
  • Explore Kigali by visiting the Genocide Museum and Caplaki Crafts Centre
  • Chimp tracking in Nyungwe fores
  • Gorilla tracking in Parc des Volcans
  • Ascending the slopes of the Virungas
  • Visit the grave and final resting place of Diane Fossey and the gorilla cemetery

Day 1 Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda

Arriving at the airport you will be warmly welcomed by a Churchill Safaris representative, and transferred to your hotel in Kigali. A tour of the city can be arranged for interested parties depending on your time of arrival. Overnight at Frame tree village. B/B

Day 2Kigali- Nyungwe

After breakfast, you will explore Kigali by visiting the Genocide Museum and Caplaki Crafts Centre. Later proceed to Nyungwe having a stop at Nyanza and Butare National museum arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest lodge. F/B

Day 3Chimp tracking in Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, you will go for Chimp tracking in Nyungwe forest. Home of 13 species of primates including chimpanzees, Nyungwe is a closed canopy rain forest and has lots of forest dwelling birds.
There is also an option of going for an afternoon canopy walk and for those that have interest in botany, the flora in Nyungwe comes as an added bonus. You will also have a chance to view the other habitats of the forest like reptiles and butterflies. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest lodge. F/B

Day 4Nyungwe – Ruhengere

Have breakfast you will drive to Ruhengere having lunch in Kibuye arriving in the evening. Please note that this is a long drive which will take about 8 hours. Overnight at Da Vinci lodge. F/B

Day 5Parc des Volcans - Gorilla Tracking

Today you set off for gorilla trekking in Parc des Volcans. Ascending the slopes of the Virungas, you will be immersed in the dense, lush rainforest. The vibrant birdcalls and squabbles of the golden monkeys will eventually bring you to the gorillas in their natural habitat. Starring into the eyes of these gentle giants is a truly once in a lifetime experience. Returning in the afternoon you can go for the optional Ibyiwatu Cultural group performance, where you will be entertained, and learn more about Rwandan culture, music, dance, and drama. Or take a visit to the twin lakes before returning to the lodge in the evening. Overnight at Da Vinci lodge.. F/B

Day 6Ruhengere – Kigali

There are so many options to choose from today as you get to decide between a second gorilla trek in the park, or tracking the endangered golden monkeys. You can also choose to visit the grave and final resting place of Diane Fossey and the gorilla cemetery. Later drive back to Kigali to transfer to your hotel or to the airport for your return flight home


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