13 days gorilla and chimpanzee tracking Rwanda expedition with Simba Africa Expeditions team to the city tour and Akagera National Park to encounter game drive and boat ride, visit the Nyungwe Forest for chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk, nature walk to waterfalls, Twin Lakes and most importantly, go for the amazing Volcanoes gorilla tracking in their typical mist, relax at Lake Kivu and you can enjoy the fresh fried fish and then end the trip with Kigali city tour to famous historical site and shop souvenirs’ and curios!

You must know when booking for 13 days gorilla chimpanzee tracking Rwanda.

Group size: minimum one traveler
Transport: 4X4 safari vehicle Van or Minibus
Accommodation: safari lodge types (budget, mid-range or luxury)
Note: For booking and confirmation, a 50% initial deposit is required to secure the gorilla and chimpanzee permits

The highlight of 13 days gorilla chimpanzee tracking in Rwanda

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Game drive and village visit with a boat ride
  • Akagera National Park – Twin Lakes
  • Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Community excursion – Lake Kivu
  • Nyungwe Forest National Park for chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk
  • Nature walks to waterfalls

Detailed itinerary 13 days gorilla chimpanzee tracking in Rwanda

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport

Upon your arrival at the Airport meet our guide or driver and thereafter transfer to hotel for a briefing about your best Rwanda adventure. Dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel or Okapi Hotel. Meal plan: half board

Day 2: Short Kigali City Tour

After our breakfast, we shall embark on our safari vehicle and start our city tour to a historical site in Kigali, a visit landmarks of colonial, post-independence, genocide and post-genocide times. That is Kigali Solaire, Stade regionale, Kigali Genocide memorial site, Kandt Museum, Belgian camp. Transfer to Bugesera in the afternoon to visit the reconciliation village, Nyamata and Ntarama genocide churches. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: full board

Kigali Genocide Memorial Center
Visit Kigali Genocide Memorial Center

Day 3: Kigali city to Akagera National Park

Today we shall have our African breakfast and thereafter transfer to Kirehe with lunch en-route, visit Imigongo and practice ancient artisan in the region, and watch the waterfalls in Rusumo on the border of Tanzania and Rwanda. After with leisurely scenic drive proceeds to Akagera National Park a home to wild game species. Dinner and Overnight at Akagera game lodge. Meal plan: full board

Day 4: Game drive and village visit

Dawn Game drive and birding in Akagera National Park, a variety of wildlife and birds are spotted. After departing to the northern part of the park and visit the pastoralist heritage experience. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 5: Game drive and Boat ride

Today after our breakfast, take another Game drive to search for more wildlife that was missed on the previous drive. Return to the lodge for lunch and after taking a stunning boat ride on Lake Ihema to spot aquatic wildlife like crocodiles, schools of hippos and over 50 species of water birds like pelicans, and sunbirds among others. Retire to the lodge, Meal plan: F/B

Day 6: Akagera National Park and Twin Lakes

Breakfast and thereafter transfer to Ruhengeri for ethnobotany tours. Lunch en route and later visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo visit community project initiatives like brick-making sites and beehive locations. Dinner and overnight at your lodge of choice in Ruhengeri town. Meal plan: full board

Day 7: Gorilla tracking Volcanoes National Park

Have early morning breakfast, thereafter, take the awesome gorilla tracking in Volcanoes Forest and remember to carry the walkable shoes, rain gears, hut, sunscreen, insect repellent and much required while in tropical rainforest. Visit Buhanga forest for Kinigi Cultural Village. Dinner and overnight at Le Bambou Lodge or Kinigi guest house. Meal plan: F/B

Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes
Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park

Day 8: Community Excursion and visit Lake Kivu

Have breakfast and visit the Banana and Sorghum beer production experiences and even have a taste. After transfer to the shores of Lake Kivu relax as you swim the shores of Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Hotel. Meal plan: full board

Day 9: Gisenyi and Goma

Have your breakfast and after take a tour of Gisenyi town. Lunch and after a visit to Goma town in Congo. Then transfer by boat to Kibuye with an en-route visit to Amahoro Island. Dinner and Overnight at your lodge in Kibuye town. Meal plan: F/B

Day 10: Visit Kibuye and Nyungwe forest

After breakfast, transfer by boat to Cyangugu and Kamembe town, and relax at the lakeside. Dinner and Overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge or Gisakura guest house. Meal plan: F/B

Day 11: Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy walk

Have breakfast, after go for chimpanzee trekking and other primates like white and black Colobus, and Vervet monkeys in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Lunch and after taking canopy walk trail to experience other primates, birds and scenic view of canopies. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: full board

Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe
Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 12: Nature walks to waterfalls

Have breakfast and then visit the waterfalls, and Kamiranzovu swamps and view other species of primates like the black and white colobus monkeys, Mountain Monkeys, and spot the birds. Dinner and overnight. Meal plan: full board.

Day 13: Transfer from Nyungwe Forest to Kigali City

Have breakfast and then visit the National Museum, introduce you to Rwanda’s kingdoms, and discover colonial architecture, enjoy traditional dancers from the museum or the national university. History-minded exploration of Nyanza, visit the King’s palace and traditional home where you will cook and share lunch with the family. En-route visit the Basilica of Kabgayi and back to Kigali. For dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel. Meal plan: F/B end of your gorilla and chimpanzee tracking in Rwanda.

13 days gorilla and chimpanzee tracking Rwanda includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Private 4×4 Safari Vehicle
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Pure Bottled Drinking water
  • Visit Dian Fossey and Karisoke research centre

However, 13 days gorilla and chimpanzee tracking Rwanda exclude:

  • Airfare
  • Rwanda Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Porter fee while trekking
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
  • Any other item not mentioned above

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