The Best 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tour

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tour is short Rwanda safari taking you to Volcanoes for mountain gorilla trekking & Nyungwe forest for chimpanzees and canopy walk.

This Africa wildlife safari to the “Land of a Thousand Hills” also double as a cultural tour as it takes to different cultural site in Kigali city Rwanda.

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tour

Planning a getaway to beautiful Rwanda? It is no brainer that two of the country’s renowned National Parks (Volcanoes national park and Nyungwe Forest National Parks) will always be on your hit list.

Exploring these two Rwanda safari destinations in 4 days makes it possible to encounter the key primates that each Park offers, spiced by awe-inspiring sceneries, world-class hiking experiences and other natural attractions (waterfalls, resident birds, mammals, reptiles and tree species).

Highlights of the Tour are visit to Gorilla Guardian village, gorilla trekking, canopy walks, chimpanzee trekking and City excursion. See Tourist Attractions in Rwanda.

Our 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tour starts off in Kigali then leads to Nyungwe Forest National Park, with 5-6 hours’ road trip. The planned journey means arrival in the afternoon for lunch then other planned activities.

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tour Itinerary Highlights;
  • Day 1: Drive the scenic sceneries from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park.
  • Day 2: Trekking Chimpanzees and drive to Volcanoes National Park.
  • Day 3: Go gorilla trekking and epic cultural tour in Gorilla Guardian Village.
  • Day 4: Road trip back to Kigali plus City excursion.

Detailed Itinerary for 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Safari:

Day 1: From Kigali: Nyungwe Forest Park tour plus Canopy walk

Explore the spectacular Nyungwe Forest National Park with a local safari guide by taking a scenic drive to the “chimpanzee” natural Sanctuary while relishing jaw-dropping views of landscapes.

This journey departs from Kigali City in the morning (between 6:30am and 7:00am), heading past Nyanza Palace and Ethnographic Museum and covers about 219 kilometers with promises of being informative, thrilling and memorable.

Enter Nyungwe Forest National Park through one of the Park entrances and enjoy lunch after checking in at the Lodge. After a hearty lunch, get a chance to explore the tree canopies, different primates and birds through the canopy walk then retire for dinner and overnight.

Accommodations in Nyungwe National Park:

  • One & Only Nyungwe House (Luxury).
  • Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Midrange)
  • Nyungwe Nziza Eco Lodge (Budget).

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2: Trekking Chimpanzees in Nyungwe and drive to Volcanoes National Park

Rise and shine, time to trek the endangered chimpanzees after breakfast and this begins with reporting at the Visitor Center for briefing by Park Guides then spend 1-4 hours searching for them in the jungle.

One hour is the maximum time allowed to observe and take photos of these primates but these Great Apes are not the only sights to expect from Nyungwe Forest.

YouTube Video about the Beauty of Nyungwe Forest National Park

Occasional views of Rwenzori Colobus monkeys, owl-faced monkeys, L’Hoests monkeys, vervet monkeys and silver monkeys alongside forest birds and reptiles will be relished by participants. Later head to Volcanoes National Park in the north-west of Rwanda by road and be prepared to be mesmerized by the spectacular sceneries along the way.

Lodges in Volcanoes National park Rwanda:

  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury).
  • Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange).
  • Muhabura Hotel (Budget).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and epic cultural tour in Gorilla Guardian Village

This is the day you will explore Volcanoes National Park in its entirety by undertaking the gorilla trekking where you will get the chance to spend some quality time with the most peaceful Giant Apes (mountain gorillas) in their natural habitat.

Your adventure will start out from Kinigi Park Headquarters with briefing to understand basic information on the Park, the activity you are about to indulge in as well as the guidelines of mountain gorilla trekking in their natural environment. Read; Gorilla Trekking Rules in Rwanda.

After the briefing, transfer to the trailhead on-board your safari vehicle and later start the search for the Giant Apes while watching for wildlife signs, bird calls and sights as well as extraordinary habitats. One hour is all you have to watch and take photos of the mountain gorillas as they go about their daily routines.

In the afternoon learn some interesting facts, lifestyles and traditions of Rwandan culture as well as history from your knowledgeable local guide to make your Africa wildlife experiences in Rwanda complete.

Accommodation options:

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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Day 4: Last day of 4 days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tour

Your last day of 4 days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tour, grab some sumptuous breakfast and get your bags ready for transfer to Kigali City. Drive through the stunning sceneries and explore the City through a brief tour before connecting to the Airport.

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What is Included on the 4 days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tour?

  • Gorilla trekking permit.
  • Chimpanzee permit.
  • Canopy walk.
  • Visit to Gorilla Guardian Village.
  • City tour.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation.
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Relevant Government taxes.
  • Airport transfers.

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tour Exclusions;

  • Airfares
  • Personal expenditures like on cigarettes, tips for guides, souvenirs and more
  • Beverages that are not served with food
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance
What to pack for Nyungwe Forest and Volcanoes National Parks?
  • Lightweight, breathable and comfortable clothing (long sleeves and safari pants).
  • Comfortable hiking boots.
  • Energy giving snacks.
  • Pair of Binoculars.
  • First aid kit.
  • Re-usable water bottled.
  • Waterproof backpack.
  • Insect repellant.
  • Hat, to mention but a few.

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