7 Days Rwanda Gorillas, Chimpanzee and golden monkey safari

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7 Days Rwanda Gorillas, Chimpanzee and golden monkey safari

Expedition Overview

  • This safari adventure will start in Kigali and end in Kigali
  • Travellers booked on this trip will visit Nyungwe Forest, volcanoes national park and Lake Kivu respectively.
  • Trip accommodation is standard but clients can upgrade to Luxury or downgrade to budget.
  • Each participant will have 1 gorilla, chimpanzee and golden monkey permit but we can help you secure more than one trek most especially for gorilla and chimpanzee at extra cost.
  • You will have an English-speaking tour leader but you will meet our guides along the way.
  • Pre-safari accommodation is included in this cost but clients can request post-accommodation at an extra cost.
  • Depending on the country you’re from you may require a visa either on arrival or apply before please check with your consular before travelling to Rwanda.
  • The main highlight of this safari is to see mountain gorillas, the people of Rwanda and the Landscape.



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Detailed itinerary

1Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and transfer to your lodge for overnight

After immigration our guide will receive you from the airport and you will drive through welcoming Kigali city one of the most effective and clean cities in Africa, you then head to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Overnight: Kigali serena or similar
2Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park

After an early morning you depart for Nyungwe forest national park, this will be slightly a long day as this drive will take you through king’s palace in Nyanza where you will experience typical Rwandan culture and later proceed to Butale where you will visit the Ethnographic Museum and Later drive through this extra ordinary forest as you will have glimpse of monkeys and fantastic tea farms and on arrival you will check in to your lodge for overnight.

Overnight: Nyungwe hill top view lodge or similar
3Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer Karongi

With enough drinking water, fully dressed in trekking gear, your guide will pick you up and transfer you to Cyamudongo where you will meet with the rangers, get a full briefing about what to expect on the trek and after you will head in to the forest to trek the chimpanzees, after locating the chimpanzees, you will spend 1 hour with them and later return to the office, you guide will transfer you to the lodge for refreshment and lunch and later you will depart for Lake Kivu.

Overnight: Cormoran Lake Lodge.
4Day 4: Lake Kivu boat cruise and transfer to volcanoes national park

After morning breakfast, you will head out for boat cruise on Lake Kivu Part of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Lake Kivu in the west of Rwanda is surrounded by magnificent mountains and has deep emerald green waters covering a surface area of 2,700 km2. It is Rwanda’s largest lake and the sixth-largest in Africa, after the lovely boat cruise you will then return to the lodge for early lunch and later drive to Volcanoes National Park.

Overnight: Tiloreza eco Lodge.
5Day 5: Mountain Gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes national park

After morning breakfast, you will drive to Volcanoes national park, the park protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range – home of the endangered mountain gorilla and a rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp, and heath. This is one of the few areas in Africa where you can come face to face with the mountain gorillas, the trek is ranging from 2-6 hours depending on the location of the gorilla family, usually clients will spend 1 hour with the mountain gorillas after locating them and later you will return to the lodge for relaxation or optional activities can be arranged with the guide.

Overnight: Tiloreza eco Lodge.
6Day 6: Golden monkey trekking experience

After morning breakfast, you head in to the forest to discover the playful and inquisitive nature of the golden monkey, a beautiful little creature found only in the high-altitude forests of the Volcanoes National Park. Spend the morning searching the lush vegetation at the foot of Mount Sabyinyo for one of two habituated groups of golden monkeys, one of them a troop of more than 80 members. Spend an enchanted hour watching their frolics as they leap among the slender shoots of bamboo or tumble among the dense foliage on the forest floor.

Active, sprightly little creatures, the golden monkeys are incredibly entertaining as they amuse themselves swinging through the bamboo or racing after one other in circles around and above you. Blending in perfectly with the golden bamboo, they are very pretty, with shiny reddish-gold backs.

Overnight: Tiloreza eco Lodge.
7Day 7: Transfer to Kigali for city tour and onward journey

After morning breakfast, you will drive to Kigali, this beautiful clean city has many secrets and gives you the opportunity to get acquainted with its extremely friendly and hospitable inhabitants. Taste the local cuisine and take the time to walk through the beautiful markets. The political past of Rwanda will not be forgotten during this tour, which has had a great impact and is still tangible. Visit the genocide monument and listen to the stories of the people. A beautiful and impressive to end your journey in Rwanda! After the tour your guide will transfer you to the airport for your own word Journey.


  • Accommodation
  • 4x4 safari vehicle, guide and Fuel
  • 1 Gorilla permit
  • chimpanzee permit
  • 1 Golden monkey permit
  • Airport transfers
  • Kigali city tour
  • Boat cruise on Lake Kivu
  • Meals


  • International flight
  • Rwanda tourist Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides and hotels
  • Activities not included on the final itinerary


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