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Gemma D'Souza

With a Kenyan father, Indian grandparents, and a Portuguese surname, travel is in my blood. I am enthralled by Africa and would happily talk about this diverse continent’s wildlife, cultures, and experiences all day, every day.


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  • 6 Nights
  • Private
  • June – March
  • Easy
  • 10hours from London / 16 hours from NYC


If you’re looking for an unforgettable safari experience focused on primates, Rwanda is definitely the destination. This 6-night tour takes you to two dense and vibrant forests where you will have the opportunity to track both the habituated chimpanzees, the golden monkeys and the mountain gorillas. You’ll have a private driver/ guide throughout your trip and, as you drive through these stunning landscapes, you can stop as much as you like for photographic opportunities. In Ngungwe National Park, you will be spending two nights in a 5-star lodge – the One & Only Nyungwe. Here you will enjoy activities such as chimpanzee tracking and a guided canopy walk. You’ll then spend three nights in the Volcanoes National Park where you will enjoy mountain gorilla and golden monkey tracking. Here you will be staying at the luxury lodge of Bisate – an award-winning lodge designed to reflect the local Rwandan architectural design. 


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What's Included

Tracking mountain gorillas
  • Six nights in 5-star accommodation on an all-inclusive basis
  • A professional and experienced English speaking guide throughout your trip
  • Transportation in 4x4 safari vehicle with pop up roof
  • A guided canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest
  • All entrance, concession and community fees
  • Golden monkey and mountain gorilla tracking experiences (permits excluded)
  • Local house drinks, where indicated
  • Rwanda Emergency Evacuation services

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival into Kigali

Hillside Community in Kigali, Rwanda

You will be met on arrival in Kigali International Airport and transferred to your hotel. If you arrive in the morning or early afternoon, we an arrange an activity or an excursion for you to do. These include city tours and museums, and visits to local artisan galleries or workshops. We can also arrange unique experiences that reflect Rwandan culture and traditions, such as banana wine “Urwagwa” making, or coffee-making and production workshops. There is plenty to do in this warm and welcoming city.

  • Preferred Hotel Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 2 Nyungwe Forest, One & Only Lodge

What to do in Rwanda, Chimpanzee

This morning after breakfast you will drive to the beautiful forest of Nyungwe. Nyungwe Forest National Park protects the largest single tract of Montagne forest remaining in Africa. It is a remarkably-rich center of biodiversity, with 86 mammal species, 280 birds, and over 100 varieties of orchid. After checking in to your luxury lodge – the One & Only Nyungwe – you will enjoy a delicious lunch before heading for a canopy walk through the forest. This walk not only gives you an opportunity to take in the natural beauty of the park, but it is also a great option for those interested in birding as your local guide will spot a variety of bird species with in the forest. Look out for birds like the Rwenzori Turacco, black and the white casqued hornbill. Of course along the way, you will definitely see large troops of colobus monkeys and other species of primates. Enjoy a night at the lodge, with an all-inclusive dinner and drinks menu. 

    Day 3 Nyungwe Forest, One & Only Lodge

    What to do in Rwanda, Chimpanzee

    Enjoy an early morning breakfast in the lodge before heading out for your chimpanzee trek! This morning you will head out into the Montagne forest in search o these treasured primates. These are man’s closest living relative and time with them in the forest allows you to watch the interaction between one another. The forest is also home to a variety of other primates so your guide will also point out the delightful L’Hoest’s monkey and numerous fun-loving troops of Black and White Colobus. Head back to the One & Only Lodge to relax after your exciting day. 

      Day 4 Volcanoes National Park – Singita Kwitonda Lodge

      Wilderness Bisate

      After breakfast, you will enjoy a scenic drive through to the Volcanoes National Park. Rwanda is known for its incredible rich and green landscapes. Whether it is the dense forest or the expansive mountain ranges, the country stands out as being one of the most vibrant in Africa. Enjoy driving through these landscapes, as well as the smaller towns on route. When you arrive at Volcanoes National Park, you will check into Bisate Lodge where you will stay for the next three nights. Bisate – as part of the Wilderness Collection – is a stunning lodge and has won many awards on its design and overall quality of accommodation. Here you will be on an all-inclusive basis which includes all meals and house drinks. 

        Day 5 Volcanoes National Park – Singita Kwitonda Lodge

        Wilderness Bisate

        Fill your stomachs with a delicious breakfast, setting you up for the day! Today is the day you will go mountain gorilla tracking. From Bisate, you will be transferred to the park headquarters where you will have your safety briefing and be split into smaller groups. You will be led by an experienced ranger / guide who will lead the way through the forest. We would advise hiring a porter for the hike. These are local people who will assist in carrying your bags or camera equipment, and help you walk through any difficulty terrain. The small amount that you pay goes a long way for them and their community. Once you are with the habituated mountain gorilla family, you are able to spend one hour with them. Take in every minute – it flies by! After your exhilarating and humbling experience with the gorillas, enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the lodge. Put your feet up and take in the views!

          Day 6 Fly back to Kigali and head home

          Hillside Community in Kigali, Rwanda

          You will spend another day in the paradise lodge of Bisate in the Volcanoes National Park. Today you will hike through the forest again but this time, in search of the golden monkey – another highlight of this iconic national park. The Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Mitis Kandti) is a local subspecies of the widespread Sykes Monkey, also known as the “Blue Monkey” and is endemic to the high altitude forests of the Volcanoes National Park area. The Golden monkeys are rare species listed as endangered. The monkeys are playful and inquisitive and often spend their time leaping from bamboo branches or frolicking on the forest floor towards the base of the volcanoes and have overcome their initial shyness to accept their daily visit by researchers and tourists. After your time with the golden monkeys, head back to Bisate to relax and enjoy your last evening in this beautiful park. 

            Day 7 Kigali, head home

            Today, you will drive back to Kigali – approximately a 2-3-hour drive. Depending on what time you arrive back in Kigali, we can arrange private tours such as city tours, museum or art tours. Alternatively, your guide can drop you at Kigali National Park with plenty of time to check in and fly home, taking nothing but unforgettable memories of Rwanda with you. 

              What's not Included

              • International flights to/ from Kigali
              • Gratuities for local guides
              • Gorilla, golden monkey and chimpanzee permits
              • Visas if required
              • Any optional activities not included

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