3 Days Chimpanzee and Gorilla Trekking Safari – Tour overview.

3 days chimpanzee and gorilla trekking safari begins and ends in Rwanda. This safari will take you to 2 national parks that is Volcanoes national park and Nyungwe forest national park. This tour will take you to Nyungwe forest for chimpanzee trekking and if lucky, you will glimpse on the 13 primate species in this forest. The tour will proceed to the volcanoes headquarters for a briefing about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. During the trek, you will have a great time meeting with the mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes. After the trek, it will be time for your final transfer to Kigali for your flight back home.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Detailed Itinerary: 3 Days Chimpanzee and Gorilla Trekking Safari

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Nyungwe Forest – the home of chimpanzees

Upon arrival, you will be met and greeted by our professional driver guide. He will briefly take you through the trip plan and then transfer you to Nyungwe forest national park. Upon arrival, you will check in at the lodge for relaxation and an overnight stay as you contemplate the adventure that lies ahead of you.

Accommodation: One & Only Nyungwe House (Luxury)/ Nyungwe top view hotel (Midrange)

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking and transfer to volcanoes.

After an early breakfast, we leave for Chimpanzee tracking in the Nyungwe forest. The forest is rich in botanical diversity and home to 13 species of primates including Chimpanzees, L’Hoest monkeys, and Columbus monkeys with 300 bird species. Your tour guide will transfer you to the briefing area where you will meet your ranger guide and receive a briefing before you start your trek.

After chimp trekking, you will leave for Volcanoes national park. Enjoy the different sights and winding roads in the land of a thousand hills. You will have opportunities to have different stopovers for pictures and stretching depending on your needs.

Accommodation: One & Only Nyungwe house (Luxury) Ingagi park view lodge (Midrange)

chimpanzee trekking in nyungwe national park

chimpanzee trekking in nyungwe national park

Day 3: Gorilla trekking & transfer back to Kigali

Meet the mountain gorillas in the dense jungles of the Virunga ranges. The trek to the gorillas starts with a briefing at the park headquarters in Kinigi where you are assigned a ranger and gorilla family to trek. After the briefing, your ranger guide leads you to the starting point of the trek. You might need to drive to the starting point of the trek depending on the location of the gorilla group you are trekking. The trek through the habitat of these enormous animals is a fulfilling unforgettable experience that many people look to undertake. The trek can last from a few minutes to several hours depending on where the gorillas nested the previous night. After the trek, you will return to the lodge for lunch and then transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

End of the 3 Days Chimpanzee and Gorilla Trekking Safari


  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person
  • All entrance fees
  • An English-speaking guides
  • All activities mentioned above


  • Tips & gratuities
  • Activities that are not mentioned above
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Air tickets