Gorilla and Chimp Trekking

Luxury Rwanda Adventure

Lake Kivu, Nyungwe Forest, Volcanoes National Park

Duration: 9 nights

Price: From $6,950 per person in low season based on two adults travelling together and including internal flights in economy class, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, private transfers, transportation, experiences as stated and taxes

Ever watched a documentary about chimps and gorillas, and been captivated by how human-like they are? Imagine actually seeing them in their natural environment: holding your breath as they come closer, and perhaps exchanging a knowing glance. This privileged Rwanda experience is definitely worth the trek – not least for the mountain views.
Perfect forOnce in a lifetime encounters with gorillas, and the chance to see chimpanzees.
In the knowIf you’re after a big-game experience, and like the look of Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, head on to their Masai Mara sister-lodge, Il Moran.

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  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Adventure
  • Couples
  • Eco-tourism

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Arriving in Kigali you’ll be driven to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge in Volcanoes National Park. Staying for three nights, you’ll have the chance to relax and acclimatise – perhaps going for a shorter trek to see golden monkeys – before setting off on your gorilla adventure.
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1 nightLAKE KIVU

After mesmeric encounters with preening and snoozing gorillas, you’ll spend a relaxing night at Kivu Serena Hotel. Set on the lake shores, and with all the mod-cons, this is the perfect place to recharge your batteries after your trek (and upload those gorilla brag-shots!)
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Chimps in NYUNGWE

3 nightsNYUNGWE

For yet more monkey-business, you’ll spend three nights at the wild but ultra-luxe Nyungwe Forest Lodge. From here, you can take a challenging trek to see chimpanzees, or just relax by the pool and watch monkeys leap from tree to tree.
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