5 Days Great Ape Safari Tour (Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking)

5 Days Great Ape Safari Tour (Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking): This 5 days Great Ape Safari Tour (Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking) is an adventurous Congo safari that takes you on a thrilling gorilla trekking adventure and chimpanzee trekking with in Virunga national park. This 5 days Great Ape Safari Tour (Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking) is the most preferred package especially by tourists who need ample time with the primates as it offers a double gorilla trek that enable you to visit 2 different gorilla families in just one adventurous safari. This 5 days Great Ape Safari Tour (Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking) includes only 5 days and 4 night’s excursion starting and ending in Kigali Rwanda.

5 Days Great Ape Safari Tour (Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking)

Highlights of 5 days Great Ape Safari Tour (Chimpanzees and Gorilla trekking)

  • Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Goma city for overnight
  • Day 2: 1st Gorilla trekking safari in Virunga national park
  • Day 3: 2nd Gorilla trekking safari in Virunga national park
  • Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking adventure in Virunga national park
  • Day 5: Return to Kigali for city tour and departures 

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Goma city for overnight

Transfer to Goma city: On day 1 of 5 days Great Ape Safari Tour (Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking), our company representative who is your safari guise will meet and pick you up from either your hotel in Kigali or direct from Kigali international airport and be driven to Goma city in Congo for overnight sleep. While in Goma, you will apply for a new Rwanda Visa that will be ready on your from Congo back to Rwanda. You will as well, obtain all the Gorilla trekking permits and Chimpanzee permit before heading to your lodge. Dinner and overnight will be at Mikeno lodge (Luxury option)/ Bukima tented camp (Mid-range option)/ Kibumba tented camp (budget option)

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: 1st Gorilla trekking safari in Virunga national park

1st gorilla trekking safari in Virunga national park: On day 2 of 5 days Great Ape Safari Tour (Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking), arise from the comfort of your bed for breakfast then be transferred to Bukima police patrol where you will meet other trekkers for a briefing before. After briefing, hire a porter and be led into the forest by the armed rangers and local guides as you walk via different trails in search of the gorilla family that has been habituated. Spend almost 2-7 hours of a walk and upon finding the gorillas, you will spend just one hour of close interaction taking photographs of these gorillas and finally exit the forest to be driven back to your lodge for dinner and overnight sleep as above at Mikeno lodge (Luxury option)/ Bukima tented camp (Mid-range option)/ Kibumba tented camp (budget option)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 3: 2nd Gorilla trekking safari in Virunga national park

2nd gorilla trekking safari in Virunga national park: Start day 3 of 5 days Great Ape Safari Tour (Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking) with an early breakfast at your lodge after which, your driver will be ready to transport you back to Bukima police patrol for briefing before returning into the forest for a 2nd gorilla trekking experience. In case of any special request like a different gorilla family or any other thing that you need, ensure that you communicate in advance. Then return to the forest for the same time just like the previous day though time can change depending on different factors like movement of gorillas and trekking speed of the trekkers since you have to move in a group at a pace of the slowest person in the group. Later on, you will exit the forest and return to your lodge for dinner and overnight sleep as above at Mikeno lodge (Luxury option)/ Bukima tented camp (Mid-range option)/ Kibumba tented camp (budget option)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking adventure in Virunga national park

Chimpanzee trekking safari in virunga national park: After enjoying an early breakfast on day 4 of 5 days Great Ape Safari Tour (Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking), your safari driver will be waiting to transfer you to the briefing grounds for chimpanzee trekking in Virunga national park to attend briefing with other trekkers. After briefing, head deep into the forest to search for the chimpanzee troops that have already been habituated and used to humans. You will spend 2-7 hours searching for chimpanzees after which you will exit the forest back to your lodge for dinner and overnight as above at Mikeno lodge (Luxury option)/ Bukima tented camp (Mid-range option)/ Kibumba tented camp (budget option)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 5: Return to Kigali for city tour and departures 

Return to Kigali Rwanda for city tour and departures: Being the last day of your 5 days Great Ape Safari Tour (Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking), arise from your bed for a relaxed breakfast then check out of the lodge ready for a drive back to Rwanda. You will obtain your new Rwanda Visa then proceed on a drive to Kigali where you will enjoy your lunch, have a brief Kigali city tour and finally be dropped off either at the hotel in Kigali or direct at Kigali international airport for departures.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

END OF 5 Days Great Ape Safari Tour

Inclusive in 5 days Congo Tour (Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking)

  • pick up and drop off
  • A 4×4 safari vehicle for ground transportation
  • An English/French speaking guide
  • 2 gorilla trekking permits (double trek)
  • 1 Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Congo tourist visa
  • Enough drinking water 
  • All Meals and accommodations for 4 nights as per itinerary
  • All mentioned activities
  • Rangers fees
  • Convoy 

Exclusive in 5 Days Congo Safari Tour (Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking)

  • International travel expenses such as visa and flight air ticket
  • Optional activities
  • Additional accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Porter fees
  • Insurance
  • All other personal expenses like laundry, cigar, souvenirs, alcohol, emails, airtime etc.
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