In addition to the option of a gorilla trek, this 6-day itinerary adds the chimps and colobus monkeys of verdant Nyungwe Forest National Park to the mix.

Chimps are the entertainers of the forest, their antics and expressive faces are completely enchanting and relatable. A chimp trek is a completely different experience to a gorilla trek, so diverse are their natures.  These adorable primates fascinated Dr. Jane Goodall her entire career, convincing her that they could provide us a window into our own origins.

Colobus monkeys are unlike other monkeys in that they do not have thumbs. Their beautiful black fur strongly contrasts with the long white mantle, whiskers, bushy tail, and beard around the face. Watching a troop of Colobus monkeys leap from limb to limb, their long fur flying, is one of the special treats on offer in scenic Nyungwe Forest National Park.


  • Time to explore Kigali, East Africa’s sparkling city
  • Visit to Genocide Memorial
  • Canopy Walk, Nyungwe
  • Opportunity to do a Mountain Gorilla trek
  • Opportunity to do a Chimpanzee trek
  • Opportunity to do a Colobus Monkey trek
  • Visit to Butare Museum and Kings Palace (time permitting)

Group Size

Minimum 2, solo travelers pay surcharge


Departs year round.


From $3459 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share occupancy. Seasonal Surcharges apply.  Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates may apply. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. Pricing does not include Gorilla viewing permits which are currently US$1,500 per person each or Golden Monkey trekking permits which are currently 100usd per person each. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.  Prices are current at time of posting (10/23/2023) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | PC-1282498.

START TIME Please arrive by 7:45 AM.
END TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.


Additional information

locationSanta Barbara
duration10 hours
  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Arrival Kigali

On arrival in Kigali, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for tonight. Rest of day at leisure. We recommend dining at Heaven Restaurant, your concierge can arrange transportation.


Kigali - Volcanoes national Park

Spend the morning on a privately guided tour of Kigali, including time at the powerful Genocide Memorial, a must see. After lunch at Kigali Serena Hotel, travel northwest about 2.5 hours to through the beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda’s landscape. Arrive at Ruhengeri, the base for Gorilla trekking at the Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park). The town itself, located only 15 miles from the Uganda border, is relatively a small city of about 70,000 people. The constant flow of humanity is quite remarkable. The town has great views of the surrounding volcanoes. Check into your accommodation. Rest of day at leisure to explore the town. (B,L,D)


Volcanoes National Park

This morning, your guide will transfer you to Volcanoes National Park for your gorilla trek with an expert primate guide and tracking team. The trek to the gorilla family may be as short as 30 minutes or as long as 3 hours. Porters are available to assist you with the trek, this is inexpensive and highly recommended. Those who have mobility challenges can hire a team of porters to carry them on a sedan chair. After an amazing, never to be forgotten hour with the gorilla family, you will descend and transfer back to your accommodation for lunch. The afternoon is free for you to explore the town or opt for a visit to the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village at around $35 per person. (B,L,D)



If your departure flight is 5pm or later, it is possible to do a Golden Monkey trek this morning. These beautiful monkeys are very habituated to humans and go about their business of feeding on bamboo shoots, tending to their babies and chasing each other. After the trek, you will have lunch at your accommodation and drive back to Kigali airport for departure. (B,L)


End of the tour

Important to Know

  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour accepts children who are 15 years and older.
  • Rates include a local payment. This means that part of the rate must be paid upfront and part on location during the tour. Move your mouse pointer over a rate to see the local payment.

    Based on departures in Low Season

Price per person from First Class Deluxe Luxury
Solo Traveler $5629 $10459 $12599
Each of 2 $3459 $6839 $8699
Each of 4 $2799 $6179 $8059
Each of 6 $2569 $5959 $7849
Single Room supplement $649 $2129 $2399

Standard at Gorilla Mountain Lodge,  Four Points by Sheraton and Nyungwe Top View Hotel
Deluxe at Bishops House, Serena Hotel and One & Only Nyungwe
Luxury at Wilderness Sabyinyo, Serena Hotel and One & Only Nyungwe


Included in price

  • Meet and greet upon arrival
  • Airport transfers
  • One nights accommodation Kigali – choice of First-class, Deluxe or Luxury accommodation
  • Two nights accommodation in Volcanoes National Park – choice First-class, Deluxe or Luxury accommodation
  • Two nights accommodation outside Nyungwe Forest National Park  – choice First-class, Deluxe or Luxury accommodation
  • English speaking guides throughout
  • Transfers from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park to Nyungwe and return

Does not include:

  1. Airfare to and from Kigali, Rwanda
  2. Passport and entry Visa fees
  3. Bottled drinks with meals
  4. Items of personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs etc.
  5. Gratuities for local guide/ porters and drivers
  6. Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance

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