3 days chimpanzee safari in Rwanda

Tour Highlight

This amazing chimpanzee safari in Rwanda shall take you to Nyungwe forest national park which is considered as the largest montane forest in East Africa. The park hosts 310 species of birds, over 30 reptile species, over 1000 plant species, over 10 primate species and others.  The canopy within the park is considered as the largest in East Africa and the third in Africa. Taking a 2 hours canopy walk along the amazing canopy shall enable you to view Nyungwe forest national park from a bird’s perceptive. Get ready for this great adventure. Pack the best shoes and clothes and make all the necessary preparations to ensure that you have the best safari. Our experienced guides shall be waiting for you to offer their unmatchable experience.

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park

Arrive early in the morning, depending on your pickup point in Kigali. Our tour guide shall pick you up and transfer you to Nyungwe forest national park. If you have just landed at Kigali International airport, depending on your arrival time, you can be transferred to Nyungwe forest national park. This is a 6 hours’ drive from Kigali. The park is situated in the south western part of Rwanda. Expect to pass by the rolling hills of the southern countryside and later, you shall arrive in Nyungwe and check in your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation options: Gisakura guest house (budget), Nyungwe hill top view hotel (standard), Nyungwe forest lodge (luxury)

Day 2:  chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk

After breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters for briefing and later start the chimpanzee trekking. With the aid of the park rangers, it is simple to trek the chimpanzees within the forested mountainous park. After hours of searching usually between 1-5 hours, you shall able to spot the different troops of chimpanzees. Stay 1 hour within them with a close distance of at least 10 meters away. Take as many memorable photos as you can. Later, drive back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, connect to Uwinka visitor center and to start your canopy walk. This amazing two hours walk shall give you instant bird’s view of different species of birds and wildlife.  Later, transfer back to the lodge for dinner, relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation options: Gisakura guest house (budget), Nyungwe hill top view hotel (standard), Nyungwe forest lodge (luxury)

Day 3: Drive back to Kigali

This is the last day of the tour. Early in the morning, you shall drive back to Kigali. On your way, make stopover in Butare at the Ethnographic museum. After, proceed to Nyanza for a royal palace tour of the kings of Rwanda. Continue to Kigali to end your tour.

  • Chimpanzee permits
  • 4wd safari car
  • Tour guide
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Accommodation
  • Air ticket
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal items
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry
  • Beverages.
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