3 Days Nyungwe Forest Chimpanzee Tour

3 three-day chimpanzee Tracking Rwanda tour gives 2 nights in Nyungwe Forest National Park, an ancient rainforest home to 13 species of primates including chimpanzees, 275 tropical birds, and more than 70 mammals.

This tour gives visitors a chance to experience the landscape and wildlife of Nyungwe forest. Highlights of this include the chimpanzees, waterfalls, and cultural visit at Butara or Nyanza.

What is included in the safari:

  • Transportation in the 4WD vehicle with a guide and drinking water is provided.
  • Full board accommodation
  • Park entrance fees
  • explore Tea plantations
  • Village walk to waterfalls
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit and other activities


Day 1: Transfer Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will depart Kigali with your guide to the southwest side of Rwanda where the most important biodiversity area, Nyungwe Forest National Park is found.

Before you get there, you will make a brief stop at the Ethnographic Museum in Butare or Nyanza King’s Palace. You will learn Rwandan history and culture before and after colonialism and also have lunch.

Thereafter you will traverse through plantations to access the park entrance and then to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/ Gisakura Guest House (budget).

Day 2: Nature walk and Canopy walk

Early morning after breakfast, you will prepare for a nature walk to Kamiranzovu waterfalls. Have your camera and binoculars at hand. you will enjoy the sights and sounds of the Nyungwe rainforest and have an opportunity to spot species of birds and primates. The guides will share with you about the plant life.

At the end of the nature walk, you will return to your lodge for lunch, and in the afternoon go for a canopy walk which gives you a view of the whole park.

The canopy trail is 50 meters off the ground and offers a panoramic view of the green forest and also likely to sight some monkey and bird species lingering around and the free-flowing streams and cascading waterfalls underneath the tall forests.

After you will get back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation options: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/ Gisakura Guest House (budget).

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer back to Kigali

After breakfast early morning, you will transfer to Cyamudongo forest where you will start your chimpanzee tracking adventure. It unforgettable wildlife experience to see your cousins the chimpanzees. These small apes are drama queens and at the same time very intelligent, you will enjoy every bit of a moment with them in the wild.

At the completion of your trekking experience, you get to your lodge for lunch and travel to Kigali to end your safari.

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