3 Days Nyungwe Chimpanzee Tour

Need to discover what Rwanda holds for the world in terms of Great Apes? If yes, then this 3 days Rwanda chimpanzee safari in the lush Nyungwe Forest National Park is the best package for you. This magical rainforest national park boasts not only for its vast montane forest in East Africa but also as a home to over 13 primate species, 1068 species of plants, 85 species of mammals, 38 reptile species, 32 amphibian species, 310 avifaunal species and many others. Besides, it features the most scenic canopy which is remarkably one of a kind in East African region and also the 3rd in the whole of Africa. This package takes you through chimpanzee tracking, canopy walk and cultural exploration in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Your 3 days Nyungwe chimpanzee tour begins and ends in Kigali.

What to do
• Chimpanzee tracking
• Canopy walk
• Cultural tour
Safari highlight
Day 1: Transfer Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 3: Return to Kigali

Day 1: Transfer Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After you have landed into Kigali Airport, get a warm welcome from one of our professional driver guides who then will brief you on what your 3 days Rwanda tour is all about. Later, head off to the southern province of Rwanda to Nyungwe Forest National Park a home to 13 distinct primate species including among others chimpanzees, Rwenzori colobus, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, baboons, owl faced monkeys, Angola colobus, L’Hoest monkeys, Dent’s Mona monkeys, vervet monkeys, silver monkeys a mention but a few. You will spend about 4 to 5 hours driving from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park and en-route, you will have lunch then continue to the park. On arrival, dine and spend a night at Gisakura Guesthouse (Basic), Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel (Mid-range) or Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury).

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park
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Get up early in the morning and enjoy your breakfast at your respective safari lodge. After, set off to Nyungwe Forest National Park headquarters to join other visitors for early morning briefing on the set rules and regulations that you have to observe while on a search for chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Chimpanzee treks in this park are always conducted in habituated groups and once you find these creatures, you opportunity to explore more about their behavior, body gestures and also a chance for you to take as many photos as possible. While on chimpanzee trek, you also have a chance to encounter other wildlife species including different primates including L’Hoest monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys, Dent’s Mona monkeys, acrobatic Angola colobus, vervet monkeys, olive baboons as well as varied bird species that make up a total of 310 in this park including the long tailed blue bird, paradise flycatcher, the Great blue turaco, forest hornbills, the orange and white bird among others. After return to the lodge for relaxation and to have lunch. In the afternoon, head off for a rewarding canopy walk that will expose you to variety of species that dwell in this tropical rainforest national park. On a canopy walk, you will have opportunity to catch a glimpse at different plants, colorful butterflies, birds a mention but a few. After, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura Guesthouse (Basic), Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel (Mid-range) or Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury).

Day 3: Return to Kigali
Wake up early enough to have a hot cup of tea or coffee and after check out from your respective lodge. You will then head off to Butare museum and Nyanza Palance for cultural tour. En-route, have lunch then proceed to Kigali while enjoying the stunning views of the countryside. If your flight is scheduled today, drive to Kigali Airport and this will mark the end of your 3 days Rwanda safari in Nyungwe Forest National Park.
End of safari

Safari inclusions
• Chimpanzee tracking permits
• All activities listed in the travel plan
• Accommodation and meals
• Transportation in a 4 WD and full time English speaking driver guide
• Bottled water
Safari exclusions
• Visas
• Airfares
• Personal insurance
• Expenses like beverages, laundry services, tips for staff, extra activities and accommodation outside the itinerary.

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