3 DAYS RWANDA CHIMPANZEE TREKKING SAFARI TO NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW.
3Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari to Nyungwe Forest National Park is a thrilling encounter in the pre-historic forest of Nyungwe where counts of habituated Chimpanzees are found. The 3 days Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking safari also goes beyond chimpanzees to incorporate an encounter with the largest grouping of colobus monkeys in the whole of Africa not forgetting the cultural and heritage encounter in the southern Butare province. The 3 days Rwanda Chimpanzee safari brings you closer to primates and culture.
3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS.
- Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Visit the National Institute of Rwandan Museums and the Nyanza Palace en route in Butare
- Day 2: Do Chimpanzee trekking in the morning and afternoon Nyungwe canopy walk
- Day 3: Do colobus monkey tracking in the morning and transfer to Kigali
3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY.
Day 1 of the 3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Visit the National Institute of Rwandan Museums and the Nyanza Palace en route in Butare
After breakfast at your place of stay in Kigali, you will embark on the transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park 268km about 6 hours’ drive excluding stops en route. The drive will take you through the impressive countryside landscapes of the south. You will make a stop in Butare town and encounter the National Institute of Rwanda Museums with one of the largest ethnographic museums in East Africa. The stop will also take you through the Nyanza palace which is a hub of Rwandan traditions. It the home of the two kings of Rwanda King Musinga and King Rudahigwa that governed pre-colonial Rwanda. The site features an impressive architectural hut and the Inyambo long-horned cows which make it remarkable to encounter. You will have lunch in Butare after which you will transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel (Midrange/Standard) or Gisakura Guest House (Budget/Basic).
Day 2 of the 3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari: Do Chimpanzee trekking in the morning and afternoon Nyungwe canopy walk
After breakfast, embark on the chimpanzee trekking encounter in the prehistoric forests of Nyungwe. The trek starts at 8 am commencing with briefing at the park headquarters before proceeding to the forest in search of our closest cousins the Chimpanzees. Walking through the forest and eventually having a direct encounter with these chimpanzees for one (1) hour makes the chimp trek memorable. The species thrive in their natural habitats and they are impressive to look at as they munch fruits, roll themselves on the trees, mate and socialize. The activity tends to last between 2 – 5 hours after which you return to the lodge for lunch and short relaxation. In the afternoon, you gather at the Uwinka Visitor centre to embark on the famous Nyungwe Canopy walk which is the first of its kind in East Africa and the third in the whole of Africa. The canopy walkway is raised to 40m from the ground and it is 90m long hanging above a steep deep valley with impressive scenic views of the landscapes and the flora and faunal species that are found in the area. Retire in the evening to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel (Midrange/Standard) or Gisakura Guesthouse (Budget/Basic).
Day 3 of the 3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari: Do colobus monkey tracking in the morning and transfer to Kigali
After breakfast, embark on the Colobus Monkey tracking in the forest of Nyungwe. Nyungwe Forest is very diverse and when it comes to primates, it is stocked with 13 species which makes it a favourable primate destination in Rwanda. The colobus monkey tracking also commences at 8 am in the morning and then you head to forests in search of these impressive species. Dressed in white and black, the colobus monkeys are encountered rolling themselves in the trees and swinging in the forest in a very large grouping of over 400 numbers which is the largest on the whole continent of Africa. The direct encounter with them lasts one hour after which you will return to the starting point and embark on the transfer to Kigali city 268km about 6 hours’ drive.
End of the 3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari to Nyungwe Forest National Park
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General Safari Inclusions
- Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
- Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari
- Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
- Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
- Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
- Bottled water while on safari
- Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)
General Safari Exclusions
- General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
- Laundry Services
- Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International Flights (Arranged on request)
- Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
- Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
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