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3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trek in Nyungwe

3 days Rwanda chimpanzee safari. Experience a Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking moment in one of the largest and thickest montane forests in East Africa, Nyungwe Forest that is under the protection of Nyungwe Forest National Park.

This 3 days Nyungwe chimpanzee safari will reward you the best encounter with Rwandan chimps, a canopy walk on top of Nyungwe forest and a brief tour of Kigali City, the capital city of Rwanda.

We also make it possible for you to combine this chimpanzee trekking safari with a Rwanda gorilla trekking experience on request.

3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trek in Nyungwe

3 Days Nyungwe Chimpanzee Trek Overview

Nyungwe Forest National Park is the only national park in Rwanda where chimpanzee trekking is carried out. If you need the best experience with Rwanda’s chimps, this 3 days Nyungwe chimpanzee trekking safari is for you.

Accommodation may be budget, mid-range or luxury depending on your preference.

Below is the detailed itinerary for this Rwanda safaris package.

3 Day Rwanda Chimp Trekking Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

When you arrive at Kigali International Airport, our company representative along with our safari guide should meet you and transfer you to Nyungwe Forest Park right away, south of Rwanda driving through the lush countryside of Rwanda. if time allows, we shall briefly pass by the Butare Museum for some historical sights of Rwanda. Depending on what time you arrive, we should reach late in the afternoon or rather late in the evening and if time allows we should do a small community tour around the villages. We shall then retire for dinner and overnight as we get set for a physically challenging activity the following day.

Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top Hill Lodge (Moderate) and Gisakura Guest House (Low Budget)
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy Walk in Nyungwe

Very early in the morning, we shall wake to and have breakfast then head to the park headquarters for a short briefing session before we enter the forests of Nyungwe in search of Chimps. These Chimpanzees move at a relatively high pace hence, it is advisable to locate them before they wake up because it is much easier. Upon locating these chimps, we shall have a full hour playing with them, feeding them and taking photographs before we return to our lodge for a lunch break.

After lunch, we shall head for another breathtaking activity on top of Nyungwe Forest which is none other than the canopy walk. This 200 meters long canopy is the only one of its kind in the entire East African region and gives a perfect opportunity to see the biggest part of the forest from an elevated view. After this adventurous walk, we shall retire to our respective lodges for relaxation, dinner and an overnight.

Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top Hill Lodge (Moderate) and Gisakura Guest House (Low Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali and Departure

After an early morning breakfast, we shall drive back to Kigali, have lunch and later on get transferred to the airport for your departure flight or rather dropped off at an accommodation facility of your choice in case you opt not to depart the same day.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

End of 3 days Rwanda chimpanzee tour.


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