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3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Rwanda Safari Nyungwe National Park

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda Safari Nyungwe National Park: Overview

The 3 days Chimpanzee Trekking Rwanda Safari in Nyungwe National Park Forest is an exciting 3 days Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda in Nyungwe Forest National Park, coupled with a thrilling canopy walk adventure above the famous Nyungwe Forest.

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Chimpanzees In Nyungwe National Park

Your 3 days Rwanda chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe National Park, offers you tracking wild chimpanzees on foot, and thrilling canopy walk adventure in this pristine rainforest. You have a great chance to spot a rich array of exotic and rare animals, birds, plants, and small creatures.

Nyungwe is home to over 500 chimpanzees, offering excellent opportunities to watch these social, intelligent great apes, along with 12 other primate species.  The park also hosts over 60 species of other mammals, 1068 plant species, and over 300 bird species.

This 3 days Chimpanzee tracking safari in Rwanda Nyungwe National Park also includes cultural heritage tours to the King’s Palace in Nyanza and the Ethnographic Museum in Butare. Traveling in a 4×4 safari vehicle, you will see some of the scenic Rwandan countryside as you drive from Kigali to Nyungwe and back.

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3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe & Canopy Walk Tour: Prime Safari Activities

  • Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest with a passionate guide
  • Canopy walk via the treetop walkway in Nyungwe Forest
  • Touring the Ethnographic Museum in Butare
  • Visiting King’s Palace in Nyanza
  • Driving through the beautiful rolling hills and countryside
  • Optional colobus monkey tracking

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda Safari Nyungwe National Park: Featured Destinations

  • Day 1 & 2: Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Day 3: Nyanza King’s Palace in Nyanza & Ethnographic Museum in Butare

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda Nyungwe National Park Safari: Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport & transfer to Nyungwe National Park.
  • Day 2: Do Chimpanzee trekking & canopy walks in Nyungwe Forest
  • Day 3: Travel back to Kigali.  Visit King’s Palace & the ethnographic museum en route.

3 Days Chimpanzee Tracking in Rwanda Safari Nyungwe National Park: Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive At Kigali International Airport & Transfer To Nyungwe National Park.

Colobus Monkey Tracking Nyungwe Forest National Park
Colobus Monkey Tracking Nyungwe Forest National Park

Your 3 days Rwanda chimpanzee tracking tour in Nyungwe Forest National Park starts as soon as you arrive at Kigali International Airport. An expert company safari guide will warmly welcome you and give you a briefing on the safari and Rwanda at large. From there, set off for a 5-hour drive southwest to Nyungwe.

Embark on a drive through rolling hills and beautiful scenery before arriving in Nyungwe National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The park is home to the largest Afro-montane forest in East and Central Africa and one of the most ancient forests, dating back to before the last Ice Age. Being one of Africa’s oldest rainforests, Nyungwe is an untamed habitat for over 500 chimpanzees, about 13 primate species, about 300 bird species, and a myriad of wild orchids, trees, and ferns.

The highlight of the Day: was Learning about Rwanda’s cultural heritage

Accommodation:-

Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge/One & Only Nyungwe House

Midrange: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget: Gisakura Guesthouse

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: approximately 200km or 5–6 hours

Activities & Services:

  • Drive to Nyungwe Forest
  • Visit the Ethnographic Museum & King’s Palace

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking & Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest

Canopy Walk In Nyungwe Forest National Park
Canopy Walk In Nyungwe Forest National Park

Your second day of the 3 days Chimpanzee tracking safari in Rwanda begins with an early breakfast, followed by a transfer to the park’s visitor center. At 8 a.m., you will have a briefing about Rwanda chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest by a senior park ranger.

Following the briefing, armed park rangers will lead you on a trek with chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest. During this trek, you will see other primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, baboons, vervet monkeys, birds, and butterflies.

Chimp trekking in Rwanda takes 2–5 hours, and you will spend one hour watching them as they munch fruit, swing in trees, socialize, patrol, mat, and make hooting calls once they are found. This is an unforgettable experience that you will treasure forever. Retreat from the activity for relaxation and lunch.

After lunch, the fun doesn’t stop, as you transfer to the Uwinka visitor center for a canopy walk adventure into Nyungwe Forest. The canopy walk provides breathtaking views across the forest and eye-level sightings of monkeys and birds in the canopy that would not be easy to see from the ground.

The highlight of the Day: was Trekking wild Chimpanzees on foot

Accommodation:-

Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge/One & Only Nyungwe House

Midrange: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget: Gisakura Guesthouse

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Canopy walk

Day 3: Travel Back To Kigali.  Visit King’s Palace & the Museum En route

The final day of your 3 days Rwanda chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe Forest National Park starts with breakfast at 7 am. You then embark on a 6-hour drive back to Kigali.

Pass through rolling hills and beautiful scenery with a stop in the town of Butare, to tour the detailed ethnographic museum for a look at the socio-cultural history of Rwanda. Proceed to Nyanza to explore the reconstruction of a traditional king’s palace and the thatch homes that were the traditional seat of Rwanda’s kingdom.

Learn about the evolution of farming and building through the centuries and meet the long-horned cows, known as Inyambo. They are beautiful to look at, and you will learn about their royal heritage and how they are used in many important traditional ceremonies.

This adventure will educate you about the native cattle breeding techniques and allow you to listen to the Amahamba songs the shepherds sing as part of the grooming process. Then, wander the halls of the simple, modern home of the country’s last king.

After the palace tour, you will enjoy a delicious lunch and embark on the transfer to Kigali, arriving in the late afternoon. Check in at your Kigali hotel for the overnight or drive to the airport for return flight home.

The highlight of the Day: was Learning about Rwanda’s cultural heritage

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Distance & Time: approximately 200km or 5–6 hours

Activities & Services:

  • Drive to Kigali
  • Tour Ethnographic Museum & King’s Palace
  • Drop-off at the Kigali Airport

Optional Activity:-

  • Colobus monkey tracking

End of the 3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking & Canopy Walk Safari in Nyungwe National Park

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