2 Days Nyungwe forest chimpanzee trekking safari

2 Days Nyungwe forest chimpanzee trekking safari

2 Days Nyungwe forest chimpanzee trekking  safari package takes you on a safari to Nyungwe forest national park a known home for primates and the best preserved montane rainforest in central Africa. Nyungwe forest national park is a home to 13 species of primates that is chimpanzees, rwenzori colobus monkey, L’Hoest monkey, silver monkey, golden monkey, owl faced monkey, red-tailed monkey, Den’t mona monkey, olive baboon, vervet monkey, bush baby and grey checked mangabey. and over 275 bird species such as chimpanzees, rwenzori colobus monkey, L’Hoest monkey, silver monkey, golden monkey, owl faced monkey, red-tailed monkey, Den’t mona monkey, olive baboon, vervet monkey, bush baby and grey checked mangabey which you will encounter on this adventure.

Highlights of the safari

Detailed itinerary of the safari

Day 1: transfer from Kigali to Nyungwe forest national park and canopy walk

The 1st day of the safari you will transfer from Kigali to Nyungwe forest national park which marks the start of your 2days Nyungwe chimpanzee tracking safari. On this day you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast, checkout of your lodge and embark on your journey to Nyungwe forest national park which is a drive of approximately 5 hours. When you arrive in the park you will have lunch and then go check into Uwinka visitor centre for registration and in the afternoon you will have a canopy walk, canopy walk is done on the canopy which is suspended high above the forest trees of Nyungwe. On the walk you will spot many birds and neighboring panoramic sights of mountainous, in the evening you will have dinner ad stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from

Luxury: Nyungwe forest lodge

Mid-range: Nyungwe top view hotel

Budget: Gisakura guesthouse

Day 2: chimpanzee tracking and transfer back to Kigali

The 2nd day is the highlight of your safari with chimpanzee tracking experience, on this day you are to wake up early in the morning for breakfast, meet your safari driver and head to the park’s headquarters for briefing which starts at exactly 8 am. The briefing session involves reading chimpanzee tracking rules and regulations to you by the ranger guide and you will be grouped in groups, from the headquarters you will start your search for mountain gorillas in the thick forests of Nyungwe. On your search for chimpanzees which lasts for about 2-5 hours you will encounter other primates such as olive baboons, grey checked monkeys, vervet monkeys, many bird species and many plants and flowers. upon locating the chimpanzees you are given one full hour of being in presence of the chimps and in this hour you can take beautiful pictures, observe them feeding, playing on tree branches and many more. After the experience you will return to your lodge, have lunch then check out and embark on our drive back to Kigali, in Kigali city you will be dropped off either at your hotel or at Kigali international airport for your departure flight back home. The drop-off marks the end of your 2 days Nyungwe forest chimpanzee tracking safari.

Safari inclusions

  • airport transfers
  • transport in a 4X4 safari vehicle
  • full time English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • bottled mineral drinking water
  • Nyungwe forest chimpanzee tracking permit
  • accommodation and meal plan as per itinerary

Safari exclusions

  • pre and post tour accommodation
  • flights
  • Rwanda visa
  • expenses on personal items like drinks and laundry
  • tips and gratuity
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