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2 days Nyungwe chimpanzee trekking tour

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2 days Nyungwe chimpanzee , 2 days Nyungwe chimpanzee trekking tour is one of the best short primate safaris designed for you to get up close with chimpanzees in their natural habitat. This Rwanda chimpanzee safari tour takes you to Nyungwe Forest National Park in Southwestern Rwanda about 4-5 hours’ drive from Kigali capital city.

Your tour involves you trekking through rain-forest to explore more about the daily behavior of chimpanzees in the wild, their body gestures, take pictures and it also lets you come across other primates that make Nyungwe Forest National Park a haven to 13 primate species. It also includes a canopy walk, the first of a kind experience in the East African region. The 2 days Nyungwe chimpanzee trekking tour begins and ends in Kigali capital city.

Trip activities to do on your 2 days Nyungwe chimpanzee trekking tour

  • Canopy walk
  • Chimpanzee tracking

Brief itinerary of your 2 days Nyungwe chimpanzee trekking tour

Day 1: Depart Kigali for Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and drive back Kigali

Day 1: Depart Kigali for Nyungwe Forest National Park

Your Rwanda safari tour to Nyungwe Forest National Park to track chimpanzees will start with an early morning breakfast at a hotel in Kigali. After, warm welcome from your driver guide, followed by briefing on what you should expect on this remarkable chimpanzee safari tour. Your trip will cover between 4 and 5 hours’ drive to Nyungwe Forest depending on en-route stopovers.

You will make a stopover at Nyanza King’s palace before reporting to Uwinka Visitor Center for briefing prior embarking on a canopy walk. After a quick briefing, the park ranger guide takes on a canopy walk that will last for about 2 hours. It is such a rewarding experience and you stand a chance to enjoy best bird sights, primates and the stunning view of Nyungwe Forest canopy.

Accommodation choices in Nyungwe Forest National Park

  • Budget options: Gisakura Guesthouse
  • Mid-range: Nyungwe Top View Lodge
  • Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and drive back to Kigali

After breakfast, head to Uwinka reception for briefing on chimpanzee trekking rules by park official. This will be conducted at 7:00am meaning, you have to rise up early to make preparations. The actual search for chimpanzees with park ranger guide commences at 8:00am and can take you about 2 to 4 hours inclusive of 1 hour of magical encounter, photography and in-depth exploration about their daily behaviors till they make new nests to retire for the night.

Amazingly, chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park also allows you enjoy remarkable view of several other primates including the playful baboons, grey cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, Rwenzori colobus monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys plus lots of forest birds. After, get back to the lodge to have lunch and then check out. Begin your return journey to Kigali and this will mark the end of your 2 days Nyungwe chimpanzee trekking tour

End of the 2 days Nyungwe chimpanzee trekking tour

Safari Inclusions

  •  Chimpanzee permits
  •  Airport transfers
  •  Bottled drinking water
  •  Travel in 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Fulltime English-speaking driver
  •  All relevant government taxes
  •  Activities in the travel plan but not the optional ones

Safari Exclusions

  •  International Flight fares
  •  Personal insurance
  •  Tipping
  •  Telephone calls
  •  Additional/optional activities
  •  Hotel fees before and after the trip
  •  Laundry services
  •  Beverages of personal interest
  •  Visa fees
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