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3 days Nyungwe chimpanzee, Booking the 3 days Nyungwe chimpanzee tracking tour lets you get a close encounter with chimpanzees in their natural habitat. This primate safari takes you to Nyungwe Forest National Park, a haven to 13 primate species including an estimate of 500 chimpanzees.

Tracking chimpanzees in this magical safari park on your Rwanda safari rewards you with lots of lasting memories. A side from chimpanzees, you will also come across other primates like vervet monkeys, baboons, colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys as well as different birds. Your 3 days Nyungwe chimpanzee tracking tour also includes a canopy walk, first of a kind experience in East Africa. Your trip commences and ends in Kigali capital city of Rwanda.

Trip activities to do on 3 days Nyungwe chimpanzee tracking tour

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Canopy walk
  • Bird sighting
  • Photography
  • Kigali city tour

Brief itinerary of your 3 days Nyungwe chimpanzee tracking tour

Day 1: Drive from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest

Day 3: Drive back-go tour Kigali city

Detailed itinerary of your 3 days Nyungwe chimpanzee tracking tour

Day 1: Drive from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park

A warm welcome and greeting from our driver guide and later, get briefed on your 3 days Nyungwe chimpanzee tracking tour. After, head to southwestern Rwanda to Nyungwe Forest National Park, a haven to 13 primates, 310 birds and diverse butterflies, plants and tree species.

En-route, don’t miss to view the magnificent tea plantations. Get to the park early and check in at the safari lodge you booked for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay on your chimpanzee safari in Nyungwe Forest.

Where to stay in Nyungwe Forest National Park

  • Nyungwe safari lodge (luxury)
  • Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Midrange)
  • Gisakura Guest House (Budget)

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, report to Uwinka reception to be briefed on guidelines for chimpanzee tracking. The park official will put you in different groups, each of which will be led by an armed and experienced park ranger guide.  At 8:00am, you and the park ranger guide will begin a search for chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest.

Expect a lot more than chimpanzees because, there are more primates to sight and birds. Once you locate chimps, you will spend one hour with chimpanzees, learn more about how they mate, feed, body gestures and take photos. After, walk back to the lodge to be served lunch.

At 2:00pm, you will embark on a canopy walk, a unique experience which is first of a kind in Rwanda and East Africa. It lets you sight birds, butterflies, primates and magnificent Nyungwe Forest canopy. Return to the safari lodge to relax, dine and spend a night.

Where to stay in Nyungwe Forest National Park

  • Nyungwe safari lodge (luxury)
  • Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Midrange)
  • Gisakura Guest House (Budget)

Day 3: Drive back-go tour Kigali capital city

Have breakfast early in the morning and later, check out of the lodge. Meet your driver for return road trip to Kigali. Embark on Kigali city tour which lets you explore the Gisozi genocide site, craft markets and other sites. After, drive to Kigali International Airport for your flight back home. This will mark the end of your 3 days Nyungwe chimpanzee tracking tour.

End of your 3 days Nyungwe chimpanzee tracking 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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