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The 3-Day Nyungwe Primates Tracking Tour will start and end in Kigali. This safari takes you to the southwestern side of Rwanda just at the border area with Burundi in the south, Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west. View various primate species most of which include chimpanzees, L’Hoests, Angolan colobus monkeys, owl-faced monkeys, and others; 85 species mammals, 38 reptiles, 32 amphibians.

This 3-Day Nyungwe Primates Tracking Tour rewards you with a close encounter with the endangered golden Monkeys and chimpanzees in their natural habitat.  Expect to meet other primates including large groups of Rwenzori colobus and over 300 bird species, orchids and butterflies in this jungle forest.

This tours takes you to Nyungwe Forest National Park for the amazing Canopy Walk, at the roof of the tropical high trees in the biggest rain forest in Rwanda.

Apart from the canopy walk, this southern part of Rwanda is an agricultural hub with plantations of Tea and Coffee. This tour also includes a walk through the tea plantations and also a full Tea processing tour can be arranged.

Tour Highlights

  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Canopy walk
  • Community walk
  • Golden Monkey trekking
  • Visit Tea and coffee plantation
  • Bird watching

The 3 days Nyungwe Forest National Park will start and end in Kigali. This safari takes you to southwestern side of Rwanda just at the border area with Burundi in the south, Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west. View primate species most of which include chimpanzees, L’Hoests, Angolan colobus monkeys, owl faced monkeys and others; 85 species mammals, 38 reptiles, 32 amphibians.

Itineraries

Day 1

Departure from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Breakfast early in the morning at your favorite hotel in Kigali, you will be picked by one of our driver guide who will take you through briefing about your entire tour. Thereafter, set off to Nyungwe Forest National Park about 268 kilometers which is approximately six hours past stunning landscapes of the southern Rwanda and Butare prior proceeding to the park. On arrival, you will have dinner and overnight.

Day 2

Chimpanzee trekking in the morning and Nyungwe Forest Canopy walk

Following breakfast, you will join other visitors at the park headquarters for briefing at 8:00am by park official on how you are supposed to behave in the jungle. Besides chimpanzees, Nyungwe Forest National Park also offers refuge to variety of wildlife including birds, butterflies, mammals and other primate species. Chimpanzee trekking at this park usually takes about 2 to 5 hours and only an hour is given to you to have a face to face encounter with these fascinating primates, explore their behavior. After, return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.

Day 3

Transfer back to Kigali

Breakfast in the morning and thereafter, drive back to Kigali approximately six hours’ drive. Have a stopover at Butare south of Rwanda to explore the ethnographic museum that features as the largest museum in Rwanda comprising of more than 100000 artifacts which entail more about the traditions and history of Rwanda. Later, set off to Nyanza palace that is a royal home to the 2 kings of Rwanda-King Musinga and his successor King Rudahigwa. After your exploration, return to Kigali capital and this will mark the end of your 3 day safari in Nyungwe Forest National Park.
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Chimp permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)

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