3 Days Nyungwe Chimpanzee Trekking Safari
3 Days Nyungwe Chimpanzee Trekking Safari: Rwanda is incredibly interesting to visit in its incredible scenic hilly landscapes making her famous as “Land of a thousand hills” rich in biodiversity. With this 3 Days trip, you will both the highland and lowland areas of the Rwanda – Nyungwe forest national park. Nyungwe forest national park is located in the southwestern part of Rwanda along to the route that leads to Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo and also bordering Lake Kivu. Nyungwe forest is home to the endangered chimpanzees and 12 other species of primates. Trekking chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest is one of the most scenic experiences under the montane rainforest and walking on a canopy above the forest is an added beautiful experience. The Black and white Colobus monkeys in Nyungwe forest are also known as Ruwenzori Colobus monkeys and are the biggest troop of the Monkeys in the park. Their number is estimated to range from 350-400 individuals and they are also the biggest troop of monkeys in the African countries.
Safari Highlights of the 3 Days Nyungwe Chimpanzee Trekking Safari
- Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
- Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and Isumo trail
- Day 3: Canopy walk and Return to Kigali – Departure
Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
Depending on your location in Kigali, you will be met by your safari driver who will be your guide throughout the trip, meet and greet, pack your luggage in the safari vehicle and Nyungwe forest national park which is a 6-7 hours’ drive from Kigali. Drive through the rolling hills and great views of Virunga Mountains. Upon arrival in Nyungwe forest, connect to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay at your booked at One and Only Nyungwe House for luxury option/Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel for mid-range option/Gisakura Visitors Centre for budget option
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and Isumo trail
Enjoy breakfast and go for briefing about the endangered chimpanzees before entering the forest in search of the active and playful fellows in Nyungwe forest with your backpack. The Chimpanzees are much easier to spot as they jump from one tree to another, chattering and laughing. Chimpanzee tracking usually takes about 3-5 hours depending on their location. On finding them, spend an hour while taking pictures and videos. Connect to visit Nyungwe’s biggest waterfalls on Isumo trail. This is one of the most refreshing experience with sights of different birds and some primates. The walk is approximately 4 hours walking up and down the Nyungwe forest. Thereafter, return to your hotel for relaxation and good memories. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above
Day 3: Canopy walk and transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, connect for a canopy walk. You will go on a walking trail that will take you to the Canopy Walk-a swing bridge 50 meters in length that is suspended from large trees; you will be able to see the amazing rainforest with a bird’s eye view, spotting wildlife moving below you. Thereafter, drive back to Kigali. Upon arrival in Kigali, have lunch and proceed to Kigali airport for your onward flight back home.
End of the 3 Days Nyungwe Chimpanzee Trekking Safari