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3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Nyungwe Forest

3 Days Nyungwe Forest tour introduces you to one of Africa’s oldest tropical forests and a rich primate destination –Nyungwe Forest National Park. The highlights of this safari include chimpanzee tracking/trekking and a canopy walk; visit the King’s palace in Butare. Nyungwe Forest NP is a spectacular tropical forest park with 13 primate species including l’hoest monkeys, 400 colobus monkeys, 500 chimpanzees; 310 bird species, 1068 species of plants, and other species.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nyungwe Forest Tour

After breakfast, get briefed by your safari leader about the 3 days Nyungwe Forest tour. At 8:00 am local time set off from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park in the Southern province of Rwanda. This will be 5 to 6 hours’ game drive trip in a 4×4 safari car and en route stop visit will be made at Butare museum, King’s palace, and later have lunch. Your last stop will be at the lodge in Nyungwe Forest NP for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking & canopy walk tour- Nyungwe Forest

Get to the Uwinka reception for a briefing about chimpanzee trekking rules and regulations. This is where you will be assigned the park guide to lead you through Nyungwe Forest to search for chimpanzees and other primates. You will take 2-4 hours in the forest and one hour will be guaranteed for a magical encounter.

Have a leisurely lunch, after set off for the 2:00 pm canopy walk along the suspended walkway of 200m long. Enjoy incredible views and sounds of fresh air of the lush Nyungwe Forest; keep an eye on birds, etc. When you return, settle for a leisurely dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Kigali & Departure

A delicious breakfast will be provided at the lodge, after, check out and you will meet the driver guide. Get to Kigali early enough and you may visit the Kigali genocide memorial or go direct to the airport to catch up with the flight back home.

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