This 3 days Rwanda chimpanzee trekking safari will give you an intimate experience of tracking chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest national park. Nyungwe forest national park is located in south western Rwanda with great scenic views surrounded by tea plantations. Nyungwe forest is among the few remaining intact tropical forests in Africa. It is home to the Chimpanzees and the largest troops of colobus monkeys found anywhere else.
Depending on your interests – your safari can be organized so in addition to chimp trekking, you can have colobus monkey trekking, forest hikes to waterfalls, birding, and canopy walk. For this particular safari, it is organized specifically for chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk. However, depending on the available time on the last day – you can choose to add an extra activity before traveling back to Kigali.
WHAT TO BRING:
Transfer to Nyungwe: On arrival into Kigali Rwanda or after your breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your driver-guide as early as 8 am who will give you a brief you about your 3 days double chimp trek.
You will set out on this 5-hour drive from Kigali to Nyungwe with museum visits en route.
You may visit the king’s palace in Nyanza, the national museum of Rwanda in Huye for historic and cultural aspects of Rwanda through ages. After museum experience we will have lunch then we continue with our journey to nyungwe forest.
In our way to nyungwe forest after huye you will enjoy the great amazing views of the famous thousand hills. You will be arriving at your lodge near the nyungwe forest and you enjoy your evening time there as you make yourself ready for the next day of the chimpanzee trekking.
Chimpanzee Trekking: This is a long-awaited day for the chimp trekkers as you are expected to be up by 5 am to set out to look for the chimpanzees of Nyungwe forest. They are early raisers so to be able to enjoy them, you would have to be up early.
Get a briefing from the briefing points of the park and head into the forest.
The forest is rich in botanical diversity hosting over 200 species of trees and flowering plants, 13 species of primates including colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkey, 300 bird species
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe takes about 3 hours to find these charming animals then spend an hour in their presence. Chimps are more active and playful than gorillas so you may not be able to take as clear photos so just enjoy the moment.
Canopy Walk: Arrive in Nyungwe forest national park and set out straight for the 50 meters long canopy walk. The Nyungwe canopy walkway is hung up in the trees and this walk gives you a chance to appreciate the forest from an above view which you could call the bird’s eye view.
You may also see the primates and birds of the forest from this view. Connect to your accommodation
before nightfall. Dinner and overnight would be at the accommodation of your choice.
Today after your breakfast, you start journey back to Kigali from the amazing 3-day chimpanzee trekking safari with Dylan Africa Tours. You have an option of doing a colobus monkey trekking before embarking on this journey. If interested in this, please let us know in time so we book for the same. Take the last photos of the beautiful Nyungwe forest and transfer to Kigali international airport or your hotel.
Village Tour (Optional): – some interesting activities to do in local community