3 Days Chimp Trek In Nyungwe Forest Np

Two young chimpanzee playing

3 days chimp trek in Nyung­we For­est NP is one of the best Rwan­da pri­mate tour pack­ages. It cov­ers a guid­ed chim­panzee trekking expe­ri­ence and for­est canopy walk in Nyung­we For­est N/Park, one of the pri­mate parks in Rwan­da and it is lying suit­ably in the South­ern Province. Nyung­we For­est Nation­al Park is an exten­sive trop­i­cal for­est park, stretch­ing to cov­er a land area of 970sq.kms.

Nyung­we For­est sup­ports over 13 pri­mate species, 310 bird species, 200 tree species, and oth­er species. There are over 500 chim­panzees, 400 colobus mon­keys, and oth­er pri­mates such as l’hoest mon­keys, vervet mon­keys, pot­tos, red-tailed mon­keys, etc. This trip begins and ends in Kigali.

Tour details

Day 1: Tour Kigali, & dri­ve to Nyungwe

A short city tour in Kigali will be done after you have had break­fast, and you will be vis­it­ing top city mar­kets (Kir­i­monko mar­ket), Gisozi geno­cide memo­r­i­al, art cen­ters and oth­ers. After the city tour in Kigali, set­tle in one of the clas­sic restau­rants for lunch and lat­er, you will pro­ceed to Nyung­we Nation­al Park.

Dri­ving from Kigali to Nyung­we For­est Nation­al Park takes about 6–7 hours, and you will have a brief stopover vis­it at Butare. At Butare, you will be vis­it­ing the Nation­al Ethno­graph­ic Muse­um (Huye), King’s palace, Muram­bi geno­cide cen­tre. From Butare, you will be trans­ferred to your lodge for din­ner and overnight sleep.

Day 2: Chimp trek in Nyung­we, for­est canopy walk

After break­fast, your chimp trek in Nyung­we For­est will begin with a brief­ing and allo­ca­tion of park guides. There are 2 key brief­ing areas, but today, you will join oth­er clients at Uwin­ka recep­tion, and at 8:00 am, nor­mal chim­panzee trekking begins. A search for chim­panzees is expect­ed to go for 2–4 hours, and this is inclu­sive of 1 hour for chim­panzee pho­tog­ra­phy. Chimps share the largest per­cent­age of their DNA with humans, about 98%, mak­ing them our clos­est rel­a­tives. You will learn more about these unique apes, take pic­tures and you get back to the lodge for lunch, & relaxation.

The 2 pm for­est canopy walk is about 2 hours of walk­ing through a sus­pend­ed bridge set about 50m from the ground. You will enjoy the sight of pri­mates, for­est birds, and a mag­i­cal view of the sur­round­ing, then you will get back to spend the rest of the evening at the lodge.

Day 3: Tour Gisaku­ra tea estate & return to Kigali

Have a tasty cup of Rwan­da tea/coffee, after, leave the lodge for a guid­ed tour of Gisaku­ra tea estates. You will learn how tea is grown, till it is processed, and the final stage when it is ready for con­sump­tion. After tak­ing tea, dri­ve back to Kigali, about 6–7 hours’ dri­ve and you will be dropped at a hotel for an overnight stay/at the air­port for departure.

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