2 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Tour
This 2 days tour takes you to Nyungwe forest national park for the chimpanzee trekking adventure in Rwanda. The tour will also have you go on the canopy walk in Nyungwe forest which has become a popular activity in the park.
Nyungwe forest national park has 75 species of mammals including 13 primate species in the forest with the main primate being the chimpanzees. Other primate species in Nyungwe include Red-tailed monkey, Vervet monkey, Silver monkey, Olive baboon, Grey-cheeked mangabey, L’Hoest’s monkey, Rwenzori colobus and Dent’s mona monkey. Nyungwe forest national park is also one of the top tourism destinations in Rwanda “the land of a thousand hills.”
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali ,Travel to Nyungwe Forest National Park and afternoon Canopy Walk
On this day you will be picked up from your hotel by your driver guide. You then start the travel journey to Nyungwe forest national park. The drive takes you through the beautiful scenery of Rwanda that is reffered to as “the land of a thousand hills.”
In the afternoon you will go on a guided canopy walk in Nyugwe forest along the Igishigishigi Trail. The walk takes you through the forest as you see bird life, colorful butterflies, orchids and small predators like squirrels. You might also sight some monkeys along the trail. The canopy walk is an interesting experience as you walk along a 70m high suspension bridge as you are treated to scenic views of Nyungwe forest giving you a true jungle experience. After the walk you transfer to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Journey time: 6 hours
Accommodation: One and Only Nyungwe House (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Mid-range), E.A.R Guest House (Budget)
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe National Park and Travel back to Kigali
After breakfast at your lodge this morning your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing area at the park offices in Nyungwe. Here you will meet with your ranger guide who will tell you about the guidelines for the chimp trek and what to expect from the trek. After the briefing you transfer to the starting point and begin your chimpanzee trek. The chimp trek in Rwanda is a rewarding experience that brings you closer to these primates that are known as man’s closest relatives. Once you locate the chimpanzees you get to watch them as they hop around in the forest and take some amazing photos of them.
After the chimp trek you travel back to Kigali. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel in Kigali.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
What to carry for your Chimpanzee trek
- Long pants and Long sleeved shirt
- Sunscreen and insect repellant
- Camera with batteries
- Hiking shoes
- Rain Jacket
Tour Package Includes:
- Chimpanzee Trekking Permit
- Canopy walk
- Private Safari car
- Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
- Drinking water in the car
Tour Package Excludes:
- Optional Activities
- Other personal expenses while on the trip