The 4 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking Tour takes you through the Nyungwe Forest national park for chimpanzee tracking experience. You will also visit the National Museum, National University and the Botanical gardens.
Detailed Itinerary for the 4 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking tour
Day 1, Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
To begin with, you have a delicious breakfast. Then, you will drive southwest to Nyungwe forest National Park. En route visit the Butare town which is the country’s 2nd capital after Kigali. While there, visit the National Museum, National University and the Botanical gardens.
Thereafter, continue with your journey and have another stopover in Nyanza for a visit to the Old King Mwami’s palace. Nyungwe forest is on a high elevation and simply placed on a 970 square kilometers land and it is very apparent that it creates its own climate from its own biodiversity. Upon arrival in Nyungwe, participate in the evening forest walk.
Afterwards, have dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Gisakura guest House
Day 2, Chimpanzee Tracking
After a morning breakfast, you will head to the Park headquarters for chimp trek briefing. Afterwards, you will go for chimp trek in the forest. The time taken to encounter the Chimps is unpredictable but usually takes between 3- 10 hours.
Along the way, you will encounter other primates species found in this Park such as the Silver monkey, Owl faced monkey, Ruwenzori colobus, L’hoest’s monkey, and the Grey cheeked Mangabeys and so many others. Then, you will return for dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Gisakura guest House
Day 3, Forest walks in Nyungwe
After breakfast, you will set out for a forest walk in Nyungwe to search for the Colobus Monkeys. En route, you will encounter different bird species together with different flora and fauna. Lastly, return to the lodge for lunch, relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Gisakura guest House
Day 4, Transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali for your lunch and departure flight back home.
End of Safari
Tour costs include the following
- Chimpanzee tracking permit
- Park fees (non-residents)
- All activities that are shown in the itinerary
- Professional driver/ tour guide
- All transfers (airport pick up and drops)
- All Taxes
- All transportation
- Meals (as specified in a day by day section)
- Drinking water all days
Tour costs Excludes
- International flights
- Additional accommodation before and after the trip
- Government imposed increased of taxes and park fees
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visas etc)
- Optional activities (not detailed in the above itinerary)