The 3 Days Chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda is a brief encounter to the primate haven of Nyungwe forest National Park. Besides being the largest mountain forest in East and Central Africa, Nyungwe Forest has a great bio-diversity concentration. The forest of Nyungwe is among the few which survived the last ice age. The 3 days safari in Rwanda exposes you to Chimpanzees, man’s close relative, the famous Nyungwe canopy walk which is the first of its king in East Africa and the third in Africa and the lucrative stops en route in Butare and Nyanza featuring Rwanda’s culture and heritage.
Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 2: Do Chimpanzee trekking and do canopy walk
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali city.
Day 1 of 3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Nyungwe forest National Park 268km about 6 hours’ drive excluding stops en route. The journey passes through the farmed landscapes of southern Rwanda with stops in Butare to visit the ethnographic museum, Nyanza palace and Murambi genocide memorial site. You will have lunch en route in Butare before proceeding on your journey to Nyungwe Forest in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel (Midrange/Basic) or Gisakura Guest House (Budget/Basic).
Day 2 of 3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking: Do Chimpanzee trekking and do canopy walk
After breakfast, embark on the Chimpanzee trekking experience that starts at 08:00am. You will set off to the montane forest of Nyungwe which is praised to be among those few forests that survived the last ice age in search of man’s close relative – common chimpanzee. The 2 -5 hours trek is very interesting as it involves passing through the jungle, hiking steep landscapes and descending on the same terrain amidst bird sights and other wildlife including monkeys. Upon encountering Chimpanzees, you will marvel at their intelligent tactics, how they gather fruit, swing in tree branches, socialize and their general characteristics for one full hour. After this, you will return to the lodge for relaxation. In the afternoon, you will embark on the rewarding Nyungwe canopy walk that takes you through the views of the Nyungwe forest canopy that is filled with birds and primate species like monkeys. The 90m long and 40m high Nyungwe canopy is an exciting adventure to undertake on Rwanda safari.
Accommodation: You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge.
Day 3 of 3 Days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking: Transfer back to Kigali city.
After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the drive back to Kigali city. You will stop in Nyanza to visit the Rwesero National Art gallery – the proposed palace of the former King Rudahigwa that did not materialize after his death. The Rwesero Art gallery features a range of Art collections thus will make your stop memorable. You will continue to arrive in Kigali in the afternoon.