Things to expect on 2 Days Nyungwe Forest safari

• A magical encounter with chimpanzees
• Canopy walk
• A glimpse at a variety of primates, birds and many more
• Bottled water
• Transportation in a comfortable 4 wheel drive safari car

Safari highlight of 2 Days Nyungwe Forest safari

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe and return to Kigali

Detailed itinerary 

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park for Chimpanzee Trekking

Start your trip with an early morning breakfast at your preferred safari lodge and at 6:30 am; meet one of our driver guides who will brief you about your tour. After, you will start your journey to Nyungwe Forest National Park about 4-5 hours’ drive from Kigali capital city in a good and comfortable 4 wheel drive safari vehicle. En-route, you will have a stopover at Nyanza King’s palace-a historical and cultural landmark in Rwanda and after, drive to Nyungwe National Park to check in at Uwinka Visitor Center.
In the afternoon, you will join other visitors for a briefing from park official before you embark on a canopy walk. The canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest comes with breathtaking views of scenic hills, Lake Kivu, Kibira National Park in Burundi, astonishing sights at a variety of primates, bird species among others.
Travel time: 4-5 hours
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Accommodation choices
Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury)
Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrange)
Gisakura Guesthouse (Budget)

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe and return to Kigali

Get up early in the morning to prepare, take tea or coffee at your lodge of choice in Nyungwe National Park. Depending on where your safari lodge is, you will be picked up by driver guide who will drive you to Uwinka Visitor Centre in Nyungwe Forest National Park to have a briefing on the set rules and regulations to be followed while on chimpanzee trek. Briefing usually begins at 7:00 am but you are expected to be at Uwinka Visitor Center early enough and the actual trek starts at 8:00 am. You will be accompanied by an experienced park ranger guide and your adventure will last for about 2-4 hours. However, depending on the number of visitors, you can be divided into 2 groups-one can trek begin their chimpanzee adventures at Uwinka Visitor Center and the other can begin at Cyamudongo area.
Chimpanzee trek in Nyungwe National Park is not about viewing chimpanzees but it also allows you to see other primates including the black and white colobus monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, red-tailed monkeys, Rwenzori colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, olive baboons as well as several forest birds and many more. Upon finding chimpanzees, you have only an hour to have a face to face encounter with them, take their photos, learn about their unique behaviors and body gestures. After, return to the lodge to have lunch and then check out ready to embark on a return journey to Kigali about 4-5 hours’ drive. This marks the end of your 2 Days Nyungwe Forest safari.

Includes

• Chimpanzee tracking permit
• Canopy walk
• Bottled water
• Transportation in a 4 wheel drive safari vehicle
• Fulltime English speaking driver guide
• Relevant government taxes

Excludes

• Insurance
• Visa fees
• Personal expenses like cigarettes, airfares, tips, alcoholic drinks, telephone calls, laundry services, extra accommodation, activities outside the travel plan and many more.

What to pack for your 2 Days Nyungwe Forest safari

• Rain jacket
• Waterproof hiking boots
• Waterproof daypack
• Insect repellent
• Sun hat/sunglasses
• Long-sleeved shirts/t-shirt/trousers
• First aid kit
• Camera with no flashlight

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