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3 Days Custom Nyungwe Forest Tour (chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk)

Book this 3 days Nyungwe forest tour to go see the chimpanzees and enjoy a beautiful nature experience in Nyungwe National Park Rwanda. Nyungwe forest is one of the oldest mountain rainforests in Africa that has remained intact since the ice age which explains its remarkable biodiversity. The forest is mostly famous for harboring many primates with 13 species recorded including our closest relatives the chimps.

On this tour to Nyungwe you shall do the chimpanzee tracking adventure to see the chimps and another trek in the forest which shall bring you to encounter several species of monkeys, rivers and waterfalls, rare plants and trees and enjoy beautiful sights across the forest. And yet, a trip to Nyungwe forest national park is not complete without the iconic canopy walk adventure

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  • What's included :
    • Private tour car, petrol and tour driver
    • Accommodation and all meals as per the itinerary
    • Chimpanzee tracking permit
    • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
    • Drinking water
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Kivu
    • Entry/Admission - Nyungwe National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses and International flights
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Lake Kivu, Kibuye Rwanda

    Day 1 – pick up and drive to Nyungwe, afternoon canopy walk tour or Boat trip at Lake Kivu
    1st option:
    The tour driver shall pick you up from you hotel in Kigali at 7am and depart for Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southwest of Rwanda. The distance from Kigali to Nyungwe is about 225km and the travel time is 5 – 6 hours which includes a stopover midway for lunch.

    Arrive at the Uwinka visitor’s center in Nyungwe and set out to do the canopy walk tour at 3pm. The canopy walk tour rewards with breathtaking views across the lush forest. The canopy walkway also gives you access to wildlife that live in the canopies of the forest such as the monkeys and rare birds.
    Optional tour activity:
    If you start the trip to Nyungwe earlier, by 6am, you shall have time to visit the King’s Palace Museum in Nyanza for a cultural tour to learn about the cultural and political history Rwanda and traditions of Rwandans.
    2nd option:
    Wake up early at 6 AM from your hotel in Kigali to Karongi. On this day, you will set off towards to karongi , here you will visits the islands like Napoleon island where you will get a chance to spot the fruits bats, king and queen island , monkey island and visit where the German soldier left their boat during the first war and then before transfer to your hotel in Nungwe national park for tomorrow trekking you will visit ndaba waterfall and you will learn story behind that rock
    Mid-range: Emeraude Kivu Lodge
    Budget: Gisakuru Guest House
    Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner

    Duration: 10 hours

    Stop At: Nyungwe National Park, Butare Rwanda

    Day 2 – chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe
    Today you shall have early breakfast at 4.30m and by 5am report to the Nyungwe park office at Gisakura to meet the park guides for briefing and thereafter drive to the starting point of your chimpanzee trekking adventure in Nyungwe Forest National Park (Cyamudongo Forest).

    After the chimpanzee adventure you shall spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

    Optional tour activity:
    In the afternoon you can go for a tea plantation tour and discover how tea is grown, harvested and processed in Rwanda.

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Emeraude Kivu Lodge

    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Nyungwe National Park, Butare Rwanda

    Day 3 – Forest hike or Colobus monkey trekking in Nyungwe forest
    Today you shall do a nature walk/hike in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Nyungwe has about 15 hiking trails that give visitors a chance to experience the diversity of the forest. You will take on the Isumo trail (waterfall trail) for a 3 hour hike.

    Alternatively you can do the colobus monkey tracking at Gisakura. The colobus monkey tracking is a light and shorter tour as this group of the colobus monkeys lives near the forest edge.

    After the hike/trek you shall depart for Kigali going via Kibuye and stopping over at Lake Kivu for lunch.

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch

    Duration: 5 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
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    • Kigali Intl. Airport, Kigali Rwanda
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by 1000 Hills Safaris

Activity ID: V-103565P16

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