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3 days Nyungwe forest tour with 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

per adult from

$1,681

AUD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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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
    What's excluded :
    • Day 1 – pick up and drive to Nyungwe, afternoon canopy walk tour
      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 stop over 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.

      Accommodation: Emeraude Kivu Lodge

      Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner

      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

      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
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
      • Kigali Intl. Airport, Kigali Rwanda
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Rwanda Travel

    Activity ID: V-103677P71

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