3 Days Nyungwe Forest Safari

3 Days Nyungwe forest safari is a short tour to the chimpanzee forest in Rwanda where the travelers get a chance to explore the park attractions. This 3 days Nyungwe forest safari includes 3 days and 2 nights in the wilderness of Nyungwe forest national park. Nyungwe forest national park is situated in southern province of Rwanda and is best known for harboring several primate species such as chimpanzees, and monkey species, thus taking part in this 3 days Nyungwe Forest safari opens up the door for primate lovers to take park in a breath taking chimpanzee trekking, canopy walk and hiking within its unique hiking trails that offer different sightings along the way. Nyungwe forest is a home to different wildlife species ranging from primates such as Chimpanzees, mammal species including elephants, bird species, butterflies and different plant species. In fact Nyungwe forest is considered the best place in Africa where one can enjoy a fascinating canopy walk.

3 Days Nyungwe Forest Safari

Highlights of the Trip

  • Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park 
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy walk 
  • Day 3: Return to Kigali for departures

Detailed Itinerary for 3 days Nyungwe Forest safari 

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park

  • Arrival: Upon arrival at Kigali international airport on day 1 of 3 days Nyungwe Forest safari, you will be welcomed by our company driver and have a brief briefing about the expectations within the 3 days Rwanda safari in the magnificent Nyungwe forest national park. 
  • Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park: After the briefing, you will have an enroute lunch in Kigali and head southwards towards Butare and proceed to Nyungwe forest national park which is roughly a 3 hours’ drive from Kigali the capital city of Rwanda. Upon arrival at Nyungwe forest national park, you will check-in at the lodge, freshen up and await dinner and have an overnight sleep.
  • Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Nyungwe forest lodge/ Nyungwe Top hill view lodge/ Gisakura guesthouse

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking 

  • Chimpanzee trekking: On day 2 of 3 days Nyungwe Forest safari, you will wake up on breakfast, pack some snacks and lunch box then meet your driver for a transfer to park head offices for a chimpanzee trekking briefing. Once the briefing is done, hire a porter if you can and grab your hiking stick to start the adventurous day of encountering chimpanzees in their natural habitat within Cyamudongo forest or Nyungwe forest. During the trekking you will be in position to encounter other primates, mammals, birds among others. As soon as you get closer to the chimpanzees, you will be allowed a maximum period of one hour to take all the necessary photographs you need, and interact with them. Chimpanzee trekking lasts between 2-6 hours.
  • Canopy walk: After an hour of trekking chimpanzees, relax a bit and embark on Canopy walk which is yet a breathtaking excursion while on a Nyungwe forest safari. You will be driven to Uwinka reception which is the major trailhead for the canopy walk in Nyungwe forest. During a 50m high and 160m long canopy7 walk, you will be in position to sight out different wildlife species including, chimpanzees, Vervet monkey, Baboons, L’Hoests monkey, Grey-cheeked, Golden monkeys, several mammals including bush pigs, forest hogs, duikers, bird species such as Handsome Francolin, Crimsonwings Ruwenzori Batis, Dwarf Honeyguide, and species of plants all in Nyungwe forest. After the canopy walk, return to the lodge for dinner and Overnight.
3 Days Nyungwe Forest Safari
Canopy Walk – 3 Days Nyungwe Forest Safari
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Nyungwe forest lodge/ Nyungwe Top hill view lodge/ Gisakura guesthouse

Day 3: Return to Kigali for departures

  • Transfer back to Kigali: On day 3 of 3 days Nyungwe Forest safari, you wake up in the morning on a relaxed breakfast, then check out of your lodge and meet with your driver to embark on a journey to Kigali city with a stopover in Butare to visit the palace and museum then proceed to Kigali.
  • Kigali city tour & departures: once in Kigali, you will have a brief city tour exploring Kigali genocide memorial site, markets and many more and then have an enroute lunch as you transfer to Kigali International airport for departures.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast and enroute Lunch

End of Safari

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