Rwanda

3 Days Nyungwe Primates Tour

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Duration
3 days
Max People
100
Min Age
10+
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Description

Nyungwe Forest NP contains one of the oldest rainforests in Africa that is home to 13 primate species and over 300 bird species including the Albertine endemics. A 3 days Nyungwe primate trekking tour to this park may reward the guests with opportunities to see primates and birds while enjoying an array of scenic activities like hikes to the waterfalls and a canopy walk. The forest has about 15 nature trails that enable guests to explore its rich diversity. Guests with more time, can stay longer to check out some of these trails and appreciate Nyungwe’s rich biodiversity.

Included in this tour package;

  • Chimps, Canopy permit fees
  • Park Ranger Fees
  • Relevant Government Taxes
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Full-time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

Exclusions:

  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activity
Highlights
  • Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest
  • Day 2: Chimp tracking and afternoon Canopy walk
  • Day 3: Colobus monkey tracking & Departure

Tour Plan

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Day 1 Transfer from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest.

In the morning, you will be picked from Kigali and transfer southwards to Nyungwe Forest NP. En route stops at the King’s palace Nyanza may enrich you with knowledge about how ancient kings of Rwanda lived, while a stopover at Butare National Museum will give you a glimpse of Rwanda’s natural history. You will then proceed to Nyungwe Forest NP, reaching in the late afternoon. Overnight at Gisakura guest house (budget)/ Emeraude Kivu lodge (deluxe/luxury)/ One and Only Nyungwe house (high end)

Day 2 Chimp tracking and afternoon Canopy walk

In the morning, you will be transferred to the park headquarters at Uwinka for briefing and proceed to track chimps. The time one takes to find these primates is not specific and depends on one’s luck and the movement of these animals on a particular day. Once you catch up with them, you will be allowed a maximum of 1hr to observe and take photos before returning to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will go for a canopy walk to catch the spectacular views of the forest from high above and later return to your lodge. Overnight at day 1

Day 3 Colobus monkey tracking/ visit the tea plantations and Transfer back to Kigali

In the morning, you will go for Angola colobus monkey tracking near Gisakura and later return to set off back to Kigali with a relaxed drive, reaching Kigali in the evening. Alternatively, you may visit the tea plantations around the forest before setting off back to Kigali. Proceed to Kigali for a drop off at the airport or hotel.

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