3 Days Chimpanzee Safari

Day 1: Nyungwe Forest National Park

Arrive at Kanombe (Kigali) airport. Meet, greet and start for Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Along the way, make stops at places of interest including local markets, the traditional palace of Rwanda’s Former King in Nyanza. Drive past green fields of tea scattered across the hillsides and the small wooden houses unique to the areas surrounding Nyungwe Forest. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours]

Up-market: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Mid-range: Nyungwe Top Hill Lodge

Low budget: Gisakura Guesthouse

Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Chimpanzees & Colobus Monkeys in Nyungwe National Park   

Awaken early for an early breakfast. Go to Nyungwe Forest to track chimpanzees guided by rangers. These rangers are aware of best places to easily track these chimpanzees.

While you hike through the verdant forest, you will find various other primates such as monkeys, which will excite you as you move closer to the forest chimpanzees. There are various bird species as well for birdwatchers.

The opportunity to see these chimpanzees are amazing, you will observe them play, feed and rest. You will be allowed to take numerous pictures after this you will head back  to your accommodation. Have dinner and slumber.

Covering 970 km2, the highlands provide unique habitat for thirteen species of primate, including chimpanzees, l'Hoest's and owl-faced monkey. As you walk under the canopy of majestic trees, a large group of semi wild colobus monkeys can be seen feeding on wild figs and jumping from branch to branch. This high altitude jungle floor boasts some of the most beautiful orchids in the world.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Mid-range: Nyungwe Top Hill Lodge

Low budget:Gisakura Guesthouse

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: – Return to Kigali –City tour- Departure 

After breakfast, you will head for a city tour around Kigali such as the Gisozi Genocide Memorial site, the handicrafts shops, the museum and other fascinating places in Kigali depending on the time of your flight