Budget Chimpanzee Safari
Budget Rwanda chimpanzee safari goes to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Budget Rwanda chimpanzee safari is a short cheap Rwanda safari tour. The Budget Rwanda chimpanzee safari starts and ends in Kigali.
About Budget Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari
The Budget Rwanda chimpanzee safari visits Southern Province in Rwanda. On the Budget Rwanda chimpanzee safari you will trek chimps. Nyungwe forest is the largest remnant of tropical rain forest in Rwanda. It is home to more than 8 species of primates. This is also home to more than 200 bird species. Your detailed African Budget Rwanda safari tour itinerary is below:
Budget Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari Highlights:
- Chimpanzee trek
- City tour
- Nature walk
Budget Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest
Our Rwanda safari rep will meet you at Kigali International Airport. This can also be done from your Kigali hotel. Enjoy a detailed briefing on the Budget Rwanda chimpanzee safari. Start your budget Rwanda chimpanzee safari with a drive southwards. You will be heading to Nyungwe Forest National Park.
You will stop in Nyanza to enjoy the historical and cultural wealth. This is the Kingdom that ruled Rwanda before the white man arrived. It is here that the story of Rwanda’s birth will be told. Do not shy away to enter the traditional houses that formed the King’s palace.
Proceed with your Budget Rwanda chimpanzee safari journey to Butare where you will break for lunch. You can opt to sample the cultural museum in Butare if time allows. Your Budget Rwanda chimpanzee safari will proceed to Murambi Genocide Memorial Centre. Here you will get to hear the genocide story on this part of Rwanda.
There are both photos, video and preserved remains on this sad story. Proceed to Nyungwe after the story that lets you not assume the importance of peace. You will arrive for dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House.
About Nyungwe National Park
With an entire area of 970 square kilometres and located 225 Km from Kigali, Nyungwe forest is 90 Km from Butare and 54 Km from Cyangugu was gazetted as a national park in 2004. Nyungwe forest has an elevation range of between 1600 M-2950 M above sea level.
The temperatures changes are between 0°C and 30° C; average day temperatures 15°C whereas rainfall is between 1800-2500 mm per year. The rainy season is from September to May and dry season from June to August with some dry weeks in December and January.
Nyungwe national park is mainly known for its resident primates that make up to 13 different species including chimpanzees which are the closest surviving relative to human, plus the handsome L’Hoest’s monkey in addition to hundreds of acrobatic Angola colobus monkeys.
Nyungwe is an important ornithological site in Rwanda supporting approximately 300 different species of birds among which are some montane forest endemics found around the Albertine Rift. The great blue turaco which a blue, red and green bird commonly seen high in the trees is the most famous specie in this Rwanda safaris park.
Day 2: Nyungwe Forest – Kigali
Your budget Rwanda chimpanzee safari day starts really early. This is with a wakeup call at 0430hrs. You will enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee. You should be assembled at the park headquarters by 0500hrs.
After briefing on Rwanda chimpanzee trek embark on the day’s activity. This will be by driving to chimpanzee trek starting points. Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda can take anything from a few hours to a full day. It normally depends on the location of the chimpanzees.
There are several other primates in Nyungwe Forest. They include Rwenzori colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, Silver monkey and the Owl faced monkey. Grey cheeked Mangabey can also be found here. After the trek you will return to your Nyungwe budget accommodation for lunch and check out.
You will depart back to Kigali to arrive later in the early evening. You will be dropped off at your hotel in Rwanda or Kigali Airport. This should be in time for your departure flight.
End of 2 Day Budget Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari
2 Day Budget Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari Costs:
What is included in the 2 Day Budget Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari cost?
- Accommodation in safari lodge in Nyungwe National Park on full board basis
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on 2 Day Budget Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
2 Day Budget Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 2 Day Budget Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Rain Poncho
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable hiking shoes