Nyungwe Budget Tour
This is a 3 day budget African safari tour in Rwanda that gives you the best of Chimpanzees and trekking of other primate. The Nyungwe forest budget safari showcases the pas history and the best of short Rwanda safari tour.
About The 3 Day Nyungwe Forest Budget Safari
Nyungwe forest budget safari is a 3 day budget safari in Rwanda. Nyungwe forest budget safari visits the famous Nyungwe National Park. This budget African safari tour in Rwanda starts and ends in Kigali.
Nyungwe forest budget safari offers you the chance to know more about the forest. You will get to interact with chimpanzees in Nyungwe. There are also other animals within the surroundings. On the Nyungwe forest budget safari you have different activities to be done. They include the canopy walk and birding.
Nyungwe Forest Budget Safari Highlight
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Nature walk
- Canopy walk
- Genocide center tour
Nyungwe Forest Budget Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest National Park
You will be met by our Rwanda safari rep in the morning. This will be either from your budget Kigali hotel or airport. You will be briefed on this 3 days Nyungwe forest budget safari. This is to be followed by departure.
You will be headed for the Nyungwe Forest National Park. You will have a stop at the traditional Rwanda King’s palace in Nyanza. Another stop will be at the Cultural Museum in Butare. Later on drive past green tea fields which are scattered on the hillsides. You will go through the small wooden houses all the way to Nyungwe.
Your arrival will be in the evening where you will check into your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. Your dinner and overnight will be at Gisakura Guest House.
About Nyungwe Forest National Park
Extending for 1,000 square kilometres across the majestic hills of southeast Rwanda, Nyungwe National Park is the largest block of montane forest in East or Central Africa, and one of the most ancient, dating back to before the last Ice Age. A uniquely rich centre of floral diversity, the forest has more than 200 different types of tree, and a myriad of flowering plants including the other-worldly giant lobelia and a host of colourful orchids.
Nyungwe is most alluring for its primates: 13 species in all, including humankind’s closest living relative the chimpanzee, as well as the handsome L’Hoest’s monkey and hundred-strong troops of the delightfully acrobatic Angola colobus.
The most important ornithological site in Rwanda, Nyungwe harbours almost 300 bird species of which two dozen are restricted to a handful of montane forests on the Albertine Rift. The avian highlight of Nyungwe is the great blue turaco – an outlandish blue, red and green bird which streams from tree to tree like a procession of streamlined psychedelic turkeys.
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park
Your Nyungwe forest budget safari day starts with an early breakfast. You will depart for briefing at 0500hrs at the park headquarters. This is followed by the Chimpanzee tracking activity within the forest.
You will be in search for the man’s closest friends. You will be accompanied by an armed Forest Ranger. There will also be guides who will show you different forest trail. The chimpanzee trekking activity takes around 3-5 hours. You will return to the lodge for lunch and some rest. In the afternoon, you will take a guided nature walk with in the forest.
This will enable you to spot different bird species with in the forest. Look out for black and white casqued hornbill and Rwenzori Turacco. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Gisakura Guest House.
Day 3: Nyungwe Forest – Kigali
Your Nyungwe forest budget safari starts with an early breakfast. You will depart for Kigali arriving in the early afternoon. You will have time for a city tour that goes to Kigali Genocide Center.
You will be dropped off at your hotel in Kigali. For those flying out enjoy a transfer to the airport. This is in time for your scheduled flight back home.
End of 3 Day Nyungwe Forest Budget Safari
3 Day Nyungwe Forest Budget Safari Costs:
What is included in the 3 Day Nyungwe Forest Budget 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 3 Day Nyungwe Forest Budget Safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
3 Day Nyungwe Forest Budget Safari cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 3 Day Nyungwe Forest Budget Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Rain Poncho
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable hiking shoes