Rwanda Chimp Safari
A primate affair! That is what it is when this 2 day Rwanda chimpanzee safari allows you to come face to face with one of man’s closest relatives, the chimpanzee. It is an African safari in Rwanda to one of the most beautiful Equatorial rain forest in Africa
About the 2 Day Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari
Rwanda chimpanzee safari takes you to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Rwanda chimpanzee safari is a short Rwanda safari tour. The 2 day Rwanda chimpanzee safari starts and ends in Kigali. The Rwanda chimpanzee safari takes you to Southern Province in Rwanda.
2 Day Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari Highlights
On the Rwanda chimpanzee safari in Africa 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. It is also home to more than 200 bird species. Your detailed 2 day The Rwanda chimpanzee safari is below:
2 Day Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest
You will be met by our African safari in Rwanda rep at Kigali International Airport. This might also be in your hotel in Kigali. Enjoy a detailed briefing on the Rwanda chimpanzee safari. This is after you are done with introductions. It is time for adventure that commences with a drive southwards.
Your destination will be 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 journey to Butare where you will break for lunch.
You can opt to sample the cultural museum in Butare if time allows. Your 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 Nyungwe Forest Lodge.
About Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe forest national park is found in western Rwanda and is one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine mountain rain forests. It is dominated by a series of mountains, originating in northern Uganda and Congo, running south through the Rwenzori mountains, western Rwanda and Burundi, to the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
Nyungwe forest national park offers scenic views over the Lake Kivu and sometimes the Virunga ranges on a clear day. The forest has an extensive network of well-maintained walking and hiking trails to various waterfalls and viewing points. The prime activities in Nyungwe forest are chimp trekking, bird watching, colobus monkey trekking and the canopy walk.
Nyungwe forest is home to 75 different species of mammals with most of these being small and or nocturnal making it difficult for sighting except the primates. Chimpanzees are the main attraction in nyungwe forest with chimp trekking happening daily early morning. The forest is home to troops of 300 colobus monkeys or more roaming in the trees, giving visitors to the forest another engaging activity.
Day 2: Nyungwe Forest – Kigali
Your 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 chimpanzee trek embark on the day’s activity.
This will be by driving to chimpanzee trek starting points. Rwanda chimpanzee trekking 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. You will also find the Grey cheeked Mangabey here.
After the trek you will return to the lodge 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 Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari
2 Day Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari Costs:
What is included in the 2 Day 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 Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
2 Day 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 Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Rain Poncho
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable hiking shoes