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3 DAYS NYUNGWE TOUR

Safari Overview ~ the Safari in Summary

3 days Nyungwe tour is one of the best Rwanda wildlife safari packages. It is a short tour package that introduces you into the lush jungles of Nyungwe Forest National Park. On trip, you will participate in chimpanzee tracking, canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest. It also includes en-route visit to the King’s Palace and Kigali city tour. The 3 days Nyungwe tour takes 2 nights, 3 days but begins and ends in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

Nyungwe Forest National Park is a stunning rain-forest protected area in Southwestern Rwanda. It is largely comprised of a vast montane forest in Central Africa, occupying 1000sq.kms of land area. Its montane forest shelters over 13 primates, 310 bird species, several colorful butterflies and others. Most of these will be spotted easily on 3 days Nyungwe Tour.

Brief itinerary

Day 1: Kigali city tour & head to Nyungwe Forest in the Southern Province

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking & canopy walk experience

Day 3: Explore the Gisakura tea estates & drive back to Kigali

Detailed itinerary

Detailed Itinerary ~ Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali city tour & head to Nyungwe Forest in the Southern Province

After your hefty breakfast at a hotel or place of residence in Kigali, next pick up by Rwanda tour guide. You will be briefed shortly on what you should expect on your 3 days Nyungwe tour. Later, you will head off for a Kigali city tour that may last for you 2 hours.

On Kigali city expedition, it includes visit to Gisozi/Kigali genocide centre, craft shops, local markets plus other historical sites. Next, you go have lunch and later, proceed to the southern province of Rwanda. On en-route to Nyungwe Forest, make a stop visit to Butare museum plus King’s palace. Proceed to check in at your chimpanzee safari lodge in Nyungwe for a relaxed evening, dinner and comfortable overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Gisakura Guesthouse
  • Mid-range: Nyungwe Top Hills Hotel
  • Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge or at One&Only Nyungwe House

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking & canopy walk experience

Have a tasty cup of tea or coffee and after, transfer to Uwinka for briefing. Get to know what to do and not to do on chimp trek in Nyungwe. By 8:00am, the assigned park guide takes you to look for chimpanzees which make up a population of about 500 in Nyungwe Forest alone. On your chimpanzee tracking trail, expect also to come across other species of primates, birds, flora and colorful butterflies.

On a normal chimpanzee trek, you may spend about 2-4 hour, less or more. This covers one to explore chimpanzees’ behaviors, photography and then you return. Chimpanzees have 98% of DNA similar to that of humans and they are remarkably intelligent creatures.

Relax in the afternoon, enjoy your lunch and later, sum up your day with a canopy walk. This is the first of its kind experience in East Africa and it is offered only in Nyungwe. On a canopy walk, you navigate along a 200m long suspended bridge while spotting lots of primates, birds and enjoy the beautiful Nyungwe forest canopy. Get back for relaxation, dinner and a second night.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Gisakura Guesthouse
  • Mid-range: Nyungwe Top Hills Hotel
  • Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge or at One&Only Nyungwe House

Day 3: Explore the Gisakura tea estates & drive back to Kigali

Breakfast early morning and check out of your chimpanzee safari lodge. Transfer to Gisakura Tea Estate for a short tour in the farm and factory. Get to learn more about tea farming, tea processing and packaging. Later, embark on 5-6 hours’ return trip to Kigali for drop off at a hotel/airport.

End of the 3 days Nyungwe tour

 

Safari Inclusions

  •  Chimpanzee permits
  •  Airport transfers
  •  Bottled drinking water
  •  Travel in 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Fulltime English-speaking driver
  •  All relevant government taxes
  •  Activities in the travel plan but not the optional ones
  •  Game drives
  •  Boat cruise
  •  Park entry fees

Safari Exclusions

  •  International Flight fares
  •  Personal insurance
  •  Tipping
  •  Telephone calls
  •  Additional/optional activities
  •  Hotel fees before and after the trip
  •  Laundry services
  •  Beverages of personal interest
  •  Visa fees

 

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