5 days Rwanda Nyungwe safari chimps and canopy walk

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali airport

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be received by our driver/guide and be transferred to your hotel in Kigali arriving for overnight on bed and breakfast.

Driving distance:  15 Minutes

Activity: 0

Overnight: Overnight: Great Seasons Hotel | Lemigo Hotel | Kigali Serena Hotel               

 Meal Plan: Bed & breakfast

Day 2: Depart Nyungwe National Park

After breakfast your guide will be waiting to pick you up and you will depart for Nyungwe National park which takes about 6 ½  hrs drive via Butare visiting enroute, the famous National Museum at Butare and the ancient King´s Palace at Nyanza. The museum was donated in 1989 by the Belgium government with some ethnic collection, the design and concept all realized in co-operation with the Royal Museum for Central Africa of Tervuren; Belgium. Ethnographic objects are grouped together according to the theme giving premium information on the daily life. Traditional ceramics and basketry are still manufactured and belong to the finest handicrafts of the region. The National Museum remained surprisingly untouched during the civil war in 1994.Have Lunch in Butare and thereafter continue to Nyungwe national park arriving for dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Driving distance:  6 ½ hours

Activity: At Leisure

Overnight:  Gisakura guesthouse | Nyungwe Top View Hotel | One & Only Nyungwe House

Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, dinner, Bed & breakfast

Day 3: Chimpanzee and Nature walk

Take an early morning breakfast then with your packed lunch drive to this park for the starting point of your chimpanzee trek. Two species of chimpanzee occur in Africa. There is the Bonobo and the Common Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes (often shortened to Chimpanzee, and sometimes referred to as the Robust Chimpanzee). The largest remaining populations occur in central Africa (Gabon, DR Congo and Cameroon). About only 400 individuals, the population in Rwanda is an endangered one. However; it should be mentioned that it is not guaranteed to see the chimps as they are unpredictable and can move long distances in one day. Nyungwe National Park is the largest block of montane forest in East and Central Africa and it is an incredibly rich area of biodiversity. Later depart for your nature walk visiting Kamiranzovu waterfall. The forest comprises amongst many things at least 200 tree species over 280 bird species and more than 100 different types of colorful butterfly which make it a true feast of the senses for the nature lover. Later return for dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Activity: Chimpanzee tracking and Canopy Walk

Overnight:  Gisakura guesthouse | Nyungwe Top View Hotel | One & Only Nyungwe House

Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, dinner, Bed & breakfast

Day 4: Colobus Monkey tracking and Canopy walk

After breakfast today with your packed lunch we head again to the National Park, you will have the opportunity to do the Columbus monkey trekking. The most famous of Nyungwe primates is the Ruwenzori Columbus a race of the further wide spread Angola Columbus which is confined to the Albertine Rift. The Ruwenzori Columbus is extremely arboreal as well as acrobatic leaf-eater, simply differentiated from any different primate discovered in Nyungwe by its contrastive black general colour in addition to snow-white whiskers, shoulders plus tail tip. Have your lunch then go for the canopy walk which sets 50 me­ters above the ground with a 150-meter walkway and is the first of its kind in East Africa and third on the continent after South Africa and Ghana. It allows visitors to see the forest from above the trees and be at eye level with birds and monkeys that inhabit the upper storeys of the forest. Return to your hotel/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Activity: Colubus Monkey tracking and Canopy Walk

Overnight:  Gisakura guesthouse | Nyungwe Top View Hotel | One & Only Nyungwe House

Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, dinner, Bed & breakfast

Day 5: Depart for Kigali

After breakfast you will depart for Kigali in time for transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Driving distance:  6 hrs

Activities: City Tour

Meal Plan: Breakfast

 Cost Includes

  • Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle exclusive to you
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Accommodation and meals as stated in the program
  • All guide fees
  • One Canopy walk permit per person
  • One Chimpanzee tracking permit per person
  • One nature walk permit per person
  • One Colobus Monkey tracking permit per person

Cost Excludes

  • International flights & Visas
  • Driver guide or local escort tips
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips, porter age, personal travel and baggage
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Activities not mentioned in the program