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3 Day Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe

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3 Day Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe Forest experience entails great opportunities to visit and stay with the Chimpanzees as well as enjoy a 2 hours hike exploring the 70m long canopy walk, this is a combination of cultural and historical heritage together with nature in one of the most ancient tropical rain forests on the African continent. Enquire Now

Detailed Itinerary.

3 Day Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe


After breakfast on this exciting day amalgamating a series of cultural and historical heritage, your driver guide will pick you up and take you through a 2-hours scenic drive to Nyanza King’s palace museum which offers a detailed look into the Rwandan monarchical system and its abolition in the early 1960s. Among the most amazing and impressive icons here are the enormous, doomed structures that are handcrafted entirely with traditional materials. This tour will be 2 hours long followed by lunch in Butare town. Later in the afternoon, you will visit Huye Ethnographic Museum for an extensive look at ancient Rwanda’s history for 2 hours. Thereafter, you will proceed and drive for about2 hours to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Upon arrival at the park, you will proceed to check in at your lodge followed by dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight stay at One and Only Nyungwe house (Luxury), Mantis Marina Bay(Midrange) Emeraude Kivu resort (Budget)


On this particular day, with the assistance of our guide, you will check out and depart the hotel with a packed breakfast at 05h00 to experience the misty rain forest of Nyungwe to embark on the famous chimpanzee trek. Visitors on this trail experience a bonus of marvelous bird species that make Nyungwe forest a birders’ paradise. We will drive for one hour to Cyamudongo, the park office for a briefing before you undertake the chimpanzee trekking activity After an interesting and memorable search for the chimpanzees in the forest, you are privileged to spend 1 hour with them taking photographs and videos and return to the hotel for a lunch. Following lunch, you’ll head for a canopy walk experience at Uwinka Park Reception.  You will hike to the suspending 60m-long bridge giving you a panoramic view of the forest and a glimpse of birds. The Canopy walk experience features unmatched marvelous scenery. Suspended above a ravine in the lush montane rainforest of Nyungwe National Park, the canopy walkway provides an exhilarating perspective on the ancient treetops and wildlife.Nyungwe forest is a hotbed of biodiversity. Along the hour’s walk to the canopy walkway from the Uwinka Reception Centre, visitors will see countless butterflies, orchids, and colorful birds, including many endemics to the region. After this exhilarating activity, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight stay at One and Only Nyungwe house (Luxury), Mantis Marina Bay(Midrange) Emeraude Kivu resort (Budget)

DAY 3:  CROP TO CUP TEA TOUR – RETURN TO KIGALI – 3 Day Chimpanzee Trekking

Following a luscious breakfast, you will be taken through the tea plantation tour experience at Gisakura tea experience from crop to cup. The Gisakura tea plantation stretches into hundreds of hectares and farmers can be seen planting, tending, or harvesting tea depending on the period of visitation which an enthusiastic traveler may also wish to divulge. After this breath-taking activity, your guide will lead you back to Kigali with a lunch stopover at Butare. Upon arrival in Kigali, you visit a local market for your souvenir shopping or other last-minute arts and craft shopping at Caplaki tourist market. You will be dropped off at your accommodation or airport for your return flight.


  1. All Chimpanzee trekking permits
  2. All ground transportation in a 4WD Vehicle
  3. All other activities indicated in the itinerary
  4. All Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  5. English-speaking Experienced Safari-guide
  6. Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  7. Refreshments and snacks in the vehicle


  1. All Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Safari Guide
  2. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that are not accompanying meals.
  3. International flight/s and departure taxes and other taxes.
  4. Visa fees. Visas are available online or at arrival at all Entry points.