Nyungwe National Park 1 Day Chimpanzee Trekking Rwanda Safari

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Nyungwe National Park 1 Day Chimpanzee Trekking Rwanda Safari is a full day tour from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National park located 225 km from Kigali, Rwanda. Nyungwe Forest National Park is a 4 to 5 hour drive from Kigali on good roads.

The drive en-route to Nyungwe from Kigali offers attractions such as Nyanza King’s Palace and the National Museum should you wish to break the journey.

Nyungwe is an ideal destination for lovers of primates and most visitors in Rwanda will go for at least one tracking experience, the most popular of which is chimpanzee trekking.

Other activities in Nyungwe Forest National Park besides tracking the famous chimpanzees include experiencing the canopy walk, bird watching, excursions to Lake Kivu and Gisakura tea factory, scaling Mt Bigugu and expedition to Kamiranzovu Marsh.

Covering over 1000 square km, Nyungwe is one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine mountain rainforests. The park is home to habituated chimpanzees and 12 other primates species (including a 400-strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori Black & White Colobus).

The park is also a birder’s paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics, and is home to 75 different species of mammal. Nyungwe Forest National Park is the only place where we have seen the troops of many 300 colobus monkeys that travel in the trees.

Nyungwe National Park 1 Day Chimpanzee Trekking Rwanda Safari Itinerary

Our 1 day Nyungwe Forest National Park chimpanzee trekking tour begins with an early morning pick up from your hotel in Kigali. Our safari driver guide picks you up and transfer you to the Nyungwe National Park.

Check-in to the park then a briefing about the trek at the Uwinka visitors center. The forest is rich in botanical diversity hosting over 200 species of trees and flowering plants and about 300 bird species.

The forest is also home to 13 species of primates including Olive baboons, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Ruwenzori colobus, Vervet monkeys, silver monkey, Grey-cheeked manga-bey, red-tailed monkey etc.

You will most likely sight some of these forest inhabitants on your chimpanzee trekking. After receiving a briefing and depending on the number of people present for the chimpanzee trek you will be divided into two groups.

One will track starting at the Uwinka center and another starting at Cyamudongo – which will require your driver guide to transfer you to the starting point.

Your range guide will be in communication with the trackers who live early morning to locate where the chimpanzee nested the previous night.

The duration of your trek depends on the location of the chimps – this could take from 30 minutes to 2 hours to find them. Long before you see the Chimpanzees, you can hear their almost deafening screams, their hoots, and cackles.

You are allowed to stay with the chimps for only 1 hour after locating them, photography is allowed but be reminded that the flash is prohibited. We suggest that you dress for the occasion. Have a daypack with binoculars, mineral water and snacks.

Wear a good pair of hiking boots, long trousers, long-sleeved shirt, have a light rain jacket that you can put into your backpack, add a hat that will keep the sun out of your face.

After that you will do the Canopy walk which will last for 2 hours and then begin the journey back to Kigali.

Meal Plan  {Lunch}

Nyungwe National Park 1 Day Chimpanzee Trekking Rwanda Safari Prices

Nyungwe National Park 1 Day Chimpanzee Trekking Rwanda Safari included;

Lunch+ Bottled water + Professional guide + Hotel pickup and drop-off & Nyungwe Forest National Park National Park fee

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* NB: because of shortage of time will park lunch at Huye City the second most important city in Rwanda
* Do remember to take plenty of water with you for the trek – your guide will provide extra for you. You may also want to take a snack, for extra energy!
* The maximum trekking group size is eight, accompanied by a guide and an armed park ranger. You’ll also have the choice to hire a porter to accompany you on the trek
* Your dedicated driver-guide will be with you for the duration of your trip in Rwanda – they’ll accompany you to the park headquarters, and introduce you to your gorilla trekking guide

Nyungwe National Park 1 Day Chimpanzee Trekking Rwanda Safari included;

* Visa ad visa fees
* International Air tickets
* Items of personal nature
* Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
* Tips/ Gratuity for your porters, driver and guides
Food and drinks, Alcoholic drinks, Souvenir photos

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