3 Days from$1000 p/p in USD
Guided, Small Group
Explore Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park in search of the endangered chimpanzees and an experience of a lifetime on this African primate safari. Trek through the dense forest as you follow the trail of the apes in hopes of discovering where they are hiding, making your way past various other primates, forest wildlife and a variety of interesting birds. Discover the chimps whereabouts and feel your heart pounding as you sit with them, mere meters away and observe their fascinating interactions. Enjoy a canopy walk and see the forest from above as the apes do on this unique and exciting adventure through the Rwandan wilderness.
Safari types:Chimpanzee Safari, Guided Safari, Primate Safari, Trekking Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Nyungwe Forest NP
Activities:Trekking, Canopy Walk/Tower
Getting around:4x4 Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Kigali
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 1,000 per person
- All accommodation
- Meals as per itinerary
- Safari vehicle & fuel
- English & French speaking guide
- Mineral water during safari
- Park fees & taxes
- Emergency air evacuation insurance
- Flights & visas
- Personal medical & travel insurance
- Personal expenses & tips
Day by Day Overview
You will be picked up from your hotel and depart for Nyungwe Forest National Park driving via Butare, the second largest city and regarded as the intellectual haven of Rwanda. Visit the National Museum of Butare and view some of the finest traditional ceramics and crafts of the region. Continue to the Nyungwe Forest National Park, arriving in time for dinner.
Spend a memorable day in the forest with the primates. An early breakfast before beginning your search for the Bonobo and Common/Robust Chimpanzee. There are only about 400 individuals of the latter in Rwanda. Your trekking time will vary depending on the weather and where the chimps are located. Should you find them, you will enjoy an amazing experience filled with excitement and intrigue as you observe the apes for up to an hour. After you will return to your lodge for lunch before relaxing for the rest of the day.
After breakfast you will proceed for the canopy walk which takes you 50 meters above the ground along a 150 meter walkway through the forest canopy. The walkway is the first of its kind in East Africa and third on the continent. It allows visitors to see the forest from above and join the monkeys and birds in the trees for eye-level sightings. Return to the lodge for lunch before driving back to Kigali.