A 3 days visit to Nyungwe forest is one of the most rewarding adventure to the tourist, the massive Montane Forest is located in southern Rwanda. The Park inhabits over 13 species of primates including chimpanzees and large groups of Rwenzori Colobus with several bird species. The destination has two main trekking tracks which offers exceptional wonders to all the guests, tracking is on steep slippery hillsides and viewing is unpredictable. With over 300 bird species, orchids and butterflies, Nyungwe happens to be the best place to visit.

Day 1: Airport / hotel pick up and travel to Nyungwe Forest National Park

After a very hefty breakfast, embark on a six hour drive to Nyungwe forest for a life time primate experience. The route passes through Nyanza district and eventually Huye where you will have a stopover to visit the ethnographic museum in Huye. The ethnographic museum which is also the national museum of Rwanda showcases the historic and rich cultural aspects of Rwanda using guides and some ancient books from ages.

After the museum experience, have lunch before continuing on a journey to Nyungwe forest. Catch the amazing views of the famous ‘thousand hills’ through the winding road as you proceed to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

Nyungwe Forest Lodge – Luxury
Nyungwe Top View Hill Lodge – Midrange
Gisakura Guest House – Budget

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy walk

After a very early morning breakfast, head to the park for briefing session at Uwinka. The guides will explain to you what it takes to do chimpanzee trekking and all you need to know, as well as telling you the right trail to follow. Nyungwe forest has two main trail heads where Chimpanzee trekking takes place, and they include the Uwinka trail and another at Cyamudongo section.

Nyungwe forest is arguably one of the richest destinations with lush evergreen flora, hosting over 200 species of trees and flowering plants, 13 species of primates including, Colobus monkeys, Vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, 300 bird species with several Albertine rift endemics and several species of butterflies.

If it is Cyamudongo, the driver guide will transfer you to the starting point. Upon completing the wonderful session, have lunch before heading for a canopy walk in the afternoon. When all is done, get back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation:

Nyungwe Forest Lodge – Luxury
Nyungwe Top View Hill Lodge – Midrange
Gisakura Guest House – Budget

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali Airport

After your breakfast, start a journey back to Kigali from the amazing 3-day chimpanzee trekking safari. Start your morning with some photo moments in memory of the beautiful destination before transferring to Kigali international airport or your hotel.