The rewarding 2 Days Nyungwe tour with Chimpanzee tracking, Nyungwe forest Canopy Walk Safari takes you to the countryside in an awe of sized and majestic taller trees in the southwestern Rwanda placing a mark at the border with Burundi to the southern raised elevations, and Lake Kivu and Congo to the west forming a hoary fortresses standing proudly with montane rain forest with an altitude of 3000 meters above sea level coiled with bamboos, grasslands, swamps, bogs habituating 13 primate species, hundreds of bird species over 275, Mammals and other dwellers.
2 Days Nyungwe Safari is an authentic Nyungwe Safari taking through the rewarding Nyungwe activities in the gallery forests of river red gum, As you place a step in this rain forest for the adventurous safari, Feel the breathtaking thick forest carpeting uplands swallowed up by the jungle. It is filled with biodiversity covering up 1000 square kilometers and largest in central Africa. It’s a habitat to the habituated chimpanzees and 12 primate species like the 400 strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori black and white colobus monkeys
More to that, other species like olive baboons, the Adolf Friedrich’s Angola colobus, Silver monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkey,Silver monkey, Golden monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Hamlyn’s monkey, Dent’s mona monkey, Vervet monkey, Red-tailed monkey, 325 bird species recorded, 75 different species of mammals sheltered by the natural lifegiving watershed seen between the western river Congo basin and the Eastern river Nile basin.
There are different activities at the forest like Nature wildlife experience, canopy walk, bird watching, relaxing at the water falls, ibyachawa culture village , vegetation, chimpanzee tracking etc. Nyungwe Forest National Park is the most accessible and most tourable genre in the area, it largely forms up part of the shortest trips in the capital city of Rwanda and more enjoyable being in the wildness tracking the friends of man, the wild chimpanzees.
Itinerary of our 2 days Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 1: From Kigali to Nyungwe, Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walk
Wake up early morning for a briefing about the whole itinerary by our driver/guide who will pick you up from your hotel, residence or airport depending on your arrive time. In case you arrive earlier, you will have a short trip in Kigali city, a city known to be organized and clean in Africa. Your short trip includes a visit to the genocide memorial of 1994 which occurred all over the country, a visit to the genocide memorial is for most visitors on emotional event.
After your short trip continue driving to Nyungwe forest, Along the way you will have a stopover for an opportunity to visit the ethnographic museum in Butara to learn about the Rwanda culture and people.
You might admire and buy yourself a craft, then continue driving to Nyungwe as you enjoy the beautiful scenery of this green and hilly country. Arrive at your lodge and check in, our guide will drive you to Nyungwe forest to enjoy a canopy walk where you might spot out different bird species, primates like black and blue monkeys, l’ hoast’s monkeys, olive baboons, grey cheeked mangabye plant species.
Enjoy relaxing at the water falls after the canopy walk and then return to the lodge for refreshment and dinner. Accommodation (optional) Meals: dinner [Nyungwe forest lodge, Nyungwe to view hill hotel, Gisakura Guest house.]
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking Nyungwe forest, Retransfer to Kigali
Wake up early morning for a heavy breakfast, our guide will drive you to the park headquarters for a short briefing about chimpanzee trekking Nyungwe forest, and to meet a game ranger from here the trekking will begin. It will take about 2 hours to locate where the chimpanzees are as you trek through the bamboo forest. Have an experience to see different tree species, birds, hear sounds of chimpanzees screaming to locate their members.
And when you find them you will be allowed to spend 1 hour with them, experience their day to day life how they eat, play, groom each other, feed and build their nest. This is quite an interesting experience with the second mammals to human beings.
After the trek return to the lodge and check out head back to Kigali city to your hotel or airport End of safari. Accommodation (optional) Meals: breakfast and lunch [Nyungwe forest lodge, Nyungwe to view hill hotel, Gisakura Guest house