2 Days Nyungwe Forest Safari

Nyungwe Forest
  • 5 Days
  • Max People : 26
  • Jan 18’ - Dec 21
  • Min Age : 10+
Description

Embark on an unforgettable two-day adventure into the heart of Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest, one of the oldest and most biodiverse rainforests in Africa. Immerse yourself in the lush greenery, diverse wildlife, and stunning landscapes of Nyungwe as you explore its winding trails, towering canopy, and cascading waterfalls. With expert guides leading the way, this safari promises exhilarating experiences and unforgettable encounters with nature.

Departure Time

6:00 AM: Departure from Kigali

Price Includes

Transportation from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest and back.

Canopy walk and guided nature walk in Nyungwe Forest.

Chimpanzee trekking permit and guided excursion.

Meals as specified in the itinerary (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

 

Price Excludes
Personal expenses and souvenirs.
Tips and gratuities for guides and staff.
Any additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
 

 

What to Expect

Immersive Nature Experience: Explore the breathtaking beauty and biodiversity of Nyungwe Forest, encountering rare flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world.

Chimpanzee Encounters: Trek through the forest in search of chimpanzee troops, observing these fascinating primates in their natural habitat and learning about their behavior and conservation.

Scenic Canopy Walk: Experience the thrill of walking high above the forest canopy on suspension bridges, enjoying panoramic views and the chance to spot birds and monkeys.

Expert Guidance: Benefit from the expertise of experienced guides and trackers who will lead you through the forest, sharing their knowledge and insights into Nyungwe’s ecology and wildlife.

Itinerary

Your journey begins with an early morning departure from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest. Enjoy scenic views of Rwanda's countryside during the drive.

Check into your chosen accommodation within or near Nyungwe Forest. Take some time to freshen up and relax before starting your adventure.

Begin your exploration of Nyungwe Forest with an exhilarating canopy walk. Traverse suspension bridges high above the forest canopy, enjoying panoramic views and the chance to spot birds and primates.

Embark on a guided nature walk through the forest, accompanied by experienced guides. Learn about the flora and fauna of Nyungwe, including rare plants, colorful birds, and elusive primates.

Return to your accommodation in the evening, where you can relax and enjoy dinner. Take in the serene ambiance of Nyungwe Forest and perhaps indulge in stargazing before retiring for the night.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at your lodge, fueling up for the day's activities.

Join a guided chimpanzee trekking excursion in Nyungwe Forest. Venture deep into the forest in search of chimpanzee troops, accompanied by expert trackers and guides.

After the trek, return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. Reflect on the incredible experiences of the past two days and savor your final moments in Nyungwe Forest.

Check out of your lodge and bid farewell to Nyungwe Forest. Begin your journey back to Kigali, where you can continue your travels or catch your departure flight.

Faq

Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest can involve hiking on uneven terrain and steep slopes. While the difficulty level varies depending on the location of the chimpanzee troops, a reasonable level of fitness is recommended for participants.

Wear comfortable, sturdy hiking shoes and lightweight, breathable clothing suitable for outdoor activities. Bring a small daypack with essentials such as water, snacks, insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, and a camera with extra batteries.

The minimum age for chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest is usually 15 years old. This policy is in place to ensure the safety and well-being of both participants and the chimpanzees.

Photography is generally permitted during the trekking activities, but it's important to follow any guidelines provided by the guides and respect the wildlife's natural behavior.

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