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2-days Chimp tracking or trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park has been an interesting activity for many of our travelers. This forest is the largest Montaigne Forest in East and Central Africa. The heart of Nyungwe Forest National Park is covered in tall old mahoganies and ebonies, ebonies with giant tree fern towers above you, whilst orchids and other epiphytes cling to every branch. It’s almost like an enchanted forest from a fairy tale movie while on this 2 days Chimpanzee tracking safari in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park.

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2 days Chimp tracking
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park

Highlights for 2-days Chimp tracking in Nyungwe Forest Rwanda

  • Amazing Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest
  • Nature and Canopy walkway in Nyungwe
  • Travel in a customized 4WD safari vehicle
  • 1-night accommodation
  • Delicious meals
  • Airport transfers

Detailed itinerary for affordable 2-days chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Day 1: Travel from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Departure time 6:30 am

After your breakfast, your guide will pick you up and transfer you to Nyungwe Forest. Upon your arrival, you will check into your safari lodge and have lunch. After lunch, you will transfer to the Uwinka center for a briefing about the forest, general Chimpanzee trekking rules, and registering for tracking, and then you will set out for a canopy walk until late in the afternoon.

The canopy walkway consists of three bridges and three towers and has a total length of 160 m. The walkway is embedded in a guided tour along the Igishigishigi Trail. You will learn the major characteristics of rainforests and why the canopy is an integral part of the tropical rainforest ecosystem. The canopy walk is 3hrs to and back. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

2 days Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe

Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Accommodation options

  • Budget: Gisakura Guest House
  • Mid-range: Nyungwe Top View Hotel
  • Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge
  • Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Morning Chimpanzee Trekking then transfer to Kigali city.

Wake up at 5:30 am for an early morning breakfast, and then proceed to the park headquarters with your packed lunch for the chimpanzee trekking briefing at 6:00. After your briefing, you will set out for the chimpanzee tracking activity, which normally takes about two hours with a high chance of seeing other primates like black and white Colobus monkeys and also some forest birds, and then crown it all up with the chimpanzees. After the chimpanzee tracking, return to the lodge for an early lunch, then start your drive back to Kigali. Drop off at your desired destination. Meal plan: breakfast and lunch.

What to bring for chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park

  • A rain jacket is essential, as it could unpredictably rain
  • Light clothes are recommended, as the sun does shine pretty brightly in this part
  • A torch is essential for safety purposes
  • A good insect repellent to keep those persistent insects away
  • Boots to use in the jungle of Nyungwe Forest

2-days chimp tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park includes:

  • All meals as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation per itinerary
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Government taxes and levies
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Pure bottled mineral water for drinking while on safari

However, 2-days chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest excludes:

  • International flights
  • Rwanda Visa
  • Travel and health insurance
  • International and domestic departure taxes
  • Other services of a personal nature
  • Soft and alcoholic beverages