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CHIMPANZEE TRACKING ON NYUNGWE FOREST PARK

The 2 Days Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda is a mini break perfect for a weekend spent out Kigali City. The Safari takes you to the largest montane forest in Rwanda Nyungwe Forest National Park noted to have survived the last ice age and this filled with great count of bio-diversity including the 1068 plant Species, 13 Species of Primate which include common chimpanzees and Black and white colobus monkeys, 310 bird Species, 38 reptile Species, 85 mammal Species and 32 amphibian species. The 2 Days Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Nyungwe Forest National Park incorporates impressive culture and heritage tour in Butare. The exploration to the Ethnographic Museum with over 100,000 artifacts presenting the culture and history of Rwanda in detail along with the tour to the ancient Royal Palace of Rwanda which is a true living testimony of the historic Rwandan monarchy combines with the chimpanzee trekking experience to derive ultimate Africa safari memories. The night in Nyungwe Forest National Park can be spent at the Upmarket / Luxury Nyungwe Forest Lodge, the Standard / Midrange Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel and the Basic / Budget Gisakura Guesthouse.

Safari Highlight 

Day 1 

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park 268km about 6 hours’ drive passing through the lush countryside landscapes of southern Rwanda and the town of Butare. A stop will be made in Butare in the south of Rwanda to visit the Ethnographic Museum which is the largest Museum in Rwanda with over 100,000 artifacts that bring out the history and traditions of Rwanda in detail. After this encounter, you embark on the tour to the Nyanza palace which is a Royal home to the two Kings of Rwanda namely King Musinga and his successor King Rudahigwa. The impressively build Kinyarwanda hut whose architecture dates back to the times of these Kings. There are also the traditional Inyambo Cows with their beautiful horns and can make a considerable parade. Retreat from the activities in Butare and embark on the transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget / Basic: Gisakura Guesthouse

Wild Camping

Day 2

After breakfast, Proceed to the Park headquarters for briefing at 8am local time before heading to the forest in search of common Chimpanzees. The forest of Nyungwe is considered as the largest montane forest in the region and is a rich habitat to 310 Species of birds, over 75 mammal Species, 13 Species of Primates of which common Chimpanzees are among along with counts of butterflies, impressive trees and beautiful orchids. The chimp trek tend to last 2 – 5 hours inclusive of one hour direct encounter with the chimps as you see them munch fruit, roll themselves on tree branches, socialize, patrol, copulate among other interesting aspects that will lure you to make full utilization of your Camera space. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer back to Kigali to mark the end of the tour

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