3 Days Chimpanzee tour, Canopy walk, Nyungwe Forest
The 3 days Rwanda safari starts and ends in Kigali. Nyungwe National Park is a massive Montane Forest, located in southern Rwanda. It is the largest montane forest in Central Africa and inhabits 13 species of primate including chimpanzee and large groups of Rwenzori colobus. Tracking is on steep slippery hillsides and viewing is unpredictable. Around 300 bird species, orchids and butterflies are other attractions. Nyungwe’s biodiversity is astonishing by African standards and is one of the most endemic species-rich areas in Africa.
Day 1: Arrival
On arrival in Kigali, you will meet your tour guide and transferred to Nyungwe forest lodge for your accommodation; just on the suburbs of the ever green Nyungwe forest and tea plantations. This evening, you will all meet up with your tour guide for a welcome dinner. Overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge (D/FB).
Day 2: Primate Tracking in Nyungwe Forest
We set off this morning after early breakfast to discover the scenic splendor of the area. We shall penetrate Nyungwe forest to search and have a closer look of these primates. The park guides are experienced and knowledgeable about Nyungwe’s wildlife, they will provide you with all the relevant information about the behavior of the primates, that is, how they feed, reproduce and pray with each other, thus making your trip informative. Among the primates include; the chimpanzees, the handsome L’Hoest’s monkey, the endangered golden monkeys, strong troops of the delightfully acrobatic Angola Colobus, vervet monkeys, Silver Monkey, Hamlyn’s Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Dent’s Mona Monkey, Olive Baboon, Grey-cheeked Mangabeys and so on.
The trek will also expose you to excellent birding. Nyungwe forest harbors almost 300 bird species of which two dozen are restricted to a handful of montane forests on the Albertine Rift. These include; the great blue Turaco and the Rwenzori Turaco, paradise flycatcher, a long-tailed blue, orange and white bird, and the forest hornbills among others.
Return to the lodge for lunch, relax and wait for dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 3: Day Hike – Return to Kigali – Departure
We follow the Gusakula Tea Estates and Lake Kivu after breakfast. (2-3hrs walk).Embark on your trip to Kigali for your flight back home with lunch enroute.
END OF THE RWANDA PRIMATES TRACKING SAFARI
The tour quotation Includes:
– Primates tracking permits
– Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
– Full board accommodation
– All park entrance fees to include government taxes
– Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
– All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
– Bottled water while on safari
– Airport transfers
The tour quotation excludes:
– Tips for staff
– Laundry services
– International flights
– Items of a personal nature
-Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary