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Chimpanzee Safari



Chimpanzee Wilderness Safari Experience. ... This is an excellent safari to experience and learn about these amazing primates as it includes Chimpanzee trekking through the forest. The safari also includes a visit to the oldest town in Western Tanzania, once home to Dr David Livingstone

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Chimpanzee Safari 2 DAYS .


Safari highlights
• Ethnographic museum
• Chimpanzee trekking
• Canopy Walk in Nyungwe forest
What to Expect


Day 1: Drive from Kigali to the beautiful Nyungwe forest

Pass By: Kigali Genocide Memorial, Kigali, Kigali Province
This morning we depart Kigali for a 2 day chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe forest national park.

Stop At: National Museum of Rwanda, Butare, Southern Province
There is an optional stopover in Huye at the ethnographic museum formerly the national museum of Rwanda.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Butare catholic Cathedral, Butare, Southern Province
You will then proceed to the park after having Lunch at the Hotel Credo near the Very popular Catholic cathedral at Butare.

Stop At: Canopy Walk
In the afternoon, you will take on the canopy walk in Nyungwe forest in Rwanda.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Nyungwe National Park, Butare, Southern Province
The drive to Nyungwe forest is rewarding with views several hills,
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Lake Kivu, Kibuye, Western Province
Lake Kivu and Kibira national park in Burundi. After you will be transferred to your Hotel.
End of day one of tour

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Gisakura guest house

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park

Stop At: Nyungwe National Park, Butare, Southern Province
Early morning at about 5.00 am depending on location of your lodge, your driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to the briefing point at the Uwinka visitors center in Nyungwe forest before you can start your chimpanzee trekking. The forest is rich in botanical diversity hosting over 200 species of trees and flowering plants and about 300 bird species.
The forest is also home to 13 species of primates including Olive baboons, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Ruwenzori colobus, Vervet monkeys, silver monkey, Grey-cheeked manga-bey, red-tailed monkey etc. You will most likely sight some of these forest inhabitants on your chimpanzee trekking.
After receiving a briefing and depending on the number of people present for the chimp trek you will be divided into two groups. One will track starting at he Uwinka center and another starting at Cyamudongo – which will require your driver guide to transfer you to the starting point. Your range guide will be in communication with the trackers who live early morning to locate where the chimpanzee nested the previous night. You are allowed to stay with the chimps for only 1 hour after locating them, photography is allowed but be reminded that the flash is prohibited.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Lake Kivu, Kibuye, Western Province
After you will transferred to Hotel for Lunch or if you have shortage of time you will leave hotel with parked lunch then we will have some rest to make ready return to Kigali via Kibuye Road where you will pass by shore of Lake Kivu.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Information
Departure Point


Traveler pickup is offered

2 days
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission – National Museum of Rwanda
  • Entry/Admission – Canopy Walk
  • Entry/Admission – Nyungwe National Park
  • Entry/Admission – Nyungwe National Park
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal Insurance
  • International flights
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers