3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest - Canopy Walk

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest

 3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest – Tour Overview

This 3 days chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park rewards you to experience an ultimate encounter with the endangered primates species of Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda. Apart from tracking the chimpanzees, expect to meet other primates such as the Rwenzori colobus species, black and white monkeys, and over 300 bird species, orchids, and butterflies in the forest

According to your safari interests, we can customize this package for you to have additional safari experiences of a tree canopy walk (only in Rwanda in the whole of Central and East Africa) or a hike to the Isumo waterfalls. If you have a fixed time budget, then you will spend your last day in Kigali touring the beauty of Africa’s cleanest capital city.

Summary of Nyungwe Forest Chimpanzees Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 2: Nyungwe Forest Chimpanzee Trekking
Day 3: Nyungwe Canopy Walk / Kigali City Tour – Departure

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda- Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park (5-6 Hours)

On arrival in Rwanda, you will meet with a driver guide from Access Car Rentals waiting to transfer you to Nyungwe Forest National Park on a 6 hours scenic picturesque journey. For visitors already in Kigali, your driver-guide will pick you from your residence/hotel.

The journey to Nyungwe takes us through the ethnographic museum in Huye where we shall have a first stopover to learn about the historic and cultural aspects of Rwanda from the past to-date. Lunch will be served here and then continue with the journey to Nyungwe. In the evening, you will arrive at the park, check-in at the lodge and then have a day’s rest as you anxiously wait to meet the primates of Nyungwe tomorrow.

Accommodation options; Gisakura Guest House (Budget), Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Moderate), Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Upmarket)
Meal plan – Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Nyungwe Forest Chimpanzee Trekking Visit

Today morning we shall set off very early after having breakfast to go for a briefing about chimpanzee trekking by the primates guides at Nyungwe Forest Park headquarters. At about 7:30 am, we will set off to penetrate Nyungwe forest as the chimpanzee trek and search for other primates intensifies. You will enjoy a fun time with the chimps as you watch them play and relate with their fellows.

Apart from the chimpanzees, you will also see other primates such as 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, Olive Baboon, Grey-cheeked Mangabeys and so on.

Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe will also expose you to a variety of bird species excellent for bird lovers. Nyungwe forest is home to over 300 bird species. 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.

After the chimp trekking, there is a canopy walk or return to the lodge for the needed time of relaxation and take the canopy walk later in the afternoon.

Accommodation options; Gisakura Guest House (Budget), Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Moderate), Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Upmarket)

Meal plan – Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Departure - Kigali City Tour - End of Safari

After a deliciously tasty breakfast, you start the journey back to Kigali as you bring to an end the  3 days chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe safari. Our journey will take us through the Gisakura Tea Estates and Lake Kivu to Take the last photos of the beautiful land of “a Thousand Hills” and after, embark on your trip to Kigali for your flight back home with lunch en-route.

End of 3 days Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda


Park entrance fees
Chimpanzee Trekking permit
A professional driver/guide
All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
Roundtrip airport transfer


International flights(From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

To Make Bookings and Reservations

To book this safari, contact our tour planner experts on email at info@accesscarrentals.com for detailed tour packages and travel tips.

Our payments are preferred in US Dollars and currency exchange rates vary daily based on the current international banking data available.We accept wire transfers and credit card payments. Payment by credit card is subject to a an unsolicited charge of 5%.

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