3 Days Nyungwe Primates Tour

Nyungwe Forest NP contains one of the oldest rainforests in Africa that is home to 13 primate species and over 300 bird species including the Albertine endemics.A 3 days Nyungwe primate trekking tour to this park may reward the guests with opportunities to see primates and birds while enjoying an array of scenic activities like hikes to the waterfalls and a canopy walk. The forest has about 15 nature trails that enable guests to explore its rich diversity. Guests with more time, can stay longer to check out some of these trails and appreciate Nyungwe’s rich biodiversity.

Trip Summary

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest.
Day 2: Chimp tracking and afternoon Canopy walk
Day 3: Colobus monkey tracking & Departure

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest.

Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest
In the morning, you will be picked from Kigali and transfer southwards to Nyungwe Forest NP. En route stops at the King’s palace Nyanza may enrich you with knowledge about how ancient kings of Rwanda lived, while a stopover at Butare National Museum will give you a glimpse of Rwanda’s natural history. You will then proceed to Nyungwe Forest NP, reaching in the late afternoon. Overnight at Gisakura guest house (budget)/ Emeraude Kivu lodge (deluxe/luxury)/ One and Only Nyungwe house (high end)

Day 2: Chimp tracking and afternoon Canopy walk

3 Days Nyungwe primates tourIn the morning, you will be transferred to the park headquarters at Uwinka for briefing and proceed to track chimps. The time one takes to find these primates is not specific and depends on one’s luck and the movement of these animals on a particular day. Once you catch up with them, you will be allowed a maximum of 1hr to observe and take photos before returning to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will go for a canopy walk to catch the spectacular views of the forest from high above and later return to your lodge. Overnight at day 1

Day 3: Colobus monkey tracking/ visit the tea plantations and Transfer back to Kigali

In the morning, you will go for Angola colobus monkey tracking near Gisakura and later return to set off back to Kigali with a relaxed drive, reaching Kigali in the evening. Alternatively, you may visit the tea plantations around the forest before setting off back to Kigali. Proceed to Kigali for a drop off at the airport or hotel.

h3>Included in this tour package;

• Hiking permit fee

• Park Ranger Fees

• Relevant Government Taxes

• Full Board Accommodation

• Full-time English speaking Driver/Guide

• Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle

• Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.


• Airfares

• Visa Fees

• Personal Insurance

• Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activitie
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Lodges in Nyungwe Forest National park
Lodges in Nyungwe Forest
Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest National Park


  • Mandatory hand washing
  • Mandatory face masking
  • Keep a distance of 2 meters away
    • Before boarding your plane, you will be required to show your covid 19 negative test results which should be valid for not more than 72hrs (applies for both Rwanda and Uganda)
    • Also you are supposed to fill a locator form (link below) which you will also be asked before boarding (failure to have it, you will be denied boarding)


    • Once you arrive in Kigali, you will take another covid 19 test and be in self quarantine at any of the chosen hotels in Kigali for 24hrs as you wait for your covid 19 test results

    You will then start your tour after your results have returned and you are proved negative

    • These results expire every after 72hrs, hence if your tour is still going on, you will need another test to allow you enter any other park or do any other activity after 72hrs of your test. (This applies to Rwanda only, not Uganda)
    • Before departure from Rwanda or Uganda, you need to do another covid 19 test not more than 72hrs before your departure as you will be required to present your results before boarding your departure flight.
    • While on your tour, you are advised to carry your masks and maintain social distance whenever you are in the public


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