Rwanda Chimp Safari
Rwanda chimpanzee safari takes you to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Rwanda chimpanzee safari is a short Rwanda safari tour. The 2 day Rwanda chimpanzee safari starts and ends in Kigali. The Rwanda chimpanzee safari takes you to Southern Province in Rwanda. On the Rwanda chimpanzee safari in Africa you will trek chimps. Nyungwe forest is the largest remnant of tropical rain forest in Rwanda. It is home to more than 8 species of primates. It is also home to more than 200 bird species. Your detailed 2 day The Rwanda chimpanzee safari is below:
Day 1: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest
You will be met by our African safari in Rwanda rep at Kigali International Airport. This might also be in your hotel in Kigali. Enjoy a detailed briefing on the Rwanda chimpanzee safari. This is after you are done with introductions. It is time for adventure that commences with a drive southwards. Your destination will be Nyungwe Forest National Park. You will stop in Nyanza to enjoy the historical and cultural wealth. This is the Kingdom that ruled Rwanda before the white man arrived. It is here that the story of Rwanda’s birth will be told. Do not shy away to enter the traditional houses that formed the King’s palace. Proceed with your journey to Butare where you will break for lunch. You can opt to sample the cultural museum in Butare if time allows. Your Rwanda chimpanzee safari will proceed to Murambi Genocide Memorial Centre. Here you will get to hear the genocide story on this part of Rwanda. There are both photos, video and preserved remains on this sad story. Proceed to Nyungwe after the story that lets you not assume the importance of peace. You will arrive for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge.
Day 2: Nyungwe Forest – Kigali
Your Rwanda chimpanzee safari day starts really early. This is with a wakeup call at 0430hrs. You will enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee. You should be assembled at the park headquarters by 0500hrs. After briefing on chimpanzee trek embark on the day’s activity. This will be by driving to chimpanzee trek starting points. Rwanda chimpanzee trekking can take anything from a few hours to a full day. It normally depends on the location of the chimpanzees. There are several other primates in Nyungwe Forest. They include Rwenzori colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, Silver monkey and the Owl faced monkey. You will also find the Grey cheeked Mangabey here. After the trek you will return to the lodge for lunch and check out. You will depart back to Kigali to arrive later in the early evening. You will be dropped off at your hotel in Rwanda or Kigali Airport. This should be in time for your departure flight.