Budget Rwanda chimpanzee trekking safari goes to Nyungwe Forest National Park. This Budget African chimpanzee safari is a short cheap Rwanda safari tour.
Budget Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari
Budget chimpanzee trekking safari goes to Nyungwe Forest National Park. This Budget Rwanda chimpanzee safari is a short cheap Rwanda safari tour.
The Rwanda chimpanzee trekking safari starts and ends in Kigali. on this affordable African safari in Rwanda you will visit Southern Province. The major goal of this budget safari tour in Rwanda is to trek chimps in Nyungwe.
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.
Highlights of the Budget Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari
The highlights of the 2 day Rwanda chimpanzee trekking safari is to trek chimps. we have listed this and other highlights for you:
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Bird watching
- Botanical experience
- Forest hikes
- Canopy walk
- History of the genocide
- Nature walk
- Great scenery
Your detailed African Budget Rwanda safari tour itinerary is below:
Detailed Budget Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest
Our Rwanda safari rep will meet you at Kigali International Airport. This can also be done from your Kigali hotel. Enjoy a detailed briefing on the Budget Rwanda chimpanzee safari.
Start your budget Rwanda chimpanzee safari with a drive southward. You will be heading to 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 Budget Rwanda chimpanzee trekking safari journey to Butare. It is in this town that you will break for lunch.
You can opt to sample the cultural museum in Butare if time allows. Your Budget 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 Gisakura Guest House.
About Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe Forest National park sprawls across the elevated ridge. This ridge divides Africa’s two largest drainage systems, the Nile and the Congo.
Nyungwe Forest National Park is, the 1,015 km² in size. This park protects East Africa’s largest tract of montane rainforest in Eastern Africa.
Nyungwe National park is a rich centre of biodiversity. The park has more than 1,050 plant species recorded. Among these are 200 varieties of orchid. animal life includes 85 mammal, 310 bird, 32 amphibian and 38 reptile species.
The main attraction here is the opportunity to track a habituated group of chimpanzees. But the park is home to a dozen other primate species. The most common is the acrobatic Ruwenzori colobus and striking L’Hoest’s monkey.
Nyungwe is also quite alluring to birders. This is because it supports all but two of the 29 Albertine Rift Endemics. These are birds that occur on the eastern rift escarpment.
Others include the dazzling great blue turaco. This is often seen in small flocks flapping across a road or forest clearing. It is also the site of East Africa’s only suspended canopy walkway.
Day 2: Nyungwe Forest – Kigali
Your budget Rwanda safari day starts quite early. This is with a wake-up call at 0430 hrs. You will enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee. You should be assembled at the park headquarters by 0500 hrs.
After briefing on Rwanda chimpanzee trek embark on the day’s activity. This will be by driving to chimpanzee trek starting points. Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda can take anything from a few hours to a full day. It will depend 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. Grey cheeked Mangabey can also be found here.
After the trek you will return to your Nyungwe budget accommodation for lunch and check out. You will leave 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.
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Budget Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Costs:
What is included in the Budget Chimpanzee Trekking Safari cost?
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on the Rwanda budget safari
- 1 X Rwanda chimpanzee trekking permit per person
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
Budget Rwanda Chimpanzee Safari cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the Nyungwe Forest Safari in Rwanda
- Sun glasses
- Hiking shoes
- Long pants
- long sleeved shirts
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes