5 Days Nyungwe forest national park tour
5 Days Nyungwe forest national park tour : Take on a 5 days Nyungwe forest national park tour and get to visit the 2 primates of the park. Nyungwe forest is a home of 13 and more different primates’ species and among these are the endangered mountain gorilla species that are found in the volcanoes national park.
Besides the chimpanzees in the Nyungwe forest national park, get to trek the chimpanzees and the colobus monkeys. Take a few breaks on this safari to enjoy a tea plantation visit and also have some museum visits.
- Day 1: Kigali city tour
- Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park for afternoon canopy walk
- Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and afternoon tea plantation visit
- Day 4: Colobus monkey trekking and nature walk in Nyungwe forest national park
- Day 5: Drive to Kigali
Day 1: Kigali city tour
On the 1st day of your 5 Days Nyungwe forest national park tour, the driver guide from our office will meet you up at your agreed pick up location in Kigali and share with you a few heads up and brief you on the next day’s activities and expectations. Right after your briefing, you will head out for your first stopover at the Kigali Genocide Memorial grounds for a brief history on the events that occurred in Rwanda in 1994 where there was a tribal conflict.
After your visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial grounds, you may connect to an authentic restaurant in Kigali to try out a Rwandan dish. After lunch, you will drive to your next stop over at the Inema arts Center in Kigali. The Inema Arts center has contemporary African art painted by the Rwandan artists and you may take some for souvenir. Drive back to your hotel for dinner and spend the night in Kigali.
Hotels in Kigali
- Kigali Serena hotel for luxury option
- Des Mille Collines hotel for midrange option
- Step Town Motel for budget option
Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park for afternoon canopy walk
On the 2nd day of your 5 Days Nyungwe forest national park tour, you will wake up in Kigali and have breakfast at your hotel and head out south of Rwanda. You will drive about 4 to 5 hours from Kigali to Nyungwe forest national park. Head out to the Nyungwe forest after in time for your day’s activity. You will arrive in time for lunch at your hotel in Nyungwe.
Connect to the starting point for the Nyungwe forest canopy walk bridge which gives you a view of the forest from the top. You will spot a number of birdlife and butterflies while on this 9 meter long canopy bridge. You may spot the other primate species on a great day. As it gets dark, you will drive back to your hotel to freshen up and dinner will be served. Spend the first night in Nyungwe forest.
Hotel options in Nyungwe forest national park.
- Gisakura Visitor center for budget option
- Nyungwe Top hill view hotel for midrange option
- One and Only Nyungwe house for luxury option
Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and afternoon tea plantation visit
On the 3rd day of your 5 Days Nyungwe forest national park tour, wake up in the cold and misty Nyungwe forest as early as 5am and connect with your driver guide who will be waiting to transfer you to the starting point for the briefing before you enter the forest. You will hear these chimpanzees communicate all the way from the starting point and you will spot a number of them swing from one tree branch to another.
After the chimpanzee trekking experience in the Nyungwe forest, you will drive back to the hotel for a late breakfast and refresh as you wait for lunch to be served. After lunch is when you will connect to one of the tea plantations in the region for the experience of tea processing. Get back to your hotel in time for dinner and another night in Nyungwe forest.
Day 4: Colobus monkey trekking and nature walk in Nyungwe forest national park
Colobus monkeys are another primate species that you can visit in the Nyungwe forest. Wake up excited for these black and white monkeys and head out to the briefing point in the Nyungwe forest and follow the ranger guides on one of the trails in Nyungwe forest national park. Spot these jumpy creatures and after you have seen a number, exit the forest.
You will connect back to your hotel for lunch and later in the evening; you may take on an optional nature walk on of the trails of Nyungwe forest and spot a number of birds and butterflies with breathtaking scenery. Drive back to your hotel in Nyungwe for dinner and night stay.
Day 5: Drive to Kigali
This will be the last day in Nyungwe forest and also your last day on your Rwanda primates’ safari. You will have a tasty breakfast served at your hotel and you will gather your property ready to check out of your hotel in Nyungwe and head out back to Kigali for drop off.
You will have enroute visits to the Butare Ethnographic museum and also connect to the Nyanza King’s Palace for a visit and also to enjoy some folktales and dances at this cultural site. You will also have an enroute lunch and drive further to the Kigali city and be dropped off as you will advise.