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3-days Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

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Day 1: Mt. Kigali, Kigali, Kigali Province

Stop At: Mt. Kigali, Kigali Rwanda
Meet and greet tour Driver /guide at our office or somewhere in Kigali – short briefing about your city tour. Proceed for a city tour in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city which was named in 1907 by Dr. Richard Kandt, the first colonial resident governor of Rwanda. Kigali city is surrounded by lush hills of green. On the tour through the city, expect to see the following:

Tour will start by visiting Mount Kigali for a fantastic view of the city, surrounding hillside and countryside. It is one of the highest points in Kigali city
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kandt House Museum, 90 St Kn, Kigali Rwanda
Kigali Museum and learn the history of city and country’s pre-colonial and colonial period as well as the colonial masters in Rwanda.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kigali Genocide Memorial, KG 14 Ave, Kigali Rwanda
Visit the genocide memorial site, a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to 1994 genocide and how Rwanda has dealt with that past. We continue with our tour and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Camp Kigali Memorial, Rue de l'Hospital, Kigali Rwanda
Mille Collines Hotel (Hotel Rwanda) for lunch

Kigali city tour will include a stop at the historic 'Hotel Rwanda'. Still a classy hotel to this day, the Mille Collines Hotel offers a delicious buffet lunch including African Food such as Amateke, Ibijumba etc.

Stop At: Kimironko Market, 194 St Kg, Kigali Rwanda
Visit the Kimoronko Giant Market, where you will have a chance to bargain as locals do and test to african food such fruits, drinks and also you will have chance to the hand art and craft market of CAPLAKI for souvenir shopping.
Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Inema Art Center, KG 563 Street Kacyiru, Kigali Rwanda
optionaly if you still have time will be able to visit the most populary art gallery in East Africa called Inema Art Center where you will meet magician doing their things. After you will be transferred to lemigo Hotel for Dinner and Overnight stay.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Legend Hotel

Day 2: Drive from Kigali to the beautiful Nyungwe forest

Pass By: Kigali Genocide Memorial, KG 14 Ave, Kigali Rwanda
This morning we depart Kigali for a 3 day chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe forest national park.

Stop At: National Museum of Rwanda, RN1/Road to Nyanza The museum actually is situated in the town of Nyanza, Butare Rwanda
There is an optional stopover in Huye at the ethnographic museum formerly the national museum of Rwanda.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Butare catholic Cathedral, Butare Rwanda
You will then proceed to the park after having Lunch at the Hotel Credo near the Very popular Catholic cathedral at Butare.

Stop At: Canopy Walk & Emergent Tower, 9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-5149
n the afternoon, you will take on the canopy walk in Nyungwe forest in Rwanda.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Nyungwe National Park, Butare Rwanda
The drive to Nyungwe forest is rewarding with views several hills,
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Lake Kivu, Goma Democratic Republic of the Congo
you will also have a chance to experience in the distanceLake Kivu and Kibira national park in Burundi. After you will be transferred to your Hotel.

End of day one of tour


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Gisakura guest house


Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park

Stop At: Nyungwe National Park, Butare Rwanda
Early morning at about 5.00 am depending on location of your lodge, your driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to the briefing point at the Uwinka visitors center in Nyungwe forest before you can start your chimpanzee trekking. The forest is rich in botanical diversity hosting over 200 species of trees and flowering plants and about 300 bird species.

The forest is also home to 13 species of primates including Olive baboons, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Ruwenzori colobus, Vervet monkeys, silver monkey, Grey-cheeked manga-bey, red-tailed monkey etc. You will most likely sight some of these forest inhabitants on your chimpanzee trekking.

After receiving a briefing and depending on the number of people present for the chimp trek you will be divided into two groups. One will track starting at he Uwinka center and another starting at Cyamudongo – which will require your driver guide to transfer you to the starting point. Your range guide will be in communication with the trackers who live early morning to locate where the chimpanzee nested the previous night. You are allowed to stay with the chimps for only 1 hour after locating them, photography is allowed but be reminded that the flash is prohibited.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Lake Kivu, Kibuye Rwanda
fter you will transferred to Hotel for Lunch or if you have shortage of time you will leave hotel with parked lunch then we will have some rest to make ready return to Kigali via Kibuye Road where you will pass by shore of Lake Kivu.
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
At the Airport or any designated Location in Kigali
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
3 days
Inclusions
  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Entrance fees
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • All activities specified in itinerary
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Kandt House Museum
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Rwanda
  • Entry/Admission - Canopy Walk & Emergent Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Nyungwe National Park
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Personal Insurance
  • International Flight
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Rwanda Travel
14 reviews
Valeriy O
Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
51
Amazing experience
I did a chimpanzee trekking on the 10-11 October. It was a stunning tour through the southern part of the country
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Sunnybills
40
1 day tour of kigali city
Beautiful views of the city of Kigali. Saw the market, learnt about the culture, the tour guide Desiree was very
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Mike B
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
2813
Fantastic experience
I spent two nights in the park with a full-day safari in the middle. I had a private vehicle and driver from
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KPRP
Ancaster, Ontario
69
This is a truly magnificent wildlife experience!
Just returned from one day overnight Gorilla trek in Volcano Mountains Rwanda! It is truly amazing. It is
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sfdiver29
Hillsborough, California
32
Excellent tour
We took this tour with 1000 Hills Safaris LTD. It was a great program . The guide driver Augustine was a great
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OnAir740696
130
First visit to Rwanda.
Beautiful Lodge on the edge of Lake Kivu, Stunning views, I was staying with my Daughter and family in Rubengera,
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akwasi_adutwum
61
Real Feel of an Ecosystem
Walking along the Ingishigishigi trail was an experience of a life time. High range of Biodiversity and the canopy
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Mendy k
10
A truely fantastic trip - we will be back for more!
The team at Rwanda Travel thought of everything and more. The trip itself was excellent and the advice and
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karangwa k
20
We had an amazing time in Akagera National Park
Sorry for a delay i know i could do this previously but my work did not allow to do so.We had a 1 day safari
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Deriver c
10
Excellent service
First of all let me take a time to Thank Mr Orgene with his team; Really I went to Rwanda with a little
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kaka p
10
Friendly, safe, reliable and informative!
We were very pleased with Rwanda Travel. We used their services to visit Virunga to see the silverback gorillas
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ma p
10
Nyungwe Tour with Amazing creature
i just want to say sorry for delay i could write this review in 2 week back but i did not, so I don't want to
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marcelin k
10
Gorilla Trekking and Dian Fossey Tomb Tour
Rwanda Travel organized our 4x4 transport from Musanze when we went gorilla trekking and when we visited Dian
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Henderson I
10
Rwanda and Uganda Tour
Our guide/driver Eric is one of the best. He spent several days with us taking us through our stops in Rwanda and
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