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3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda

You will trek chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest national park accompanied by a canopy walk for relaxing moment after a long trek in the forest as you look at primates like red-tailed monkeys jumping from one tree branch to another. Optional city tour around the cleanest city, Kigali to have a look at some beautiful things here.

Chimpanzee trekking in this park allows you to spend an hour in their presence and this will grant you an opportunity to learn about different behaviors of these beautiful apes.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and transfer to Nyungwe forest national park

Meet your driver guide immediately after arrival at Kigali airport who will brief you shortly about these 3 days chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda. Later, transfer to Nyungwe forest located in the southwestern part of Rwanda. This park is one of the oldest rainforests in Africa with a lot of biodiversity including chimpanzees. You will check in at the lodge upon arrival in the evening.

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk

After being served delicious breakfast in the morning, transfer to the park headquarters where you will meet park ranger guides to take you through a quick briefing about the dos and don'ts while trekking chimpanzees. He will then lead you to the forest in search of these endangered primates.

Upon meeting them, you will be allowed to spend one hour in their presence as you watch them jump from one tree to another, sometimes mating, grooming each other, feed their young ones and other behaviors. You not only meet these chimpanzees but also other primates, birds and mammals and retreat to the lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon, proceed for a canopy walk only found in Nyungwe forest which is 50 meters above the ground. On this walk, you will meet numerous primates swinging across tree branches enjoying the sun in the evening. Primates here include the red-tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many more. Also take more than enough photos while on top of the forest canopy. After the walk, move back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Depart back to Kigali

Be served with hefty breakfast in the morning and the driver guide will pick you from the hotel and drive you to back to Kigali airport for a flight or hotel for overnight stay. There is an option of doing a city tour around Kigali as you wait for your time of flight. During a city tour, take a visit to Kigali Genocide Memorial Site, Inema art centre and Kigali art museum.

Tour Overview

 3 days



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What is Included

  • Accommodation (lodges, tents, or campsites)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Park and conservation fees
  • Guided game drives and walks
  • Transportation (to and from the airport, and between lodges/campsites)
  • Bottled water and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Some lodges/campsites may also include laundry services and Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Visa and travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Optional activities (such as hot air balloon rides or cultural visits)
  • Tips for guides and staff
  • Personal expenses (e.g. souvenirs or spa treatments)
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