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The 2 Days Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy Walk experience shall take us to Nyungwe Forest National Park situated in the south west of Rwanda that protects a wide diversity of wildlife and most popular for so many primate species, including among others the Chimpanzees – man’s closest relatives.
Nyungwe Forest National Park offers the Chimpanzee Trekking Experience which enables visitors to observe a group of habituated Chimpanzees in this rich rain forest. Nyungwe is also one of the only 3 places in Africa that offer a Canopy Walk Experience where visitors can explore the top level of the forest to view wildlife and a great scenery.
Day 1 – Kigali – Nyungwe Forest National Park, Canopy Walk
Have early breakfast and leave for Nyungwe Forest National Park at 7.00am. Arrive by midday, check in at your lodge and have lunch. By around 2.00pm you transfer to Uwinka Visitors Center for registration and briefing from the rangers. Thereafter take onto the forest trail that leads to the canopy walkway.
The activity takes a total of 2 hours. From the canopy walkway you have breathtaking views across the lush forest and also observe lots of wildlife at eyelevel like the Colobus Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, so many birds, and different tree species. On return from the forest you transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – Morning Chimpanzee Tracking, Travel back to Kigali
Have an early breakfast and report to the Uwinka Visitors Center by 7.30am for registration and briefing by the rangers. By 8:00 am you head into the forest to search for a group of habituated Chimpanzees. On finding them, you observe and follow them through the forest for an hour, after which you return from the forest. Refresh at the lodge briefly and thereafter depart for Kigali City. End of the 2 Days Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy Walk experience.