2 Days 1 Nights Nyungwe Forest Chimpanzee Trekking: Discovering Primates in Rwanda from USD 901


Introduction: Embark on an amazing chimpanzee tracking experience in Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda's primate haven. Nyungwe is a biodiverse paradise located in the southwestern part of the country, boasting a remarkable diversity of primate species, including the charismatic chimpanzees. This journey offers an exceptional opportunity to observe these intelligent creatures in their natural habitat and immerse yourself in the beauty of the African wilderness.

1. The Chimpanzees of Nyungwe: Nyungwe Forest is home to a thriving population of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), one of the park's most sought-after attractions. These fascinating primates are our closest relatives, sharing about 98% of their DNA with humans. Observing them in their natural environment provides a unique and humbling experience, allowing us to connect with nature on a profound level.

2. Chimpanzee Trekking Experience: Chimpanzee tracking typically begins in the early morning hours when the primates are most active. Experienced guides lead small groups of visitors on a guided trek through the dense forest. As you venture deeper into the forest, the guides use their expertise and knowledge of the chimpanzees' movements to locate their whereabouts.

3. Thrilling Forest Adventure: The trek itself is an exhilarating adventure, as you navigate through lush vegetation, encounter various plant and animal species, and listen to the symphony of sounds that fill the forest. The journey is as captivating as the destination, giving you a chance to appreciate the ecosystem that sustains these incredible creatures.

4. Close Encounters with Chimpanzees: Once the chimpanzees are found, you will have a magical opportunity to observe them from a respectful distance. Watching them interact, play, groom each other, and care for their young offers insights into their complex social structure and behavior. The experience is heartwarming and creates a sense of unity with nature.

5. Conservation and Sustainable Tourism: Nyungwe Forest National Park prioritizes conservation efforts to protect the chimpanzees and their habitat. Tourism plays a crucial role in supporting these conservation initiatives, as visitor fees contribute to conservation projects and community development in the area. By participating in chimpanzee tracking, you become an advocate for their protection.

6. Tips for an Enjoyable Experience:

  • Wear comfortable and sturdy hiking boots to navigate through the forest terrain.
  • Dress in layers to adapt to changing weather conditions and potential rain.
  • Carry plenty of water and snacks to stay hydrated and energized during the trek.
  • Listen to the instructions of your guides to ensure a safe and respectful encounter.

Conclusion: A chimpanzee tracking experience in Nyungwe Forest is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that allows you to witness the majesty of these incredible primates in their natural habitat. As you traverse through the forest and connect with nature, you will gain a deeper appreciation for Rwanda's commitment to conservation and sustainable tourism. Book your chimpanzee tracking experience in Nyungwe today and discover the beauty and wonder of primate safari in Rwanda .


Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda and Transfer to Nyungwe


  • Arrival at Kigali International Airport, where you will be warmly greeted by our professional tour guide.
  • Embark on a scenic drive through the picturesque Rwandan countryside, offering glimpses of local life and stunning landscapes.
  • En-route stopovers for cultural experiences and photo opportunities.


  • Arrive at Nyungwe Forest National Park and check-in at your comfortable lodge in either Gisakura or Nyungwe.
  • Enjoy a delicious Rwandan lunch, savoring local flavors and delicacies.
  • Take some time to relax and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the forest surroundings.


  • Gather for an orientation session with our experienced guides, who will brief you about the upcoming chimpanzee trekking adventure.
  • Enjoy a delectable dinner, served with Rwandan hospitality and charm.
  • Take the evening to rest and prepare for the exciting day ahead.

Day 2: Sunrise Chimpanzee Trekking Expedition

Early Morning:

  • Wake up before dawn to prepare for the sunrise chimpanzee trekking experience.
  • Light breakfast served at the lodge to energize you for the trek.


  • Embark on a guided trek into the heart of Nyungwe Forest, led by skilled trackers and experienced guides.
  • As the sun rises, witness the forest come to life with its diverse flora and fauna.
  • Engage your senses with the sounds and scents of the natural surroundings.


  • Encounter the captivating chimpanzees in their natural habitat.
  • Observe their behavior, social interactions, and possibly witness their playful antics.
  • Experienced guides will provide insightful information about the chimpanzees' lives and the conservation efforts in place.

Late Morning:

  • Return to the lodge, cherishing the memories of the unforgettable chimpanzee encounter.
  • Check-out from the lodge and prepare for the journey back to Kigali.

Note: The actual duration of the chimpanzee trek can vary, as it depends on the location and movements of the chimpanzees within the forest. The trek may last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours, but the experience of encountering these majestic creatures will stay with you forever.

Conclusion: Your Nyungwe Chimpanzee Trekking adventure concludes with a wealth of memories and an enhanced appreciation for Rwanda's primate kingdom. The experience of observing chimpanzees in their natural habitat, coupled with the beauty of Nyungwe Forest, will leave a lasting impression on your heart. As you journey back to Kigali, you carry with you the spirit of conservation and a deep connection to the wonders of nature.


  • 1. Park Entrance Fees and Permits
  • 2. 1 night Accommodation in Gisakura
  • 3. Airport Transfers
  • 4. Breakfast and Lunch in Nyungwe
  • 5. Professional tour Guide
  • 6. Private transportation and driver

  • Exclusions

  • 1. Other Hotels
  • 2. Visa Fees
  • 3. Flight ticket
  • 4. Personal shopping
  • 5. Laundry Services can be arranged at a fee

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