3 Days Chimp & Canopy Walk Safari

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This three-day Rwanda chimp trekking safari will provide you with an up-close and personal experience of monitoring chimps in Nyungwe Forest National Park. The Nyungwe Forest National Park is located in southwestern Rwanda and offers beautiful scenery surrounded by tea plantations. The Nyungwe forest is one of Africa’s few surviving complete tropical forests. It is home to Chimpanzees and the biggest colobus monkey troops known anywhere.

Depending on your preferences, you may also go colobus monkey trekking, forest walks to waterfalls, or on a Rwanda birding safari. This safari has been designed primarily for chimp trekking and canopy walks. However, depending on the time available on the final day, you might choose to add one extra activity before returning to Kigali.

Safari Highlights

  • Ethnographic museum
  • Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking
  • Canopy Walk


Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe forest via Ethnographic Museum

After breakfast, you will travel from Kigali for Nyungwe Forest, preferably early in the morning, so that we may stop at the ethnographic museum in Huye. The ethnographic museum, which is also Rwanda’s national museum, exhibits historical and cultural features of Rwanda over the years. It offers tools and information to help you learn about Rwanda’s rich culture and history. We’ll stop for lunch at the museum before continuing on to the Nyungwe Forest. After Huye, the roads to Nyungwe are generally winding, providing breathtaking vistas of the renowned “thousand hills.” Later that evening, you’ll arrive at your lodge near the Nyungwe Forest, ready to begin your chimp trekking adventure.

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking & Canopy Walk

Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park begins extremely early in the morning, so you should leave your accommodation as early as 5.00 a.m. to make it to the briefing area on time. The Uwinka track and the Cyamudongo portion are the two primary trailheads for Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest. The forest has around 200 kinds of trees and flowering plants, 13 species of primates including colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, and red-tailed monkeys, 300 bird species including numerous Albertine rift endemics, and several butterfly species.

If it is Cyamudongo, you must drive a specific distance before your driver guide will transport you to the beginning place. After the chimp trek, there is a canopy walk or you may return to the resort for some rest and then go on the canopy walk later in the afternoon.

Day 3: Travel to Kigali from chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest

After breakfast, you begin your trip back to Kigali after the incredible three-day chimp trekking safari. Before going on this excursion, you have the option of hiking with colobus monkeys. If you are interested, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make a reservation. Take your final shots of the gorgeous Nyungwe forest before departing for Kigali International Airport or your accommodation.