2 Days Nyungwe Chimpanzee and Canopy Walk Safari in Rwanda

2 Days 1 Night
  • 2 days nungwe forest safari
  • 2 days nyungwe forest national park safari
  • 2 days safari Butare museum
  • 2 days safari in Nyungwe forest national park
  • 2 days safari in nyungwe
  • 2 days safari nyungwe forest national park
  • 2 days safari to Nyungwe forest king’s palace


On this safari visit, one of the oldest African montane forests is located southwest of Rwanda adjacent to the border of Burundi in the south and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west. It is believed that the forest is the true source of the great river Nile because of its hill nature with a water stream stretching all the way into the Lake Victoria basin. Nyungwe is one of the 3 national parks in Rwanda and occupies about 970 square kilometers; the ecosystem of the forest is also supported by the dramatic Lake Kivu. The forest is home to over 400 chimpanzee individuals alongside other 12 primate species like the colobus monkeys, vervets, olive baboon, and forest buffalos and antelopes. This tour also offers majestic views of the scenic Lake Kivu; you will also have a cultural tour to the Butare Museum and the King’s palace. Also engage in canopy walk which is the most exciting adventure not anywhere in east Africa, where guests can have a spectacular view of the forest and spot animals around, the canopy is 45 feet high this gives you a clear round view of the forest though it can be intense for those who are aero-phobic. This safari starts and ends in Kigali and as well is available throughout the year.

2 Days Nyungwe Chimpanzee and Canopy Walk Safari in Rwanda Highlights;

  • Canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park
  • Butare museum visit
  • King’s palace visit
  • Complimentary airport transfers

Trip quote includes;

  • Full time fueled safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Accommodation
  • Activities in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Meals; breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Bottled water

The trip quote excludes;

  • PCR/ Covid 19 tests
  • Flight fares
  • Visa fees
  • Personal needs like laundry, airtime, insurance, gratuities



Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park and Canopy walk

Your driver-guide will be at your hotel to pick you up to start your transfer to Nyungwe forest national park. You will drive southwards for about 5 hours with an en-route lunch in Butare. You will arrive in Nyungwe in the afternoon and connect straight to the park to take on the canopy walk on the 2 meters long 9 meters high suspended bridge giving you an aerial view of the park. Connect to your hotel to check-in and in time for dinner and spend another night in Nyungwe.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Nyungwe top hill view hotel


Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Kigali

By 6 am, be setting out to the starting point of the chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest. You will be briefed by the ranger guides and set out into the forest. You will be able to see the chimpanzees swinging from one tree branch to another and their sounds heard from the moment you enter the forest up until when you exit. Drive back to your hotel for a late breakfast and spend the rest of the morning at leisure. Lunch will be served and you will drive back to Kigali. You will have an en-route visit to the Butare Museum and you will also visit the King’s palace and drive further to connect to Kigali for drop off. You may take on the Kigali city tour on this day if you were not able to on the first day.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

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