5 days wildlife and Chimpanzee trekking Rwanda

5 days wildlife and Chimpanzee trekking Rwanda leads you to akagera and nyungwe forest national park which features wild game viewing and boat cruise in Akagera national park offering sights of lions, elephants, Topis, Elands, masai giraffes, leopards, roan antelope, buffaloes, hippos and Nile crocodiles. The extension to Nyungwe Forest National Park features two main activities the chimpanzee trekking and the nyungwe canopy walk, the walkway rests on the lush canopy of nyungwe and stands as the first of its kind in East Africa and the third in Africa.

Chimpanzees are among the 13 species of primates that are found in the park. The cultural tours in butare exploring the ethnographic museum and the nyanza palace present an insight into the rwanda’s past. The genocide memorial tour in Kigali is a historical encounter of the horrific genocide that befell Rwanda in the year 1994.
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Chimpanzee trekking Rwanda

SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS for 5 days wildlife and Chimpanzee trekking Rwanda

Day one: arrival and transfer to kigali later transfer to Akagera national park.
Day two: do morning game drive in Akagera National park and afternoon boat trip on lake ihema
Day three: transfer to nyungwe forest national park
Day four; undertake chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk in the afternoon
Day five:transfer back to kigali city

SAFARI IN DETAIL for 5 days wildlife and Chimpanzee trekking Rwanda

Accommodation ( click on a particular accommodation to view more details on it )

Day 1 : Explore the Kigali and transfer to Akagera national park

After breakfast, you embark on the tour to Gisozi genocide memorial. The tour allows you to explore the living museum of the 1994 rwandan genocide. The museum features writings, audio presentations in the various sections of the gallery that would avail you with the general picture of what really transpired during the horrific genocide. You retreat from the activity and embark on the drive to Akagera National Park 135km about 2 ½ hours drive arriving in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

ACCOMODATION

Upmarket/Luxury: Ruzizi tented camp
Midrange/standard: Akagera game lodge
Budget/basic: dereva hotel

Day 2 : Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Following an early morning breakfast, you head to the rolling savannah plains of Akagera National Park for wild game viewing the drive features offers you sights of various wild game including the masai giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, impalas, bushbucks, waterbucks, roan antelope, leopards among others. The stretch to northern landscapes of mutumba hills offers you impressive views of the area and the overlooking tanzanian plains. Retreat from the 3-4 hour encounter and return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. After lunch, embark on thrilling boat cruise on Lake Ihema to explore a range of aquatic species including the nile crocodiles, and hippos. Lake Ihema stands as the second largest in Rwanda after lake kivu and its expanse waters offer an extensive recreation encounter. The papyrus that fringe the lake offers a rich habitat for birds, retire for relaxation and overnight.

ACCOMODATION

Upmarket/luxury:Ruzizi tented camp
Midrange/standard: Akagera game lodge
Budget/basic: dereva hotel

Day 3 : transfer to Nyungwe National Park

After breakfast, embark on a drive to the park driving through impressive southern province landscapes with impressive hills with local settlements before arriving to Nyungwe National Park in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner and overnight

ACCOMODATION

Upmarket/Luxury: nyungwe forest lodge
Midrange`standard: Nyungwe Hill Top view hotel
Budget/basic: Gisakura Guest House

Day 4 : Do chimpanzee trekking and undertake a canopy walkway

Following a cup of tea at your lodge, gather at Nyungwe Forest Park headquarters to attend to the briefing at 8am about chimpanzee trekking experience. The forest is considered as the largest montane forest in the region and is a rich habitat for to 310 species of birds, over 75 mammal species, 13 primates and chimpanzees, butterflies. The trekking takes between 2 and 5 hours inclusive of one hour with the direct encounter with the chimps. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lidge for relaxation for lunch. In the afternoon you connect to uwinka visitor centre to embark on the afternoon Nyungwe canopy walk on top forest canopy offers you impressive views of the forest and the species that thrive including primates and birds. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge fro relaxation, dinner and overnight.

ACCOMODATION

Upmarket/Luxury: Nyungwe forest lodge
Midrange/Standard: Nyungwe hill top view hotel
Budget/basic: Gisakura Guest House

Day 5 : transfer back to Kigali

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kigali driving 268 km about 6 hours drive. a stop will be made in Butare in the south of Rwanda to visit the Ethnographic museum which is the biggest in rwanda with over 100,000 art crafts that bring out the history and traditions of Rwanda in detail. After this encounter, you embark on the tour to the nyanza palace which is a royal home to the two kings of Rwanda namely king Musinga and his successor king ruhahigwas. The impressively built Kinyarwanda hut whose architecture dates back to the times of these kings. There are also the traditional inyambo cows with their beautiful horns and can make a considerable parade. Retreat from the activity in butare and embark on the transfer to Kigali city arriving in the late afternoon, refreshing and check in for your flight at night.

Safari Inclusions for 5 days wildlife and Chimpanzee trekking Rwanda

  •  Chimpanzee permit per person
  •  Canopy walk experience
  •  All meals and accommodations as per the itinerary
  •  Transportation in either 4*4 safari van with pop up roof
  •  Professional English/ german driver guide
  •  Bottled water while on safari
  •  Fuel costs
  •  All airport pick ups and drops
  •  All activities as stipulated in the itinerary
  •  All government taxes
  •  Boat tour on lake ihema
  •  Wildlife viewing safari
  •  Park entrance fees

Safari Exclusions for 5 days wildlife and Chimpanzee trekking Rwanda

  •  International flight
  •  Visa
  •  Personal insurance
  •  Laundry services
  •  Phone bills and bar bills
  •  Tips while on safari
  •  Optional activities not included in the itinerary