3 Days Nyungwe Chimps and Canopy Walk
DAY 1: KIGALI – NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK
0800hrs: You will be picked up from your Kigali Hotel and leave for Nyungwe National Park. It takes about 6 ½ hrs to drive via Butare; the second largest city of Rwanda and is regarded as the intellectual city of Rwanda. Visit the National Museum of Butare which was donated in 1989 by the Belgium government with some ethnic collection, the design and concept all realized in co-operation with the Royal Museum for Central Africa of Tervuren; Belgium. Ethnographic objects are grouped according to the theme giving premium information on daily life. Traditional ceramics and basketry are still manufactured and belong to the finest handicrafts of the region. The National Museum remained surprisingly untouched during the 1994 Genocide. Nyungwe Forest National Park. Arrive at the lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING
This is a memorable day with primates. Take an early morning breakfast then drive to this park for the starting point of your chimpanzee trek. Two species of chimpanzee occur in Africa. There is the Bonobo and the Common Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes (often shortened to Chimpanzee, and sometimes referred to as the Robust Chimpanzee). The largest remaining populations occur in central Africa (Gabon, DR Congo, and Cameroon). About only 400 individuals, the population in Rwanda is an endangered one. However; it should be mentioned that it is not guaranteed to see the chimps as they are unpredictable and can move long distances in one day. Nyungwe National Park is the largest block of montane forest in East and Central Africa and it is an incredibly rich area of biodiversity. Return to the Lodge for Lunch, Dinner, and overnight.
Day 3: CANOPY WALK + DRIVE BACK TO KIGALI
After breakfast, you will proceed for the canopy walk which sets 60 meters above the ground with a 150-meter walkway and is the first of its kind in East Africa and third on the continent after South Africa and Ghana. It allows visitors to see the forest from above the trees and be at eye level with birds and monkeys that inhabit the upper storeys of the forest. Return to the lodge for lunch drive back to Kigali and be transferred back to your Hotel.
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All accommodation on Half Board (HB), Full Board (FB) or Bed and Breakfast (B&B) basis as quoted in the text
· Safari vehicle and fuel
· English and French-speaking tourist guide
· Entrance fees to the national parks
· All boat tours
· Free mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
· Air Evacuation emergency insurance
· Visa fees
· Drinks / alcoholic drinks
· Additional meals
· Activities not part of the described program