4-Days Chimpanzee trekking Tour in Rwanda


  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Canopy walk experiences
  • Cultural immersion


Embark on an extraordinary adventure with Lifetime Africa's 4- Days Chimpanzee trekking tour in Rwanda. This captivating itinerary immerses you in the breathtaking landscapes of Rwanda and offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encounter the magnificent mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. From the moment you arrive in Kigali, the vibrant capital city, you'll be greeted by friendly guides who will accompany you throughout this remarkable journey.

The 4-Day Nyungwe Forest experience entails great opportunities to visit and stay with the Chimpanzees as well as enjoy a 2 hours hike exploring the 70 m-long canopy walk, this is a combination of cultural and historical heritage together with nature in one of the most ancient tropical rain forests on the African continent.

  • Day 1 - Arrival at Kigali International Airport

    Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by our meet-and-greet lounge host who will help you through fast-track assistance with VISA and luggage collection. After immigration and luggage collection, you will then be handed over to our driver guide who will transfer you to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 2 - Cultural heritage tour - Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park

    After breakfast on this exciting day amalgamating a series of cultural and historical heritage, your driver guide will pick you up and take you through a 2-hour scenic drive to Nyanza King’s palace museum which offers a detailed look into the Rwandan monarchical system and its abolition in the early 1960s. Among the most amazing and impressive icons here are the enormous, doomed structures that are handcrafted entirely with traditional materials. This tour will be 2 hours long followed by lunch in Butare. Later in the afternoon, you will visit Huye Ethnographic Museum for an extensive look at ancient Rwanda’s history for 2 hours. Thereafter, you will proceed and drive for about 2 hours to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Upon arrival at the park, you will proceed to check in at your lodge followed by dinner and overnight.

  • Day 3 - Chimpanzee trekking - Canopy walk experience

    After breakfast at 05h00, your guide will drive to Cyamudongo visitor reception to experience the misty rain forest of Nyungwe. you will drive for one hour to the park office for a briefing before you undertake the chimpanzee trekking activity After an interesting and memorable search for the chimpanzees in the forest, you are privileged to spend 1 hour with them taking photographs and videos and return to the hotel for a lunch. Following lunch at 15h00, you’ll head for a canopy walk experience at Uwinka Park Reception. You will hike to the suspending 60m-long bridge giving you a panoramic view of the forest and a glimpse of birds. The Canopy walk experience features unmatched marvelous scenery. Suspended above a ravine in the lush montane rainforest of Nyungwe National Park, the canopy walkway provides an exhilarating perspective on the ancient treetops and wildlife. Nyungwe forest is a hotbed of biodiversity. Along the hour’s walk to the canopy walkway from the Uwinka Reception Centre, visitors will see countless butterflies, orchids, and colorful birds, including many endemics to the region. After this exhilarating activity, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Day 4 - Crop-to-Cup tea tour - Transfer to Kigali

    Following a luscious breakfast, you will be taken through the tea plantation tour experience at Gisakura tea experience from crop to cup. The Gisakura tea plantation stretches into hundreds of hectares and farmers can be seen planting, tending, or harvesting tea depending on the period of visitation which an enthusiastic traveler may also wish to divulge. After this breathtaking activity, your guide will lead you back to Kigali with a lunch stopover at Butare. Upon arrival in Kigali, you visit a local market for your souvenir shopping or other last-minute arts and craft shopping at Caplaki tourist market. You will be dropped off at your accommodation or airport for your return flight.

  • All Chimpanzee trekking permits, All ground transportation in a 4WD Vehicle, All other activities indicated in the itinerary, All Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary, English-speaking Experienced Safari-guide, Meals as indicated in the itinerary, Refreshments and snacks in the vehicle
  • All Covid 19 tests, All Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Safari Guide, Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that are not accompanying meals., International flight/s and departure taxes and other taxes, Visa fees. Visas are available online or at arrival at all Entry points, Laundry, Shopping, Travel Insurance.

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