2 Days 1 Night Nyungwe National Park Rwanda Safari

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2 Days 1 Night Nyungwe National Park Rwanda Safari from the 2 Days 1 Night Rwanda Safaris is a is a short overnight trip to Nyungwe Forest National Park located in south western part of Rwanda, about 5 hours drive from Kigali capital. The park is 225 km from Kigali, 90 km from Butare and 54 km from Cyangugu.

Nyungwe National Park is home to habituated chimpanzees and 12 other primates species (including a 400-strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori Black & White Colobus).

Nyungwe is also a birder’s paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics, and is home to 75 different species of mammal.During our 2 days in Nyungwe National Park, we enjoy Ngyungwe forest canopy walk and chimpanzee tracking.

Things to do and see in the 2 Days 1 Night Nyungwe National Park Rwanda Safari include Hiking in Nyungwe Forest, Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe Forest, Grey Cheeked Mangabey and Ruwenzori Colobus Monkey Tracking, Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walk and Hike andNyungwe Forest Birding among others.

2 Days 1 Night Nyungwe National Park Rwanda Safari Highlights

Chimpanzee Tracking: One of the highlights of any trip to Rwanda is the opportunity to get up close and personal with these apes in their natural environment. Nyungwe actually provides haven to 25% of all African primate species, and you are sure to come across at least one troop of collobus monkeys during your stay in the forest

Forest Canopy Walk: Enjoy East Africa’s only canopy walk. This walk runs along a ridge before climbing a 50m-high platform and a suspended walkway above a steep and deep valley stretching across the massive forest and lasts about 1½ hours. It takes you through some beautiful foliage and animal species. You have a chance to spot blue monkeys and unique birds that dwell in the upper levels of the forest

2 Days 1 Night Nyungwe National Park Rwanda Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Travel from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park

0630 Hours: you will meet with your driver/ guide in the morning for a more briefing of the 2 days tour to Nyungwe Forest National Park, the journey is expected to take us 5 hours of drive time and check in at the Uwinka Visitors center in Nyungwe Forest.
1530 Hours: We shall have a registration and briefing from the Park forest guide, pick our walking/ hiking sticks and start the days canopy walk in the rain forest. The days adventure nature and canopy walk is likely to take us about 2 hours.

The canopy walk is 160 meters divided in 3 sections. Great view from the center point as you easily spot many monkeys, birds andbutterflies.

Return later and check into our accommodations.
Accommodation Options
Budget Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House, Emeraude Hotel
Midrange Accommodation: Nyungwe Top View Hotel
Luxury Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Morning Chimpanzee Tracking & Travel back to Kigali

After our breakfast, we shall head for our morning chimpanzee tracking in the forest, the tracking is expected to last between 1-2 hours. Waking up early helps to trace chimpanzee from the calls before they move further in the forest to forage.
After the chimpanzee tracking, we shall have some refreshments and get on our journey back to Kigali.
Meal Plan: { Breakfast & Lunch}

 Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda Details

Nyungwe Forest National Park

in Rwanda inhabits about 13 primate species and attracts thousands of visitors for chimpanzee tracking, black and white colobus monkey tracking, birding as well as canopy walk adventure among other activities.
Location: Nyungwe Forest is a high-altitude montane tropical rainforest located in Albertine rift in southern Rwanda and was established as a forest reserve in 1933. Nyungwe’s biodiversity is astonishing by African standards and is one of the most endemic species-rich areas in all of Africa.

Area: Nyungwe National Park covers an are of over 1000 km2. It is the largest montane forest in East and Central Africa, and famous for the highest concentration of primates with about 13 species.

Altitude: 1,600-2,950 meters above sea level

Rainfall: 1800-2500 mm per year.

Access: Road access is 225 Km from Kigali, 90 Km from Butare and 54 Km from Cyangugu. By road, it can take up to 5 hours to drive from Kigali.

Nyungwe national park can also be accessed by air from Kigali International airport to Kamembe airstrip and this is less than an hour flight. From Kamembe, its about 1 hours drive to Nyungwe forest.

Best viewing season: The best times to visit are during the drier seasons from June to September and December to March especially for birding.

Accommodation: Serene and luxurious Nyungwe Forest Lodge is the ideal home base for exploring the park. Differently, Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel lives up to its name. Step out onto your private balcony or sit on the restaurant’s outdoor terrace for mist shrouded views of the national park and Lake Kivu.

Attractions: 13 species in all including humankind closest living relative the chimpanzee, as well as the handsome L’hoest monkey and hundred strong troops of the delightfully acrobatic Angola Colobus.

The most important ornithological site in Rwanda, Nyungwe forest harbors almost 300 bird species of which two dozen are restricted to a handful of montane forests on the Albertine Rift.

Fauna: Leopard, Chimpanzee, Golden cat, Ruwenzori Colobus, l’Hoest’s monkey, Silver monkey, Golden monkey, Serval cat, Owl-faced monkey, Side stripped jackal, Red-tailed monkey, Den’t mona monkey, Genet, Vervet monkey, Slender and marsh mongoose, African civet, Olive baboon, Grey-cheeked Mangabey and three species of bush baby

Viewing Hours: Chimpanzee tracking starts at 06:00 Hrs. However it can be visited daily from 7h00 to 18h00

Particularities: Nyungwe forest has more than 260 species of trees and shrubs, 275 bird species with 24 endemic to the Central African Highlands, Over 140 species of orchids and giant lobelias, a host of colorful orchids, 120 species of butterflies and Reptiles including three species of horned chameleons.

Must do activities
• Bird walks
• Photography
• Primate trekking
• Excursions to Kamiranzovu Marsh
• Excursions to Lake Kivu and Gisakura tea factory

2 Days 1 Night Nyungwe National Park Rwanda Safari

Dates FromDates ToPrice Per Person8 to 11 Years Child
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* After the safari, you will be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)
* Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
* The main Top things to do and see in Nyungwe Forest national park include Nyungwe Forest Canopy walk, 13 hiking trails,Chimpanzee Tracking, Monkey Tracking, Birding amazing and breathtaking scenery

3 Days 2 Nights Nyungwe National Park Rwanda SafarI Prices Include:

* Lunch on day 2
* Chimpanzee permit
* Park entrance fees
* Rwanda chimp permits
* Bottle Water while on Safari
* Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
* Ground transportation by 4×4 tourist Land Cruiser
* Visit to the genocide memorial site + Kigali city tour
* Services of a professional English speaking driver/ guide

3 Days 2 Nights Nyungwe National Park Rwanda SafarI Prices Exclude:

* Tourist insurance
* Local health insurance
* The tour excludes flight fares
* All other personal nature expenses not included in the itinerary
* Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/ to your home country

Booking & Reservations for 2 Days 1 Night Nyungwe National Park Rwanda Detailed Safari Contacts;

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
WhatsApp : + 254 721-242-711
Mobile :  + 254 780-242-711
Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com
Website: www.africanspicesafaris.com

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