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4 Day Rwanda Nyungwe Forest National Park Tour


Highlight

Are you ready to see a forest, which looks like a scene from a fairytale? Nyungwe Forest became a National Park in 2004, with skyscraping old trees that give a dense forest cover. There is an astounding canopy walk which is suspended 50-meters high. The view to behold is breathtaking. There are various plants like ebonies, giant ferns, mahoganies, and orchids. Wildlife is also plentiful as there are many colorful birds, and a vast range of primates that reside in the park.


Categories: Rwanda


Price Ranges: USD $ 1400- 2999

Activities:

  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Game Drive
  • Nature Walk

Days: 4-5 Days


Activities:

  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Game Drive
  • Nature Walk

Whether you are coming from Kigali International Airport or have stayed the night in a hotel in Kigali, we will pick you up for a drive south to Nyungwe Forest National Park. The drive will be about 4 to 5 hours. So, we will be having our lunch along the way. On the drive south, we shall visit the King’s Palace Museum in Nyanza. The Palace was traditionally built and used to be the residence of King Mutara III Rudahigwa. Near the vicinity is the burial ground of King Mutara and his wife, Queen Rosalie Gicanda. It will help you understand practices during precolonial times. The drive is very scenic as we pass by tea plantations on the way to Nyungwe.

When we reach Nyungwe, we shall check-in, and have dinner in the evening. After which, we can take our much deserved rest to prepare for the activities the following day.

Main destination: Nyungwe Forest National Park
Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House
Meals: Lunch and dinner are included

Today’s highlight activity is an escorted nature walk. In East or Central Africa, Nyungwe has the largest strip of mountain forest. There are many hiking trails to visit. The hiking activity can last from 1 to 8 hours. One of the most prominent trails is the Igishigishigi Trail. It is a short hike but it showcases spectacular views of the forest because of its canopy walk. If you are interested in hiking to higher altitudes, you can take the Bigugu Trail which leads to the peak of the highest mountain in the park.

There are also a vast rockery of birds in the park. One of the most sought after birds is the Rwenzori Turaco. There are 27 bird species endemic to this area in the Albertine Rift Valley. There is a chance for us to see giant hornbills and red-breasted sparrowhawks.We shall have a picnic lunch before returning to our accommodation in the late afternoon. Then, dinner will be served at our accommodation. Then, we shall call it a night, prepare and rest for the next day’s activities.

Main destination: Nyungwe Forest National Park
Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House
Meals: All meals are included

Today, we will have to begin very early to do one of the most popular tracking activity in the park – Chimpanzee Tracking. Once we have tracked them, we have an hour to have an encounter. There is also a big chance to see other primates. We can encounter a large groups of colobuses, and see many monkeys in large groups. There are about 13 different species that reside in the park. The activity can last for the whole day, so we will have lunch packed for us. After the day’s activity, we can return to our accommodation for dinner, and get the much deserved rest thereafter.

Main destination: Nyungwe Forest National Park
Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House
Meals: All meals are included

After breakfast, we shall proceed to checkout. After which, we shall drive you back to Kigali, to your respective hotel or to the airport should you be catching a flight. On the way back to Kigali, we can visit the Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda at Butare. It will give visitors insight on cultural practices of Rwandans. For a better visual appreciation, there are 7 galleries for archeological, artistic, ethnographic, and historical artefacts. We will have lunch along the way. This concludes this tour.

Main destination: Kigali
Accommodation: None, end of tour
Meals: Breakfast and lunch are included

Price per person:


1 adult (1 room) 2 adults (1 room) 3 adults (1 room) 4 adults ( 2 rooms) 5 adults (2 rooms)
  $1,770 $1,710 $1,690 $1,590