Combining game drives in Akagera national park and chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest is a perfect way of experiencing for someone not interested in gorilla trekking.

Safari Highlights

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Game drive in Akagera national park
  • Optional – Boat trip on Lake Ihema
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Canopy Walk

Day 1: Arrival for Rwanda Wildlife and Chimp trekking Safari

On arrival at the airport, our guide will meet you and transfer to your hotel for overnight. Depending on arrival time, you can enjoy the Kigali city tour with selected sights like Kigali genocide memorial, Kandt museum, and handcraft markets.

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera national park

After a breakfast, explore Kigali – key areas to choose from include the Genocide Memorial, craft centers, Kandt National Museum and Belgium camp because it may not be possible to visit all. Have lunch in the city and proceed to Akagera National Parkin eastern Rwanda arriving late afternoon to check in your lodge for the night.

Day 3: Explore Wildlife in Akagera National Park

After breakfast we explore Akagera National Park in search of Elephants, Hippos, Buffaloes and recently Lions were re-introduced. We have a game drive in the northern part of the park with most of the wildlife. In the afternoon, you have opportunity for boat ride on Lake Ihema to watch the hippos, crocodiles and several wildlife as they come to water.

Day 4: Transfer to the breathtaking Nyungwe national park

This morning we depart for Nyungwe forest having lunch en-route in Huye formerly known as Butare. The journey takes you through the winding roads of Rwanda and beautiful scenery of the countryside. We will explore the ethnographic museum learning about the Rwandan history and culture. We proceed to Nyungwe forest that evening arriving later in that evening.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest

After an early breakfast, we leave for Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest. We will get briefing at Uwinka park headquarter at 5am before leaving in our respective group to start the trek deep into the forest. The forest is rich in botanical diversity hosting over 200 species of trees and flowering plants. It is home to 13 species of primates including Chimpanzees, L’Hoest monkeys, Columbus monkeys and about 300 bird species. You have an option to explore the canopy walk in Nyungwe forest for great views after the chimp trek or simply relax at your lodge.

Day 6: End of Rwanda Wildlife and Chimpanzee trekking tour

Today you have a lazy morning. After a late breakfast, we leave for Kigali for you to catch your flight later that evening or return to your hotel. Bid your good byes to the land of a thousand hills.


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