The 5 day Nyungwe safari trip brings you a closer experience of how Nyungwe Forest National Park looks like and summarized just in 5 days. Start your trip with a city tour then helicopter flight to Nyungwe national park landing on the One & Only Nyungwe house helipad, assisted by the lodge staff. Enquire Now Look at the optional complimentary activities on your arrival. The next day will be spent on Chimpanzee trekking to see the closest creatures to human beings and Canopy walk on suspended 70 meter metallic bridge. The Gisakura tea plantation tour is amazing and water fall hike is more interesting as you will see several streams of water, birds and few of the 13 primate species inhabiting Nyungwe Forest National park. Finalize your trip with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum and Ethnographic Museum in Southern Province.
Day 1: Arrival at Kigali Airport and transfer to the hotel
Upon your arrival at Kigali Airport, you will be received by our office representative who will brief you about your tour and later transferred to your booked hotel in Kigali. Dinner and Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel Meal Plan: Dinner
Day 2: Kigali City tour – Helicopter transfer to Volcanoes National Park (30 minutes’ fly)
Wake up and have the morning breakfast, embark on your city tour with a visit to the Genocide Memorial Museum which was started in 2004 and it is the resting place for over 25,000 Rwandese, continue with a visit to Inema Arts and Kimironko Local Market. Later you will be transferred to Kigali International Airport for your helicopter scenic view transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Upon your arrival, Land at the One & Only Nyungwe House helipad where you will be met by the lodge staff and guided to the reception. After assisted check-in, you will be served a delicious hot lunch. The afternoon will be spent on leisure and relaxation or have complementary optional activities at the lodge like spear throwing, cycling, nature’s boot camp, nature walks among other activities. Overnight at One & Only Nyungwe House Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3: Nyungwe Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy Walk
After early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for briefing. When it clocks 8:00am, you will be escorted by the ranger guides for the forest walk in search for the Chimpanzees. Enjoy the closest creatures to human being. The forest walk is so amazing as you will watch the chimps leave their nests, play, feed and train the young ones. You will see the other 12 species of primates which inhabit this montane Forest and among which include Owl-faced monkey/ Hamlyn’s monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red-tailed monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, Vervet monkey, Olive baboon, Dent’s Mona Monkey, Blue Monkey, Angolan Colobus Monkeys etc. The afternoon will spent on a canopy walk along the 70 meter suspended metallic bridge above the tree tops. The 160m long and 70m high suspension bridge is accessible as part of a guided tour along the Igishigishigi trail, or to those hiking the Imbaraga or Umuyove trails. Overnight at One & Only Nyungwe House Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4: Water Fall Hike and Gisakura tea plantation and Factory Tour
Have morning breakfast ready for the water fall hike. The Water fall trail starts immediately from the lodge. Walk into the forest with ranger guides under the riverine fern shaped trees through the several rivers to the base of the sharp, pretty and beautiful small water fall. This memorable experience costs 4 hours to and from the Forest. Return for lunch and later embark on yet another experiential tea plantation and factory tour. You will learn how tea is grown, processed and taken as tea. This will amaze you. Overnight at One & Only Nyungwe House Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5: Nyungwe Forest National Park – Kigali Airport (5.5 hours drive)
Have breakfast early in the morning then your drive guide will drive you to Kigali. You will visit the Royal Palace Museum and Ethnographic Museum in Southern Province, this will give you a great history of traditional ways of living among Rwandans and their past way of leadership of Kingship. Arrive in afternoon in time for lunch and later proceed to Airport to catch up with your flight back home. Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch. END OF SERVICE.
The above safari package includes: –
Transportation by a 4wd luxury land cruiser
Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
Nyungwe Chimpanzee Permits
Water fall Walk
Tea plantation tour
Helicopter flight as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of English speaking Driver/guide.
However, the package excludes: expenses of personal nature like: flights, Visa, Golden Monkey, Pygmy village walk, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco, Local flights, International flight.