4 DAYS AKAGERA WILDLIFE & NYUNGWE FOREST CHIMPANZEE TREKKING SAFARI
4 days Akagera Wildlife & Nyungwe forest Chimpanzee safari: 4 days Akagera & Nyungwe forest safari is a 4 days, 3 nights safari in Rwanda combining 2 stunning parks including Akagera national park that offers ultimate experience and ample time with the wildlife and birdlife in Rwanda’s only Savannah national park that is a home to a variety of animal species which you should be ready to spot such as lions, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, hippos and many more.
On the other hand, 4 days Akagera Wildlife & Nyungwe forest Chimpanzee safari takes you to Nyungwe forest national park one of the best primate destination in Rwanda that harbors over 13 primate species equivalent to Uganda’s Kibale forest national park. The major activities done during this 4 days Akagera Wildlife & Nyungwe forest Chimpanzee safari include Game drive and boat cruise in Akagera national park, Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park and Kigali city tour. This 4 days Akagera Wildlife & Nyungwe forest Chimpanzee safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda.
Highlights of 4 days Akagera Wildlife & Nyungwe forest Chimpanzee safari
- Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park and afternoon boat cruise
- Day 2: Morning game drive and transfer back to Kigali
- Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national
- Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and return to Kigali
Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park
Kigali to Akagera national park: On the very 1st day of 4 days Akagera Wildlife & Nyungwe forest Chimpanzee safari, you will be met and picked up from Kigali city either at a hotel or direct from Kigali international airport according to your communication. Our guide will then greet and introduce himself to you as you embark on the journey to Akagera national park the only savanna park in Rwanda. This is a 2-3 hours’ drive from Kigali city. Upon park arrival, you will check in your lodge and embark on a boat cruise along Lake Ihema. This boat cruise rewards you with a stunning and scenic views of different aquatic wildlife including Hippos, Crocodiles, water birds and many more that thrill along Lake Ihema. Later in the evening, return to your lodge for dinner and overnight sleep.
Day 2: Morning Game drive and return to Kigali
Game drive and boat cruise: On the 2nd day of the safari, you will have breakfast before embarking on a morning game drive in Akagera national park. Game drives in Akagera national park enables you to get closer to animals as they roam this savanna park. Akagera national park is a recognized home for various species of animals and the only savannah park in Rwanda, on this morning game drive you will enjoying viewing animals like lions, rhinos, zebras, impalas, giraffes, Topis, elephants and many more.
You will also spot various species of birds such as Senegal lapwings, giant kingfisher, grey crowned crane, open bill stock, papyrus Gonolek, and many more. After the game drive, you will be driven back to your lodge for lunch and embark on a journey back to Kigali Rwanda. If time allows, you will enjoy an evening Kigali city tour exploring the market places like Kimironko, visit craft shops, Genocide memorial sites and many more. After the city tour, you return to your lodge for dinner and have a splendid night.
Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park: After early morning breakfast on day 3 of the safari, you will checkout of your lodge and set off on a drive from Kigali city to Nyungwe forest national park, on your way you will have en-route visit to the Former king’s palace in Nyanza, visit tea plantations (Optional) and have an enroute lunch. Proceed with your journey to Nyungwe forest national park which takes about 5-6 hours and when you arrive, you will check into your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight. There is an option of Community tour as well.
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and Return to Kigali
Chimpanzee trekking: After early morning breakfast on the 4th day which is yet the last day of your 4 days Akagera Wildlife & Nyungwe forest Chimpanzee safari, you will leave your lodge as early as 5:00am and head to the park’s headquarters for briefing about chimpanzee tracking, a guide will brief you about the dos and don’ts to follow on this Chimpanzee trekking experience. After the briefing you will hike into the forests in search for chimpanzees, as you track for chimpanzees you will spot other primate species such as black and white colobus monkeys, Mangabey and many bird species such as Rwenzori Turaco, black and white casqued hornbill and many more.
When you locate the chimpanzees you will spend one hour in the presence of the chimpanzees watching them play on tree branches and pick fruits. You will take as many pictures as possible but remember to keep your camera in silent mode and without flash light. After the experience with Chimpanzees, you will embark on your journey to Kigali with an enroute lunch near Lake Kivu. Upon reaching in Kigali city, you will be dropped off at the hotel of your choice or at Kigali international airport in case you have a late evening or night flight back home and this marks the end of your safari.
End of 4 days Akagera Wildlife & Nyungwe forest Chimpanzee safari
Inclusive in 4 days Akagera Wildlife & Nyungwe forest Chimpanzee safari
- Chimpanzee trekking permit
- Park entrance fees
- All-inclusive activities except for optional
- A 4×4 safari vehicle with fuel
- An English speaking guide
- Meals as per itinerary
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Enough drinking water
Exclusive in 4 days Akagera Wildlife & Nyungwe forest Chimpanzee safari
- International travel Visa
- Flight Air ticket
- Laundry fees
- Tips & gratuity
- Life Insurance
- Additional accommodation
- Optional activities
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls, email, laundry, beverages or meals not indicated in the itinerary etc.