Two-day Nyungwe Canopy, Nyanza Royal Palace and Chimps Adventure
With our local and friendly tour guide, you'll be transported in a vehicle with WIFI onboard for connection with your loved ones and the world. All along, you'll enjoy the revitalising scenery of our Country of a Thousand Hills.
Itinerary: Timing is for guidance and may slightly vary along the tour.
Day 1: Nyanza King's Palace Museum and Nyungwe Canopy
Take an early breakfast to leave Kigali by 06h00 and drive for estimated 3.5 hours to reach Nyanza King's Palace Museum, the King’s Mutara III Rudahigwa’s Palace. It offers a detailed look into the Rwandan monarchical system and its abolition in early 1960s due to colonialism.
Afternoon: Reach the canopy walk's Uwinka Visitor's Centre, register for the 15h00 canopy and before heading for the canopy walk in Nyungwe National Park, approx. 1.5 hours. From the canopy, get the chimps guide assigned and head to Rusizi town, accommodation check-in and dinner in the evening.
Day 2: Chimps trekking
04h00: Hotel check-out, leave to be at Gisakura reception centre (or other pre-determined meeting point) 05h00 for briefing and departure for the chimpanzees.
Head back to Kigali: Returning back from the chimps, you will have lunch and then head back to Kigali through Karongi and Rubengera towns to arrive in Kigali 20h30 approx.
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Accommodation up/downgrades optional with a price change.
Duration: Two days
Group size: 1-6 persons
A good way to spend your time in the Western Rwanda. Experience the rain forest on a canopy walkway hanging 60 meters above forest floor, with a superb view of the park's nature. Also, spend time experiencing the chimpanzees in Nyungwe National Park.
Admission: Nyanza King's Palace, the canopy, the chimps
Complimentary WiFi onboard the vehicle
Mid-range accommodation in Rusizi (Emeraude Kivu Resort, subject to availability)
Three meals-Lunch, Dinner, Lunch on a one-course basis with a soft drink
A professional driver-guide
Pick-up and drop-off anywhere in Kigali city
First day breakfast
Anything not explicitly mentioned
What to wear:
• Insect repellent recommended for both the canopy and the chimps.
• Raincoats (coats, pants), both for the canopy and for the chimps.
• Hiking shoes, mud-resistant for both the canopy and the chimps
A sweater or jacket (this may be necessary during the rainy, cold weather)
Last saturdays of a month: Umuganda community work nationwide. Expect some stops along the way.
Not wheelchair accessible