Nyungwe Forest National Park, located in Rwanda, is one of the world's foremost primate sanctuaries. The park, which is more than 1000 square kilometres in size, is made up of dense forests, bamboo thickets, swamps and grasslands that are home to a fascinating diversity of primate species, the most famous of which is the chimpanzee. Several monkey species are also found here, including Colobus, Golden, Blue, and Red tailed monkeys. The park is also a birding hotspot. With this primate safari tour, guests are taken on a primate trekking adventure through Nyungwe. The tour is 7 days long, starting with a canopy walk across a walkway that hangs suspended 50m above a forested valley. A number of wildlife species can be spotted from this thrilling vantage point. Over the next few days, guests enjoy chimpanzee and Colobus monkey trekking. This involves hiking through the dense rainforest in search of the animals and, once they have been located, spending some time observing them in their natural habitat. An exciting waterfall hike is also included in the tour, as well as a visit to a historical place for a glimpse into Rwandan history and culture. On the last day, guests will visit the Genocide Memorial before departing Kigali.

Why we like it

Unique primate trekking experience; Exciting canopy walk and waterfall hike; Historical and cultural site visits

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Tour
Rates from: More than $500 p.p.p.d.
Group Size: Small
Max No of Guests: 10
Children Friendly: No
Minimum Age: 5

Tour info

Tour duration: 7 days
Start: Kigali
End: Kigali
Highlights Chimpanzee Trekking, Monkey Trekking, Canopy Walk, Waterfall Hike
Nearest Major City Kigali

Park / Reserve

Nyungwe Forest National Park Please click to view



Walking Safari




Cultural Tour
History tour

The Experience

Safari type

Primate Safari

Specialist Species

Colobus Monkey

Malaria area


Suitable for

Private group
Small groups
Solo Travellers
Gallery Where Itinerary

What to Pack

What's Provided

Professional Guide

What to Bring

Comfortable Hiking Shoes
Neutral Colour Clothes
Hat & Sunscreen
Waterproof Gear
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