3 Day Nyungwe Forest Safari

Experience the sensational flora and fauna of Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest in this short safari tour.

Nyungwe is a high-altitude rainforest on the Albertine Rift in the South-East of the country. The 950 square kilometres of diverse terrain remains untouched and it is the largest montane forest area in East or Central Africa. Since much of Africa’s mountain rainforest has long disappeared, this area is of great importance for rare wildlife and for the study of natural science.

Visitors enjoy stunning vistas, treks through the varied vegetation and the opportunity to see many unusual flowering plants (including over 100 varieties of orchid), 200 species of trees and shrubs, 13 species of primates (including chimpanzees and colobus monkeys) and over 300 species of bird, some of which are highly endangered and are only found in this area.


Day 1

Morning pick up from Kigali (airport or hotel) by 4×4 vehicle and transfer to Butare with spectacular views along the way. Visit the King’s Palace and the National Museum – a must for those interested in African history. Time permitting, visit the remarkable arboretum and continue to the magnificent Nyungwe Forest National Park. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Top Hills View Hotel or One & Only Nyungwe House.

Day 2

Breakfast at lodge. A day of trekking within the National Park – a unique habitat for thirteen species of primate including chimpanzees, l’Hoest’s monkeys and owl-faced monkeys. As you walk under the canopy of majestic trees, a large group of semi-wild colobus monkeys can be seen feeding on wild figs and jumping from branch to branch. The high altitude rainforest floor boasts some of the most beautiful orchids in the world. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Top Hills View Hotel or One & Only Nyungwe House.

Day 3

After breakfast transfer back to Kigali for lunch and then drop-off at the airport (or a hotel).


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3 DAY NYUNGWE FOREST SAFARI: Prices are Per Person (based on sharing a Twin / Double room)

Rates Include

Accommodation on Full Board basis at the hotel, transport in 4×4 vehicle with an English/French-speaking driver/guide, entrance fee to the museum of Butare and King’s Palace, park fees, mineral water in the safari vehicle and during the treks.

Rates Exclude

International flights, visa fees, porter/guide tips, beverages and items of a personal nature. Prices exclude festive season supplement between 23rd Dec to 02nd Jan EVERY year which needs to be reconfirmed at the time of booking.

Prices are Per Person for a private 4×4 tour, depending on the number of people travelling in your group:

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01-Jan-24 31-Dec-24 3219 USD 2094 USD 1906 USD 1719 USD 1594 USD 119 USD
01-Jan-24 15-Jan-24 10063 USD 6625 USD 6438 USD 6219 USD 6094 USD 2450 USD
16-Jan-24 31-May-24 7625 USD 5188 USD 5000 USD 4781 USD 4688 USD 1438 USD
01-Jun-24 31-Oct-24 10063 USD 6625 USD 6438 USD 6219 USD 6094 USD 2450 USD
01-Nov-24 13-Dec-24 7625 USD 5188 USD 5000 USD 4781 USD 4688 USD 1438 USD
14-Dec-24 31-Dec-24 10063 USD 6625 USD 6438 USD 6219 USD 6094 USD 2450 USD

SINGLE TRAVELLER RATE: The price for 1 person travelling alone provided above includes single supplement.

CHILD POLICY: Minimum age for children in this itinerary is 15 years

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