4-Day Chimpanzee Quest: Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking

4 Days

Trip Facts

  • Landcruiser, Minivans
  • 5-50
  • Moderate
  • Hotels, lodges
  • June-Sept, Dec-Feb
  • Fully Guided
  • Instant Booking
  • 15-99 yrs
  • Private & Group


Embark on a captivating 4-day journey into the heart of Rwanda’s natural beauty with our Chimpanzee Quest. Your adventure begins with a warm welcome in Kigali, Rwanda’s vibrant capital, where you’ll be greeted by our friendly staff. From there, you’ll be whisked away to Nyungwe Forest National Park, a lush paradise of tropical rainforests and rolling hills.

As you journey through Rwanda’s picturesque countryside, the stunning landscapes will enchant you, offering a glimpse of the country’s natural wonders. Upon reaching Nyungwe Forest, your lodge awaits, nestled amidst the tranquil surroundings. Here, you’ll have the chance to unwind and immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance, preparing for the exciting chimpanzee tracking adventure ahead.

The highlight of your trip will undoubtedly be the chimpanzee tracking experience in Nyungwe Forest. Guided by experienced trackers, you’ll trek through the dense forest, listening for the calls of chimpanzees and observing these fascinating primates in their natural habitat. The thrill of encountering these majestic creatures up close is an experience like no other, leaving you with unforgettable memories to cherish.

In addition to chimpanzee tracking, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in other activities such as canopy walks and birdwatching, further enhancing your exploration of Nyungwe Forest’s diverse ecosystem. The beauty of the forest, combined with the rich biodiversity and the chance to witness these incredible animals in their natural environment, makes this trip a truly unforgettable adventure.

Your journey concludes with a scenic drive back to Kigali, where you’ll depart with a newfound appreciation for Rwanda’s natural wonders and wildlife. With its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and warm hospitality, Rwanda’s Chimpanzee Quest promises an unforgettable experience that will stay with you long after you’ve left.

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Trip Highlights

  • Exciting chimpanzee tracking adventure in Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Scenic drive through Rwanda's picturesque countryside
  • Opportunity to explore Kigali and visit local markets
  • Comfortable accommodation near Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Optional activities such as canopy walks and birdwatching
  • Close encounters with chimpanzees in their natural habitat
  • Delicious meals showcasing Rwandan cuisine
  • Memorable journey through Rwanda's rich biodiversity


Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you’ll be warmly welcomed by a representative from Likana Safari Uganda and transferred to your accommodation in Kigali. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to explore Kigali, visit local markets, or relax at your hotel. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Kigali, preparing for the adventure ahead.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park, located in southwestern Rwanda. The journey offers picturesque views of Rwanda’s countryside and rolling hills. Upon arrival, check-in at your lodge situated near the park. Enjoy lunch and some leisure time to unwind and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings. In the afternoon, you may choose to explore nearby trails or participate in optional activities. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning, head to the park headquarters for a briefing on chimpanzee tracking guidelines and safety precautions. With the guidance of experienced trackers, embark on an exhilarating chimpanzee tracking adventure in the dense tropical rainforest of Nyungwe. As you trek through the forest, listen for the distinctive calls of chimpanzees and observe their behaviors in their natural habitat. Spend an hour in the presence of these fascinating primates, learning about their social structure and ecology. After the trek, return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, you may opt to participate in additional activities such as canopy walks or birdwatching. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 :

After breakfast, check out of your lodge and embark on a scenic drive back to Kigali. Along the way, you’ll have opportunities to stop and admire the beautiful landscapes of Rwanda. Upon arrival in Kigali, you’ll be transferred to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight or onward travel arrangements, marking the end of your memorable chimpanzee quest in Rwanda.



  • Accommodation: Hotels, lodge or tented camp, (depending on package)
  • All Meals as per Itinerary
  • Transportation: Airport transfers, transfers between destinations
  • Professional safari driver/tour guide
  • Bottled water during activities
  • All park entrance fees and taxes


  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals and drinks not specified (available to purchase)
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary (available to purchase)


What is the best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking?

The best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking is during the dry seasons, from June to September and December to February, when the trails are less muddy and the chimps are more active.

Are there any age restrictions for chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park?

Yes, participants must be at least 15 years old to participate in chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park. This restriction is in place to ensure the safety of both the trekkers and the chimpanzee’s and to ensure that trekkers possess the physical stamina necessary to navigate challenging terrain and cope with the often-unpredictable conditions of the rainforest.

Are there any health requirements for visiting Nyungwe Forest National Park?

It is recommended to consult with your healthcare provider before traveling to Rwanda for any personal health concerns. Additionally, all trekkers are required to  have a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate when visiting Nyungwe Forest National Park.

What should I pack for chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park?

It is recommended to pack sturdy hiking boots, long trousers, a rain jacket,  sunscreen, a hat, a camera and plenty of water for chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Can I extend my stay in Rwanda after the safari?

Yes, you can extend your stay in Rwanda after the safari. There are many other attractions in Rwanda, such as Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, and the vibrant city of Kigali, that you can explore. Our customer support team can help arrange any additional trips or activities.

Can I customize the safari?

Yes, you can customize the safari according to your preferences. Whether you want to add extra activities, extend your stay, or tailor the itinerary to suit your interests, our Likana customer support team will work with you to create a personalized safari experience.

What type of accommodations are available during the safari?

Accommodation options during the safari range from luxury lodges and tented camps to mid-range and budget options. These accommodations offer varying levels of comfort and amenities, but all provide a unique and immersive experience in the heart of Rwanda’s natural beauty.

What is the currency in Rwanda, and should I bring cash or use credit cards?

The currency in Rwanda is the Rwandan Franc (RWF). While credit cards are accepted at some hotels, restaurants, and major stores in Kigali, it’s advisable to carry some cash (in local currency) for smaller purchases and transactions in more remote areas. ATMs are also available in major cities for cash withdrawals.

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4-Day Chimpanzee Quest: Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking
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