3-Day Chimpanzee Trek, Canope Walkway and Lake Kivu Retreat

This 3-Day tour combines the best of Rwanda from cultural and historical experiences to nature trails such as Chimpanzee or Canope in Nyungwe forest and finally the beautiful scenery of Lake Kivu and its surrounding islands. We also drive along many beautiful green hills, tea and coffee plantations.

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Permits (Nyungwe, Museums in Huye & Murambi Memorial)
    • Private transportation
    • Accommodation (B&B) in Nyungwe & Lake Kivu (Kibuye)
    • Entry/Admission - Exploring Nyanza culture and history
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Rwanda
    • Entry/Admission - Murambi Genocide Memorial Center
    • Entry/Admission - Nyungwe National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Kivu
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch & Dinner
    • Rain Jackets & Hiking Shoes
    • Drinks and private expenses
    • Travel Insurance

  • Day 1: National Ethnographic & King Palace Museums or Murambi Genocide Memorial

    Stop At: Exploring Nyanza culture and history, Nyanza Rwanda
    We start our trip in Nyanza city which was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Rwanda and located about 2 hours from Kigali city.

    The King Palace is a magnificent traditional house of the ancient royal family. There is a short cultural tour which also provides an opportunity to explore the lifestyle at the royal palace; and stare at the majestic royal cows with long horns called "Inyambo"
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: National Museum of Rwanda, RN1/Road to Nyanza The museum actually is situated in the town of Nyanza, Butare Rwanda
    The history of Rwanda is not just the tragic genocide against the Tutsi as Rwanda has very rich cultural history and traditions. The National museum is considered the best in the region and provides insights into the evolution of the Kingdom of Rwanda from its inception until today. The museums takes visitors through the archaeological and cultural journey as well as the social-economical transformation of the ancient kingdom of Rwanda. The museum has a wonderful architectural structure and its halls displays ancient artifacts and geological collections.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Murambi Genocide Memorial Center, Butare Rwanda
    Murambi is by far the most graphic of the many genocide memorials in Rwanda, as hundreds of bodies have been exhumed and preserved with powdered lime, and appear as they did when the killers struck. Murambi was the site of one of the most unforgettable horrors of the 1994 genocide. Tutsi refugees flocked to Murambi, the location of a half-built technical college, after being told that they would be safe there. It was merely a ploy though and on 21 April the army and Interahamwe militia moved in and, depending on whose doing the counting, between 27,000 and 40,000 people were murdered here.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nyungwe National Park, Butare Rwanda
    In the afternoon at 3pm, we start the Canope walkway through the Nyungwe forest. The hike is easy and moderate except for those with acrophobia or fear of heights.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (3 star)

    Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking or Tropical Waterfall Trail or Colobus Monkey Trekking

    Stop At: Nyungwe National Park, Butare Rwanda
    The Chimpanzee trek starts in Nyungwe park which is one of the world's most beautiful and pristine mountain rain forests. The forest has an extensive network of well-maintained walking and hiking trails to various waterfalls and viewing points. There are other trail experiences for bird watching and the colobus monkey trekking. You are free to pick one activity of your choice among all the available hiking trails in Nyungwe although we recommend the chimpanzee or the tropical waterfall.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Lake Kivu, Kibuye Rwanda
    After our morning hike in Nyungwe forest, we take a lunch break and then proceed to Kibuye lake town which is the most beautiful and serene place in Rwanda. We spend a night at a lake lodge.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast at Nyungwe forest guesthouse
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Lake Kivu Rwiza lodge (3 star)

    Day 3: Lake Kivu, Kibuye

    Stop At: Lake Kivu, Kibuye Rwanda
    After a morning breakfast, we head to Napoleon on Lake Kivu, home to several bats. We enjoy the scenery and also get to swim before we finish our tour.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please specify street number in case you decide to stay at a private property.
    Departure Time :
    5:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by YAMBI Tours & Adventures

Activity ID: V-162633P19

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