4 Days Nyungwe Forest & Lake Kivu Safari

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4 Days Nyungwe Forest & Lake Kivu Safari

Combing a chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe forest national park and the beach holiday on Lake Kivu is one of the top highlights of a safari in Rwanda.

Rwanda’s Cyamudongo is a popular destination for chimpanzee trekking as this small portion of the forest is a great habitat for the chimpanzees and you trek the chimpanzees on foot in the forest.

Our 4 Days Nyungwe forest & Lake Kivu will give you a great opportunity to trek the chimpanzees in the wild, take a canopy walk and enjoy a sunset boat cruise on Lake Kivu in Karongi formerly Kibuye.

Safari highlights

  • Encountering the chimpanzees in the Wild
  • Canopy walk
  • Boat cruise on Lake Kivu
  • Cultural Visits

Safari itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and drive to Nyungwe forest national park

After morning breakfast you will start your drive towards Nyungwe forest national park via King’s palace Nyanza, where you will visit the tradition of Rwanda’s oldest Kings and later continue to Huye where you will visit the ethnographic Museum and enjoy Lunch after Lunch your, will drive to Nyungwe forest for check-in and overnight.

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking experience in Cyamudongo

This is a remarkable day as you prepare to come face to face with the chimpanzees, the trek usually starts early with meeting the rangers at the Gisakura park office before driving to Cyamudongo where you will start your trek into the forest to trek the chimpanzees, after locating the chimps you will spend 1 hour with them and later drive back to the Lodge.

Day 3: Uwinka Canopy walks in the morning and transfers to Karongi or Kibuye

After lazily breakfast you will drive to Uwinka for the canopy walk after enjoying the beautiful walk you will then drive back to the lodge for refreshment after you will then drive to Karongi on the shores of Lake Kivu where you will enjoy a sunrise boat cruise on the Lake with drinks and snacks.

Day 4: Drive back to Kigali

After lazily morning depending on your schedule in Kigali, you will start your drive to Kigali along the Kivu belt upon arrival in Kigali you will be transferred to your booked accommodation or transfer to the airport for your departure flight home.


  • Accommodation
  • Vehicle, Guide, and Fuel
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Entrance fees to Kings Palace Nyanza and Ethnographic Museum in Huye
  • Free airport transfers
  • Enroute meals and drinking water


  • International flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Rwanda tourist visa
  • Pre & post-safari accommodation
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses Like alcoholic drinks and donation
When to book safari package

3-6 months in advance due to a limited number of Gorilla permits.

Best time to travel

All year round but the best time to travel to Rwanda is from June to October and January.