Chimpanzee tracking Rwanda is done Nyungwe Forest National Park found in the far south of the country. Nyungwe Forest National Park is a home to 13 different species of primates including chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking safaris are the most common wildlife activities in this large tropical forest. Chimp tours in this large thick forest start early in the morning. Like mountain gorillas in Rwanda, tracking safaris for chimpanzees in Rwanda are organised in groups of eight and one hour is allowed to visitors to be with chimpanzee. Chimps sightings in Nyungwe forest are as common as mountain gorillas even though they often remain in dense forest. The chimps usually engage in playful and man-like biological features make a long day experience worth it.
Besides Chimps tracking, Nyungwe forest also facilitates the trekking of other primates like the grey-cheeked mangabey and Rwenzori colobus monkeys. Rwenzori Colubus Monkeys can be found here in swarms of hundreds. Also commonly visible during trekking are l’Hoest’s monkeys that are often seen walking along the roadside as you drive through the forest.
Nyungwe Forest Hiking Trails
Over time, about 130 kilometers of walking routes have been put up in Nyungwe Forest National Park, enabling tourists to enjoy and adventure its greenish interior plus the exhilarating wildlife habitats. Trailing in Nyungwe forest is ideally captivating, with routes lasting between one to eight hours. The fantastically known Igishigishigi Trail is among the most short-lasting hikes but on the other hand includes East Africa’s tallest canopy walk with magnificent sights and sounds of Nyungwe Forest. Whereas the 6-hour Bigugu Trail takes you to the longest mountain in the Park at 2950 meters above sea level.
Birding in Nyungwe Forest
Birds in Nyungwe Forest National Park are amazingly fantastic. The forest boasts of about 310 bird species that reside into but very rare in other most tropical forests. The great blue turacos, giant horn bills and red-breasted sparrowhawks are among the most common residents of the forest. Among these bird species, 27 species are endemic to this Albertine Rift Valley portion.
Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris and Tours in Rwanda include:-