Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park is the most popular safari activity done in the park, this is where various tourists visit the park yearly to trek the chimpanzees in the park. Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park starts early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow while carrying out chimpanzee trekking at three visitor centers that is Uwinka, Kitabi, Gisakura that serves as the park’s headquarters by the park ranger. After the briefing the visitors are divided into the various groups of 8 members per group and then after the travelers experience the forests of Nyungwe to carry out the chimpanzee trekking.
Nyungwe forest national park is the top safari destination in Rwanda, which receives more number of the tourists after Volcanoes National Park.The Park is located in south western part of Rwanda. Nyungwe national park is best known for the chimpanzee trekking safari experience in Rwanda. Not only the chimpanzees the park explores tourists the various number of other animal species and primates like the golden cats, African civet, duikers, red tailed monkeys, grey checked mangabey, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, olive baboons, silver monkeys and among others. The park inhabits the reptiles, butterflies, amphibians, without leaving the various bird species behind.
Not only gorilla trekking being the major safari activity to why most of the tourists visit Rwanda. Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park is the second safari activity done in Rwanda. Nyungwe forest national park that is such exceptional in the country that tourists should never miss to adventure.
Chimpanzee trekking experience.
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park starts very early in the morning at around 5:00 am about the rules and regulations that are followed while carrying out chimpanzee trekking. Chimpanzee trekking starts at the various sections of the park that is Kitabi section, Uwinka section, Gisakura section that are known as the park headquarters where chimpanzee trekking starts from. After the briefing the tourists are divided into various groups of 8 per group where they can be assigned to park guides that will help and take them to go for chimpanzee trekking in the park while following the different chimpanzee trekking trails.
Along the way while carrying out chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park the tourists can have the best opportunities of encountering various primates like the black and white colobus monkeys, ref tailed monkeys, grey checked mangabey, silver monkeys and among others. Due to the fact that Nyugwe forest national park is a birding haven therefore the tourists will get the chance of spotting the different beautiful bird species along the way while carrying chimpanzee trekking.
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park takes a period of 30 minutes to 6 hours regarding to the exact location of the chimpanzees in the park. As these creatures keeps on moving in the different parts of the park while looking for the food. Immediately when the chimpanzees are found the tourists are given one hour to be with the presence of the chimpanzees in their habitants. During the one hour given to the tourists they enjoy with the company of the chimpanzees while taking pictures with them, watching how they breastfeed, how they groom one another, observing their behaviors and among others.
There are various number of the chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest national park that are over 500 and then 90 are habituated chimpanzee communities that are open for the tourism, as the habituated chimpanzee communities are found in the different locations in the park that are 60 habituated chimpanzee community and then Cyamudongo forest inhabits 30 habituated chimpanzee communities. The habituated chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest national park are so amazing and friendly and they are used with the presence of the human beings. When they see the presence of the human being they tend to come done from the trees and they can even come towards them which gives you the best moments of taking them the clear pictures and videos.
Chimpanzee trekking permit in Nyungwe forest national park.
Chimpanzee trekking permit in Nyungwe forest national park is the legal document of card that the travelers present to the park while going to participate in chimpanzee trekking. The chimpanzee trekking permit in Nyungwe national park can be got in two different ways that is the chimpanzee trekking permit can be issued from the Rwanda Development Board the government body responsible for tourism in Rwanda, also the chimpanzee trekking permit can be booked for you by the trusted tour operator like Lakeside tours and travel limited that even can be responsible for your accommodation, transport and also helps you to experience and explore other destinations like gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and many other safari activities.
Chimpanzee trekking permit in Nyungwe national park is 90 USD per person for all non-residents, 60 USD for foreign residents.
Best time to carry out chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park.
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park can be done all the year around, though the best time depends on the travelers wish on which period he or she is willing to travel. Besides everything the best time to carry out chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park is during the dry season or peak season when the trekking trails are all dry and passable, and the vegetation in the park can be thin hence making the travelers to easily spot the chimpanzees in the park. That is majorly during the months of December to February, June to October.
On the other side some travelers do visit Nyungwe forest national park during rainy season or low season for chimpanzee trekking as the park can be slippery and muddy. And every time you can be excepting rainfall therefore the travelers are advised to carry waterproof rain jackets, sweaters, gum boots that will help them in the movement during chimpanzee trekking and among other essentials. During the rainy season there can be less people in the park in fact this is the perfect period of time for the travelers who don’t like over crowdness of people in the park. Rainy season is the period when the lodges reduces on the prices of the accommodation which encourages the tourists to highly go for chimpanzee trekking. In the months of March, April, October and November.