Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda


Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda is the most rewarding activities in Nyungwe you should take part in for a memorable Rwanda safari that will ensure you have amazing African safaris. the park is famous for its primate species; the park is home to 13 primate species of which you will get to see when you participate in the different activities in the park. The park is also famous for being the furthest source of the Nile which has attracted a number of travellers to visit the park when they visit Rwanda for an amazing experience. With all the attractions and the activities in the park, chimpanzee trekking is among the famous activities that tourists take part given the fact that there are over 1000 chimpanzees and the only place where you can take part in chimpanzee trekking in rwanda.

Where to take part in chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe

Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda, is among the most amazing activities during primate tracking in Rwanda will give you the chance to track one of the two habituated chimpanzee troops in Nyungwe forest and cyamudongo forest that are accustomed to human presence. Just like gorilla trekking in Rwanda, chimpanzee trekking will give you the chance to spend one hour with the playful primates observing their behaviour in the wild.

Some of the rewarding features you will get to understand about the playful primates include; you will get to understand about the reproduction of the chimpanzees which is 8 months, during ovulation, you will get to see a number of adult females getting swollen behinds that show that they are ready for mating, you will get to see a number of adult females in the park  breast feeding the infants, you will also have the chance to see a number of rewarding features of the primates that will make your activity quite thrilling as you observe how they also co-exist with one another and how they establish their territories.

Some of other interesting facts about the chimpanzees you will get to understand as you get to listen to the knowledgeable guide that offers information about the species in the wild include the fact that chimpanzees can kill and eat gorilla infants that wander away from their gorilla families in situations where there’s food scarcity, although chimpanzees are not as strong as gorillas, they can also kill a gorilla once it is outnumbered among other interesting facts. More about chimpanzees and gorillas can be seen when you observe the differences between gorillas and chimpanzees, what is stronger a gorilla or chimpanzees

Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda
Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda

Rules and regulations to follow during chimpanzee trekking

  • Maintain a distance of 7 meters away from the chimpanzees to avoid disrupting their daily activities in the wild and also to avoid spreading number of diseases to them because they are highly vulnerable species that can easily contract diseases.
  • Avoid feeding the chimpanzees during the activity in order to avoid spreading diseases to them sine they are highly vulnerable species that can easily contract diseases and also avoid them from choking on some food staff.
  • Avoid making noise in the presence of the chimpanzees because it can easily trigger them as a threat and because they are ferocious primates that will easily attack you in an instant which can be fatal because they are quite strong species compared to humans.
  • Avoid taking pictures of the chimpanzees using flash mode because they are light sensitive and this can trigger them as a threat and the chimpanzees are among the last primates you shouldn’t mess with because they are quite strong and brutal.

Other activities that can be carried out in Nyungwe national park include the canopy walk in Nyungwe where you will have amazing experiences watching the park from an aerial view, you will get to see a number of attractions like rewarding views of lake kivu the largest fresh water lake of Rwanda, you can also participate in the birding safaris in Rwanda, Nyungwe national park.

Some of the bird species like Albertine endemic species, migratory species, bird species from the Congo biome like, Pockefellers’s sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler and other Nyungwe national park  animals, you can also take part in the monkeys trek where you will observe the behaviour of other attractions like the black and white colobus monkey which are among the habituated primates in Nyungwe and many other interesting activities in the park

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