Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda 2023 : Chimpanzee trekking is the second most sought after activities that travellers interested in the primate safaris of which gorilla trekking in Rwanda comes first because of a number of travellers that are interested in watching the habituated endangered mountain gorillas in Africa.  chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda should be on every traveller’s to do list because of the rewarding features that you will get to observe when you make your way to the species.

Activities in Nyungwe national park 2022

Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda is carried out in two national park Gishwati Mukura national park and Nyungwe National Park of which the latter being the most famous national park for travellers interested in participating in watching the endangered chimpanzees in the wild. there are two habituated troops in the park and these can be seen in the cyamudongo forest and Nyungwe forest that travellers will get to observe the behaviour of the species in the wild.

During your chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda 2023 it should be noted that the new price for chimpanzee trekking permit is 150USD for international tourists, 75USD for foreign residents and 25USD for Rwanda and east African citizens and the permit can be obtained from a trusted tour operator or the Rwanda development board and this will give you one hour to spend one hour with the species observing a number of their rewarding experiences. The new prices will take effect from 1st January 2023 that means travellers have access to the chimpanzees at a price of 90 USD and the offer is valid till December 31st and after that, travellers are expected to pay 150USD.

Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda 2023
Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe

Packing list for chimpanzee trekking  

  • Carry a camera that will enable you to capture the beautiful features of the primates in the wild
  • you should also pack the insect repellent because the park is home to a number of disease spreading insects like the tsetse flies and mosquitoes
  • Get to pack your binoculars and your birding check list because you will get the opportunity to watch a number of numerous bird species like the Albertine endemic bird species, you will watch a number of bird species from the Guinea Congo forest biome and many other attractions.
  • You should also get to pack the best hiking boots to help you hike through the forests.
  • You should also pack some long sleeved shirts and trousers to avoid being scratched by nettles.

Other primate activities in Rwanda that you should not miss out on taking part in during your Rwanda safari and these include;

Golden monkey trekking that will lead you to the habituated golden monkey troops that you will give you the chance to observe the behaviour of the endangered Albertine endemic species in the wild for a memorable safari experience.

You should also participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda which will lead trackers to the habituated Rwanda gorilla families that you will get to watch when you hike along the Virunga mountains in Rwanda namely Mount Gahinga, Mount Sabyinyo, Mount Muhabura, Mount Bisoke and Mount Karisimbi that will lead you along the dense forests which will lead you to the habituated gorilla families that you will enjoy watching for a memorable safari experience.

You can also participate in primate tracking in Nyungwe national park that will lead you to a number of different primate species in the wild like the monkey species like the vervet monkeys, silver monkey, dent’s monkey, Hamlyn’s monkey, the baboons, grey checked Mangabey and many other rewarding activities for a memorable safari experience.

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