GORILLA TREKKING VS CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN RWANDA
Gorilla Trekking Vs Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda : Gorilla trekking in Rwanda and chimpanzee trekking is among the most rewarding activities that can be carried out during the Rwanda safari. For tourists that are quite indecisive whether to take part in chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda or gorilla trekking in Rwanda the guide below will give you an insight of what to expect participating in either activity in the park to ensure that you get to pick what activity best suits you or whether you can take part in both the activities for the most rewarding Rwanda safari experience.
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is quite expensive compared to chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda. The gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda can be accessed at a price of 1500USD which is quite expensive compared to chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe which can be carried out in the park at a fee of 60USD. For tourists interested in taking part in tracking primates at a cheaper price then chimpanzee trekking would be the best option however regardless of the price, you will have the chance to have memorable experiences watching the endangered mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park and also get to understand more about the habituated chimpanzee troops that can be seen in cyamudongo forest and Nyungwe forest which will give you the chance to understand more about the habituated chimpanzee troops. One thing common about chimpanzee trekking permits in Rwanda and gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda is the fact that the can all be obtained from the Rwanda development board where a number of permits for the different activities during your Rwanda safari like golden monkey trekking, monkey trekking in Nyungwe national park, the canopy walk in Nyungwe national park
How to locate the primates?
The ease to locate the primate species in either parks is quite different whereby for chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda, you will get to access the habituated chimpanzee troops by hiking through cyamudongo forests or Nyungwe forests whereas for gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park, you will get to hike the Virunga mountains that is mount muhabura, mount gahinga, mount bisoke, mount Karisimbi and mount sabyinyo which is quite challenging compared to chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park because it involves hiking to over 4000 metres above sea level to access the habituated gorilla families in Rwanda which involves a level of being physically and emotionally fit because of a number of difficulties that you may face your way to the families like bad weather that may make the slopes of the Virunga mountains slippery, you will also get to faced by the coldness which is as a result of the drop of degrees as you make your way to the higher slopes in the park.
Ease to access the parks
Volcanoes national park is found in Ruhengeri district and the distance from Kigali city to volcanoes national park is 114.1KM which takes about 2 hours and 46 minutes for tourists interested in taking part in gorilla trekking in Rwanda to access the park on the other hand, from Kigali city, Nyungwe forest national park is 226KM away which gives about 5 hours and 32 minutes for tourists to access the park to participate in chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda which is quite a long distance compared to volcanoes national park.
Added benefits participating in the activities
While participating in gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park, you will have the chance to see numerous attractions like twin lakes in Rwanda from a distance, lake kivu, dian Fossey’s grave a number of primate species like the golden monkeys that can also be seen when you participate in golden monkey trekking in Rwanda. You can also have the chance to see numerous bird species endemic to the Albertine rift, bird species from the guinea Congo biome and many other interesting species. For chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park you will have the chance to see the different primate species in large numbers this is because the park is the primate hub of Rwanda where tourists can get to see 13 primate species in large numbers, you will also have the chance to see a number of different bird species like the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola. there are a number of activities that you can take part in can also give you the chance to participate in a number of activities like the canopy walk in Rwanda, hiking the trails in Nyungwe national park, birding