NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK SAFARI

Nyungwe national park Safari : Nyungwe national park is the primate hub of Rwanda where tourists will get to see over 13 primate species that can be seen of which the chimpanzees are the dominant primate species with over 1000 chimpanzees that can be seen while you participate in the different activities in Nyungwe national park. The park will give you the chance to see a variety of wildlife in Rwanda from the numerous bird species that visit and inhabit the park, a number of bird species can be seen rewarding views of the park when you get to hike the different trails in Nyungwe national park which make it one of the top tourist attractions in Rwanda that should be visited during your Rwanda safari tour.

Chimpanzee trekking

For chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda, take part in the Nyungwe national park safari in order for you to have memorable experience during your chimpanzee experience in Rwanda. Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda can be carried out in either cyamudongo forest or Nyungwe where you will have access to the habituated chimpanzee troops that you will find rewarding when you send one hour with them observing the different features of the species in the wild for a relaxing adventure in the park.

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Chimp Tracking in Nyungwe National Park

Chimpanzee trekking starts as early as 7 am in the park where you will make your way to the reception are to take part in the briefing sessions on how to conduct yourself when you get in contact with the primate species in the wild to avoid any accidents when you get in contact with them. After the briefing session, you will embark on your journey to the species by hiking through the forests and during the experience, you will get to see a number of bird species, you will see primate species like dent’s monkey, Hamlyn’s monkey, silver monkey, black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey, red tailed vervet monkey, Mona monkey before you make it to the habituated troops in the park.

When you get to the chimpanzee troops you will have to spend one hour with them observing their behaviour in the wild. Among the different features that you will get to see during the one hour you spend with the chimpanzees observing their behaviour in the wild for an amazing experience. Some of the memorable features of the primates you will get to see include; you will see the social hierarchy of the habituated troops where by the adult females in the group can be seen taking care of the infants the adult males off the group have rights to mate with any of the females, you will also get to see how strong and fast chimpanzees are from the way they climb trees and with the help of a knowledgeable guide, who has all the relevant information about the chimpanzees and before your one hour elapses you should consider taking pictures and also film them for an amazing adventure in the park

Birding

For amazing birding safaris in Rwanda participate in Nyungwe national park safari where you will get to see a number of different bird species within the trees and around the Isumo waterfalls.  Among the notable bird species that can be seen during the activity include; the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola, Pockefellers’s sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, 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 which makes Nyungwe national park one of the most memorable spots for birding in Rwanda.

Hiking the trails

There are a number of hiking trails in Nyungwe national park that will lead you to a number of rewarding attractions fir an amazing experience in the park. As you hike the karamba birding trail in Nyungwe, it will lead you to a number of different bird species like the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, 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. The igishigishigi trail will lead you to the canopy walkway which will give you chance to participate in the canopy walk in Nyungwe national park which will give you the chance to see rewarding views of the park from an aerial view, at the canopy walkway you will get to see a number of primates like the monkey species walking and swing along the lines for rewarding experiences. You can also choose to participate n the Isumo water falls hike along the Isumo waterfalls trail which will lead you to the waterfalls where you will get to see a number of mammals quenching their thirst from there, marine life and many other rewarding attractions that will make your activity quite memorable in the park.

Nyungwe national park Safari
Canopy Walks in Nyungwe

Monkey trekking

During your Nyungwe national park safari you should also opt to track the different monkey species given that there are a number of different primates like dent’s monkey, Hamlyn’s monkey, silver monkey, black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey, red tailed vervet monkey, Mona monkeys which will give you a thrilling adventure in the park. It should be noted that the black and white colobus monkeys are among the primate species that are open for tracking and with this tourists will have amazing experiences watching the species in the wild carrying out their daily activities in the park.

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