Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking
Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking is carried out in Nyungwe national park the home to a number of primate species like the grey-cheeked mangabey, black and white colobus monkey, dents monkey, l’hoest’s monkey and many other monkey species that you can see when you take part in the different activities in the park for a memorable Rwanda safari. There are a number of activities that you can choose to participate in the Nyungwe safari like birding with the park being a home to over 400 bird species like. In the park you can also take part in hiking the different trails in Nyungwe national park that offer a number of rewarding experiences like a number of attractions like the Isumo waterfalls trail which will lead you to magnificent waterfalls in the park where you will also see a number of primate and bird species like Rockefellers’ sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe among other rewarding attractions. Although there are a number of activities in Nyungwe national park that tourists can take part in, chimpanzee trekking is the most rewarding activity that will give you the opportunity to understand more about the habituated primate species in the wild.
Chimpanzee trekking permit in Rwanda
A Chimpanzee trekking permit in Rwanda can be accessed from trusted tour operators across the country or the Rwanda development board at a fee of ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the chimpanzee trekking permit in Rwanda will give you the opportunity to spend one hour with the chimpanzee observing their behaviour in wild. It should be noted that chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda is one of the most sought after activities that have attracted a number of tourists therefore if you’re interested in it you should book in advance in order not to miss out on the amazing adventure
What involves in chimpanzee trekking
Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda is carried out in Nyungwe national park in either cyamudongo or Nyungwe forests where tourists can access the habituated chimpanzee troops in either the forests. The activity in the park starts as early as 6am where you will be transferred to either of the forests to the habituated chimpanzee troops. During the hike through the forests you will get to see a number of rewarding attractions like a number of bird species like Rockefellers’ sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe endemic to the albertine rift among numerous primate species like and when you get to the habituated chimpanzee troop you will get to observe; how they playfully interact with one another, their feeding patterns, how they co-exist with one another among other interesting features of the primates which will ensure you have an amazing time during your Rwanda safari
Guidelines to follow during the activity
Follow the lead of the guide
During the activity in the park you should always follow the lead of the guide who will take you through safe trails in the park in order to access the habituated troops in order to have a safe activity of chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda because the park is a home to a number of wild animals and primates they can attack you if you are not well trained to deal with wild life encounters.
Avoid capturing pictures in flash mode
While taking pictures of the primates while taking part in chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda, you should avoid taking pictures of the primates without using flash mode which will trigger the primates as a threat hence leading them to attack you. It should be noted that the chimpanzees are flash sensitive.
Avoid littering in the park
Littering in the park should be avoided because it cause a number of accidents in the park like the primates chocking on the litter, there can also be a contraction of diseases from the litter in case it is contaminated.
Avoid unnecessary movement and noise
During chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda, you should avoid making unnecessary noise and movements because it will trigger the primates as a threat which will lead them to attack you or in some cases they will run away which will make your activity quite tiresome because you will have to move around to catch up on them.