TOP ACTIVITIES IN NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK
Top activities in Nyungwe National Park : Nyungwe national park is the primate hub of Rwanda where tourists interested in watching a number of different primate specie in the country can come and take part in the different activities that the park has to understand more about the different primate species in the country. The park is home to a number of attractions aside from the primate species like the bird species, a number of rewarding views that you can get to see at any given time of the day when you participate in these top activities in Nyungwe national park for an amazing Rwanda safari.
Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda should not be missed out on during your Nyungwe national park safari where you will get to see the habituated chimpanzee troops in either Nyungwe forest or cyamudongo forest where you will get to visit the habituated troops to understand more about the chimpanzees in the park. Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park starts as early as 7 am where tourists will set out to hike through the forests of Nyungwe or cyamudongo where you will come across a number of attractions like numerous bird species like Pockefellers’s sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola and primates like black and white colobus monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey, Hamlyn’s monkey, vervet monkey, dents monkey before you get to the chimpanzee troops.
When you get to the habituated chimpanzee troops, you will get to spend one hour with the chimpanzees, you will observe a number of interesting features of the primates like their social hierarchy which consists of the adult males and the females whose job in the family is to expand it through mating, the adult males also protect the group from external attacks like invasion from predators, the females are also responsible for grooming the infants and teaching them life skills before they become independent, take pictures of the primates, film the chimpanzees for amazing chimpanzee trekking safaris in Rwanda.
For amazing experiences in Nyungwe national park, take part in the canopy walk which involves tourists having a walk on the metallic trail that is suspended in the air where you will get to see the park and a number of amazing attractions from an aerial view. While walking along the metallic walk way you will get to see different attractions in the park like numerous bird species for instance Pockefellers’s sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola primate species like swinging from one tree branch to another for amazing experiences, you will also get to take the most memorable pictures to have an amazing Rwanda safari.
Birding in Nyungwe national park is among the top activities in Nyungwe national park that you should not miss out on for an amazing experience during your Rwanda Safari tour. Nyungwe national park is one of the best birding spots to carry out birding in Rwanda where you will get to see over 350 bird species which may include a number of migratory bird species, bird species from the Guinea-Congo biome, you will also get to see a number of migratory bird species from Europe like; Pockefellers’s sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola that will make your Rwanda safari tours in Nyungwe national park quite memorable.
There are a number of hiking trails that you can hike as part of the top activities in Nyungwe national park that will lead you to a number of attractions in the park like; the igishigishigi trail that will lead you to the canopy walk, you can also hike the Isumo waterfalls hike which will lead you to the Isumo waterfalls that will give you the chance to see a number of animal species in the park converging along the base of the falls quenching their thirst, you can also get to hike the karamba birding trail you will get to see a number of bird species, the kamiranzovu will lead you to the swamp where a number of elephants drowned in the swamp. All these activities will be quite rewarding because you will participate in the briefing session before you take part in any of the activities because of the safety of a Rwanda safari for an amazing primate safaris in Rwanda.
Visiting the musanze caves
With a head gear and head torch you will make your way through the dark musanze caves with well-established trails in the park, you make your way exploring the beauty within them, in the ancient time, the caves were used as crowing grounds for the new kings and during the 1994 Rwanda genocide which you can understand more by visiting the Kigali genocide memorial museum when you take part in the Rwanda genocide tour. The caves were used by a number of victims of the mass killings during the Rwanda genocide as their hiding spots to avoid getting killed but it was quite unfortunate that they were able to be located and killed. Visit the caves and more during your top activities in volcanoes national park to understand more about the different attractions that can be seen for rewarding Rwanda tours.