Chimpanzee Safaris in Rwanda
Tracking in Rwanda is one of the most rewarding activities and ranked as the second-best after Gorilla Trekking. It is carried out in a mountain forest of Nyungwe National park, a refuge to a large number primates co-existing together. The park harbors a noticeable 13 primate species recorded, with chimpanzees dominating. Two troops habituated for the tracking adventure; one troop in the larger Nyungwe forest and the second troop lives in Cyamudongo forest, a small patch of forest located to the east of Nyungwe forest.
The chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe commences early in the morning as the trackers converge at the Gisakura ranger station for a briefing by the expert guides before heading to the jungle in quest for these primates. The tracking time differs and can range from 1-6hours depending on where the creatures have relocated, though some times, the guides go-ahead to search for them so that the whole activity doesn’t take a lot of time since they will communicate to the safari guides on the best route to use. There are basic rules to put in mind when heading for a chimpanzee trekking escapade in Rwanda, such as A maximum of 4 visitors per group is allowed for each guided walk, spend one hour with the chimpanzees, keep 8m distance from the point of chimpanzees, maximum silence is expected from all guests, respect for the apes in their territories, don’t eat near these creatures, and only children above 14years are permitted to track chimpanzees.
Equip yourself with good hiking boots for a smooth hike, good HD camera for good and classic photographs, rain jacket to help you in case any rain shore in the forest, Insect repellants to protect you against the insect bites, good hiking attire such as trousers, Binoculars for grabbing the distant and unclear creatures, sufficient water to quench your thirst and so on. This magical park has super luxurious and cosy accommodation that facilitates the safe and peaceful stay of visitors from the entire world, with convenient accessibility and trekking permits affordable for all kinds of travelers.