Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda

Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda has gained popularity over the years as one of the activities during the primate safaris in Rwanda which has encouraged a number of travellers interested in the activity to visit the country to ensure you have an amazing safari experience. The country is famous for its mountain gorillas that are seen when you participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda, volcanoes national park. however, with a number of people interested in watching the different primate species in the country, it has also in a way led to the increased the popularity of the chimpanzees that can be seen in Nyungwe national park the primate hub in Rwanda where you can watch a number of interesting primate species.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda
Nyungwe Chimps

Where to take part in chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda

Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda can be carried out in Nyungwe national park in either Nyungwe forest or cyamudongo forest where you will get to access the habituated chimpanzee troops in Rwanda.  chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park involves travellers hiking through the forests in the park and when you get to the habituated chimpanzee troops, you will get to spend one hour with the chimpanzees observing their behaviour in the wild. during the time you spend with the chimpanzees, among the different features that will be seen include the fact that during ovulation, the females can be seen having red swelling on their bottoms, you will get to see the infants clinging on the fur of the adult females in the group among other interesting features of the primates in the wild.

Chimpanzee trekking permit in Rwanda

For a chimpanzee trekking permit in Rwanda, you can access it from a trusted tour operator or the Rwanda development board, the tourism board of the country at a price of 90USD. At the Rwanda development board, you can also book for a number of permits for tourism activities in the country like the gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda, golden monkey trekking permits in Rwanda, permits for mount bisoke hike, mount gahinga hike, mount karisimbi hike and many other Virunga mountains in Rwanda.  once you obtain a chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda, will give you the opportunity to spend one hour with the chimpanzee troops in the wild, take pictures of the chimpanzees in the wild for an amazing experience in the wild.

Other activities in Rwanda

While you visit Rwanda, there are a number of other rewarding attractions that you can participate in for a rewarding Rwanda safari. Some of the different tourism activities that you cannot take part in include;

The game drives in Akagera national park which will give you the opportunity to watch the big five animals in Rwanda, in the park you can participate in the boat cruise on lake Ihema where you will have the opportunity to watch the endangered shoe bill stork, you can watch the king fishers, you will get to watch the crocodiles sun basking and many other attractions you will get to see when you participate in the different activities in Akagera national park.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda
Game Sighting in Akagera

Participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda where you can access the gorilla families in Rwanda as you hike along the Virunga mountains in Rwanda which will also give you the chance to have rewarding views of the twin lakes in Rwanda that is lake Burera and lake Ruhondo, you will also get the opportunity to watch Lake Kivu the largest fresh water lake where you can participate in fishing, you can visit the islands on lake kivu and get to watch how the people carry out their daily activities like small scale farming, fishing and many other rewarding attractions.

In the country you should also not miss out on participating in the Rwanda genocide tour which will give you the opportunity to understand the causes of the Rwanda genocide. You will get to understand more about the events by visiting the genocide memorial museums like the Kigali genocide memorial museum, nyamata genocide memorial museum and many other attractions. 6you can also participate in the city tours in Rwanda like the Kigali city tour, Kayonza city to watch a number of attractions for an amazing experience.