Nyungwe National Park is the only park where you can trek habituated Chimpanzees in remarkable Rwanda, approximately 500 chimpanzees live in Nyungwe National Park. The park is surely one of the most beautiful and pristine mountain block rainforests, which is extremely rich, unique and remarkable. Nyungwe National Park stretches at an altitude ranging between 1600 and 2900 meters and shelters complex mosaic types of vegetation.
Chimpanzee tracking permits in Nyungwe National Park cost USD 90 for foreign non residents per person while permits for foreign residents cost USD 60, a trek which usually takes one hour.
Nyungwe National Park is located south west of remarkable Rwanda, at an elevation of over 1600m above sea level. The park is a home 12 primate species namely Chimpanzee, L’Hoest’s monkey, Ruwenzori black and white colobus, vervet monkey, acrobatic Angola colobus, red-tailed monkey among others. At least 300 bird species, more than 16 bird species are endemic to Albertine Rift namely red-faced woodland warbler, ruwenzori apalis, purple breasted sunbird, yellow eyed black flycatcher, rwenzori batis, grauer’s warbler among others.
Nyungwe National Park is 217 km from Kigali, Gorilla Tracking Africa has many 4×4 vehicles and good tour guides who can drive you to the park so that you reach on time. The drive is enjoyable and suitable on your safari in remarkable Rwanda. There several scenic observations along the way. When time allows you can make a few stops, you could stop at the National Museum to see locally made arts and craft, and cultural entertainment. There is also the Nyamagabe (formerly called Gikongoro) the satellite town of Murambi was the site of one of the memorable fear of the 1994 genocide.
Where to stay
There is an array fascinating lodges at Nyungwe National Park ranging from Luxury, Moderate and budget, Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Nyungwe Top View Hotel and Gisakura Guest House respectively. Kindly contact Gorilla Tracking Africa for your entire tailor made Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris in Rwanda and Chimpanzee Habituation in Uganda.