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Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk Safari in Nyungwe Forest
Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk Safari in Nyungwe Forest, Nyungwe forest is shared between Burundi and Rwanda and is located in southwest Rwanda near Burundi, this forest is home to Rwanda chimpanzees and many other primates species including colobus monkeys. Nyungwe forest also has the major and elongated Canopy pathway in Africa while enjoying the most astonishing views over the valley and adjacent forests from the canopy pathway.
For those coming to Rwanda and interested in a rainforest nature walk, Nyungwe forest is near Lake Kivu and Congo to the western part, I would endorse Nyungwe Forest because of its natural habitat. The forest was established as National Park in 2004, covering an area of 970 KM of different vegetation of swops bamboo and grassland starching to Burindi.
The main activity in this rainforest is the canopy walk and Chimpanzee Tracking Safari in Nyungwe Forest. This forest has a few habituated chimpanzee groups that tourists and other visitors can track on daily basis. These habituated chimps are used to human presents, throughout your chimp trek you will be startled by how chimps share 97 percent of human beings. During your chimpanzee tracking, get a chance to witness chimps’ behaviors in their habitat, seeing young ones jumping from one tree to another.
What is the cost of Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk Safari in Nyungwe Forest?
The chimpanzee Tracking permit in Rwanda is $90 per person while the Canopy walk cost $60 per person with only 16 people allowed to track one chimpanzee family on daily basis. Kisoro Tours Uganda can make it possible to combine gorilla tracking, canopy pathway, and chimpanzee tracking safari. You can contact our safari consultant for any help or advice in planning your safari holiday in Africa. Chimpanzee tracking Rwanda is carried out in Nyungwe forest national park and it starts at the Uwinka information center at the Gisakura ranger post. Chimp tracking is a guided activity normally led by ranger guides and trackers, chimp trek can take between 30 minutes to 6 hours dependent on the crusade of the chimps in one of the African oldest forests.
Packing list for chimpanzee tracking and Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest
During your trek, you will need good hiking shoes/ boots, light pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a rain jacket or poncho.
It is also advisable to carry a water bottle as you will need to carry at least 2 liters of water for the trek.
Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest
There are literary few accommodation options for Nyungwe forest with the best ones being Nyungwe Forest Lodge (High end) and Nyungwe Top Hill View Hotel which caters to luxury and mid-range visitors.
For budget travelers, the two reasonable options are Gisakura guesthouse and Nyungwe Nziza Ecolodge. Others are just below par!
Chimpanzees possess close to 99% of the human DNA making them our closest living relatives hence Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe can be a preferred journey to self-discovery and worthwhile.
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