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Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking

Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking is one of the memorable experiences available for tourists who visit the Country of a thousand hills as Rwanda is known for. Nyungwe National Park is home to over 500 chimpanzees, making it one of the best places to see these intelligent and fascinating animals in their natural habitat. Rwanda is a popular destination who are interested in wildlife and primate encounters. Located at the southwest of Rwanda, Nyungwe National Park is a haven for people who are looking to have a complete encounter with nature and a rich biodiversity.

Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking typically starts early in the morning, with visitors being led by experienced guides into the forest to search for the chimpanzees. Along the way, visitors can also see other primates such as colobus monkeys, mangabeys, and blue monkeys, as well as a variety of bird species and other wildlife.

Once the chimpanzees are located, visitors can observe them as they go about their daily activities, such as foraging for food and socializing with other members of their group. It is important to remember that these are wild animals, and visitors must adhere to strict guidelines to ensure the safety of both the chimpanzees and the humans.

Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking can be combined with other activities whether in the forest or out of the forest. Other activities to combine with chimpanzees include the canopy walk, which is a 70 meter suspended bridge that offers a view of the forest and its surroundings.  You can also combine chimpanzees with the waterfall hike at Isumo. It is a 10 Kilometer hike up to the waterfall which may take 4 hours on your way, on a lucky day you spot a number of primates. The tea plantation is a good option after you have completed your chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe. Rwanda is known to have good tea renowned all around the world. Doing a tea plantation tour involves meeting men and women working in the tea plantation with their own hands. You will be able to join the harvesting activity before entering in the factory to see how tea is processed until served in a cup of coffee for your test.a

Overall, Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking is a unique and unforgettable experience that offers a rare glimpse into the world of these intelligent and fascinating animals. The chimpanzee trekking trip starts in Kigali by jumping on a jeep and transfer to Nyungwe through Butare with a visit to the King’s Palace museum whereby you will have an insight into Rwandan culture and the past leadership. Later continue with your drive and have an overnight around Nyungwe. The accommodation around Nyungwe varies in different categories ranging from standard, Mid-range luxury and high end. The tourist may choose where to sleep depending on his/her preference and budget. The list of accommodation is long but we can pick some in each category. One and Only Nyungwe house is the only high end facility available around Nyungwe. Kivu Marina bay, Nyungwe Top View Hotel, and Emeraude Kivu resort are all hotels at lake Kivu   close to Nyungwe National Park, in the category of Luxury, mid-range and standard hotels respectively.

You may ask yourself if you cannot do Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking in a single day. Well this is almost impossible unless you live around the park. Most of the trip starts in Kigali. A journey from Kigali to Nyungwe takes around 6 hours and the chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe starts at 5:30 AM to maximize the chances to see them as they normally show up early in the morning.

For the better planning of Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking, you need a professional tour operator who will help you starting from designing an itinerary booking permit, accommodation as well as offering you transportation. Unique Rwanda Vacations Experts, a local tour operator experienced in organizing memorable tours around Rwanda and East Africa will help you to make your chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe a once in a lifetime experience. All you need to do is just send your request.

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