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Booking chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest. The Nyungwe Forest National Park is one of the oldest rainforests in Africa, rich in biodiversity and spectacularly beautiful, it is home to more than 1050 plant species, 250 endemic Albertine rifts and 200 orchids, at least 120 butterfly species, 85 mammal species, 38 reptiles, and many more. The park is located in southwestern Rwanda, on the border with Burundi, where it is contiguous with the Kibira National Park to the south, and Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
YES, chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park is worth the money, it is one of the unique activities to do in Nyungwe Forest National Park for any traveler visiting Rwanda to see chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Chimpanzee trek in Nyungwe Forest takes 3 to 4 hours, half day or full day depending on the movement of chimps in the forest, once they are found you will stay for one hour with these amazing creatures to watch them eating, resting and playing great experience and worth the money. The trek also gives chances of viewing other primates, reptiles and mammals like the forest Elephants, Monkeys, Butterflies, depending on your luck and sighting during the trek through the forest.
How is chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park worth the money?
Booking chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest. Chimpanzee trekking is one of the activities mostly booked by travelers visiting Nyungwe Forest National Park to see chimpanzees and many have reviewed the experience as unforgettable, magical, and life-changing worth the money spent.
What you pay for chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park that is $90 this gives you an opportunity to learn more about how the endangered habituated chimpanzees that are still surviving in Nyungwe Forest as this gives you a great travel and learning experience. The money paid also helps in conservation of the chimpanzees and their natural habitat Nyungwe Forest National Park. If here was no chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest, the forest would be all destroyed by now through encroachments from the communities but with the existence of this activity which also brings in foreign exchange to the country and the local communities around the forest when you visit and pay the entrance fees this has encouraged the local communities and the government of Rwanda through Rwanda Development Board to protect the original home of these chimpanzees which has in turn promoted environmental conservation in Uganda, this makes the money spent on chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park worth.
What is the cost and money spent on chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park?
The cost of chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park depends on days to spend and places where to stay on your safari to Nyungwe Forest National Park for this activity. A chimpanzee trekking permit costs $90 per person per trek, this permit gives you an opportunity to spend 1 hour encounter with the habituated chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park. On top of the permit you will also pay other services for a successful chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park which include transport, accommodation and guiding. Below are the popular chimpanzee trekking safaris in Nyungwe Forest National Park for you to choose from;
Best time to do chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park
The best time to do chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park is during the months of June to October and December to March during this time it is a dry season in Rwanda with mild rainfall making it easy for the treks in the Forests, as well during this time the vegetation is not fully grown and it is easy for viewing the chimpanzees offering great sights for photographs. During the other months of April, May and November which is normally a wet season this makes the vegetations grow high making the sightings unclear however during this time the treks tend to be shorter given the fact chimpanzees don’t move further distances looking for food, food is readily available in the forest compared to the dry seasons.
Where to Stay in Nyungwe forest National Park
The Nyungwe forest national park is surrounded by different types of accommodation facilities offering services at different costs which imply that there will certainly be a place to stay for every visitor to Nyungwe irrespective of one’s budget. Some of the recommended accommodations include the luxury One & Only Nyungwe House, Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel and the Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Gisakura Guest house. There are also various camping options for budget travelers.
How to get to Nyungwe forest National Park for chimpanzee trekking
By Air, you can fly into Kamembe international Airstrip from Kigali by RwandAir. The airline offer domestic flights and one of its domestic routes is Kigali-Kamembe. RwandAir offers a minimum of 9 flights a week from Kigali to Kamembe International airport. The Airport is close to Nyungwe forest and some of the Hotels/Camps.
By Road: You can as well access Nyungwe forest by road transport, we do offer road trips for chimpanzee safaris. It is approximately 5-6 hours’ drive to Nyungwe from Kigali city, our safaris start at 8:00am, you will have stops on the way for scenic views and photography as there is a lot to see on the way.
Why book your chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris takes pride in customizing tailor made chimpanzee trekking safaris in Nyungwe Forest National Park. It has a very diligent and trust worthy team. Your queries are answered within 20minutes by our team of professional tour consultants. These consultants will make you a travel plan for you, answer to all your questions and make sure all your services are booked in advance for you to avoid inconveniences. We also have very knowledgeable safari guides depending on your language preferences. It all depends on your preference. Feel free to contact us here about Booking chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest