Nyungwe Forest National Park is the major national park where chimpanzee trekking is done in Rwanda. It is also 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. A chimpanzee permit is required for you to be allowed to trek chimpanzees in Nyungwe National Park and it is very important to always book your Nyungwe chimp permit through a local tour operator given this reduces the hustle during the booking process for your chimpanzee tour to Nyungwe.
In Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking is done in Nyungwe National Park 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. In recent times, the internet has certainly changed the travel industry and made more easy to book the Nyungwe chimp permit yourself directly through the Rwanda Development Board. But booking Nyungwe chimp permit is not nearly as straight forward and easy and it is in our assertion and based on research that you should book your Nyungwe chimp permit through a local tour operator and reasons include;
1. Save yourself a lot of time during booking the Nyungwe chimp permit
Booking a Nyungwe chimp permit through a local tour operator will help you ease time, the local tour operator will help check for you availability of the gorilla permits on your planned dates of travel, receive the payment and purchase for you the gorilla permit.
2. Less confusing on how it works to get the Nyungwe chimp Permit
Booking the Nyungwe chimp permit through a local tour operator will help you easily understand how it works for purchasing the Nyungwe chimp permits and how to sign in for the trek, the local tour operator will advise you on where to go for the chimp trek in Nyungwe National Park, where to stay during your chimp trek and everything you need to know before coming for your chimp trek in Nyungwe. The local tour operator will help you figure out how the Nyungwe chimp permits are secured, advice on the routes to take where to do the chimpanzee trek among others.
3. Expert advice on booking Nyungwe chimp permits
If you choose to book your Nyungwe chimp permits with a local reputable tour operator Specialist like Eco Adventure Safaris their expertise and knowledge of the logistics, where to stay on your chimp tour to Nyungwe National Park, best times of year to trek chimpanzees and more is definitively worth the effort.
4. To avoid mistakes during booking the Nyungwe chimp permits
The local tour operator will help advise you on the booking process of the Nyungwe chimp permits that is starting from booking a specific date for your trek according to your planned travel itinerary, where to go for the gorilla trek to avoid no show and lose out on the permit. It is so easy to make a mistake because you don’t know where to go, starting point of the chimp trek among others. This is why booking your Nyungwe chimp permit with a local tour is always a better option.
5. A local tour operator works as your backup when things go wrong for example covid-19 uncertainty that halted international travel
When things go wrong and they do for example the recent outbreak of covid-19 that affected international travels which also affected those who had booked chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park who will you turn to if you booked on-line? In such cases a local tour operator will help advice on the way forward in order to avoid losing out on your Nyungwe chimp permits. You will be helped to reschedule your permits to future dates or advise on refunds options if they are availed by the government of Rwanda through Rwanda Development Board.
How to book Nyungwe chimp permits through a local tour operator.
The process of booking your Nyungwe chimp permit is very easy once you contact a local tour operator in Rwanda Eco Adventure Safaris about your planned trek and preferred date. The Nyungwe chimp permit has to be purchased in advance to secure a spot for your chimp trek in Nyungwe National Park for any date depending on your travel dates and availability of the permits that day. When you book an all-inclusive chimpanzee tour to Nyungwe National Park with Eco Adventure Safaris as your local tour operator in Rwanda, All you need to do is to send us your actual dates when you prefer trekking chimpanzees in Nyungwe and we will check the availability of permits online with Rwanda Development Board. We will reserve your permit tentatively and send you a permit payment invoice. Once you make payment, we will go ahead and secure your permit and thereafter send you scanned copies of receipts for your records and perusal.
Booking Nyungwe chimp permits is essential for your chimpanzee tour to Nyungwe, depending on availability of the permits on that particular date. You can choose the gorillas trek date on your birthday date, anniversary date, Christmas date, Easter date or any date that you most prefer to create an everlasting memory. We shall purchase and book the permit for that date depending on availability on Rwanda Development Board permits system. All this needs to be done months or weeks in advance.
What is the cost of Nyungwe chimp Permits?
For one to be allowed to do chimpanzee trek in Nyungwe national park in Rwanda, you must have a Nyungwe chimp gorilla permit for a particular date secured from Rwanda development board. The gorilla permit costs USD90 for foreign non residents, USD60 East African Residents, and 5000 RWF for Rwanda citizens this gives you an opportunity to spend one hour with the chimpanzees in Nyungwe National Park.
Why book Nyungwe chimp permits through Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing chimpanzee trekking safari experiences to Uganda and Rwanda. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about booking chimpanzee permits for tracking Chimps in Nyungwe forest.