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Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda

Chimpanzee tracking safaris in Rwanda are carried out in Nyungwe Forest National Park. This forested park is the biggest of montane rain forests and has become incredible conservation sight that attracted travelers and researcher especially those interested in primates related activities such as chimpanzee tracking as well as habituation.
Nyungwe forest national park boasts a lot of chimpanzee individuals up to 400 that re-group themselves and live in different groups. And other primates equivalent to 13 species. Chimpanzee tracking in Rwanda is carried out because chimpanzees are fully habituated. Chimpanzee habituation in Nyungwe National Park is the process of training chimpanzees such that they can get accustomed to people and be ready for trekking by visitors. Chimpanzee tracking safaris in Rwanda is done all the year round commencing early in the morning at around 4:00 am. You will have amazing chimpanzee tracking experience in Nyungwe National park Rwanda accompanied by experienced professional guides.
At the moment there two fully habituated chimpanzee groups in Rwanda which are ready and are being trekked by tourists. One of the groups is found at Uwinka and largest group inhabits the fragmented forest of Cyamudongo all in Nyungwe national park .You need to be well physically fit because trekking the chimpanzees in Cyamudongo may necessitate you to trek for long-distance.
Chimpanzee tracking in Rwanda last between 2 to 6 hours and after this heavy trek, you will find chimps well settled and you be will expose to what extent do these chimpanzees relate or behave like human beings. Chimpanzees are among the top intelligent creature on earth after human beings yet they are apes.
The chimpanzees in Rwanda are easy to trek during the early morning hours. This means that tourists/travelers in June, July, and August will have to wake up in the morning at around 4; 00 am to start the adventurous journey of chimpanzee trekking. Only two groups of travelers /tourists are allowed to visit each group of chimpanzees a day and allocated one hour to spend with the chimpanzees.
chimpanzee tracking permit can be obtained from Rwanda Development Board and costs $100 or you can use a trusted tour operator and Company like Africa adventure vacations to help you get the chimpanzee trekking permit, air ticket and booking for your accommodation while on your Rwanda safari destination.