Flights to Nyungwe forest national park
Tourists can now use flights to Nyungwe forest national park which happens to be the home of the highest population of chimpanzees in Rwanda. Nyungwe forest national park is one of the tourist areas in Rwanda that can be accessed using chattered flights. The journey takes about 45 minutes of aerial views of hills, plantations, lakes, and others features of Rwanda.
Nyungwe forest national park is one of the national parks in Rwanda and what makes it unique from others are the chimpanzees. The highest population of chimpanzees in Rwanda is found in Nyungwe forest national park and the park has 2 fully habituated chimpanzee families in Cyamudongo and Nyungwe forest.
Chimpanzees are not the only animals living in Nyungwe forest national park but there are over 85 mammals in the park, primates such as vervet monkeys, grey-checked mangabeys, olive baboons, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, 310 birds, and about 1068 plant species. Activities that are possible in Nyungwe forest national park include chimpanzee trekking, birding, canopy walk, nature walks, and community tours.
How long to flights take to Nyungwe forest national park
Akagera Aviation now does organize flights to Nyungwe forest national park in just 45 minutes. The flights to Nyungwe forest national park start from Kigali international airport and land at One & Only Nyungwe House helipad where safari drivers are always ready to transport the tourists to the next destination.
Tourists intending to visit Nyungwe forest national park using chattered flights can contact Africa Adventure Vacations to help them in securing seats. You need to contact us to book the flights in advance so what you will have to do is send us an email containing the dates you want to travel and using them we shall check with Akagera Aviation to see if they have seats and thereafter we shall guide you of how you can send money so that we book the flight for you.
Activities to do while on a flying safari to Nyungwe forest national park
Chimpanzee trekking is what has made Nyungwe forest national park famous today so tourists intending to have flying safaris to this park. Chimpanzee trekking is an activity that is done by all persons above the age of 15 years as long as they have trekking permits. The chimpanzee trekking activity in Nyungwe forest national park does start with a briefing and it’s a ranger guide who leads tourists into the jungle to search for the chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking enables tourists to spend 1 hour with these endangered apes when they meet them in the jungle. During the 1 hour, tourists are able to learn about the chimpanzee habits, watch them do daily activities such as nesting, coupling, breastfeeding, hunting, and they are able to learn about their habits.
The canopy walk is one of the activities that tourists on a flying safari to Nyungwe forest national park can do. The canopy walk is an adventurous activity that offers tourists an aerial view of the national park. It’s 90m meters long and 50 meters above the ground. The canopy walks in Nyungwe forest takes about 2 hours and during the activity, the tourists do get an aerial view of the forest, animals such as vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, surrounding area, water sources, and different bird species.
Tourists intending to visit Nyungwe forest national park using chattered flights can add the birding activity on to the activities to be done in this park. Nyungwe is a home to 310 bird species and some of these birds include Archer’s robin-chat, yellow-eyed black flycatcher, Albertine owlet, strange weaver, Neumann’s warbler, Rockefeller’s sunbird, Kivu ground thrush, red sunbird, stripe-breasted tit, Rwenzori turaco, regal sunbird, Rwenzori Apalis, red-throated alethe, handsome spurfowl, Rwenzori nightjar, buff-throated Apalis, shelley’s crimsonwing, blue-headed sunbird, archer’s robin-chat, red-throated alethe, mountain masked Apalis, and dwarf honeyguide among others.
Tourist on a flying safari to Nyungwe forest national park can spare some times and have a nature walk. The nature walks in Nyungwe forest national park are led by a ranger guide who does take you to different hiking trails exploring the park as he protects you from dangerous animals. The nature walks in Nyungwe are done in different park trails such as Karamba, Imaraga, Umoyove, Igishigishigi, Buhoro, Isumu, Bigugu, Muzimu, and Irebero among others. During the nature walks tourist are able to spot different birds, animals, water sources and plants.
Community visits in Nyungwe forest national park
Community visits are some of the activities that tourists on a flying safari to Nyungwe forest national park can do and get a chance to mix and mingle with the local people that do lice around the national park. One of the communities around Nyungwe forest national park is Banda village where tourists can go share and learn the lifestyles as well as values of local people. While concluding the community tours, tourists do get entertained by the local people through dances and drama and later you can visit some of the art and craft shops where you can support them.
Best time to book flights to Nyungwe forest national park
Travelers who ae to use domestic flights to Nyungwe forest national park can do so at any time of the year but there are months that are better than the rest. Tourists need to fly to Nyungwe forest national park during the dry seasons which occurs from June to September and December to February because in these months, there is little or no rainfall which might not hinder the flights, the vegetation in the park is short giving clear views of chimpanzees, the trekking trails are less muddy and the roads leading to the park are passable.
Tourists can still fly to Nyungwe forest national park in the rainy season (March, May, October and November) and for this case, the tourists do get huge discounts on accommodation facilities but there is always plenty of rainfall and this might delay the flights the fact that they can’t operate when there is low visibility due to too much fog. Tourists need to be well informed that during the rainy season, the trekking trails are muddy and slippery, the roads leading to the park are impassable and the vegetation inside the park is tall giving unclear views of the park animals.
Where to stay during the flying safari to Nyungwe forest national park?
Tourists intending to visit Nyungwe forest national park using chattered flights don’t have to worry about where they will sleep for a night or more because there are lodges built outside the park. The lodges are categorized into budget, mid range and luxury options with where to stay depending in your budget and they include Nyungwe Forest Lodge, One & only Nyungwe House, Gisakura Family Hostel, Nyungwe Top View Hotel, Gishwati Lodge, Peace Guest Hotel, Comoran Lodge, Golden Monkey Hotels, and Uwinka Campsite among others.