Chimpanzee Trekking

Welcome to Nyungwe Forest National Park for the Chimpanzee trekking in the mist. Chimpanzee trekking is the main tourist activity in Nyungwe Forest and it is available in two groups habituated to human contact. Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest starts off from three reception centers, that’s Uwinka, Kitabi and Gisakura where the tourists meet the park rangers and the tourists are also expected to be at the reception as early as 4: 30am and by 5 am, you drive to the starting point of the trek into the forest.

There are trackers who go ahead of the trekking group of finding them and communicate with the ranger guides. The thrilling experience of trekking Chimpanzees in the Nyungwe forest is quite tedious but highly rewarding to travelers on Rwanda trekking safaris and tours. The splendid activity done under the guidance of an experienced ranger guide through the slippery trails, hills and the swampy areas of the park in search of the human cuisines housed in this part of Rwanda.

Once sighted, tourists spend only 1 hour with the chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest National Park, and get to observe them so closely going about their own lives and see the human like features and behaviour that makes them our closest relatives with 96 % DNA. The chimps also communicate by way of deafening screams, the loud hoots and booming hitting of the tree barks and the buttress. It’s such a hair rising moment like no other and so memorable.

Tourists on their Rwanda chimpanzee tracking safaris are given one magical hour to spend with the astounding chimpanzees species and within this time; tourists learn the most interesting aspects of these human brothers kept in forest jungles. Besides the chimps, Nyungwe offers a unique chance to view other primate species such as the L’Hoest’s monkey, Angola Colobus, golden monkeys, vervet monkeys and even the rare Silver Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey among others.