Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe National Park

Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe National Park

September 2, 2014
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Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe National ParkCommonly known for its large concentration of man’s closest relatives, the chimpanzees, Nyungwe National Park is one of the leading tourism destinations in Rwanda. A lot of literature has been written about this wonderful park but few of them dig deeper into the magnificent natural wonders which the park has. One of the adventurous attractions found t the park is the chimpanzees and the park acts as a home to over 300 chimpanzees.

You may probably have seen these elegant primates either in a zoo or on your safari to different countries but I doubt if you had the same experience as that of a Rwanda chimpanzee tracking safari. This tour trip to East Africa’s smallest country is a lifetime experience as you get a chance of viewing different natural tourism fraternities in the thick rainforests of Nyungwe. The papyrus trees located along the trekking paths give a breathtaking atmosphere as you penetrate through thick forests searching for the chimpanzees.

However, there are other species you can view on your safari to this park including those which can’t be found elsewhere and these can easily be seen as you move through the park irrespective of what you are looking for. But the main attraction at Nyungwe is the chimpanzees and this is the reason why people from different countries visit Rwanda specifically to track these great apes.

Rwanda is mainly known for having the rare mountain gorillas and though not found at Nyungwe, the number of visitors to the park is almost equal to that of Volcanoes National Park where gorillas are found. This simply means that both primates are equally liked by tourists though according to 2013 report, Gorilla tracking is more carried out than chimpanzee trekking. Other adventurous activities one can enjoy while in Rwanda include; – cultural tours, wildlife viewing, nature walks, golden monkey tracking, Dian Fossey Grave hike, Kigali city tour and many more