Gorilla Safari & Chimpanzee Tours Rwanda

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Rwanda is one of the land locked countries and a member of the east African community since it lies in the east African region. The country is endowed with rolling hills that are spread all over and both physical and non physical features makes her a better place for everyone’s safari. The country’s largest airport is Kigali international airport and this can be used by any visitor from any destination around the world. Traveling to Rwanda forms part of the landmark for the visitors due to her national parks characterized with wonders.

For travelers visiting Rwanda enjoy gorilla tours in her greatest unique national park of the Volcanoes national park and it is a 2hours drive from Kigali the capital city of the republic of Rwanda, exploring Volcanoes National Park and this is composed of the Virunga ranges with its eight volcanoes being shared with the three countries that’s Rwanda its self, DR.Congo and Uganda. This park is located in the northern province of the country.

The park is comprised of the Karisimbi, Bisoke and the Mikeno volcanoes hence covering a total land area of 125km², gorilla tracking permits in Rwanda costs USD 1500 per person and this can be booked through Nature Adventure Africa Safaris Limited. The best way of enjoying this safari is through making arrangements with the tour company prior to your gorilla tracking safari. The park has got around seven gorilla groups including, Sabyinyo, Amahoro, the Umubano, Susa, Kwitonda, Agashya and the Hirwa group.

All these are tracked and tracking starts early in the morning since they stay in high altitudes, this makes the activity a bit hectic and it needs physically fit individuals but those who cannot move long distances can be allocated groups that are nearby. Gorilla trekkers are strictly allowed a one hour of enjoyment while sharing the place with the gorillas, taking photos and also admiring how the silver backs administer their families. Gorilla tracking time is uncertain and therefore depend the previous movements of the gorillas as they look for food on a daily basis.

After a great day of gorilla trekking from the volcanoes, one can go back to Kigali to prepare for the next day to travel to Nyungwe forest national park; this is the only national park in Rwanda with a true tropical rain forest. The park is located in the south western part of the country, it’s a 4hours drive and here visitors can stay in Nyungwe Forest Lodge. Chimpanzee tours in Rwanda are done from Nyungwe forest national park due to its favorable climatic conditions which are good for chimpanzee existence within the country.

Chimpanzee tracking tickets costs USD100 per person, visitors are led by park rangers who escort the visitor throughout the activity while providing the relevant information regarding the chimps, chimpanzees live in troops of more than twenty individuals per troop. There is no doubt that this is the best amusing primate in all since they behave like human beings, the intelligence they exhibit while asking for eats from the visitors and the way they play around, chasing  and beating themselves as well as eating like human beings offers a nice experience to the visitors.

This offers Nyungwe as being the first chimpanzee tracking priority in east Africa, visitors to the park are encouraged to move with all the tracking gadgets since the weather conditions changes, jackets, waterproof cloths, gumboots or hard shoes and drinking water plus some snacks are among the needs. Porters are always around at the park and these carry luggage for the tourist at a fee of USD25 minus tip and this can only take few hours except to those who go for gorilla habituation. Chimpanzee and gorilla safaris in Rwanda can take around four days of enjoying the beauty of Rwanda the land of thousand hills.

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