Friday, April 29, 2016

Nyungwe National Park, Canopy walk and Chimpanzee tracking

Nyungwe National Park, Canopy walk and Chimpanzee tracking

Nyungwe Forest National Park is located in the south west of Rwanda Covering over 1000 square kilomtres, Nyungwe is surely one of the worlds most beautiful and pristine mountain rainforests and It’s believed to be one of Africa’s oldest forests.

Nyungwe Forest is a home to habituated chimpanzees and 12 other primates species (including over 400-strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori Black & White Colobus Monkey) it’s also a birder’s paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics, and is home to 75 different species of mammal.

Nyungwe is filled with nature and wildlife experiences for you to emerge yourself in, Hiking and tracking the famous chimpanzees, experiencing the canopy walk, witnessing beautiful birds, relaxing by waterfalls are just a glimpse of activities that Nyungwem Forest has to offer.

Tourists and other Visitors who visits Nyungwe National Park can now experience the rainforest from this new perspective Canopy Walkway, The East Africa's only Canopy Walkway provides a stunning view of the park's amazing wildlife and nature The Walkway is accessible as part of a specialized guided tour along the Igishigishigi, hiking the Imbaraga or Umuyove trails.

The Canopy Walkway Tour costs $60 U.S. per person. All participants must be at least six years of age and children must be accompanied by adults.

It is not surprising that chimpanzee tracking is a popular activity in Nyungwe (especially when the park's trees are in full bloom during the summer) as well-trained guides often lead visitors through the park's forests and while actually viewing chimpanzees is not guaranteed, you'll enjoy learning about these creatures and their natural habitats from your guides.

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