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Top safaris in Rwanda; one day Akagera National Park game drive with a 4WD vehicle of your choice; 2-day gorilla trekking safari in Uganda via

Can you do safari in rwanda?

Find the perfect safari adventure in Rwanda. There are 20 Rwanda safaris to choose from, ranging in length from 2 days to 9 days. The

Is rwanda good for safari?

Rwanda is known for its gorilla trekking experiences, which allow close encounters with endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and other primates. But there is more

Is gorilla trekking dangerous?

Gorilla trekking is very safe – accompanied by an experienced guide and the right attitude, your experience with the mountain gorillas is as safe as

How long is a gorilla trek?

As mentioned before, a gorilla trek usually takes 1 to 8 hours (including the trip to the gorillas, the 1 hour spent with them and

Is gorilla trekking hard in uganda?

Gorilla trekking is relatively difficult, depending on your fitness level. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is also relatively difficult as it involves hiking through dense forests,

How much are rwanda gorilla visits?

The minimum age for tracking gorillas is 15 years. Special offers are currently available for residents of Rwanda and the East African community. Protecting gorillas

How much are rwanda gorilla visits?

The minimum age for tracking gorillas is 15 years. Special offers are currently available for residents of Rwanda and the East African community. Protecting gorillas

Why is gorilla permit so expensive?

Protecting gorillas involves significant investment in research, rangers, and scientists. Some of the money raised from gorilla permits is used to fund activities to protect

How much does a gorilla trek cost?

Protecting gorillas involves significant investments in research, rangers, and scientists. Some of the money raised from gorilla permits is used to fund activities to protect

How difficult is gorilla trek?

Gorilla trekking involves hiking through difficult terrain, dense vegetation, bodies of water, hills and valleys. The activity can be very challenging and exhausting when you

Is gorilla trekking expensive?

In summary, we can say that the cost of gorilla trekking depends on how many days you set aside for the activity. Gorilla permits are

Where is the best gorilla trekking?

These three national parks offer some of the best gorilla watching opportunities, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda. Odzala Kokoua National

What is gorilla trekking like?

Although gorilla trekking is considered one of the most fascinating wildlife experiences, it’s not like a normal game drive or a visit to the local

Is gorilla trekking worth the money?

Do people complain after a gorilla safari? Yes, some could complain about a lodge experience. Others thought the ranger who led them didn’t give them

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Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest

Chimpanzee trekking also starts in the morning and the activity is conducted in groups of a maximum of eight (8) people just as it is with gorilla trekking. These chimps at Nyungwe forest have been and are being habituated which means that they are used to human beings. The Nyungwe forest national park receives a very large number of tourists annually who come to meet face to face and spend time with the chimpanzees – man’s closest living relative observing them as they play. The park is also a good destination where you can add a chimpanzee trekking expedition to your gorilla trek within volcanoes national park without driving long distances.

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Monkey Trekking in Nyungwe

There are 13 primate species that are found in Nyungwe forest, including very occasional sighting of the golden monkeys that have been reported Nyungwe forest is also popular for its large numbers of colobus monkeys, in addition to other species like the grey cheeked Mangabeys and Ruwenzori colobus Monkeys. The colobus monkeys can also be seen in large troops of up to 300 monkeys.

Also as you track these playful colobus monkey groups, you will likely see some other monkeys along the trek. These might include; the L’ Hoest’s monkey, the Owl faced monkeys, Mona monkey and the blue monkeys.

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Hiking Trails in Nyungwe

This national park is also a hiker’s paradise. There are also 13 hiking trails covering over 130 kilometers of the floor of the forest.You can spend a good week  hiking the many trails, explore the ancient rainforest and discover many habitats found in the forest and wildlife living there.

There are shorter private hikes that last from one to eight hours in length and these can be done by anyone in fairly good physical condition. Hiking in Nyungwe Forest offers you a chance to making wildlife ‘discoveries’ within a primal rain forest that will simply amazing may visitors with its fairy tale like appearance, its wildlife, birds, primates, plants, flowers, butterflies and the ancient trees.

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Canopy Walk in Nyungwe

This canopy walk is the first tree top forest canopy walk in the whole of East Africa and the third in all Africa. In case you are coming to Rwanda to trek the mountain gorillas, you can add on some days and include Nyungwe forest Safari on your itinerary and enjoy the canopy walk as part of your safari schedule. This canopy walk is 50 meters above the ground and this can also be dizzying heights for some people. You will see the monkeys move around in the tree tops, the birds that are flying above you and below you and a beautiful view of the huge Nyungwe forest. It’s also an amazing sight. This canopy walk is about 90m long.

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Birding in Nyungwe

Nyungwe Forest has 300 bird species and 27 of them are endemics and are part of the species that are found in the forests of the albertine rift. For example the Grauer’s Warbler which is an albertine rift endemic hat can be found within the mountain swamps like the Kamiranzovou within Nyungwe Forest. you can also find both the Rwenzori Turaco and the large blue Turaco, in addition to different types of sun birds like the purple breasted and the blue headed sun bird commonly found in flowering trees that can be seen during the guided Nyungwe birding Tours.

Irebero Trail

This moderate length trail loops around one of the two highest summits on the Uwinka ridge. It has the highest altitude view- points of any

Muzimu Trail

Muzimu at the remote northeastern Nyungwe. From Gisakura, the drive alone would be a four hour round trip. From the Gisovu trailhead, the Muzimu trail

Ngabwe Trail

Ngabwe or the Eastern edge of Nyungwe National Park Beautiful views The mountain is a convenient hiking or picnic destination for residents and visitors in

Bigugu Trail

Bigugu : The highest summit in the park Hikers who like to take on the highest peaks or biggest challenges will put this mountain on

Kamiranzovu Trail

Kamiranzovu : The Ancient Swamp Kamiranzovu Marsh, Nyungwe National Park’s largest wetland, is an impressive geological formation. With its nearly circular rim of lush, forested

Karamba Trail

Karamba : The Western Birding Trail This easy stroll reaches a 360-degree viewpoint with little physi- cal effort and is the premier bird walk in

Umugote Trail

Umugote trail : South View Distance: 1.3 km, alone, 0.6 km longer than remaining on the upper Umugote TrailI isolated from the rest of the

Umuyove or The Mahogany Trail

This is one of the most popular hikes in Nyungwe. In a relatively short distance you’ll relax by a waterfall, try out the views from

Imbaraga Trail

Imbaraga : Are you up for the challenge? The Imbaraga Trail is one of the premier paths in Nyungwe, but also among it’s toughest. This

Isumo Waterfalls Hike

This trail of great contrasts provides a feast for the senses. Beginning at Nyungwe Forest Lodge, the first half winds through brilliant green tea fields,

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Rwanda Safari Companies

Nyungwe Forest National Park There are quite a number of companies offering tours and safaris to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Please check with these few

Getting There

Traveling to Nyungwe Forest National Park How to get there…… Nyungwe forest national park is located in South western Rwanda, close to the Lake Kivu

Nyungwe Hotels Lodges

Nyungwe Forest National park Where to stay……. So you have decided to go on safari to Rwanda , and on your agenda is a visit