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Chimpanzee & Golden Monkey Tracking in Rwanda

The reason why travelers like Rwanda “The Land of a thousand hills” is because of its Wide scope of Wildlife Primates and Species in its diversity.

Rwanda is located in the Eastern part of the African Continent bordering Tanzania in the East, Uganda “The Pearl of Africa” in the North, Democratic Republic of Congo in the West and Burundi in the South.

It is characterized with flat and hilly areas, Volcanic Mountains, tarmacked and murram roads, Lakes and Rivers, tropical rain forest, Savannah grasslands, Wetlands, Montane, Bamboo forests and some areas covered with Swamps. Rwanda also experiences both dry and wet seasons basing on the change in Climatic conditions.

You can reach there for your Chimpanzee and Golden Monkey tracking by air transport means and land in at Kigali airport.

It depends on the time you arrive but numerous hotels categorized in different levels embodying Budget, mid-range and luxury are available for your overnight stay in Kigali.

Still some of the tourists who come to Africa can take tours in Uganda and thereafter combine it with the visit to Rwanda’s Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Park to see the golden and chimps in the jungle.

Chimpanzee Tracking in Rwanda

Chimpanzees are herbivorous primates mostly black in color and tailless which like feeding on Young bamboo shoot, stem, tree leaves, Sugar canes and fruits like Jack fruit, oranges, Mangoes, Water melon, apples, grapes, Avocados, Cabbages, Sweet bananas and flowers.

These primates are as well characterized with its fore limbs being longer than the lower limbs. Ranked to be the closest primate to human being features, these primates are not like Gorillas which only feed on ground, they both feed on ground and up in the tree branches.

The session of heading into the Jungle in a group searching for these Primates very excited for close encounters is whats referred to as Chimpanzee tracking.

Where to go for Chimps in Rwanda

On a visit to Rwanda for your Chimpanzee tracking Safari, the only place to go is Nyungwe Forest National Park. It,s  home to different Species of habituated Chimpanzee primates that inhabit the tropical rain forest, Savannah and bamboo.

Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park is more than associating with the chimps to several breathtaking sights of different plant life, insects like Butterflies, mammals like Chameleon, Reptiles like Black Cobra, Gabon Viper, Python and different bird species.

Golden Monkey tracking in Rwanda

Golden Monkeys are herbivorous primates, feed on young bamboo shoot, Sugar canes, stem, Maize, fruits like Jack fruits, Oranges, Mangoes, Apples, Lemon, Water melon and more.

Golden monkeys like more of the bamboo trees and are mostly found in places that are covered with bamboo forests. They are black or brownish in color with white strips on their faces.

Similarly Golden Monkeys feed both on ground and up in the tree branches mostly bamboo trees as they like posing on the waving bamboo trees characterized with cool air.

The tracking involves starting a group journey heading into the Jungle in search of these primates very excited and interested to see them swinging in the bamboo trees, feeding, playing, taking photos of them for memories and more.

Where to go for Golden Monkeys in Rwanda

Golden Monkeys like Bamboo forests because its where they get most of what they feed on like young bamboo shoot and stem.

When it comes to Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park is a destination that boasts a huge part of Bamboo forests, therefore its not a surprise being the only park where you can find Golden Monkeys.

Volcanoes National Park popularly known for the peerless Mountain Gorillas. It sprawls the North western part of Rwanda mostly engulfed by tropical rain forest and bamboo forests.

Different bird species as well embrace the lush habitats of Volcanoes National park, this lists it amongst good bird watching sites in Rwanda.

Chimpanzee tracking and Golden Monkey tracking in Nyungwe Forest and Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda costs $90 USD and $100 USD per person respectively.

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