Nyungwe Forest National park
With roughly 400 individuals, Nyungwe Forest Naational park became the leading park with the largest population of chimpanzee in Rwanda and chimpanzee trekking is the main activity done in Nyungwe forest national park. On the actual date of trekking the chimpanzees, travelers are transferred to any of the three starting points of Uwinka, Gisakura and Katabi where they will attend the highlights about the trekking Dos and Don’ts before heading into the forest to track the chimpanzees as opposing to the mountain gorillas, chimpanzees are trekked at a low cost of USD60 and this makes it a must do while on your Rwanda adventures.
When you meet the chimpanzees treat their babies and feeding habits all just like humans do which makes them the exciting animals for one to spend time with.
All travelers must have a valid trekking permit as this is the only pass to see and interact with the great animals for an hour. And travelers are reminded to keep a distance of about 1meters away from the chimpanzees.
Nyungwe forest national park has an amiable climate that makes it ideal for your safari activities in the park during the dry season. Since the forest lies at height of 1600-2000 meters above sea-level.
It has temperature and a cool climate that travelers truly find sweet.
Rwanda, being situated on higher altitude, collalerated with a latitude just two degrees south of the equator, makes for particularly ample tropical conditions. daytime high temperatures typically range between 25 ºc -27 ºc (77f to 81f) dgrees, and the nights are cooler and temperature typically drift around a minimum of 13-5 ºc (56f) and uncommonly higher than 16 ºc (61f).
Therefore, the best time to visit Nyungwe forest national park i9s from May-September and December-February.
Akagera Aviation offers charter helicopter transfers to Nyungwe forest national park and they land direct at the one and only Nyungwe house though those who use Rwanda Air will land in Kamembe Airport in Rusizi which is an hour drive to this park headquarters.
From Kigali through Muhanga-Huye Nyungwe forest national park is situated south of the country around 200 km which is 124 miles from Rwandan capital city Kigali via Muhanga and king’s palace in Nyaza then continue to Butare from Butare then connect to the park through the hilly roads before arriving at the park headquarters situated in Gisekura.
From Huye (Butare) since many tourists tend to stay for an overnight in Huye aiming to do activities on their way to the forest, we highy advise the direct trip can be stressing from Rusizi or Kamembe airport.
Nyungwe forest is 55km/34 miles from Rusizi and the drive takes about an hour for clients flying to the park, occasionally, Nyungwe forest is visit as part of a 4×4 tour around the Rwanda with a driver guide.
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