Chimpanzee tracking is one of the main reasons for a trip to Nyungwe Forest National Park. This Park is situated in the southwestern part of Rwanda, part of its area is occupied by the famous Nyungwe Forest. Tracking sessions usually start off at the Gisakura Reception Centre. Tourists meet here with ranger guides as early as 4:30 am in the morning and at 5:00 am you start the drive to the Cyamudongo starting point.
Trackers are usually the first to go and locate where these primates spent their night. They usually trace for the chimp nests, and after they will communicate with the ranger guides via radio calls. After discovering the presence of the Chimpanzees, tourists are allowed to follow their movements in a quiet mode for some time. Within this period of time, you get to observe them as they are feeding, laughing, or playing with colleagues.
These primates also communicate by way of deafening screams, loud hoots, and booming hitting of the tree barks. It’s such a hair-rising moment like no other and so memorable. The habituated group of Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park consists of over sixty individuals giving chance for every tourist to at least sight some of the members. It is always advised to keep your voice at a low tone while in the Jungle, Chimpanzees are very active and always jumping from one tree to another. Be quiet and avoid scaring them, they may hide out. Book a tour to Nyungwe Forest.