Activities in Nyungwe National Park
Activities in Nyungwe National Park are the best ventures that have been chosen by the park authorities and priced for travelers to book and engage in these activities to explore the park and its attractions. Nyungwe national park is every tourist’s primate destination where they will get to see a number of attractions like 13 primate species including; the vervet monkey, Mona monkey, black and white colobus monkey, silver monkey, Dent’s Monkey, chimpanzees among other primate species. You will also get the chance to see a number of mammal species like the bushbucks, forest elephants among other mammals which can be seen when they participate in the different activities in Nyungwe National Park where you will have rewarding experiences during your Rwanda Safaris.
1. Chimpanzee trekking
Chimpanzee trekking is one of the most rewarding activities in volcanoes national park that tourists can participate in for rewarding experiences during their Rwanda Safaris. The park is a home to over 1000 chimpanzees where you can find two habituated chimpanzee troops for tourists to participate in chimpanzee trekking. Tourists can track the habituated chimpanzee troops where one is found in the Cyamudongo forest of the park and the other habituated troop in Nyungwe forest where you will get to spend one hour with the habituated chimpanzee troop.
Spending time with the chimpanzee will ensure that you have an amazing time during the activity while you get to understand more about the chimpanzees by observing their behaviour for instance their feeding patterns you will get to see how they feed on fruits, they can also be seen eating small insects like caterpillars, termites, edible leaves, you will also get the opportunity to see their grooming patterns, how the adults in each troop grooming the young ones this will offer rewarding experiences. Because you will also get to see a number of other attractions like the different primate species like the vervet monkey, mona monkey, black and white colobus monkey, silver monkey, Dent’s Monkey, bird species like Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe, the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco for rewarding experiences.
Nyungwe national park is characterised by a number of trees which form the Nyungwe Forest which makes Nyungwe Forest the ideal birders destination because of the fact that he park is home to 400 bird species and tourists will get to see over 100 species daily when they visit the park and participate in birding in the park. It should be noted that in the park, you will get to see 25 Albertine rift endemic species, 11 species of the Congo Biome among other bird species. For a tourist interested in birding in Volcanoes National Park, you will get to see different bird species like; Rockefellers’ sunbird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red-throated alethe, the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long-tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola among other the bird species which will make the activity quite memorable these can be seen during the hikes along the different trails in the park like the igishigishigi trail, Irebero trail and the Karamba birding trail for amazing experiences in the park.
Another of the interesting activities in Nyungwe National park is hiking the different trails in order to see a number of rewarding views and attractions in the park. There are a number of trails hidden within the dense vegetation in the park that tourists can hike for rewarding experiences in the park. Some of the rewarding trails in the park include; Bigugu trail which can lead you to different attractions like the bushbucks, olive baboons, chimpanzees, vervet monkey, olive baboon, dent’s monkey, red tailed monkeys, you will also get to see the exceptional views lake kivu among other attractions.
Other trails include the karamba birding trail where you will see a number of bird species like long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola, Kamiranzovu trail which will lead you to the Kamiranzovu swamp where a number of elephants drowned, you will also get to see a number of water birds along the trail like; African King fisher red faced barbet, sooty falcon, Cabanis; bunting, crested barbet, slate-coloured boubou, souza’s shrike, striped pipit denham’s bustard among other attractions in the park.
Other trails in the park include; Muzimu trail, Ngabwe trail, Umugote trail, igishigishigi trail where you will get to see the canopy walkway where you will get to see a number of primate species in the park, numerous bird species among other attractions for memorable Rwanda safaris.
4. Cultural encounters
Cultural encounters are other interesting activities in Nyungwe national park that you can engage in for memorable Rwanda Safaris. There are two villages that tourists can choose to visit namely Kitabi village and the Banda Cultural village which tourists can visit for memorable safaris in Nyungwe National Park. at the villages, you will be taught more about the culture of the Rwandans through crafts whereby tourists will be taught how to make crafts like jewellery, baskets, table mats, doormats, you will be taught how to make local dishes, you will also be entertained with a number of folk songs, plays among other interesting features.