Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest starts off from three reception centers, that’s Uwinka, Kitabi and Gisakura where the tourists meet the park rangers and the tourists are also expected to be at the reception as early as 4: 30am and by 5 am, you drive to the starting point of the trek into the forest. Since the chimps nest each and every night, there are the trackers who go ahead of the trekking group of finding them and communicate with the ranger guides. The tourists spend only 1 hour with the chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest National park and get to observe them so closely going about their own lives and see the human-like features and behavior that makes them our closest relatives with 98.7 % DNA. The chimps also communicate by way of deafening screams, the loud hoots and booming hitting of the tree barks and the buttress. It’s such a hair-raising moment like no other and so memorable.
During different trip one should carry his/her travel documents like National Identity card or Passport.
Permits must be booked and paid at least two days before to easy management and bookings of most visited sites,
At Nyungwe Forest, one shall carry his/her own hiking shoes and rainy coats unless you want to pay for them at the site.