Rwanda chimpanzee trekking permits: Chimpanzee trekking permits are legal cards or documents that are issued by Rwanda Development Board (RDB) a government body in charge of tourism in Rwanda to all visitors above the age of 15 years allowing them to visit habituated chimpanzee families and spend one hour with them in their natural environment. Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda is done in Nyungwe forest national park and it’s among the top safari activities in Rwanda that attracts many tourists after gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park.
Cost of Rwanda chimpanzee trekking permits
Chimpanzee trekking permits in Nyungwe forest national park cost 150 USD per person for foreign non residents, 75 USD per person for foreign residents and 25 USD per person for East African citizens. the chimpanzee trekking permit rates include guide fee and exclude park entrance fee which costs 100 USD per person for foreign non residents spending one night in the park, 60 USD per person for foreign residents spending and 10 USD per person for East African citizens.
Visitors spending two nights in the park will be charged 150 USD per person for foreign non residents park entrance fee, 90 USD per person for foreign residents and 15 USD per person for East African citizens while visitors spending three nights in the park will be charged 200 USD per person for foreign non residents park entrance fee, 120 USD per person for foreign residents and 20 USD per person for East African citizens.
How to book Rwanda chimpanzee trekking permits
Chimpanzee trekking permits in Nyungwe forest national park Rwanda can either be booked through Rwanda Development Board where you will contact the offices in Kigali through email or telephone call. Chimpanzee trekking permits in Rwanda can also be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact us with the date, month and year when you wish to visit the chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest national park. After contacting us we will check for permit availability and if there are permits available on your preferred dates, you will be asked to make a deposit. Once the payment has been made, we will be able to purchase the permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.
Booking chimpanzee trekking permits in Nyungwe forest national park via Achieve Global Safaris is however the best option to use in that we will save you the hustle and also organize your entire chimpanzee trekking safari which involves transportation to Nyungwe forest national park, accommodation where you will be staying during the safari, full time English speaking driver guide, organize other activities to engage in during your safari such as canopy walk, bird watching, guided nature walks, and other destinations to combine with Nyungwe forest national park.
Chimpanzee trekking experience in Rwanda
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park starts very early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing, you will start trekking in the forest with an experienced park guide and park rangers in search of the habituated chimpanzees. Trekking of chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest national park takes about 2 hours to 5 hours depending on where the chimpanzees are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking, you will be able to view other wildlife species and once the chimpanzees are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their habitat which gives you an opportunity to learn more about the chimpanzees, watch them carry out their activities like playing in trees, feeding, fighting, mating, breastfeeding young ones, resting, take pictures and record videos to show people back home after the safari.
Best time to go chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park can be done anytime throughout the year though the best period is during the dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February because during time there is less rainfall in the national park therefore chimpanzee trekking trails will be dry and passable which makes trekking easy compared to the rainy season when the trails are muddy and slippery which makes chimpanzee trekking difficult.
For more information about Rwanda chimpanzee trekking permits, do not hesitate to contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website to book a chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe forest national park.