Primate Safaris in Rwanda 2022 : Rwanda is known for its perfect safaris that are designed to fit the different taste and preferences of the different types of tourists that are interested in the different activities in the country. Among the most famous safaris in Rwanda include; the Rwanda genocide tour that will give you access to a number of sites like the Kigali genocide memorial museum to understand more about the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the cultural tours that will give you an insight of the tribes in Rwanda, the culture of the people of Rwanda by visiting a number of villages like the Iby’iwacu cultural village, adventure safaris where you will participate in activities like  hiking the Virunga mountains in Rwanda like mount karisimbi hike, mount gahinga hike, mount muhabura hike, mount gahinga hike to explore a number of wildlife along the different slopes and rewarding vies of the twin lakes in Rwanda like lake Ruhondo, lake Burera, lake kivu among other interesting attractions while in the park.

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Among all the safaris in Rwanda, the primate safaris are the most rewarding and among the main reasons why tourists visit the country and this is because of the different primate specie that can be seen like half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas in Africa, the endangered golden monkeys, the chimpanzee trekking, monkey trekking which will give you the chance to see a number of all of these that can be seen when you participate in the primate safaris in Rwanda 2022.

Gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is the most rewarding of the primate safaris 2022 that you should not miss out during gorilla trekking in Africa. The activity is carried out in volcanoes national park along the slopes of the Virunga mountains that can also be seen in Mgahinga national park and Virunga National park where you can also find mount Nyiragongo.  While participating in gorilla trekking in Rwanda, you will come across a number of attractions like numerous bird species like the Albertine endemic, migratory bird species, birds from the guinea Congo biome among other bird species.

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Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes

When you get to the gorilla families, you will spend an hour with them observing the different gorilla features like their social hierarchy for instance the division of labour for instance you will get to see the juveniles in the group grooming one another the duty of the dominant adult male/ the silver back in the group is to protect the infants and the gorilla family at large interesting about the silver back is the fact that he is expected in expanding the gorilla family and this can be done by raiding other groups for members and also mating with the adult females in the group among other interesting features of the primates for an amazing gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda during your primate safaris in Rwanda 2022.

While you visit volcanoes national park in Rwanda you should not miss out on participating in golden monkey trekking which also involving hiking the Virunga mountains to access the habituated chimpanzee troops and observe their behaviour to understand more about the endangered golden monkey troops that are endemic to the Albertine rift in Africa.

Chimpanzee trekking

Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda is quite rewarding for the primate safaris in Rwanda 2022 because of the fact that you will get to see a number of rewarding features of the species in the wild. The chimpanzees are quite playful primates that you will get to spend one hour with observing their behaviour in the wild. Among the different features you will get to observe about the primates include the fact that the females get swelling at their bottoms which signify that they are ready to mate with the males in the group, you will get to see how they harvest fruit, how they swing from one tree branch to another, you will have the opportunity to watch the adult females in the group breast feeding their infants among other interesting features of the primates. It should be noted that Nyungwe national park is one of the most rewarding national parks in Rwanda that should not only be visited for chimpanzee trekking because there are a number of attractions that ca be seen when you participate in a number of activities in Nyungwe national park like the canopy walk, you can also hike a number of trails in Nyungwe national park like the Isumo waterfalls hike, you can also participate in monkey trekking in Nyungwe national park which will give you the chance to watch a  number of monkey species in the park like; Hamlyn’s monkey, vervet monkey, black and white colobus monkey, Mona monkey, dent’s monkey,  you can also get to see a number of bird species making the park among the best spots for birding in Rwanda.

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Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Dian Fossey hike

You cannot participate in the primate safaris in Rwanda 2022 and fail to participate in dian Fossey hike to understand more about the works of the American primatologist who was able to make gorilla trekking in Africa quite possible. Dian Fossey introduced gorilla habituation which involves training the gorillas to get accustomed to human presence and for tourists interested in the activity, they can take part in gorilla habituation in Uganda. During her time in Rwanda, dian Fossey established the karisoke research station where she carried out research on the mountain gorilla in Africa, she was also able to decrease gorilla poaching in Rwanda unfortunately she was found dead in her cabin and was buried at the gorilla cemetery where they buried her gorilla friends that were killed by poachers.

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