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Monkey Tracking in Nyungwe Forest

Colobus Monkey Tracking in Nyungwe National Park

Another interesting Rwanda safari activity in Nyungwe is tracking the Rwenzori colobus monkeys.

While they may not be as charismatic as chimps, colobi monkeys are extremely social primates that form enormous group sizes.

Large troops of these delightful acrobatic monkeys, sometimes numbering in the hundreds, use tree branches as trampolines to spring up to 15 meters through towering forest openings providing one the most spectacular sights to the visitor on wildlife safaris in Rwanda.

There are two semi-habituated troops in the park. Curious animals by nature, Rwenzori colobus in Nyungwe seem to almost revel in their playful interactions with human visitors.

Trekkers can find the colobus monkey troop in an hour or more. There is a smaller, and often more accessible troop, of around 50 individuals near the tea plantation of Gisura.

Reporting times at Visitor Information/registration for Colobus Monkey Treks with Guides is 7 am in the morning.

A maximum number of ten (10) people are permitted per colobus monkey Trekking group per day. The minimum age for colobus monkey tracking in Nyungwe Park is 12 years.

Monkey Tracking fees in Nyungwe National Park

Visitor categoryFees (per person)
·         Foreign non-resident·         US$60
·         Foreign resident·         US$40
·         Rwanda citizens

·         East African Citizen

·         East Africa Foreign Resident:


·         UGX5000

·         US$10

·         US$ 40

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