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Visit Primates In Nyungwe National Park Tour

Country: Rwanda
City: Nyungwe
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Eco Experience

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Visit Primates in Nyungwe National Park

Of the large mammals, primates are the most visible, with 13 recorded species. Of particular interest are the Angola colobus - delightfully acrobatic arboreal monkeys which move in troops of several hundred - and an estimated 500 chimpanzees. Other primates one might encounter are blue monkey, silver monkey, velvet monkey, olive baboon, grey-cheeked mangabey and red-tailed monkey.

Primate species

· Common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)

· Adolf Friedrich's Angola Colobus (Colobus angolensis ruwenzori)

· L'Hoest's Monkey (Cercopithecus l'hoesti)

· Silver Monkey (Cercopithecus doggetti)

· Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus kandti)

· Hamlyn's Monkey (Cercopithecus hamlyni)

· Red-tailed Monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius)

· Dent's Mona Monkey (Cercopithecus denti)

· Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)

· Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)

· Grey-cheeked Mangabey (Lophocebus albigena)

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