COLOBUS MONKEYS IN RWANDA
COLOBUS MONKEY TRACKING IN NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK- RWANDA
BLACK AND WHITE COLOBUS MONKEYS
In Rwanda, colobus monkeys are found in nyungwe forest national park (5-8 hours drive from Kigali (the capital city of Rwanda). This is the largest tropical forest in Rwanda and one of the largest in East Africa. The forest host 13 primate species including the rare chimpanzees, olive baboons, ververt monkeys, mona monkey, grey cheeked mangabey, Angola colobus monkey, Blue monkey, Red tailed monkey, L'Hoest monkey, Hamlyn's Monkey, and so on.
However, it should be noted that among the 13 primates, chimpanzee and colobus monkeys are the most liked and thought for by visitors in Nyungwe forest national park. There are large troops of black and white colobus monkeys residing in Nyungwe Forest. These primates often travel in groups of over 300 individuals. It is possible to purchase a permit to trek these animals. Walking through a montane rainforest and being surrounded on all levels by these active and cheeky monkeys is not to be missed.