Thousands of visitors come to Rwanda to view the world famous mountain gorillas, however deep in Rwanda’s forests lie over 13 species of primates. These include the striking Golden Monkeys in Volcanoes National Park, hundreds of lively Angolan Colobus Monkeys in Nyungwe National Park, and families of Baboons which can be found strolling leisurely through the savannah of Akagera National Park.

Nyungwe is a fascinating destination for primate lovers where an estimated 500 Chimpanzees can be found as well as the silver monkey and vervet monkey, the olive baboon, L’Hoest’s monkey, grey-cheeked mangabeys and the red-tailed monkey.

*Links to Plan Your Trip and to Primate photo gallery.