Tongo Chimpanzees – Congo

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Tongo chimps - Congo

Tongo’s four unique forested hills lie on one of the lava flows from Nyamulagira volcano and is estimated to be 300 years old. This wild forest is home to a small population of chimpanzees who, for generations, have spent their days playing in the trees and hunting for food.Recently habituated to human presence, the chimpanzees can now be observedby visitors in their ancient habitat. Treks begin from a visitor’s center overlooking the Tongo hills with the dramatic Virunga volcanoes lining the horizon. It is a perfect setting to begin a trip into the home of the Tongo chimps.Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness a different species of fascinating apes in their natural environment.