Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe Forest National Park is located in the South West corner of Rwanda, Nyungwe National Park is an untouched natural rainforest that is filled with exciting biodiversity.
Covering over 1000 square kilomtres, Nyungwe is among one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine mountain rainforests. It’s believed to be one of Africa’s oldest forests, staying green even through the Ice Age, which explains its diversity.
The Park is a home to habituated chimpanzees and 12 other primates species (including a 450-strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori Black & White Colobus), it’s also a birder’s sight with over 300 species, forexample 16 endemics, and is home to 75 different species of mammal.
Offers at Nyungwe National Park.
This majestic rainforest is filled with nature and wildlife experiences for you to emerge yourself in. Hiking or even biking the beautiful terrain, trekking the famous chimpanzees, experiencing the canopy walk, witnessing beautiful birds, relaxing by waterfalls are just a glimpse of activities that Nyungwe offers.
Sounds and views collaborate to create a one-of-a-kind wildlife experience. Exploring through the forest, travellers will witness the lush green mountains and cooling mist in a landscape that won’t be soon forgotten.
Activities done at Nyungwe National Park.
- Cultural activities are also available around the forest.
- Chimpanzee Tracking
- Canopy Walkway
- Hiking Trails
- Community-based tourism
The home of roughly 470 species of chimpanzees, Nyungwe is home to one of East Africa’s last intact populations and boasts two wild chimp communities that welcome guests (one in Cyamdungo and other around Uwinka). Thus, it’s not surprising that chimpanzee trekking is a most done activity in Nyungwe (especially when the park’s trees are in full bloom during the summer) as well-trained guides often lead visitors through the park’s forests. And while actually viewing chimpanzees is not guaranteed, you’ll enjoy learning about these creatures and their natural habitats from your guides. But you’ll probably have to get up around four a.m. to succeed in this very challenging activity as chimps are mostly likely to be seen early in the morning.
Getting to Nyungwe National Park .
Accessing Nyungwe national park can be possible by the use of public transport or bus from Kigali city center (Nyabigogo Park) OR a Flight from Kigali International Airport to kamembe International Airport and it actually take you 30 mintues . here the buses pass via Ruzizi to connect to Winka traveler’s center then to the park. Using a bus is somehow tiresome and it takes longer to reach the park about (7-8 hours).