Nyungwe National Park
Nyungwe National Park is located in Southwestern Rwanda, extending over 1,000 square kilometers. It is the largest Afro-montane forest in East and Central Africa and one of the most ancient and dates back to before the last Ice Age. The park altitude ranges from 1600m to 2950m above sea level, with temperatures ranging between 0°C and 30°C.
Nyungwe also hosts 13 species of primates, including chimpanzees and large groups of the handsome Black and White Angolan colobus monkeys. Nyungwe is also home to habituated primate species such as Mangabeys and the Blue Monkeys. Several large mammals inhabit the forest including golden cats, bush pigs and the black fronted duiker. Nyungwe is one of the most important ornithological sites in Rwanda, inhabited by almost 300 bird species, of which half a dozen are restricted to a handful of montane forests on the Albertine rift. The avian highlight of Nyungwe is the Blue Turaco – a coloured bird with a curved bill with a call that is unforgettable.
What to Do:
Track Chimpanzees and other primates
Take a nature / forest walkHike to the water falls
Take a canopy walk, the first of its king in East Africa
Visit the local communities learning the ways of lives
Vissit the tea plantations