WHAT CAN I DO IN NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK-RWANDA
Nyungwe Forest National Park is the largest Afro-montane forest situated in southwestern Rwanda, towards the Burundi border, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and bordering Lake Kivu in the south. Nyungwe Forest National Park is known for its biodiversity, which comprises over 200 orchids, 1050 plant species, 120 butterfly species, 310 bird species, 29 Albertine rift endemics, and 85 mammals, including 13 primates such as chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, and blue monkeys, among others.
Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park involves a traveler’s movement into the forest on foot while searching for habituated chimpanzee families in their natural habitat. Nyungwe Forest chimpanzee tracking kicks off with an early morning briefing about the rules and regulations of tracking chimpanzees at the park headquarters, where you are allocated to a habituated chimpanzee family.
The canopy walk at Nyungwe Forest National Park is an adventurous activity that starts from the Uwinka visitors center and takes at most 2 hours at 90 meters long and 60 meters above sea level. During the canopy walk, visitors always get an opportunity to enjoy the view of the Nyungwe forest. Primate species that can be spotted include black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, blue monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, more than 310 bird species, and tree species, among others.
Colobus monkey trekking is an incredibly adventurous activity in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Nyungwe Forest National Park harbors over 300 colobus monkeys, and tracking begins with a morning briefing at the park headquarters.
Nyungwe forest national park harbors more than 310 bird species, which include the 29 Albertine Rift endemic species, migratory birds, and forest bird species that make Nyungwe a birder’s haven. Nyungwe has well-constructed trails for bird watching, Nyungwe birding experience trails include Gisakura trail, Karamba trail, Bigungu Trail, and Kamiranzovu Trail.