Nyungwe Forest National Park

NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

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Nyungwe forest national park is situated in the western part of Rwanda, Nyungwe national park is characterized as one of the world’s most adorable and pristine tropical rain- forests that are dominated by a series of mountains. 

 

Nyungwe forest national park offers panoramic views of Lake Kivu and the Virunga-chained mountain ranges on a clear day. Nyungwe national park forest has extensive well-maintained walking or hiking trails to the viewing points and waterfalls. Nyungwe national park's prime tourism activities include chimp trekking, canopy walk, bird watching, and colobus monkey trekking.

 

Nyungwe forest national park harbors over 75 different species of mammals, Chimpanzee tracking is the main tourist attraction in nyungwe forest national park which happens daily. Nyungwe forest national park accommodates other troops of about 300 colobus monkeys.

 

Nyungwe forest national park offers about 300 bird species,27 Albertine rift endemics, with 16 endemics and 121 forest species. Nyungwe forest national park bird species include; Chestnut Owlet, great blue &Ruwenzori Turacos, Olive & Elliot’s Woodpeckers, White-headed Wood-hoopoe, the remarkable Red-collared Babbler Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Stripe-breasted Tit, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Doherty’s Bush-Shrike White-bellied Robin-Chat, Handsome Francolin Mountain Masked, Black-faced, Chapin’s Flycatcher, White-tailed Blue-flycatcher Chestnut-throated Purple-breasted and Regal Sun-birds, Collared Apalis, Rwenzori Batis, and Neumann’s Short-tailed Warbler among others.

 

Nyungwe forest national park offers two wild chimpanzee communities being habituated for chimpanzee tracking. One of the chimpanzee groups is at the Cyamudongo sector of Nyungwe forest and the chimpanzee group is found in the Uwinka area of Nyungwe forest. Nyungwe forest national park harbors about 400 chimpanzees. 

 

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