WHAT CAN I DO IN NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
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 chimpanzee trekking, canopy walks, 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 and happens daily. Nyungwe Forest National Park accommodates another troop of about 300 colobus monkeys.
Nyungwe forest national park offers about 300 bird species, 27 Albertine Rift endemics, 16 African endemics, and 121 forest species. Nyungwe forest national park bird species include the Chestnut Owlet, Great Blue and Ruwenzori Turacos, Olive and Elliot’s Woodpeckers, White-headed Wood-hoopoe, the remarkable Red-collared Babbler Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Stripe-breasted Tit, Archer’s Robin-Chat, and 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 Sunbirds, Collared Apalis, Rwenzori Batis, and Neumann’s Short-tailed Warbler, among others
Nyungwe forest national park offers two wild chimpanzee communities that are habituated for chimpanzee tracking. One of the chimpanzee groups is in the Cyamudongo sector of Nyungwe forest, and the other is in the Uwinka area of Nyungwe forest. Nyungwe Forest National Park harbors about 400 chimpanzees.