Nyungwe Forest National Park


Covering over 1000 square kilometers, Nyungwe is surely 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.

Home to habituated chimpanzees and 12 other primate species (including a 400-strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori Black & White Colobus), it’s also a birder’s paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics, and is home to 75 different species of mammal.

This majestic rainforest is filled with nature and wildlife experiences for you to emerge yourself in. Hiking or even biking the beautiful terrain, tracking 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.

Cultural activities are also available around the forest. Chimpanzee Tracking, Other Primates, Birds, Canopy Walkway, Hiking, Trails, Culture, Community-based tourism, Conservation, Vegetation.

The home of roughly 400 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 tracking is a popular 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 4:00a.m. to succeed in this very challenging activity as chimps are mostly likely to be seen early in the morning.


Nyungwe Forest National Park Safaris

Ultimate Rwanda Safari Adventure10 DAYS
Ultimate Rwanda Safari Adventure

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Best of Rwanda Safari8 DAYS
Best of Rwanda Safari

Volcanoes N.P, Akagera N.P, Nyungwe N.P, Kigali and Lake Kivu

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Primates & Gorilla Tour7 DAYS
Primates & Gorilla Tour

Kigali City, Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest NP, Akagera NP.

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Rwanda Primates Safari6 DAYS
Rwanda Primates Safari

Kigali City, Volcanoes NP, Nyungwe NP, Akagera NP.

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Rwanda Primates & Wildlife Safari5 DAYS
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Kigali City, Butare, Volcanoes NP, Nyungwe Forest NP.

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Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Lake Kivu expedition4 DAYS
Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Lake Kivu expedition

Kigali, Volcanoes National Park, Iby’iwachu Cultural Center, Lake Kivu

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