Nyungwe Forest National Park

Short Overview
Located in the south of Rwanda, Nyungwe National Park is a primate playground alive with life. From its iconic chimpanzees to the other primate species such as colobus monkeys and wide-eyed bushbabies, Nyungwe is one of the world's premier places to see primates in their natural habitat. Nyungwe is a fascinating place to explore as well, with activities such as canopy walks (the only one of its kind in East Africa), waterfall walks, cultural tours, and more to occupy inquisitive visitors. The famous Nyungwe Forest Lodge is a particular drawcard, offering both luxury and serenity within the national park. Surrounded by a stunning tea plantation and with all of the luxury trimmings, the lodge is an attraction all of its own.
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Wildlife

Nyungwe is home to no less than 280 different bird species, 26 of which are endemic to the Albertine Rift. You will look for great blue turacos, paradise flycatchers, green pigeons, Ross’ turacos, red-breasted sparrow hawks, handsome francolins and strange weavers, to name just a few. There are a lot of interesting primates living in the park, such as busy babies and sloths, but the most notable of Nyungwe’s inhabitants are the chimpanzees of which at least 500 are currently living in the park.

The chimps are not however the only monkeys of Nyungwe. There are 13 different species in the park, some even endangered. You might meet the Ruwenzori colobus or L’Hoest’s monkeys, Silver monkeys, Golden monkeys, Owl-faced monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, Dent’s Moya monkeys, Crowned monkeys, Vervet monkeys and Olive baboons.

Bird watching

The colourful array of bird species living in Nyungwe will impress everyone, not only the most enthusiastic bird watchers. However, bird watching might be hindered by the thick vegetation sprawling between you and the skies.

 

Chimpanzee tracking

Chimpanzees live in extended communities of about 100 individuals. Families stick together and roam the forest as a group. Chimpanzee tracking is an amusing exercise associated with one particular community of chimps. Other monkeys live in large troops. Following them and observing their peculiar behaviour is a very memorable experience.

What you will need Walking in the forest (especially the rainforest) means steep slopes and muddy ground, so make sure you bring appropriate outfit. Waterproof clothes and good walking shoes are a must.

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SKU
  • RWA1
Destination
  • Rwanda
When to visit?
  • No
Safari Circuit
  • Rwanda safari circuit

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Attractions


  • Waterfall Walk

  • Canopy Walk

  • Bird Watching

  • Nature Walk – 7 different trails

  • Other Primates

  • Chimpanzee tracking

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