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Nyungwe forest national park in Rwanda.


Experience the best safari at Nyungwe forest national park.

Having the best experience that is worthy your money is something one can never get rid of and also not forget. This can be got when one chooses the right tourism destination. The Republic of Rwanda has a got a numerous safari destination including national parks, museums, lakes, rivers and others. When looking through a bucket list of these attractions, your eyes should not miss out the jungle of Nyungwe forest National park.

Nyungwe forest is the best-preserved montane rainforest in Central Africa located in southwestern Rwanda on the border with Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. The park has got a number of attractions including chimpanzees as the main attraction, bird species, mammals, butterfly species and so many others. Nyungwe forest national park was established in 2004 covering an area of approximately 970km2. The rainforest gives one memorable and photogenic moments when he or she take part in the activities at the national park including;

Primate tracking

The top done activity at the national park is primate tracking where the traveler gets a chance to experience more about the life of the chimpanzees like the feeding habits, and also allowed to take pictures with them. The park consists of about 13 primate species including the chimpanzees, l’hoest’s monkey, silver monkey, golden monkey, red-tailed monkey, olive baboon, Ruwenzori colobus, and grey-cheeked mangabey.

These playful primates like chimpanzees are such an amazing story to talk about since the traveler is allowed to spend some special time with them. The park has got two chimpanzee habituated groups where the small one has 30 chimpanzees tracked in Cyamudongo forest and the big one has about 60 chimpanzees.

Bird watching

View a variety of different colorful and beautiful bird species as you enjoy their song like sounds in their habitat- Nyungwe rainforest. The National park consists of about 275 bird species including red-collared babbler and different others.

Nature walks

Enjoy the guided nature walks and hikes through the rainforest of Nyungwe and sight the different tree species since it is categorized with about 1,068 plant species, 200 tree species, 248 species of orchids and others. During the walk, the traveler is also going to see the different butterfly species in the forest.

Wildlife viewing

Since the park contains about 85 mammal species, enjoy sighting different wildlife like cerval cat, mongoose, leopard, Congo clawless otter and different others. Most of the animals in the park are restricted ranges which can only be found in the Albertine Rift montane forest.

How to access the national park

The distance from the capital of Rwanda- Kigali to Nyungwe forest national park is about 230km making it a 5hours drive. Along the way have a chance to sight others attractions like Nyanza King’s palace at Nyabisindu where you will look at the craft shops, national museum, Gikongoro genocide memorial center and others. The park can be reached using the different types of transport like air and road transports. Special cars can be hired from the tour operators, buses, and also other public and personal cars. Also, those who need to reach the park in a short time can use air transport means like aircrafts hat is RwandAir which organize chatter flights.

Accommodations in Nyungwe forest national park.

Nyungwe forest national park has a bucket list of accommodation facilities matching every one’s budget structure ranging from budget, mid-range and luxury rooms. Among the accommodations include Nyungwe forest lodge, Gisakura family hostel, Nyungwe Top view hill hotel, One and Only Nyungwe house and others.

Visit the park when ready for all activities especially chimpanzee trekking by carrying items like boots, binoculars, walking sticks, water and also some snacks so that you make the journey more enjoyable.





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