Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda is a lush rainforest covering the hills of the country’s southwest region. It is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, including over 300 species of birds and 13 species of primates, making it a popular destination for nature lovers and adventurers.
Located in South West Rwanda on the boarder with Burundi, Nyungwe Forest is one of the best preserved montane rainforests in Central Africa and home to the source of the Nile.
This precious forest is home to a diverse range of animal species including 13 primate species, 310 bird species, 85 mammals, 32 amphibian, 38 reptile and over 1,000 plants. There are a large number of endemic species making a visit here really special and the conservation of this remarkable forest a priority.
The fertile volcanic soil is excellent for growing tea, and you will see lush, green, rolling tea plantations in glades in the forest, these plantations provide a valuable income for local communities.
Enjoy walking, game drives, mountain biking and chimpanzee trekking; there are around 400 individual chimps, and two family groups are habituated. The forest also hosts black and white colobus monkey with one semi-habituated group of over 200 individuals, making Nyungwe one of the best places to observe these strikingly beautiful primates.