Nyungwe National Park

Aside from its small population of chimpanzees, Nyungwe is also home to 12 other primate species, including the endangered L'Hoest's monkey, which is only found in the Albertine Rift. While many tourists come to Nyungwe specifically to go on a gorilla tracking adventure in the dense forest, the park has much more to offer.

There are fifteen pathways for hikers to take in everything that the woods have to offer. There are walks for every level of fitness, from easy strolls to strenuous treks. The incredible diversity of plant species, with over 1,000 recorded and 140 orchids alone, will fascinate botanists. The 322 bird species are a treat for birdwatchers, and they include the elusive Red-collared Babbler and 29 other endemic species to the Albertine Rift. At least 120 kinds of butterflies flit throughout the woodland, adding to its already spectacular biodiversity.
There are more animals than just monkeys and birds in Nyungwe. Seventy-five different types of mammals, such as the cerval cat, mongoose, congo clawless otter, and even the elusive leopard, make their homes in this forest. Hiking the forest's paths could lead to a chance meeting with one of these fantastic beasts.

From the stunning Isumo waterfall to the thrilling Canopy Walk suspension bridge, Nyungwe is full of opportunities for unforgettable experiences. You can see a group of tame Ruwenzori colobus monkeys and listen to the songs of forest-fringe birds in this park, which is surrounded by tea plantations. You'll learn that 70% of Rwanda's water comes from Nyungwe as you tour the area. A spring on Mt. Bigugu is believed to be the distant source of the Nile, the world's longest river, and the ridge of the forest serves as a watershed between the Nile and Congo River systems.

Things to do in Nyungwe National Park

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