Nyungwe Forest National Park

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NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK RWANDA

Nyungwe Forest National Park is located to the south west of Rwanda bordering Burundi to the South and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West. This great montane forest is within the watershed between the River Nile basin to the east and River Congo basin to the west.  It actually forms one of the remote sources of River Nile. Established in the year 2004, Nyungwe Forest National Park stretches to cover a geographical spread of 970km2 comprising of well conserved rain forest, grassland, bamboo, bogs and swamps. The closest town to Nyungwe Forest National Park is Cyangungu which is 54km to the west of the park.  Mount Bigugu marks the highest point in the park rising to 2950m above sea level. Nyungwe Forest National Park features a great diversity of wildlife species that qualify it as conservation priority on the African continent. It is positioned at the convergence of various bio-geographical zones and the range of terrestrial biomes facilitates the survival of diverse plant and animal species.

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Rwanda Safari Attractions in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Birds as a Rwanda Safari Attraction in Nyungwe Forest National Park

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Nyungwe Forest National Park is a declared Important Bird Area by the Bird life International

Chimpanzees as a Rwanda Safari Attraction in Nyungwe Forest National Park

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Chimpanzees also known as Chimps together with the Bonobos are the two species of Pan Genus

Other Primate Species as Rwanda Safari Attraction in Nyungwe Forest National Park

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Besides Chimpanzees, there are other twelve (12) species of Primates in Nyungwe Forest

Flora as a Rwanda Safari attraction in Nyungwe Forest National Park

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Nyungwe Forest stands as the largest montane forest in the region of East Africa with more than

Rwanda Safari Activities in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Chimpanzee trekking as a Rwanda Safari Activity in Nyungwe National Park

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Chimpanzees are listed among the thirteen (13) species of primate thriving in Nyungwe National Park.

Bird Watching as a Rwanda Safari Activity in Nyungwe National Park

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Nyungwe Forest National Park with 275 species of birds presents ideal birding encounters for the

Colobus Monkey tracking as a Rwanda Safari Activity in Nyungwe National Park

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With the largest troop of Black and White colobus monkey on the continent of Africa

Canopy walk as a Rwanda Safari Activity in Nyungwe National Park

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Nyungwe Canopy walk recorded to be the first of its stature in East Africa and the third on the continent of Africa

Rwanda Safari Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Nyungwe Forest Lodge stands as a top notch luxury lodge surrounded by Gisakura tea estate

Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Nyungwe Top View Hotel is a midrange lodge located the top of the hills on the margin

Gisakura Guesthouse

Gisakura Guest House is a budget lodge located at 2km from the Rwanda Safari destination

Uwinka visitor center

Two (2) campsites exist at Uwinka visitor centre and these have showers, tents along with toilet