Nyungwe forest park is considered to be among the best of all the reserved mountain rain forests in the whole of Central African region. The park lies in the southwestern parts of Rwanda, bordering with Burundi to the south, Lake Kivu and Democratic Republic of Congo to the west.
This forest was gazetted as a national park was gazetted in 2004 and it covering an area size of 1000km of rain forest with bamboo, grassland and swamps. Since then, this exclusive national park has attracted many tourists who come in for chimpanzee trekking safaris in Rwanda and many other Rwanda safaris. Other travelers can still visit the park sometimes after their Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Rwanda.
Nyungwe forest national park has a big number of wildlife species which have made it a concern for conservation in Africa. The forest is situated in a region in which large scale bio-geographically zones meet and variety of terrestrial biomes provide a great span of micro habitats for many wild species of plants and animals.
The park hosts 13 primate species, 275 bird species, 85 mammals, 1068 plant species, 32 amphibian and 38 reptile species.
The number of endemic wildlife species found in this park is greater than in any other forest in the Albertine Rift Mountains.
This rain forest reaches an altitude of 3000m above sea level and is of particular interest for the presence of the colonies of Chimpanzees and not forgetting having the largest group of Colobus Monkeys in the whole of Africa.. The other primate species in this forest include; Silver monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkey, Golden Monkey, Hamlyn’s monkey, Red tailed Monkey, Olive Baboon, and the grey checked Mangabey.
This national park has got many more tourist activities which can be engaged in by the tourists on Rwanda safaris and these include; the famous canopy walk, guided walking Safaris, golden monkey tracking, chimpanzee trekking and habituation, nature walks, bird watching safaris in Rwanda and many more.
For an amazing and well organized Safari in Rwanda to Nyungwe Forest National park, there is need for a foreign or even native traveler to arrange a safari with a desired tour company in that area, for example Prime Uganda Safaris as they are well conversant with these safari destinations, and can even easily arrange a customized tour around even on short notice.