Nyungwe Forest National Park

A hiker’s paradise

Located in southwestern Rwanda at the border with Burundi, to the south, and Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, The Nyungwe Forest National Park protects East Africa’s largest tract of montane rainforest in Eastern Africa. One of the oldest rainforests in Africa, the forest is rich in biodiversity and spectacularly beautiful.

The forest has a wide diversity of animal species, making it a priority for conservation in Africa. The mountainous region is teaming with wildlife, including a small population of chimpanzees as well as 12 other primate species, including the L’Hoest’s monkey endemic to the Albertine Rift and the acrobatic Ruwenzori colobus. A host to a wide variety of birdlife, the forest also has 300 bird species and 27 of them are endemics and are part of the species that are found in the forests of the Albertine Rift.

A hiker’s paradise, the main attraction for most visitors is the opportunity to track a habituated group of chimpanzees.  With 15 trails, visitors can choose to sample the delights of the forest or spend a good week or more exploring the ancient rainforest and discovering many habitats found in it.

Contact us on how you can incorporate hiking in Nyungwe Forest into your safari itinerary.