Nyungwe Forest National Park
The Nyungwe Forest is 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 is famous for Chimpanzee Tracking, the maginificent canopy walk and the Congo nile trail walk. The Nyungwe rainforest is probably the best-preserved montane rainforest in Central Africa. It is located in the watershed between the basin of the river Congo to the west and the basin of the river Nile to the east. From the east side of the Nyungwe forest comes also one of the branches of the Nile sources.
Nyungwe Forest National Park was established in 2004 and covers an area of approximately 970 km2 of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps, and bogs. The nearest town is Cyangugu, 54 km to the west. Mount Bigugu is located within the park borders
Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to 280 species of Birds, 200 plant species, 160 species of orchids and flowering species, 38 reptail species and 32 species of amphibians
Main activities in Nyungwe Forest NPK
Nyungwe forest National Park is home to a population of 400 chimpanzees and this makes an intact chimpanzee population in the area. However, from this populations there only 2 habituated groups namely Uwinka Group and Chamdungo ready for the experience and the would be 3rd group is still under habituation in the northern section of the park
The Nyungwe Forest canopy Walk;
The activity gives visitors a great opportunity to experience the rain forest with in the canopy walk challenge. The Canopy walk way is 70 meters from the ground and 160 meters long, it also has 3 sections with the shortest starting from 25meters, 45meters and 90meters. The canopy walk offers a great view of the Nyungwe forest canopy, monkeys playing and jumping from branch to another, close encounter with array of birds and on a clear day there’s possibility to view lake Kivu