To the south west of the land of a thousand hills, the Rwanda Safari tour of Nyungwe Forest National Park is one of the remarkable sites whose greatness dates far back to the ancient times as it is known to have survived the Last ice age.
Nyungwe Forest National Park stand as a
moist montane forest one of the largest and well conserved montane
forest covers in Central Africa supporting amazing populations of
biodiversity including the 13 primate species that include; common
chimpanzees, the largest grouping of Black and white colobus monkeys in
Africa, L’hoest’s monkey, Golden Monkey, Silver Monkey, Red Tailed
Monkey, Hamlyn’s Monkey, Olive Baboon, Vervet Monkey, Grey Cheeked
Mangabey and Dent’s Mona Monkey among others that make the park very
exciting to visit while on Primate Safaris in Rwanda.
Primates, Nyungwe Forest National Park is a rich haven for lush flora
including 1068 species of plants including the beautiful Orchids which
make the nature walks along the established forest trails very exciting
to undertake. The forest features a range of thirteen (13) trails
taking various directions of the forest and offering a close touch with
the wilderness than ever before.
For birders, Nyungwe stands above
the ordinary! With 275 species of birds, Nyungwe Forest is listed as an
Important Bird Area with 26 Albertine rift endemic species including
Rwenzori Turacos, Grauer’s Rush Warbler and Shelley crimsonwing among
others making it an ideal micro-destination for birding safari tours in Rwanda.
dense forest cover perched on the hillsides of Rwanda cannot offer
something very adventurous and exciting more than the famous Nyungwe
canopy walk. At over 50m Above from the ground and 90m in length, the
canopy walk departing at Uwinka visitor center offers remarkable views
of the forest canopy, the butter fly species, primate species, bird
species and the sights of deep gorges below.
Exploring Nyungwe Forest National Park can be done as customized trip or as an extension of a Rwanda gorilla Safari from Volcanoes National Park.