Nyungwe National Park

Primates and Birds in Nyungwe National Park

Chimpanzee Tracking in Rwanda

Nyungwe National Park is the largest Mountain forest in East and Central Africa, located in South Western Part of Rwanda, about 5 hours drive from Kigali, the Capital city of Rwanda near DR Boarder. Nyungwe National Park has the highest concentration of primates in Africa with about 13 species recorded which include Chimpanzees, Black and white colobus Monkeys, Red Tailed Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Golden Monkeys, Mangabeys and Olive Baboons among others. Only Chimpanzees and Black & white Colobus Monkeys have been habituated for tourism activities. The other species are still in the wild. Nyungwe National Park has over 300 bird species, some of which are not found anywhere in Africa.

Tourism Activities in Nyungwe National Park

Chimpanzee tracking is the main tourist activity in Nyungwe national park with 2 Chimpanzee groups habituated. There is also Black and White Colobus Monkey groups, very large with individuals between 400 and 500. Bird watching is also conducted in Nyungwe National Park. There are professional bird watching guides to take you around the park in search for different bird species. We also have canopy walking adventure, so adventurous and offers a life time experience. There are guided forest walks through different trails, tea harvesting and many more.

Accommodation around Nyungwe National Park

Nyungwe Forest Lodge - Room
Nyungwe Forest Lodge – Room

Nyungwe Forest Lodge, the only 5 star lodge around Nyungwe national park. There is also Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel, Gisakura Guest House and Peace Guest House. They all offer good services to tourists depending on your budget. Accommodation is available to all travelers, whether you are on tight budget, mid range or high-end traveler!

Access to Nyungwe National Park

By Road: There are Buses from Kigali daily. However, most tourists visit Nyungwe National park in private safari vehicles with professional tour guides. Its is a 5 hours drive from Kigali. Other areas of Interest while on your way to Nyungwe National park include Nyanza Kings’ palace, Rwanda National Museum of Huye (Butare) and Murambi Genocide memorial museum among others.


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