Gishwati Mukura National Park
Discover Gishwati Mukura National Park
Gishwati is home to a group of 20 chimpanzees which live alongside golden monkeys, L’Hoest’s and Blue Monkeys. Birds are well represented too, 232 species have been seen at Gishwati and 163 at Mukura, among them Albertine Rift Endemic species and forest specialists.
The park is currently part of an ambitious landscape restoration program. Activities in the park are due to begin in 2019 and include a guided nature hike, guided chimp and monkey tracking, bird watching and a visit to the waterfalls.
Between its five primate species and 84 confirmed bird species, Gishwati-Mukura National Park promises a surprising and formidable wildlife experience in the heart of Rwanda. Rwanda Chimpanzee tracking and guided scenic nature walks through its rich canopies open up a domain of primary, degraded, and regenerating forests and a fascinating story behind the impressive conservation efforts still at stake.
Gishwati Mukura National Park has a unique story, biodiversity, and climate, though the newest, smallest, and unknown. It seats on approximately 35sqkm of land, with a wide range of rare wildlife species.
The main attraction in Gishwati Mukura National Park is the Africa chimpanzees and other primates like l’Hoest’s monkey, golden monkey and blue monkey that are endemic to the Albertine Rift. Other common animals include; tree hyrax and black-fronted duiker.
Gishwati Mukura National Park is also home to over 395 bird species with 232 species in Gishwati and 163 in mukura forest that which makes bird watching promising. It also has over 14 Albertine Rift endemics specials and forest specialists including Rwenzori turaco and red-throated alethe which makes its bird watching promising.
Located on the ridge that divides the Nile and congo water catchment areas, along the biodiverse albertine rift valley, the park is said to consist of 60 species of trees with indigenous hardwoods and bamboos that favour animal and bird life in the park.