Nyungwe National Park
Discover Nyungwe National Park
Chimpanzee tracking is one of the the main activities at Nyungwe National Park. You will see chimpanzees face to face interacting with each other, playing, feeding, swinging from tree to tree and many more. Chimpanzees in Nyungwe national park make the park to be the wonder of the world because the activity is very exceptional.
Nyungwe National Park is also home to different primate species, for instance, the different monkey species like the Mona monkey, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkey, vervet monkey, Rwenzori Colobus, L’ Hoest’s monkeys, silver monkey, golden monkey, the owl-faced monkey, Dent’s monkey, the olive baboon, grey-cheeked Mangabey, bush baby and also the dominant primate species the chimpanzees, that you can visit at any time of the year.
The Birding experience is another of the Reasons why Nyungwe Forest is Famous. Nyungwe national park is home to a variety of bird species. It has different 300 species of birds. The park holds a status of bird watchers in East Africa. It has an exciting view, giving the birders an excitement to see a number of bird species. The roads of 1.5km in the east of Imabaraga, Uwinka, Umuyive, and Kamiranzovu are the Nyungwe Forest Trails that are recommended for bird lovers."
One of the oldest rainforests in Africa, Nyungwe is rich in biodiversity and spectacularly beautiful. The mountainous region is teaming with wildlife, including a small population of chimpanzees as well as 12 other species of primate, including the L’Hoest’s monkey endemic to the Albertine Rift.
With 15 trails, some of which are detailed here, along with various other activities, visitors can choose to sample the delights of the forest or indulge themselves for a week or more in one of Africa’s most stunning forests. Primate tracking tops most visitor’s list, but it’s worth lingering a little longer for those with time to relax and take in the primal atmosphere.
Botanists will marvel at the 1,068 plant species and 140 orchids. The birdwatching is among the best in Africa with 322 birds species including Red-collared Babbler and 29 other Albertine Rift Endemic species. Butterflies are also a common sight, with at least 120 species.