Nyungwe National Park

This 1000 km². jungle in the south of Rwanda is the largest and most ancient Afro-Montane forest remaining in the East & Central Africa, dating back to the last ice age.

One of Africa’s best kept secrets, the forest is interspersed with well marked and maintained trails and boasts 13 rare primate species, the world’s largest ever recorded arboreal troop of black/white colobus monkeys, over 300 species of birds and 100 types of orchid. Nyungwe Forest and chimpanzee tracking is the ideal compliment to any gorilla safari.


Largest montane rain forest remaining in Africa

Mt. Bigugu (2925M)

Kamiranzovu marsh (13 Km2)

In the vicinity Cyamudongo community forest with resident population of Chimpanzees.

260 species of trees and shrubs

Over 100 species of orchids and giant lobelias

13 recorded species of primates (25% of Africa’s total) including chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), Ruwenzori colobus (Colbus angeolensis ruwenzori) l’Hoest’s monkey (Cercopithecus l’hoesti), silver monkey (C.mitis doggetti), golden monkey (C.mitis kandti), owl-faced monkey (C.hamlyni), red-tailed monkey (C.ascdanius), Den’t mona monkey (C.mona denti), vervet monkey (C.aetiops), olive baboon (papio anubis), grey-cheeked mangabey (Cercocebus albigena) and three species of bushbaby

Leopard, golden cat, serval cat, side stripped jackal, Genet, African civet, slender and marsh mongoose represents the carnivores

Other mammals include three species of duikers, two species of flying squirrels, tree hyrax and Congo clawless otter

120 species of butterflies

Reptiles including three species of horned chameleons

Activities include:

Bird walks

Primate trekking

Excursions to Kamiranzovu Marsh

Excursions to Lake Kivu and Gisakura tea factory

Scaling Mt. Bigugu (2925M)