Nyungwe National Park is Within the Great Rift Valley lies Africa’s largest protected mountain rain forest, Nyungwe Forest, acclaimed for its rich biodiversity, endemic species and showcasing the only canopy walk in East Africa (reaching 70m above the forest floor and spanning 200 m in length).
Located in the southwestern region of Rwanda, at an elevation of over 1600m, sounds and sights collaborate to create a magical experience as you journey through the majestic rainforest. Nyungwe National Park (NNP) holds the source of Africa’s great rivers, feeding the Nile River in the east and the Congo River in the west, and is known as the most endemic species-rich area in all of Africa. The park is a gateway paradise to experience exceptional adventure such as birding, canopy walkway, nature walk and chimpanzee trekking adventure which are so rewarding. You can as well visit the nearby tea gardens to have experience on how tea is processed from growing stage to final product. The park boasts ecosystems from rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps, and bog habitats.
It is home to orchids among 1,000 other plant species, habituated chimpanzees and 12 other primates (including 400 strong troops of the Black and White Colobus monkey), and 75 different species of mammals. It is a birder’s paradise with over 310 species of which 27 are Albertine Rift endemics including the Ruwenzori Turaco, Ruwenzori Double-collared Sunbird and Grauer’s Swamp Warbler.
A piece of paradise found its home inside the remarkable Nyungwe Forest – we invite you to come and explore the beautiful trails, trek chimpanzees, bike, bird watch, learn about the tea plantations and community cultural villages in the area, and be thrilled by the canopy walkway that gives a birds eye view of one of the world’s remarkable natural treasures.