Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda

Nyngwe Forest National Park is located South West of Rwanda along the border with Burundi’s Kibira Forest National Park, Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the East.

It is situated in the water shed of River Congo with biodiversity ranging from rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps and bogs with Mount Bigugu within the Park and Cyagungu being the closest Town.

The Park has primates with the Chimpanzees being the most prominently tracked in the Cyamudongo Forest which is situated just a few kilometers from Nyungwe Forest. Other primates you watch include; Ruwenzori colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, Silver monkey, Golden monkey, Hamlyn’s monkey, Red-tailed monkey, mona monkey, Vervet monkey, Olive baboon, Grey-cheeked mangabey.

When to Visit Nyungwe Forest

Nyungwe Forest National Park can be visited any time around the year although the Best Time to visit the Park is during the Dhort Rainy and Dry Season since during this time, the Chimpanzees are on ground not in the tree branches.

How to Get to Nyungwe Forest

Nyungwe Forest National Park can be accessed by use of both Road and Air depending on the preferences of the travellers.

Things to do in Nyungwe Forest

Nyungwe Forest National Park has numerous Safari Activities to do and these include;

  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Bird Watching
  • Canopy Walks
  • Hiking and Nature Walks