The Nyungwe Forest National Park

Africa Untouched, this could be the most proper description one would give to Nyungwe Forest National Park. This untouched African Jungle is located in the southwestern part of the Republic of Rwanda along the Rwanda and Burundi Border. With an area size of 1000 km2, the park is home to over 13 species of Primates of which chimpanzees are the most sought after by tourists on Rwanda Tours.



Putting Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda aside, chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park is another thrilling and a lifetime experience as you watch them also go on their daily lives this activity takes 2 to 5 hours depending on how far the chimps will have moved. Nyungwe Forest National Park shelters about 25% of Africa’s total number of Chimpanzees and besides Kibale Forest National Park in Uganda which has over 1500 Chimps, no forest in Africa has a bigger number than Nyungwe which stands at over 400 chimpanzees.


There is a high canopy walk on top of the lushes of the Giant Trees in the Park. This Rwanda Safari tourist activity began in the year 2010 making it one of a kind in the whole of Africa on top of this canopy walk, you will have chances to spot some of Nyungwe’s famous primates like the Chimpanzees, Red-tailed Monkeys, Blue monkeys among others.


There are also bird-watching excursions in the Park, especially for Rwanda Safari travelers interested in birding Tours. There are over 300 different Bird species in Nyungwe. However, the most sought-after is the Rwenzori Turaco which is part of the 30 other endemic bird species in this region. Any tourists planning on a Safari in Rwanda and having plans of visiting Nyungwe are required to have a Chimpanzee Trekking Permit in advance. Native Africa Tours can help you with that.

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