Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe Forest National Park is located in the South Western Part of Rwanda offering remarkable Chimpanzee Tracking Adventures to all kinds of travelers from all over the world that visit Rwanda to track the rare species of Chimpanzees in their natural forest vegetation habitat. The Park covers an area of about 1000 kms2 with green forest vegetation which inhabits the rare species of Chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, black and white Colobus monkeys, bird species and other small wildlife animals.
The Park comprises of numerous different types of Trees of which 140 species are orchids, medicinal plants which are exported to other countries for medicine.
Activities to Do in Nyungwe Forest
Chimpanzee Tracking is the most prominent Safari activity carried out in Nyungwe Forest National Park and requires you to transfer to the headquarters to be briefed on the Dos and Don’ts around the Chimpanzees in their natural forest vegetation habitat. After, transfer in groups of 8 with a skilled ranger guide and track the Chimpanzees for a period of 2-4 hours and when you meet them, you will take numerous photos to keep for memories.
Hiking and Nature Walks
Hiking and Nature walks are another exciting activity to carry out in Nyungwe Forest for there are 13 hiking Trails that can be adventured for the best safari tours in Rwanda. These are exceptional and are taken with the company of a skilled ranger guide watching numerous bird species, primates, flowers, butterflies, wildlife animals and green vegetation. The Hikes take about 8 hours to finish offering exceptional safari adventures to all kinds of travelers from all over the world.
You can as well as hike and track the Monkeys in Nyungwe Forest as you follow and view the vast groups of 300 colobus monkeys, grey cheeked Mangabeys and the Ruwenzori Colobs Monkeys. Other Monkeys can also be seen along the hikes/ treks and these include; the L’ Hoest’s monkey, the Owl faced monkeys, Mona monkey and blue monkeys.
The Canopy Walk at Nyungwe Forest is another prominent activity carried out requiring you to transfer traversing from one tree top to another. The walkway is at the top of mahogany gigantic tree tops with a sharp rock valley beneath making this experience very remarkable and exciting. It is 60 meters Above Sea Level making it East Africa’s Highest Canopy walkway. En-route, you will view numerous species of birds, monkeys as well as the stunning green vegetation forest of Nyungwe and the rolling hills.
Nyungwe Forest is a very ideal Birder’s Paradise due to the number of bird species that inhabit the thick forest vegetation habitat. The Bird species can be watched in the forest, swamps i.e Kamiranzovou swamp and these include; the Grauer’s Warbler, great blue Rwenzori Turaco, sun birds, White tailed flycatcher, White bellied robin chat, Rwenzori nightjar, Yellow eyed black flycatcher, Archer’s robin chat, Rwenzori hill babbler, Mountain sooty boubou, Albertine owlet, Congo bay owlet, Purple throated, Blue headed and regal sunbirds, Stripe breasted tit and strange weaver, Rwenzori double collared, Neumann’s warbler.