Nyungwe Forest National Park - Awesome Holidays Safaris

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest National ParkNyungwe Forest is a tourist favourite with those on safari in Rwanda.

AREA:1020 sq km
ALTITUDE:1600m - 2950m

 
 
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Nyungwe Forest National Park

Tucked away in the middle of tea Plantations, the biggest mountain rain forest on this side of the African continent can be a bit deceptive in its vastness if you simply catch a glimpse of it from a far. Nyungwe forest is probably the most preserved forest in Africa. Some say it is the most important site for biodiversity in Rwanda. It is home to over 1000 species of creation after all.

This national park is also the largest tropical afro Montane rainforest east or central Africa and a rainforest it is and receives over 2000mm of rain each year and its Rwanda's largest water catchment area and its home to 2/3rds of all Rwanda's water. The forest also feeds both the river Congo and the River Nile with water.

When you arrive in Nyungwe forest, you come here on the winding roads through the huge tea fields and then there is Nyungwe forest national park, like developing its massiveness like a national Geographic Video and only better since you are here in that large forest with its endless Kamiranzovu swamp, the trails through out, the forest canopy walk, which is the only one in East Africa, the chances for birding, the primate tracking and viewing and taking in the flowers like the orchids that are found here and the many butterflies that they attract.

Nyungwe is also not a compact park but large forest and the things to do and see here also take some planning as that your time on the safari is not wasted with drive times. You can also find over 300 different bird species, many butterflies, orchids, 75 mammal species including the 13 primates, and there have also been the sightings of the golden monkeys. Also the park is with its uncountable of the natural wonders and is not missed if you are coming to Rwanda and it will be one of those items to mountain gorilla tracking in Rwanda.


Key Attractions

    • Chimpanzee Trekking
    • Gisakura tea Estate
    • Nyungwe Canopy Walk
    • Isumo Falls
    • Birding Safaris

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Nyungwe Forest Lodge
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