Things to see in Nyungwe National Park


Nyungwe is the largest National park in Rwanda and among the three arks Rwanda has. Nyungwe forest is the largest tropical forest in Rwanda and is known for hosting the largest number of primates in East and central Africa.

Nyungwe is known for hosting 13 primates like chimpanzees, olive Baboon, Vervet monkeys, Mona monkeys, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, L’Hoest Monkey, Blue monkey, Owl-faced Monkey, Angola Colobus Monkey among other.

There are also other very shy primates like nocturnal bush –babies (galago) and the tailed-less potto. Bush babies are mostly found at night – therefore, encountering them requires you to do night walk.

There are 75 different mammals like cerval cat, Golden Cat, wild cat, side- striped Jackal, Mongoose, Cango Clawless Otter, genet, Civet, Duiker, Bushbuck, Hyrax and more.

Leopards are also found but they unlikely to be seen because they are so dangerous to human being.

Nyungwe forest is home to 310 species of birds. It is the most important ornithological site in Rwanda with 27 Albertine Rift endemics are to be found in here, the highest concentration found in any single park in Africa.

There is Gisakura Tea Estate, Kamiranzovu Marsh/ swamp, Bigungu Mountain, Karamba area close to Gisakura, Canopy walk way and so on.

Cyamudongo forest- Is an isolated area annexed from the Nyungwe National Park but it remains part of the park.