Welcome to Nyungwe National Park
This is the largest block of high-altitude mountain forest in East and Central Africa, and one of the most ancient, dating back to before the last ice age. Nyungwe Forest is best known for its various species of primates, including the chimpanzee, the handsome, white-bearded L’hoest’s monkey, and large troops of the acrobatic Angola colobus. The forest is also the best ornithological site in Rwanda, harboring nearly 300 bird species. A highlight for bird-watchers is the great blue turaco, a stunning crested bird that calls loudly as it streams from tree to tree.
Tourists may visit the Nyungwe National Park and experience the beauty and diversity firsthand. Airlines fly into Kigali, Rwanda, the capital, on a daily basis. From Kigali, tourists may choose to book travel through a tour guide or take one of the buses available in Kigali down to the forest. Vehicles are also available for rent and trip takes about 5 hours.