Located in the south-western part of Rwanda, lies one of nature's most glorious achievements; the Nyungwe Forest Reserve. Nyungwe Forest Reserve is the source of Africa’s great rivers.
Rain that falls on this forest reserve fills the Nile on the east and the Congo on the west. The forest reserve is one of the best preserved montane rainforest in Central Africa. Nyungwe is one of the most important biodiversity conservation sites in Rwanda.
Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walk, the only one of its kind in East Africa, is a top tourist attraction in this reserve.The canopy walk provides a wonderful vantage point to view the incredible biodiversity of this rare forest. Nyungwe was recently declared declared Nyungwe National Park.
Nyungwe Park boasts of 13 species of primates including the Angola colobus. It is also popular for a large population of chimpanzees and the owl faced monkey, which is an endangered species. Nyungwe is a habitat to many orchids, butterflies, moths and other fascinating insects.
Apart from visiting Nyungwe National Park, you may also enjoy the rich heritage of the area manifested in music, song, dance, handicrafts, and cuisines. Take part in nature walks and hiking trails for the best Nyungwe Forest Reserve experience.
You can visit Nyugwe Forest anytime of the year though the chimpanzees descend from the higher elevations during the wet season. Since the trails can get extremely wet, you are adviced to carry good hiking shoes and waterproof clothes.