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Nyungwe Forest National Park

Explore Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest National Park is 1,000sq km of protected, rare montane forest and unrivaled biodiversity. This tropical forest, with a high canopy, is situated in the southwest of Rwanda and is home to more than 13 primate species, 240 tree species, 140 orchid species, hundreds of butterflies, and 275 bird species. Nyungwe is stated as the 'most important site for biodiversity conversation in Rwanda' by Birdlife International for its many species, and a thrilling destination for any nature lover.


  • Experience a thrilling and scenic canopy walk amongst treetops
  • Abundance of wildlife, including colorful bird and butterfly species
  • Chimpanzee trekking and other incredible hiking trails
  • Discover rich rainforest scenery with rare montane forest
  • Home to 20% of African primate species

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Nyungwe Forest National Park Map

Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in the Nyungwe Forest National Park

  • Chimp
  • Colobus Monkey
    Colobus Monkey
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