History of Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Nyungwe national park has boosted the growth of the tourism industry in Rwanda

History of Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Nyungwe forest national park is found in the southwest parts of Rwanda on the border of Burundi. It is among the oldest rain forests in Africa. The mountainous region is known as the best place for wildlife including the chimpanzees with other 12 primate species, plus the L’Hoest’s monkey endemic to the Albertine Rift and a number of hiking trails. Nyungwe forest national park was first established as a forest reserve in 1903 and then in 2004 became a national park, this park is considered as the second-largest national park in Rwanda after Volcanoes national park because of its biodiversity that cannot be found anywhere in Rwanda plus the entire part of East Africa.

The park is mostly known as a number one national park for chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda, of which every tourist to Nyungwe forest national park do want to miss out on this amazing experience and it is complemented with a Canopy walk experience which is an interesting activity that gives you an opportunity and gets to know more about the oldest rain forest.

Nyungwe forest national park is rich in biodiversity and spectacularly beautiful which making it a priority for conservation in Africa. It is a natural habitat for over 75 species of mammals including 13 primates, hundreds of butterflies, orchids and about 310 bird species.

You can do the Canopy walk experience with a metal bridge suspended 60 meters above the forest and get to know the real scale of Nyungwe forest national park. With its beautiful views of the forest that you will never forget in your lifetime.

Nyungwe forest national park is the best top destination for chimpanzee trekking in Africa which attracts most visitors to participate in tracking experience, other 12 primate species including the L’Hoest’s monkey endemic to the Albertine Rift. The park is also best for bird lovers with over 310 bird species

Nyungwe national park has boosted the growth of the tourism industry in Rwanda with about 140 kilometers of hiking trails, of which these hiking trails allow tourists to explore more details about the forest and its biodiversity. Nature walks in Nyungwe forest national park are usually take 1-8 hours to complete the hike.

You can also visit other fascinating parks of Rwanda which include Volcanoes National Park and you be given the most amazing experience and enjoy from the famous mountain gorilla trekking to golden monkey trekking, Dian fossey, bisoke hike or You can participate in some games by visiting Akagera National Park for the most big 5 sightings that include a night game safari where you will encounter to the nocturnal animals

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