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Nyungwe National Park

Visit Nyungwe National Park


While the mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park are Rwanda's best-known attraction, the equally stunning Nyungwe National Park is also well worth incorporating into your itinerary. This dense tropical rainforest is one of the oldest and largest protected montane rainforests in Africa.

It's a biodiversity hotspot that's home to 280 birds, 120 butterflies and 200 varieties of orchid. Birds include plentiful forest hornbills, the red-throated alethe, great blue turaco and the paradise monarch. Thirteen hiking trails criss-cross the park - some easy, others more strenuous - making trekking a good way to see the wildlife. A canopy walk – the only one of its kind in East Africa – offers another excellent viewpoint of the tropical rainforest canopy below. 

But this primal tangle of trees in the southwest corner of Rwanda is best known for its primates. Here can be seen a quarter of Africa's primate species. Africa's greatest concentration of chimpanzees is a major draw, alongside Ruwenzori colobus, L'Hoest's monkeys and several others.


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Top itineraries in Nyungwe National Park

Gorilla, Rwanda

Highlights of Rwanda: Gorillas and Chimpanzees

9-day tailor-made holiday from £6,000 pp incl. flights

This spectacular tour sees you explore Nyungwe National Park where you'll track chimpanzee. Then, relax on Lake Kivu before trekking with gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, deep in the jungles of Rwanda.

One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Rwanda in Style with One&Only

9-day tailor-made holiday from £11,740 pp incl. flights

Track gorillas and chimpanzees deep in Rwanda's verdant rainforests, with stays at some of Rwanda's most luxurious lodges and hotels.

Nyungwe National Park articles

Gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Trip report: Rwanda

Wexas's Katrin Rummer spent a thrilling week in Rwanda, tracking gorillas, chimpanzees and exploring Rwanda's lush green landscapes. Read her review for tips and an in-depth insight into this extraordinary country.

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