Nyungwe Forest National Park is located in the south-western part of Rwanda and has an unmatched biodiversity of wildlife and birding. The park covers over 1,000km of rain forests, making it Rwanda’s watershed place. The main highlight is the dense canopy walk above the forest that offers breathtaking scenic views.

Nyungwe Forest National Park has the biggest population of black and white colobus monkeys found anywhere in the world with over 300 different troops. Other species of primates including the red tailed monkey, blue monkey, and the grey cheeked mangabey.

An extensive network of walking trails leads through the forest to various waterfalls and viewing points. The main attraction is the guided walk to view large groups of black and white Angolan Colobus

Chimpanzee trekking is a famous activity in the Nyungwe Forest National Park where you can get close to man’s closest cousin. Several hiking trails will lead you to a group of habituated chimpanzees and visitors can spend an hour enjoying how chimps feed and groom their young ones with rewarding photographic opportunities.


Nyungwe Forest National Park has more than 200 different types of trees, and a myriad of flowering plants including the other-worldly giant lobelia and a host of colorful orchids. It's most famous for the 13 species of primatesl, including the chimpanzee, as well as ‘Hoest’s monkey and hundred-strong troops of the Angola colobus. The most important ornithological site in Rwanda, Nyungwe harbours about 275 bird species of which two dozen are restricted to a handful of montane forests on the Albertine Rift. The avian highlight of Nyungwe is the great blue turaco – an outlandish blue, red and green bird which streams from tree to tree. There are 270 species of trees and 70 species of mammals.