Commonly known for its highest concentration of chimpanzees in Africa, Nyungwe is one of the leading tourism destinations in Africa. With very few national parks in Rwanda, Nyungwe stands out to be a magnificent place to visit on a safari as you enjoy the natural beauty which is breathtaking. The park is strategically located covering an area of over 100 km2 making it the largest protected mountain rainforest in Africa.
The magnificence of Nyungwe led to its listing among the top 10 tourism destinations by National Geographic Traveler. This new achievement has increased the park’s popularity worldwide and this has led to more safaris as visitors come to look at the rare attractions which are only found in the park. The park harbors a wide range of wild animals which can easily be seen on a game drive and some rare primates. For birders, Nyungwe is the only place where you are sure of viewing over 310 bird species among which 26 are endemic and can only be found in this park. A walk through the rainforests at the park is a lifetime experience as you encounter different mammal species and birds. It does not matter what trip you are on whether you are trekking the chimpanzees or birding, as you move through the forests, there are higher chances that you will encounter unexpected creatures. This makes the tour more adventurous and hard to forget.
Though most tourists know Rwanda for its mountain gorillas, there are other interesting attractions that they don’t know and most of these are found in Nyungwe. Some of the rare primates found in this park include; – common chimpanzee, silver monkey, golden monkey, L’Hoest monkey, red-tailed monkey, olive baboon, vervet monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey and many more. All these can be viewed in the park as you move through its thick forests.