Nyungwe National Park Safari is a great tour that can be engaged in by travelers from across the world. These safaris have a number of activities including canopy walk, chimpanzee trekking, birdwatching among others. The location of the park is in the southwest part of Rwanda and it borders Burundi in the south and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west. Nyungwe National park safari happens in the east part of the forest where the attractions are in plenty.
Nyungwe National park was found as a world heritage site and established in 2004, covering an area of approximately 980km2 of biodiversity such as the swamps, grasslands, bamboo and many more. Cyangugu is one of the nearest towns at the park covering approximately 55 km to the west. Mount Bigugu is also located at the park borders.
The park is a home to a big number of animals’ species, making Rwanda one of the tourist destinations in Africa where a traveler can engage in an interesting Nyungwe National Park Safari.
Nyungwe forest national park protects over 5 wilderness primate species, 280 bird species,1 280 plant Species, 90 mammal species, 40 amphibian and about 40 reptile species. Most of animal species can only be spotted in the Albertine Rift Montane Forest which is in the ecoregion of Africa.
Nyungwe Forest has an altitude of about 3000 meters above sea level.
There are a number of primate species to encounter during your nyungwe national park safari in the forest. Some of these primate species that make your safari worth it include: the Ruwenzori colobus monkey, Common chimpanzee, L’Hoest’s monkey, Silver monkey, Red tailed monkey, Dent’s mona monkey, Vervet monkey ,Grey cheeked mangabey, olive baboon, Hamlyn monkey and many more.
Experience the amazing wild weather in Nyungwe National park during your safari visits among other activities that engage tourists.
Take a safari to Nyungwe forest and enjoy a hiking safari. There are over 15 Nyungwe Forest hiking trails, covering over 130 kilometers of the Forest trails in the forest. During these trails you will explore more about the park and study the nature. It may take 1 to 9 hours, however you need to be physically fit to take on these trails. However we can suggest a hike suitable for your physical fitness so that you can as well discover a number of primates, plants, flowers, plants, wildlife, trees, butterflies and many more.
Chimpanzee trekking is one of the safari activities to encounter in Nyungwe Forest and it’s an additional safari to Gorilla trekking. The chimpanzee safari starts early morning and the time it takes is unpredictable. It can take about 30 minutes to 7 hours. One needs to put on long sleeved cloths, boots, jackets and hats. The safari chimpanzee takes maximum 8 people in a group.
Monkey safari is another activity that you can engage in on a Nyungwe National Park Safari where you will explore about 15 species of primates in the wilderness during your safari in Nyungwe forest. You will be able to sight a number of golden monkeys to see the Ruwenzori colobus monkey, Common chimpanzee, L’Hoest’s monkey, Silver monkey, 50 Red tailed monkey, Dent’s mona monkey ,Vervet monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, olive baboon, Hamlyn monkey, owl faced Monkeys, blue monkeys, Mona Monkeys and many more.
Canopy walk and hiking safari; The canopy walk is one not to be missed during your visit to Rwanda and you can enjoy this safari. The canopy walk is 60 meters high off the ground and as you take on the canopy walk have a chance to see a number of primates, bird species, trees and many more.
Birding safaris; Nyungwe Forest national park, has over 400 bird species and 30 of them are known as the endemic to the Albertine rift such as the Grauer warbler which can be seen in Kamiranovou which is with the Nyungwe forest. Find the Blue Turaco and Rwenzori Turaco, purple breasted, blue headed sunbird that are seen in flowering trees.
Nyungwe National park safari is an amazing viewing experience as you take on the nature at its best, with lashing beautifully green plant species. This makes it an amazing safaris experience.
During your safari which is organized by a trusted tour operator, you can choose options of accommodation because the park has a number of accommodation facilities around it which range from budget, to midrange and luxury accommodation facilities. Some of these include; One & Only Nyungwe House, Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel, Nyungwe Forest Lodge among others.