9 Days Rwanda Primate Tracking Safari

Nyungwe forest national park

Nyungwe forest national park : Nyungwe Forest known as a primate safari destination in Rwanda. The park is a top safari destination for the primates including the chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and among others. Nyungwe national park is the oldest protected rain forests in Africa that is located in the southern-west of Rwanda, the park covers an area of 1,019 including Cyamudongo attractive forest that is a home to the big group of chimpanzees.

Attractions in Nyungwe forest national park.


Nyungwe forest national park is the perfect safari destination where nature lovers and adventurers go to spot Rwanda’s famous primates. It is a home of diverse number of chimpanzees and that’s the reason behind why most of the tourists visit the park. Other primates that are found in the park includes Angola colobus, duikers, vervet monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys and other several monkey species that makes the park to be known as the primate safari destination.

Animal species.

Nyungwe forest national park is a haven of animals which makes the park more attractive to various tourists. These animal species can be best spotted during the canopy walk where the tourists have the aerial view of these animal species. Some of the animal species to be spotted in Nyungwe forest national park includes buffaloes, Klipspringers, impalas, bushbucks, elephants, bush pigs, mongoose, western tree hyrax and among  many others.

Bird species.

Due to the fact the that Nyungwe forest national park consists of tropical rain forests this has led the park to be known as the birding paradise because it harbors various bird species in the forests that are located in the park. The park is a home of over 300 bird species where over 29 species are endemic to the Albertine Rift Valley. Some of the bird species to be sighted includes Handsome Francolin, Dusky Crimson Wing Cryptospiza Jackson, Apalis argentea, Kivu Ground Thrush, Mountain masked apalis and among many others.

Activities in Nyungwe forest national park.

Chimpanzee trekking.

Chimpanzee trekking is the gorgeous safari activity that takes place in Nyungwe Forest national park. This activity is among the top safari activities that takes place in the park which offers the tourists with the best Rwanda safaris. This is done where tourists hike through the Cyamudongo forest and Nyungwe forest where the large numbers of the chimpanzees can be found and hence easy chimpanzee trekking.

Canopy walk.

Canopy walk is another interesting safari activity that takes place in Nyungwe forest national park. This is the best way how the tourists spots the diverse number of attractions from the aerial view for instance, that includes primate species like red tailed monkey, blue monkeys, chimpanzees. Animal species like buffalos, duikers and others as they are jumping from different tree branches to another. Bird species, butterflies. As well if your keen enough you can get the number of memorable views of Lake Kivu the largest fresh water lake in Rwanda and among many others.

Nyungwe forest national park

Canopy walks in Nyungwe

Nature trail hiking.

Nature trail hiking is charming safari activity that takes place. The activity takes 4 hours to 3 days hike. Tourists enjoy the safari activity with 130 kilometers of well-constructed hiking trails that are located in the park for example the Congo Nile known as the longest one, Imbaraga as the difficult one then Igishigisgigi trail as the shortest one, nature trail hiking highlights your Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyugwe forest national park.

Bird watching.

Bird watching is a popular safari activity where the bird lovers experience and explore the untouched tropical rain forest as they are observing various bird species. The park boasts over 300 bird species where almost 29 are endemics in Albertine rift like Grauer’s Warbler, Shelley crimson wing. The bird species to be spotted in the park includes Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, White tailed Flycatcher, Kungwe Apalis, Red-collared Babbler, Regal Sunbird, Mountain sooty Boubou, Stripe-breasted Tit, Albertine Owlet and among many others.


Camping is another amazing safari activity in Nyungwe National Park, camping is the best way how the tourist experience the life in the wilderness under the shadow of the stars, while enjoying the presence of the tropical rain forest. On your Rwanda safari in Nyugwe national park when you feel like staying inside the park, then camping is the only option the Uwinka reception center, as well outside the park you can do camping. Camping becomes massive together with the presence of campfire that can be ready available together with the modern toilets, bathrooms and among others.

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