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Nyungwe National Park

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  • Nyungwe Forest National Park covers an area of 970km2. It became a national park in 2004. The park has an elevation range of between 0oC and 30oC, average temperatures 15oC and rainfall between 1800 to 2500mm per year with a rainy season from September to May and dry season from June to August.

    Attractions in the park

    • Above 100 species of orchids plus giant lobelias.
    • Above 260 species of trees plus shrubs.
    • Above 275 species of birds recorded comprising of the Ruwenzori turaco, Red-throated alethe, Ross’s turaco, Grey –cheeked hornbill, Red-breasted sparrow hawk, Blue-headed and Regal sunbirds, White-headed wood-hoopoe, Kungwe apalis and Rwenzori batis
    • Biggest montane rain forest remaining in Africa.
    • Chimpanzees.
    • Kamiranzovu marsh (13 sq. Km)
    • Mount. Bigugu (2925M)


    Primate species found in Nyungwe forest National Park
    • Chimpanzees
    • Den’t mona monkey
    • Golden monkey
    • Grey-cheeked mangabey
    • L’Hoest’s monkey
    • Olive baboon
    • Owl-faced monkey
    • Red -tailed monkey
    • Rwenzori colobus
    • Silver monkey
    • Three species of bush baby
    • Vervet monkey


    Animals found includes,
    • African civet,
    • Genet,
    • Golden cat
    • Golden cat,
    • Leopard
    • Serval cat,
    • Side-stripped jackal
    • Slender and
    • The marsh mongoose, Etc.

    Tourism activities in Nyungwe Forest National Park

    • Birding.
    • Chimpanzee tracking.
    • Climbing Mt Bigugu (2925M).
    • Photography.
    • Trips to Kamiranzovu Marsh.
    • Trips to Lake Kivu plus Gisakura tea factory.

    Attractions outside Nyungwe forest National Park

    • Butare –visit the Museum, University, cathedral, arboretum plus the curio worships.
    • Genocide memorial of Murambi.
    • Nyabisindu to visit the Nyanza King’s Palace, the capital of ancient Rwanda Kingdom.
    • The Cathedral of Kabgayi and the adjacent small ethnographic museum. Kamageri’s Rock (Uratare rwa Kamageri) on the roadside after Ruhango towards Gikongoro.

  • Nyungwe forest lodge


    Nyungwe forest lodge is situated in a tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe National park the lodge offers confortable rooms with fireplace, private mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, private deck, Air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with indoor shower, Digital satellite TV, international dial telephone and wireless internets access

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