Overview & Attractions
Nyungwe Forest National Park is a vast untouched tropical rainforest with a high, dense canopy. Nyungwe became a National Park in 2004 as Rwanda sought to increase its tourism beyond the country's mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park, and is certainly worthy of its status because of its spectacular biodiversity.Nyungwe is an ideal destination for lovers of primates, with 13 different species living here, and most visitors will go for at least one tracking experience, the most popular of which is chimpanzee trekking. Starting very early in the morning, chimps are tracked in groups of eight and as with the mountain gorillas, you will have just one hour in their company once they've been located. Sightings aren't as reliable or as clear as gorillas however, since they often remain in dense forest, but their engaging playfulness and human-like characteristics make the long day worthwhile.
Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Designed to fit harmoniously within its beautiful natural surroundings, Nyungwe Forest Lodge offers guests exceptional 5-star comfort and ensures an experience rich in local culture, fluently fused with quality service and African courtesy.
The lodge is situated in Gisakura, a working tea plantation, on the edge of the Nyungwe National Park. The Nyungwe Forest is the largest mountain rainforest on the African continent with over 13 different species of primates, representing 20% of all the apes in Africa.
Nyungwe Top view Hill Hotel
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is idyllically situated on top of one of the hills of Nyungwe forest area; the largest single forest block in East Africa and the biggest water reservoir for Rwanda.The Nyungwe national park is a home of various primate which are already accustomed to human presence including chimpanzees, black and white colobus, manga bey, and unique plant species including orchids.
It is also home for endangered bird species making it a suitable destination for bird lovers Water falls and a canopy walk way, various hike trails and interpretation centre are also some of the key tourist pulling attractions.