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About Nyungwe National Park

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About Nyungwe National Park2018-09-08T06:41:41+00:00

NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK IN RWANDA

Nyungwe Forest National Park is located to the south west of Rwanda bordering Burundi to the South and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West. This great montane forest is within the watershed between the River Nile basin to the east and River Congo basin to the west.  It actually forms one of the remote sources of River Nile.
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Established in the year 2004, Nyungwe Forest National Park stretches to cover a geographical spread of 970km2 comprising of well conserved rain forest, grassland, bamboo, bogs and swamps. The closest town to Nyungwe Forest National Park is Cyangungu which is 54km to the west of the park.  Mount Bigugu marks the highest point in the park rising to 2950m above sea level.
Nyungwe Forest National Park features a great diversity of wildlife species that qualify it as conservation priority on the African continent. It is positioned at the convergence of various bio-geographical zones and the range of terrestrial biomes facilitates the survival of diverse plant and animal species.
A total of thirteen (13) primate species are recorded in Nyungwe Forest National Park, 1068 species of plants, 275 species of birds, 85 species of mammals, 32 species of amphibians and 38 species of reptiles. A range of these wildlife species are limited in range to the montane forests of the Albertine Rift.  Nyungwe is believed to be among the oldest forests on the African continent and is recorded to have survived the last ice age.
This great diversity makes it one of the popular Rwanda Safari tour sites offering a range of adventure activities including Chimpanzee Trekking, Colobus monkey tracking, Canopy walk, Birding and breathtaking nature walks.

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Nyungwe National Park lies in southwest Rwanda, partly abutting the Burundi border.
Official Address: KN6, Rusizi, Rwanda
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Rwanda Safari Attractions in Volcanoes National Park

Flora as a Rwanda Safari Attraction in Volcanoes National Park

Due to the extended altitudinal spread, the Volcanoes National Park features various vegetation zones. There is lower montane forest which has been majorly lost to agriculture, Neoboutonia forest at the range of 2400 – 2500m, Arundinaria alpina also known as Bamboo forest at the range of 2500 to 3200m covering around 30% of the park area and Hagenia Hypericum forest thriving at more humid slopes ranging from 2600 – 3600m which is actually one of the largest Hagenica abyssinica forests.

Mountain Gorillas as a Rwanda Safari Attraction in Volcanoes National Park


Majorly, Volcanoes National Park is notably known for Mountain Gorillas scientifically

Golden Monkeys as a Rwanda Safari attraction in Volcanoes National Park


Golden Monkeys also scientifically referred to as Cercopithecus kandti is species of Old

Volcanic Mountains as a Rwanda Safari Attraction in Volcanoes National Park


There are five (5) volcanic Mountains in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda including; Mount

Birds as a Rwanda Safari attraction in Volcanoes National Park


The Volcanoes National Park features extensive avifauna most of which are endemic to

Mount Bisoke in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda


Mount Bisoke also stands as an inactive volcano in the Virunga Mountain chain on the border

Mount Karisimbi in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda


Mount Karisimbi stands as an inactive volcano standing at the border of Rwanda and the

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