Nyungwe Forest

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Nyungwe Forest

The Nyungwe Forest is one of the oldest forests with most of the indigenous tree species like Mahogany trees and treetop canopy.

Nyungwe forest is approximately 970 Kms square kilometres and it’s located in the western part of Rwanda.

This magnificent beauty is blessed with a number of wildlife species but most known for man’s closest relative the chimpanzees.

The rainforest boasts the scenic beauty it gets from River Congo in the west and River Nile the longest in Africa in the eastern part.

What to do or Attractions in Volcanoes National Park

  • Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda
  • Wildlife like like  golden monkey, bushbuck and black-fronted duiker
  • 1068 Different plant species
  • Canopy Walk
  • Birdlife
  • Cultural encounters of the Rwandese people

How to get there/ reach Nyungwe Forest

By Road

This is the most common type of transportation to the park and it will take you approximately 2-3 hrs from Kigali city. We recommend you use a 4×4 Vehicle and this ranges from Us dollars $200-$350 per day minus drivers’ allowance.

By Air

You can also access the park by air by using two operating companies that is Rwandair and Akagera Aviation.

Best time to Visit Nyungwe Forest

We recommend the dry months of December- January and June-August where there is a high volume of wildlife in the reserve. Although you can visit in other months when it’s a wet season April and November with low numbers of wildlife. But be rest assured that gorilla trekking is open throughout the year.


  • Chimpanzee trekking / Tracking
  • Birdwatching
  • Canopy walk / Primate walk
  • Community and cultural encounters

Where to stay in Nyungwe Forest

Lodges; Nyungwe Nziza Ecolodge, Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Nyungwe Top View Hotel,  one & Only Nyungwe House, Kitabi Eco centre, Nyungwe Eco Village, Gisakura Family Hostel.

For your planning purposes, you can visit the park for a day or multiple days depending on your budget.

We recommend that you combine this tour with other classical places in Rwanda like Akagera N.P for other wildlife and boat rides and Gorilla trekking in volcanoes National park.

Lastly, the Kigali city tour where you will visit the genocide grounds and participate in Kitzina ceremonies.

In conclusion, Nyungwe Forest is the best place for chimpanzee tracking in Rwanda and the famous canopy walk/Primate walk. Nyungwe will never disappoint when you add it to your safari while in Rwanda.

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