Nyungwe Forest National Park
Heading to the southwestern part of Rwanda you find Nyungwe Forest National Park, a Park occupied by the largest part of the remaining tract of montane rainforest in East Africa.
It occupies a total area of 1015 square kilometers and its central ridge divides the two largest drainage systems in Africa (Nile & Congo River).
Nyungwe is loved by travelers for many reasons. One of them is its rich biodiversity that consists of over 120 butterfly species, 1050 plant species including 250 Albertine Rift Endemics and 200 orchids.
Besides flora, Nyungwe is home to vertebrate fauna which include 38 reptiles, 85 mammals, 310 species of birds and 32 amphibians. Moreover, Nyungwe is home to over 13 species of primates including the Chimpanzees.
The Park’s population of chimps is estimated to about 1000 individuals. Other common primates are L’Hoest’s monkeys, Ruwenzori colobus, Olive baboons, Vervet monkeys, Silver monkey, Angola Colobus and red-tailed monkeys.