Nyungwe rainforest National Park is found in the southwestern part of Rwanda, in the South the park is bordered by Burundi. And then in the western part of Nyungwe Forest National Park is Lake Kivu and Congo.
Nyungwe Forest National Park was created in 2004 which covers an area of about 970 km² of rainforest, grassland, bamboo, bogs and swamps. 54 km to the west of Nyungwe Forest National Park Cyangugu this is the nearest town and then Mount Bigugu is found within the park borders.
Throughout Central Africa, Nyungwe rainforest is the best preserved rainforest found in the mountains. And its found in the watershed between the river Congo basin to the west and the river Nile basin to the east. And also one of the branches of the Nile sources comes from the east side of the Nyungwe forest.

Animal life

Because of the beautiful habitat, Nyungwe forest National Park is blessed with a variety of different animal species, hence becoming the conservation in Africa. Nyungwe forest is located in the area where large-scale biogeographical zones meet and different terrestrial biomes gives a great span of many different species of plants and animals.
Nyungwe forest National Park has about 13 different primate species, about 1068 plant species, over 275 bird species, about 85 mammal species, over 30 amphibian and about 38 reptile species which are only found in the Albertine Rift montane forests in Africa.

Primate species in Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
  • Adolf Friedrich's Angola Colobus (Colobus angolensis ruwenzori)
  • L'Hoest's Monkey (Cercopithecus l'hoesti)
  • Silver Monkey (Cercopithecus doggetti)
  • Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus kandti)
  • Hamlyn's Monkey (Cercopithecus hamlyni)
  • Red-tailed Monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius)
  • Dent's Mona Monkey (Cercopithecus denti)
  • Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)
  • Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)
  • Grey-cheeked Mangabey (Lophocebus albigena)
Accommodation Facilities in Nyungwe National Park
  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge - Luxury
  • Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel - Medium