Stunning Scenery, and Unique Experiences

Nyungwe is an ancient rainforest, considered one of Africa’s oldest and most biodiverse habitats. It’s a haven for chimpanzees, with over 13 primate species including L’Hoest’s monkeys and colobus monkeys. Over 345 bird species and more than 85 mammal species call this park home.

Track chimpanzees in their natural habitat, a thrilling and humbling experience.

Explore the park’s diverse landscapes via canopy walks, hiking trails, and even chimpanzee trekking. The park boasts stunning mountain scenery, with waterfalls, lush vegetation, and crystal-clear rivers. Hikers can conquer Mount Bigugu, the highest point in Rwanda.

Before you visit:

  • Location: Nyungwe is located in southwestern Rwanda, bordering Burundi.
  • Getting There: The park is about a 2-hour drive from Kigali. You can fly into Kigali International Airport and then hire a driver or take a taxi to get to the park.
  • Best Time to Visit: The dry seasons (June-September and December-February) are generally considered the best times to visit, as the trails are less muddy and wildlife viewing is easier.
  • Accommodation: There are a variety of lodges and camps located near the park, offering comfortable accommodations in a beautiful setting.

With its incredible biodiversity, stunning scenery, and unique experiences, Nyungwe National Park is sure to leave a lasting impression on any visitor.


Bird Watching
Chimpanzee Tracking