Top Activities in Nyungwe National Park 2022 : Nyungwe national park is known for housing the largest number of primate populations in Rwanda and for tourists interested in watching a number of primate in the wild, Nyungwe national park should be you first choice among the national parks in Rwanda.  The destination offers breath-taking views of the Virunga mountains in Rwanda, lake kivu the largest fresh water lake in Rwanda, tea plantations, rewarding views of the different wildlife in the park all of which can be seen when you participate in the top activities in Nyungwe national park 2022.

Chimpanzee trekking

Chimpanzee trekking is the most rewarding tourism activity in Rwanda that you should not miss out on your nest expedition in Nyungwe national park. the park is home to over 1000 chimpanzees of which there are two habituated chimpanzee troops that can be seen in cyamudongo forest or Nyungwe forest of the park and these are accustomed to human presence therefore you will have memorable experiences with them without having the fear f them attacking and that’s why it is really important to follow all the rules and regulations of chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park for a safe activity.

Top Activities in Nyungwe National Park 2022
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale

 Among the rewarding features of the primates that you will get to understand when you spend one hour with them include, you will get to understand that the chimpanzees and human  share 95 to 98% of the same DNA, chimpanzees are omnivores which means they can eat both an animal and plant based diet and this is evident because the chimpanzees have been seeing preying on helpless and weak primates, chimpanzees in the wild can live up to 80 years among other interesting features that you will get to learn about in the wild.

Additionally, while in Nyungwe national park, tourists can also participate in the monkey trek where they will get to see the different monkey species like the l’hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey, red tailed monkey and many others that make the park the best place for the primate safaris in Rwanda.

Hiking the trails

Nyungwe national park is famous for its different trails in the park that will lead you to a number of attractions in the park and some of the trails you will get to hike while in the country include the igishigishigi trail that will lead you the canopy walk way, you will also have an amazing adventure making your way to the karamba birding trail which is among the best spots for  birding in Rwanda because they will give you the chance to see over 100 bird species, you can also participate in the Isumo waterfalls hike which will lead you to the magnificent waterfalls in the park that will give you access to the different mammal species that can be seen quenching their thirst from the bottom of the falls, you will get perfect views for photography and picnic in the wild. Another trail you can hike in Nyungwe national park is the kamiranzovu trail which will lead you to the largest marsh land in Rwanda that is the kamiranzovu swamp which is believed to have killed many forest elephants in the park through drowning which is also evident with the remains of the elephants that can be seen when you embark on hiking the kamiranzovu trail, Top Activities in Nyungwe National Park 2022.

Canopy walk

This activity is not for the faint hearted because it involves tourist walking along the suspended metal walkway 70 metres high above the ground. For tourists that take part in the activity, they will have the chance to experience the most rewarding experience in the park enjoying rewarding views of the park from an aerial view. Some of the different attractions that will be seen include the different primate species swinging from one tree branch to another in the trees, you will get to see numerous bird species along the metal wires in the park, you will also have the opportunity of getting the best views for photography that will make the activity quite memorable. Interesting about the hike to the canopy walk way that is hiking the igishigishigi trail, from the uwinka reception area, you will get to see a number of attractions like the different bird species therefore carry your binoculars and your bird checklist, botanists will also have the chance to see numerous orchids and different butterfly species that will make the activity quite rewarding.

Top Activities in Nyungwe National Park 2022
Canopy Walks


For birding that visit Rwanda, you should consider visit Nyungwe national park to ensure that you the most rewarding experience during your Rwanda safari. The park is home to over 350 bird species and on average tourists that are interested in having the most rewarding birding experience in Rwanda, they will have the chance to see on 100 bird species during their experience in the park and among the different  bird species that can be seen include; Pockefellers’s sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe e the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola and many other interesting bird species.

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