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Nyungwe Forest National Park is located in the Southern part of Rwanda and is known for Primates safaris. Nyungwe hosts over 13 species of Primates, including the Chimpanzee in the Cyamudongo section. These safaris can be conducted on self-drive Tours, Car Rental Kigali offers a range of vehicles suitable for driving to Nyungwe Forest National Park, including 4×4 vehicles that are ideal for the park’s rugged terrain. It is important to note that some parts of the road leading to the park may be rough and require a sturdy vehicle, especially during the rainy season. Visitors should also ensure they have a valid driver’s license and comply with all traffic laws and regulations when driving to the park.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Things To Do in Nyungwe National Park

Canopy Walkway

This is a unique experience that allows visitors to walk on a suspended bridge over the forest canopy, offering stunning views of the park’s flora and fauna.

Chimpanzee Trekking

Nyungwe is home to a large population of chimpanzees, and visitors can go on guided treks to observe these intelligent primates in their natural habitat


Nyungwe has a network of hiking trails that range from easy walks to more strenuous treks. These trails offer opportunities to explore the park’s diverse landscapes and spot a variety of wildlife.

Waterfall Hikes

Nyungwe has several waterfalls that can be visited on guided hikes, offering scenic views and refreshing stops for a swim.

Cultural Tours

Visitors can also learn about the traditional culture of the local communities surrounding Nyungwe through guided tours of nearby villages and cultural centers.

Bird watching

Nyungwe is home to over 300 species of birds, including some rare and endemic species. Birdwatchers can spot a variety of birds on guided walks or treks throughout the park.

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