In the largest and most ancient mountain rainforest in east and central Africa, and one of the few remaining mountain forest habitats, discover a haven for a wide diversity of wildlife. Established in 2004, the Nungwe Forest National Park is located in the south west of the country covering an area of just under 1000 square kilometres of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps and cascading waterfalls. The Nyungwe Forest is home to habituated chimpanzees and 12 other primate species, 75 different species of mammals and is a birders paradise with over 300 species of birds to be found, many endemic to the region. The rainforest is the perfect venue for adventurous hikers and walkers, tracking chimpanzees and experiencing the canopy walk among the trees. East Africa’s only canopy walkway is suspended 60 metres above the forest floor, providing stunning views of the amazing flora below.
A visit to Nyungwe National Park is the ideal add-on to a Gorilla Trek in the Virunga Mountains.