Nyungwe National Park

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One of Africa’s oldest rainforests, Nyungwe National Park is home to around 500 chimpanzees and 12 other primate species. Visitors come for chimpanzee treks, but the rainforest also offers some of Africa’s best birdwatching, more than 100 species of orchid and the chance to catch a glimpse of a leopard. Nyungwe has 15 excellent hiking trails, taking in waterfalls, mountain summits and forest walks.

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Rwanda’s Complete Wildlife Experience

Gorillas, chimpanzees and the Big Five
Approx. 10 days
Kigali (1 days) → Akagera National Park (3) → Volcanoes National Park (3) → Nyungwe National Park (3)
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Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe
Nyungwe National Park

Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe

Take a guided tour of the Nyungwe National Park rainforest and learn more about the Park’s 500 chimpanzees. You’ll witness these fascinating primates squawking, eating and playing among the trees.

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