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Nyungwe National Park.

Nyungwe National Park.

Covering about 1,019 km2 of the total surface land area, Nyungwe Forest National Park is one of the oldest rainforests on the African continent and one of the biggest national parks situated in the southwestern part of Rwanda.

The park is largely dominated by wetlands, grasslands, Afro montane forests and bamboo home to over 300 different bird species, about 1000 plant species and several mammal species.

In 2020, a 20-year agreement to manage Nyungwe was signed to restore and protect the park by several 20 national parks in Africa, Rwandan Development Board together with Akagera National Park. This was a result of increased poaching, illegal settlement, illegal mining and agricultural encroachment that initially threatened the existence of the rich biodiversity of the park.

Chimpanzee Trekking Experience In Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Chimpanzees are very charismatic human-like primate species and are believed to be the most intelligent species after humans. Watching them in their natural habitats can be such a breathtaking lifetime experience. Nyungwe Forest National Park is one of the finest spots for chimpanzee tracking in Rwanda.Here are about 400 chimpanzee individuals sheltered in the Nyungwe forest alongside other several wildlife species. Tracking chimpanzees in Nyungwe takes about 3 to 6 hours depending on their location as they are quick in their movements making them move for longer distances. Visitors are advised to wake up early in the wee hours of the morning around 4:30 am to prepare and embark on their tracking journey. By 5:00 am, briefing on the dos and don’ts commences before the activity can take place.

The essence of waking very early in the morning is as a result enormous size of the park where the earlier the better. The best way to track the chimpanzees is waking up early as they tend to move quicker in deep forests to start their day.

Later on, trackers and park rangers may use their experienced knowledge to tell the location of chimpanzees and once they are tracked, visitors can be able to take stunning photos of the chimpanzees, learn about their breastfeeding habits, mating, and how they behave exactly like human beings.

About the Park

Our Partners

Uganda Tourism Board

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Uganda Wildlife Authority

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The Buhoma Gorilla Camp

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The Bwindi Kids Charity

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What our customers Say ?

Headspun
Headspun
2023-07-16
Unforgettable Rwanda Emerald tailored our 5 day trip to Rwanda to all our many and frequently changing requests without any fuss. Chris, our driver/guide for the duration, could not have been more helpful and professional
Nic
Nic
2022-10-25
Amazing holidays! Great holidays! Even my special wishes were included into the planning although time was short. Our guide and driver City Tyson Magezi was caring and responsible. We traveled for four weeks and stayed in different accommodations from hut to tent to amazing hotels.
Susanne
Susanne
2022-08-19
Just amazing It felt so safe and comfortable and exciting to travel with emerald. Our guide was so caring, so experienced and always friendly and an a great mood. He showed us so many animals included lions and leopards. That was just amazing . We saw wonderful landscapes like waterfalls and had contact to people . No Uganda or Eastern Africa without emerald . I m deep in love with Uganda and will come back as soon as possible.
Jose Murta
Jose Murta
2022-05-13
Memorable Family Trip in Uganda Fantastic Trip that exceeded our expectations! Travelled to Uganda with wife and 2 children (9 and 10y old) for 7 days. Since the start (at planning stage) got a great support from Bob (company owner) and Edmund (our guide) via WhatsApp. They tailored a program to our needs including the unforgettable mountain gorillas hike, general hikes to waterfalls, safari including boat trip to see hipos!! Edmund, our guide, always super polite and the kids enjoyed him a lot! All our hotels, meals included in the package so no hassle on this….we just paid for drinks! The only regret I have is not staying one extra day in the Mburo National Park to explore a bit more 😉 Memorable trip with so much nature and a super-humble people that made the experience even more enjoyable!! Super recommend!! The whole family just feeling we need to get back to explore more 😉
Dwayne B
Dwayne B
2022-05-13
Great Experience With Emerald!! It was an amazing experience! My guides Lucky and Hillary made me feel as if I was family and took care of everything I needed. They were very knowledgeable as we trekked to gorillas in Bwindi and a ride a wildlife safari through Queen Elizabeth. I learned so much from them about the animals, the terrain and the surrounding people. They we also incredibly helpful in helping me find activities around Buhoma, where I stayed, all of which were great. By the time I left I knew I had made friends who I will continue to stay in touch with. Can’t wait to come back with my family!
Dávid B
Dávid B
2022-05-12
Feeding python - 9 lions on a tree - leopard vs. lion We saw all animals and extremely special situations in a short period of time, good organization and friendly guide Paul with lots of knowledge.
Rachmurta
Rachmurta
2022-05-10
Unforgettable trip! We spent one week in Uganda travelling by the guidance of Gorilla Experience safari. The whole experience were definitely above our expectations. Edmand was a friendly, polite and kind guide the whole time!
Vit Siv
Vit Siv
2022-04-22
Ultimately Unique Experience of Uganda! It was unbelievable unique experience, one in a life time. Everything right from arrival to minor ditals was taken care of, too service! Itinerary was compiled/tailor to our wishes and needs as well as to include as much activities as possible. Tyson was our guide. He is an amazing guide, but even better person. He did an incredible job to put this all together, and make it all happen. We managed to do everything we wanted and even more. Definitely a trip to remember!!
Emmanuel OKalany
Emmanuel OKalany
2022-01-08
A rewarding experience for a family visit to queen Elizabeth National Park My family and I had an excellent guided tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The itinerary planning provided was good and the costing of items was realistic. The care and hospitality of the team was excellent. They were also flexible to make time adjustments brought about because of traveling with children
Gordon Y
Gordon Y
2021-06-23
Trip to Kaiso Tonya Game Reserve The guide/driver was too keen to find out my interests. That way, we always had something to talk abouts. Thank you

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