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Kigali

Nyungwe: a natural wonderland in the mountains of Rwanda

Renowned for its incredible biodiversity, the Nyungwe National Park is a vast, natural wonderland hidden away in the high mountains of southeast Rwanda. To trek through this unspoiled rainforest is to experience the very best of wild Africa, unchanged for countless millennia.

Every hike through Nyungwe National Park can place you in close proximity to no less than 13 species of primate. Your experienced guides will help you sight rare species such as the Ruwenzori colobus and l'Hoest's monkey. In the background you will hear the chattering troops of chimpanzee as they make their way through the dense undergrowth. You can track chimpanzee through the lush forested terrain, and with luck there is a great chance of making close contact.

Nyungwe Forest is one of Africa’s bird-watching hotspots. Its rich stocks of rainbow-coloured birdlife attracts ornithologists from across the globe. Here the skies, the trees and the forest canopy are alive with the echoing song of some 300 species. You will be able to spot and identify the handsome francolin, the remarkable, painted Ruwenzori turaco, and clusters of colourful sunbirds including Ruwenzori double-collared, purple-throated, blue-headed and the stunning regal sunbird.

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