Top things to Do At Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda

Nyungwe is one of East Africa’s remaining ancient rain forests in the small country of a thousand hills. The forest covers about 1000sq.km. The park is home to a large number of Chimps in East Africa after Kibale national park in Uganda. the park is also home to a wide range of plants, birds and monkey species . Some of the top activities to do in this park include;
Chimpanzee tracking
Meeting the real cousins of human beings is one of the most captivating tour activities in Rwanda. A group of 8 people are allowed to track a group of habituated chimps in their natural habitat to learn more about them. Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe can be done after gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National park without traveling for long. Nyungwe is second to Kibale National Park in Uganda in the high number of chimpanzees.
Canopy walk
Rwanda’s canopy walk is undoubtedly one of the greatest tour attractions in East Africa. It is one of the only 3 canopy walks in Africa in Nyungwe forest. Canopy is a suspended walk way 50 meters high above the forest as you watch from the top of the trees. You can have this 2 hour adventure on a 200 meter long walk way above the trees added to your trip.
Nature Walks
Nyungwe has a number of about 13 forest trails that reward you with an opportunity to see great wildlife of the monkeys, birds, butterflies and many plant species as you hike through the forest. Hikes of 2-8 hours are available and can be organized basing on your level of fitness.
Birding in Nyungwe forest
Nyungwe forest boasts in about 300 bird species and 27 of them are endemic to the Albertine rift. You will set your eyes on bird species like the Rwenzori turaco and great blue turaco.
Nyungwe forest is not far from Volcanoes and you can join your gorilla tracking trip with a visit to this park to have an encounter with the Chimps and the adventurous Canopy walk.