Over the centuries the various national parks located in different countries in the African continent have mesmerized the visitors coming from numerous countries of the world. Not only these national parks will give you the opportunity to experience the vast wildlife in Africa, but also will give you the pleasure of enjoying the extremely diverse varieties of flora found in this region. The Nyungwe Forest National Park is one of the major national parks in Rwanda that has been drawing huge number of visitors every year. Located in the south west part of Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest National Park lies on the border of Burundi.
Nyungwe Forest National Park covers an area of about 970 sq km and comes with more than 260 species of flora. While going through this national park you might spot some of the rarest species of animals, like- chimpanzee, silver monkey, olive baboon, golden monkey, red tailed monkey, ruwenzori colobus and owl faced monkey. The visitors are usually excited to view the golden cats, leopards and the side stripped jackals found in this region. Over 120 species of colorful butterflies are found in this incredible forest reserve. You can even see three different species of horned chameleons in Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Numerous activities are organized by the authorities of Nyungwe Forest National Park for the tourists. You can go for bird walk and get to see a number of various species of birds. You can even take part in the trekking through the national park in Rwanda. Excursions to lake Kivu, Kamiranzovu marsh are arranged in which the enthusiastic visitors take part with lots of fun and frolic.
Climbing on the 2925 m high Mt Bigugu is also quite popular with the tourists. The picturesque scenery of the Nyungwe Forest National Park will definitely make your vacations in Rwanda a memorable one.