NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK.The park lies with the Albertine rift Eco-region, is acclaimed for its biodiversity and for being one the most endemic species-rich areas in the all of Africa. It is one of Africa’s most important conservation sites. The park covers 1020km2and within this area, boasts a diverse ecosystem from rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamp, and bog habitats. It protects one of the region’s largest and longest remaining patches of montane rainforest and is home to almost 300 species birds. Located south of Lake Kivu on the south-western slopes of the highland region that forms the great divide between the Congo and Nile drainage systems. Mount Bigugu is the highest mountain in the park reaching an altitude of 2,950m, and said to be the most remote source of the Nile. There are more than 240 tree species, more than 140 colourful orchids, and more than 1050 plant types such as the giant Lobelia. Of these plants 250 are Albertine Rift Endemics. There are 13 primate species, including habituated Chimpanzees , a number of mammals and large variety of other species with the park, comprised of hundreds of butterflies and only a small number of snake species (due to the altitude) but also several lizards and species of chameleon. There is much to be seen and experienced on a number of magnificent hikes offered in the park.
- Chimpanzee tracking
- Canopy walk