Nyungwe National Park is a conservation site and the largest and the oldest mountain forest park in East and Central Africa dating back to the ice age. It found on the southwest of the Albertine Rift, towards the southern end of Lake Kivu and is one of the remaining patches of the rain forest.

This park is most alluring for its primates: 13 species in all, including humankind’s closest relatives – the chimpanzee as well as the handsome L’Hoest monkey and hundred headstrong of acrobatic Angola monkeys. This park is known for its diverse ecosystem – rainforests, swamps, grasslands, and bamboo and bog habitats.

It is home to 310 bird species. This is highest known concentration of birds found in a single park.

Activities here include chimpanzee tracking, forest walks and overnight hikes. The park is filled with beautiful trails which have been carefully maintained so as not to disturb the flora and fauna. One may choose to hike the trail of the Source of the river Nile. There are a number of waterfalls viewing points worth exploring within the park.