Nyungwe national park is located deep in the south West within the Albertine Rift Area. It’s the home to the regions oldest and largest remaining mountain rain forest. This park is the most significant ornithological site in Rwanda and home to 310 bird species. There are more than 240 species of trees, more than 140 colorful orchids, and more than 1,050 plant types such as the giant lobelia. Of these plants 250 are Alertine Rift endemic. Standing at 2950m tall is Mount Bigugu, the tallest in the park. The nile boast it’s most remote source from within this park as well.
There are 13 primate species, including habituated chimpanzees, a number of mammals and a large variety of other species within the park, comprised of hundreds of butterflies and only a small number of snake species – due to the altitude. It’s also home to several colorful lizards and chameleon species.