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ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

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Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

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ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

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Rwanda introduces MICE to bolster the tourism industry

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Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

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Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations (Pacsafe blog)

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ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

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Rwanda introduces MICE to bolster the tourism industry

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Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

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Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations (Pacsafe blog)

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ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

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Rwanda introduces MICE to bolster the tourism industry

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Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

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Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations (Pacsafe blog)

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ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

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Rwanda introduces MICE to bolster the tourism industry

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Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

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Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations (Pacsafe blog)

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ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

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Rwanda introduces MICE to bolster the tourism industry

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Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

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Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations (Pacsafe blog)

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ITB announcement on the East Africa Tourist Visa. Berlin, Germany

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Rwanda introduces MICE to bolster the tourism industry

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Launch of the East Africa tourist visa at Indaba fair, Durban-South Africa

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Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations (Pacsafe blog)

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Events

  • Kwita Izina 2014
    1 July 2014
  • World Tourism Day Celebrations 
    26 & 27 Sept 2013
  • Launch of Akagera Fencing
    5 Sept 2013
 

Accommodations in and around Nyungwe

 

Currently, the options in or near Nyungwe National Park are limited to the following:

  1. The Nyungwe Forest Lodge was opened in mid-2010 as the first five star establishment in the region. It was built to blend in with the surrounding environment and is situated in a tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe closed canopy rain forest. For further information, see: http://www.nyungweforestlodge.com/. Click here for reviews on TripAdvisor.com.

  2. The Gisakura Guesthouse is the next option – a simple, clean establishment with shared bathrooms – that is attached to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) research station. The guesthouse includes a small restaurant -- actually, it's more like the dining room in a house. For further information, call: 078-8675051 or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Reviews can be found on TripAdvisor.com.

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  3. The Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel opened in early 2011 and offers one of the most commanding views of Nyungwe and Lake Kivu in the distance.
    The hotel offers most 12 self contained units with 4 twin and 8 queen size bed apartments, as well as a bar and restaurant with a spectacular panoramic terrace view. For further information: +250 788 772 087. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

  4. Camping Adjacent to the Uwinka Interpretation Center is a campsite with several individual sites and easy access to the trails. Contact: +250-78-8436763 The Nyungwe Nziza Project and the Rwanda Development Board are actively working to attract investors to develop further accommodations and camping options in and around the Park.

Primates in Nyungwe National Park

 

Nyungwe is home to a wide variety of primates.

Primates in the Park

Source: Part I of a video series posted on YouTube as an educational tool for Rwandan Conservation Educators working in and around Nyungwe National Park. The central theme of this video is Chimpanzee Conservation. This series was produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you look closely, you may see some of Nyungwe’s 13 species of primates, living quietly throughout the park. L’Hoest’s Albertine Rift / Sun-tailed Gabon / Preuss’ Cameroon These three monkeys were most likely one species that lived in a continuous larger forest before the last ice age. Over time the forest split into fragments and each monkey adapted to its own forest.

Today they are separate species. ARKive species - L’Hoest’s monkey (Cercopithecus lhoesti) Chimpanzees Pan troglodytes The only ape in Nyungwe, 500 live in this park. Your guide can help you spot them and their signs: calls, nests, or scat. L’Hoest’s Mountain Monkey Cercopithecus lhoesti Nyungwe is one of the few places in the world where this species is still common. You can often see them by the main road near Uwinka. Owl-faced Monkey Cercopithecus hamlyni This elusive guenon is rarely seen. It has a range limited to central Congo, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. Angolan Colobus Monkeys Colobus angolensis ruwenzori Nyungwe is the only forest in Africa where these monkeys form large “supergroups” of over 350 individuals. Mona Monkey Cercopithecus mona Although often found in groups with other Monas, individuals can sometimes be seen associating with groups of colobus, blue monkeys, or mangabeys. Blue Monkey Cercopithecus mitis doggetti These tree-dwelling guenons can be found around Uwinka. Also Appearing… Red-tailed Monkey Cercopithecus ascanius Vervet Monkey Chlorocebus aethiops Grey-cheeked Mangabey Lophocebus albigena Eastern Needle-Clawed Galago Galago matschiei Greater Bushbaby Otolemur crassicaudatus Dwarf Galago Galago demidoff Olive Baboons Papio anubis [nggallery id=10]

 

 

Primate Tracking in Nyungwe National Park

Nyungwe is home to a wide variety of primates.

Thirteen species of primates are known to inhabit Nyungwe Forest, including chimpanzees, owl-faced guenons and Angolan black and white colobus monkeys. In a 2002 report by the Wildlife Conservation Society, they found the latter living in groups of more than 300 individuals.  Blue Monkey - Cercopithecus mitis doggetti Golden Monkey - Cercopithecus mitis kandti L'Hoest's Monkey - Cercopithecus lhoesti Owl-faced Monkey - Cercopithecus hamlyni Mona Monkey - Cercopithecus mona Red-tailed Monkey - Cercopithecus ascanius schmidti Vervet Monkey - Cercopithecus aethiops Other Monkeys Greycheeked Mangaby – Cercocebus albigena johnstoni Black and White Colobus – Colobus angolensis rwenzori Prosimians Eastern Needle-Clawed Galago – Galago inustus Greater Bushbaby – Galago crassicaudatus Dwarf Galago – Galago demidovii Baboons Olive Baboons – Papio anubis Apes Chimpanzee – Pan troglodytes

Chimp Trekking in Nyungwe

Impundu Muri Zacu Nyungwe Part Six - Source: Metacafe.com and YouTube.com

World Class Birdwatching

Nyungwe is home to at least 310 bird species, 26 of which are endemic to the Albertine Rift Valley. It is one of the best bird watching destinations in Africa. Some of the birds that can be seen here include the Great Blue Turaco, the Crowned Hornbill and the Blue-Headed Sunbird. Here is a partial list of the birds of Nyungwe.

Great Blue Turaco – Corythaeola cristata

Ruwenzori Turaco – Tauraco johnstoni

Black-billed Turaco – Tauraco schuetti

Ross’s Turaco – Musophago rossae

Black and White Casqued Hornbill – Bycanistes subcylindricus

Crowned Hornbill – Tockus alboterminatus

Crowned Eagle – Stephanoaetus coronatus

Forest Buzzard – Buteo oreophilus

Handsome Francolin – Francolinus nobilis

Olive Pigeon – Columba arquatrix

Cinnamon-breasted Bee-eater – Merops oreobates

White-headed Wood Hoopoes – Phoeniculus bollei

Blue-Headed Sunbird – Nectarinia regia

Stuhlmann's Sunbird – Nectarinia afra stuhlmanni

Black-headed Waxbill – Estrilda atricapilla

Olive Thrush – Turdus olivaceus

Slender-billed Chestnut Wing Starling - Onychognathus tenuirostris theresae

White-necked Raven – Corvus albicollis

African Saw-wing – Psalidoprocne pristoptera

Mountain Wagtail – Motacilla clara

Cape Wagtail – Motacilla capensis

Red-throated Alethe – Alehe poliophrys

White-starred Robin – Pogonocichla stellata

Equatorial Akalata – Sheppardia aequatorialis

 

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