Nyungwe Forest National Park
Spanning over 1,000 square kilometres, Nyungwe Forest National Park could be perhaps the real "Planet of the Apes", with one of the largest diversity and population of primates species in Africa and the world. Dating back to the Ice Age, the Nyungwe Forest has retained its pristine and green setting, with conducive conditions and climate to thrive in this primate wonderland. This region is also home to some of the finest tea and coffee produce with the most exceptional climatic conditions and soil resulting in the revered demand for Rwanda's tea and coffee.
Why Nyungwe Forest National Park?
13 different species of primates inhabit the Nyungwe Forest accounting for almost 25% of the total population of primates in all of Africa, which is the largest together with Uganda's Kibale Forest. While the center of attention are the endangered chimpanzees - man's closest relatives, some of the most fascinating primates include the Colobus monkeys, the rare Golden monkeys, the bizarre Hamlyn's owl-faced monkeys as well as other species.