Nyungwe National Park

Nyungwe National Park is among the attraction of Rwanda with oldest forests in Africa boasting high level of diversity

Nyungwe National Park along with other forests within Albertine Rift valley was largely unaffected by drying up of lowland areas during the last ice age thus become a refuge for forest plants and animals which subsequently recolonize the area of Congo Basin.

Nyungwe National Park covers 980sq km of hills, jungle and terrain. Ranging between 1,600 and 2,950 meters above sea level the park is contiguous with Kibira National Park in Burundi together with two protected areas forming the largest block of forest in East Africa.