After breakfast, you will be collected by your guide and transferred to Nyungwe Forest National park, about a 6-hour drive away from Kigali for your check-in at One and Only Nyungwe Lodge. Nyungwe Forest National Park’s glorious sense of expansiveness is among its most striking features.
The 970 km² of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps and bogs in the majestic hills of southeast Rwanda is the largest remaining ‘island’ of Montagne forest in East and Central Africa. It is also home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, 200 types of trees, hundreds of flowering plants, over 100 species of orchids and sensational lobelias, and 13 recorded species of primates, 25% of the African primate checklist, including the acrobatic Angola colobus that move in troops of several hundred and an estimated 500 chimpanzee (often seen from the forest trails during the rainy season) as well as L’Hoest’s monkey, olive baboon, grey-cheeked mangabey and red-tailed monkey.
Bird enthusiasts will not be disappointed with over 300 species including 24 Albertine Rift endemics e.g. the spectacular Ruwenzori turaco and several iridescent birds.
- Overnight at Nyungwe Top Hill View Lodge – Full board
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner