Nyungwe Forest

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About Nyungwe Forest

Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda is a biodiversity hotspot and one of Africa’s oldest rainforests. A haven for primates, it harbors 13 species, including chimpanzees and colobus monkeys. Home to over 300 bird species, the forest offers excellent birdwatching. Canopy walks and hiking trails provide opportunities to explore its lush landscapes, waterfalls, and unique flora, contributing to Rwanda’s conservation efforts.


  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Colobus Monkey Tracking
  • Bird Watching
  • Canopy Walks
  • Hiking and Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Botanical Tours
  • Black-and-White Colobus Conservation
  • Specialist Guided Tours

Climate and Weather

Nyungwe Forest National Park, situated in Rwanda, experiences a temperate climate with relatively stable temperatures. The average annual temperature is around 15°C (59°F). The park has a distinct wet season from September to May, with heavy rainfall, and a drier period from June to August. These weather patterns contribute to the park’s lush landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and the thriving biodiversity of primates and birds.


  • Annual average temperature of around 15°C (59°F).
  • Moderate temperatures year-round due to its elevation.


  • Wet season from September to May with heavy rainfall.
  • Drier season from June to August.


High humidity levels contribute to the lush vegetation and biodiversity.