Some considerable efforts have been made to habituate the chimpanzees at Nyungwe Forest NP. You can see the chimps at Uwinka (head quarters) and Cyamudongo (near Cyangugu) (New!). The reporting time on site for both visits is at 6 a.m. at latest! Considering the driving time an early departure from the Guest House at 5 a.m. is necessary!
If you prefer you can have another guided primate walk or one of the hikes on the well-maintained trails.
There are l’hoest monkeys and blue monkeys present and often observed around Uwinka, requiring less strenuous hiking. There is also an orchid garden at Uwinka and for those who would like a challenging hike we recommend the trail "the Bigugu Mountain", the highest peak in Nyungwe Forest at nearly 3000m.
Bird watchers will certainly be interested to know that Nyungwe has also some Albertine Rift endemic species that can only be seen here! Birding is very rewarding on one of the special designed trails! Don’t forget to bring your binoculars with you! (B-L-D)Nyungwe Forest has more than 100 species of orchids!