Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe Forest National Park is found near Rwanda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi. The park was established in the Southwestern part of the country in 2004. It is one of the two newest national parks in the county and covers an area of 270 square Kilometers. Nyungwe forest is dominated by a group of mountains whose formations are related to those in Congo and Uganda. From these mountains one can have great views of Lake Kivu and the Virunga Volcanoes during certain times of the day. Nyungwe Forest National park is home to more than 200 species of trees including bogs, bamboo and grasslands. Nyungwe has been described by some as Rwanda’s primate capital with over 13 species including the Angola Colobus, Silver monkeys, L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Dent’s Mona Monkeys, Baboons, Vervet Monkeys, Golden Monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, Hamlyn’s Monkeys, Grey-cheeked Managabeys, chimpanzees, black and white colobus.