Nyungwe Forest Reserve

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The Nyungwe Forest Conservation Project began in 1988, in an effort to promote tourism in an ecologically safe manner. The Nyungwe Forest covers 970 km² and is one of the largest protected rainforests in Africa. The park is excellent for hiking (with a guide). You can see large groups of colobus monkeys. There are numerous waterfalls, 270 species of trees, 50 species of mammal and 275 bird species, as well as large numbers of colorful butterflies and orchids.

You can also visit the Kamiranzovu Marsh, where there is a chance yo usee elephants. Some of the shorter track can be done without a guide.

There are several camp sites near the entrance to the park, but there are no facilities whatsoever. The park's main entrance is at Uwinka, on a ridge overlooking the area. Uwinka is 125 km southwest of Kigali, not far from Cyangugu.

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