Nyungwe forest national park is found in the south western part of Rwanda in central eastern Africa also known as the land of a thousand hills, the forest is the largest tropical afro montane rain forest conserved in Africa fed by river Congo. Nyungwe forest was declared a forest reserve during the time of colonial government in Rwanda in 1903, though the park suffered poaching and fire outbreaks during 1950s to 1990s restoration work began after the Rwandan genocide and it was declared a national park in 2004.
The park covers an area of 1,020 kilometres squared one of the world’s oldest forest that survived the ice age period. The forest is covered with rain forests, swamps, bogs and grasslands. This park boasts with 1,068 plant species, 38 species of reptiles, 120 species of butterflies, 32 species of amphibians and so much more.Tags: Travel Information