Situated south east of Rwanda along the Rwanda-Burundi border is Nyungwe forest , regarded as one of the best preserved montane forests in East & Central Africa. The forest park is home to 13 primate species including the chimpanzees, olive baoon, Angola colobus, red-tailked monkey, golden monkey, silver monkey, L’hoest monkeys among others. Nyungwe forest is also home to 85 mammal species, over 275 bird species, 32 amphibian species and up to 38 reptile species.

Getting there – Distance from Kigali city to Nyungwe forest is about 225 kms and a road trip is takes about 6 to 7 hours but only an hour if you are driving from Cyangugu or Kibuye town


Planning a safari to Nyungwe forest, we at Rwanda Car Rental Services will be more than delighted to organize the whole trip- Simply send us an email to or call us now on +256-700135510 to speak with the reservations team.

Other National Parks

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Gorilla & golden monkey trekking, bird watching, Dian fossey tour

Gishwati Mukura National Park

Primate tracking ( chimpanzees), bird watching

Akagera National Park

Game drives, boat ride, bird watching, nature walks


Rent A Car & Go Explore Nyungwe Forest

Toyota Rav4

From US$ 65 per day for self drive , excludes fuel

Toyota Super Custom

From US$ 120 per day with driver, no fuel

Land Cruiser Prado

From US$ 100 per day with driver, no fuel

Safari Land Cruiser

From US$ 200 per day with driver/ guide, no fuel

Safari Van

From US$ 130 per day with driver/ guide , no fuel

Coaster Bus

From US$ 350 per day with driver, no fuel.

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