WILDLIFE

Although the forests of the Albertine Rift have been dramatically reduced over the past 100 years, there are still remnant pockets located high up along the hills of the Congo-Nile Divide. Nyungwe National Park is the largest and best known of these, but the Gishwati and Mukura Forests, although less well known and only recently (2015) declared a national park, hold some exciting and charistmatic fauna and flora.

The forests hold mammals such as the Chimpanzee, the Golden Monkey, Mountain Monkeys and Tree Hyrax and other more secretive species, while rare endemic birds like the Grauer’s Rush Warbler and Dusky Crimsonwing can be found with the help of expert local birders. See navigation above for further details.

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