This is a big montane forest in Rwanda and full of diversity. It is Rwanda’s water catchment area since it is a source of two thirds of waters in this country. It is the largest Albertine rift endemics forest in Africa and no any other endemic forest is greater than Nyungwe in terms of diversity.
Nyungwe is a source and serves many rivers in Rwanda and the great River Nile which passes through Uganda up to Egypt. It is a home to 13 species of primates including those which cannot be seen elsewhere. Among the primates include Chimpanzees, Angola colobus, and two other threatened species of monkeys; the owl faced monkey and reported but unverified sightings of the golden monkey.
Besides primates, it is a home to 280 species of birds and most of them are Albertine rift endemics. This makes this park to be an important destination for birders. There are so many hiking trails which can reward you with many attractions.
Nyungwe rainforest is probably the best preserved rainforest in the mountains throughout Central Africa. It is located in the watershed between the basin of the river Congo to the west and the basin of the river Nile to the east.