Greetings from Nyungwe forest, arguably the best preserved montane rainforest in Central Africa, located in the beautiful country of Rwanda. It spreads over 1,020km² in the southwest corner of Rwanda, at the border with Burundi, to the south, and Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. The Nyungwe Forest National Park was established in 2004.

Nyungwe national park: Photo-Flickr/ François Terrier

The forest, which is a five hour drive from Kigali, harbours about 310 different bird species, hundreds of butterflies and orchids, and over 75 different species of mammals – including 13 primates. According to ExpectAfrica, the heart of Nyungwe Forest is like a scene from a fairy tale. Tall old mahoganies, ebonies and giant tree ferns tower above people. Today we share with you lovely photos of the forest.

A view through the trees. Photo: Flickr/ Justin Raycraft
Nyungwe Forest. Photo: livinginkigali
Nyungwe forest. Photo/ enjoyrwanda