Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Rwanda: The Beauty of Nyungwe National Park

With over 280 bird and 13 primate species and spreading over 1000 square kilometres, Nyungwe National Park is one of the most acclaimed biodiversity rainforests in Africa.
The park also boasts a diverse ecosystem from rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps, rivers, butterflies, moths and insects.
Last week, I travelled to Nyungwe with a group of about 30 local journalists and, together, we embarked on a thrilling adventure, walking down the hills and crossing valleys trekking for monkeys and chimpanzees and visiting other wildlife attractions.
A variety of hiking and walking trails crisscross the Park, leading to its varied attractions.
"Nyungwe is a hotspot for biodiversity," Louis Rugerinyange, the Chief Park Warden at Nyungwe who led our party along the forest's trails, says.
On day one, we undertook a long tracking adventure as we looked for the white and black colobus monkeys-one of the many primate species read more>>>

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