The Nyungwe Forest found in southwestern Rwanda, on the border with Burundi, is one of the oldest rainforests in Africa, Nyungwe is rich in biodiversity and beauty.
The park contains 13 primate species (25% of Africa’s total), 275 bird species, 1068 plant species, 85 mammal species, 32 amphibians, and 38 reptile species. Many of these animals are restricted-range species that are only found in the Albertine Rift montane forests ecoregion in Africa.
The number of endemic species found here is greater than in any other forest in the Albertine Rift Mountains that has been surveyed. The forest, which reaches its maximum altitude of 3000 meters above sea level, is of particular interest for the presence of colonies of chimpanzees Pan troglodytes, and Angola colobus which is extinct in Angola
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