Nyungwe Forest is in southern Rwanda and is East Africa’s largest protected high-altitude rainforest. Nyungwe only recently gained National park status. Contiguous with Kibira National Park in Burundi, Nyungwe’s biodiversity is astonishing by African standards and is one of the most endemic species-rich areas in all of Africa. Among other natural marvels, this virgin forest is home to 13 species of primates, 100 varieties of orchids, about 300 species of birds and a river that is one of the sources of the Nile. The numerous hiking trails are ideal for primate trackers, botanists and bird-lovers.