Nyungwe National rainforest is situated in the southwestern part of Rwanda, at the border with Burundi, and Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nyungwe is part of the Albertine Rift.  Nyungwe rainforest is possibly one of 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.  Nyungwe is 970 square kilometers (378 square miles) with elevation between 1,600 meters (5,600 feet) and 2,950 meters (9,700 feet). Temperatures range from 0-30 C (32-58 F), with average daytime temperature of 15.5 C (60 F). The rainfall is between 71 to 78 inches per year. The biodiversity is so unique that it is considered one of the earth’s most valued ecological treasures.

Nyungwe has a rugged terrain with dense vegetation switching between dense forests to open marshes. I get to spend a couple of weeks in this Garden of Eden each year. It is an invigorating experience where the tropical environment creates another unique Rwandan experience. I recommend that you go to http://www.nyungwepark.com/ to participate in this paradise of peace and quite.