Gishwati Mukura National Park is made up of two separate forests that’s Gishwati and small Mukura both sitting on total land area of 34kms. Sq. Gishwati Mukura National Park is largely covered by over 60 tree species and of the many inclusive are: Macaranga kilimandscharica alongside other indigenous hardwoods, shrubs, blue lichen, giant tree ferns and bamboo forests. Founded on a ridge dividing Congo and the Nile river water catchment areas. The Park is full of wild animals like; primates like East African chimpanzees, golden monkeys, black and white Colubus, southern tree hyrax Tsavo cats, black front duiker, L’Hoest’s, Blue Monkeys, birds, mammals and others.
Gishwati Mukura National Park suffered depletion caused by need for land for resettlement, mining and livestock farming thus imposition of laws by government that limited tourist’s activities from taking place here with hopes to start in 2019. The activities here will include a guided nature hike, guided chimp and monkey tracking, bird viewing/watching and a visit to the waterfalls.
Gishwati Mukura National Park was promoted to the national park status in 2015 with best profound rationales like to increase the number of trees, various community activities that tap support from the forest like: a farm stay, a live cultural dance, making handicrafts, beekeeping, a tea plantation tour and the chance to learn from traditional healers, who use natural plants to support modern medicine and synthesized drugs here main rationales for its upgrading into a national park.Tourism in Gishwati-Mukura National Park,
Despite being the less visited, Gishwati Mukura National Park is a hidden pool of activities that most travelers on Rwanda safaris have always missed out. There is a full epic of memories found here that re-brands the real visit of Rwanda. Situated covering four districts of Rubavu, Rutsiro, Ngororero and Nyabihu in the north western part of the home of thousand hills, it is the 4th national park, which was founded in 2015 to complement the popular gorillas at Volcanoes National park. Nyungwe forest national park and Akagera national park. It was formerly a forest reserve that also got shuttered during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, however, efforts were put in place that saw it gazzeted and promoted into the national park
Wild animals tracking, trekking and viewing
Gishwati Mukura National Park is a home to over 402 species of mammal species, over 293 species of reptiles and amphibians. Many animals available here are the chimpanzee, golden monkeys white Colubus and so many other primates. All directed to beautify your stay in the land of a thousand hills
Gishwati Mukura National Park is undeniably an ardent birders venue/spot sheltering bird species like missing the wood hoopes, Rwenzori Turaco, weaver bird species, martial eagle, white headed wood hoopoe, Mountain yellow warbler and Old-world warblers of which some are endemic to the Albertine region. Expect to see different bird species not among others. Our experienced guides will help you to spot, identify these birds and give explanations for all the unique features owned by each bird species sighted
Hiking and nature walks
A best way to explore the inaccessible venues in the wilderness by car is by nature walks, this is the centre of more amazing experiences that make you feel the would be missed out experiences caught up with. This forest walk uncovers the hidden beauties of the Gishwata Mukura national park full of calm and peaceful environment, listening to the sweet melodic sounds of birds singing up in the trees as you see and meet different wild animals such as chimpanzees and Colubus monkeys among others.
Best for photography and relaxing as the waters splash on you their waves on their fall to the plunge pool. This is just you and nature moment that no one can tell you is existent in Africa.
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