Eco-tourism supporter and East Africa columnist for eTurboNews, Wolfgang Thome recently visited Nyungwe National Park and wrote an excellent detailed description of his visit. Anybody planning to visit the Park should read his account.
Dale Morris travelled to the deepest depths of the Rwandan jungle for our 'Animal Kingdoms' article in this issue of Wanderlust (120). Here, he shares more images that couldn't fit in the feature. Dale is a well known international travel photographer who has shot photos for a long list of publications and media.
Cocktails amid the cloud forests, Financial Times, April 29th, 2011. (Also appeared in Slate online)
"...Finally it’s time to hit the road and my driver turns up in a classic Toyota Land Cruiser to take me to Nyungwe Forest – an area of nearly 1,000 sq km teeming with wildlife, including colobus monkeys and chimpanzees. There may be potholes and endless twisting bends along the dirt road, but it is a stunning drive with the road snaking around the cliffs and the lake providing a dramatic backdrop..."
“…After the urban excitement of Kigali, I took a Rwandair internal flight to Kamembe in the far south-east of the country. A one-hour drive brought me to another of Rwanda’s park highlights – Nyungwe Forest. Nyungwe is a big part of RDB’s tourism plans. Covering an area almost the size of Hampshire, it’s the largest slice of protected medium-altitude rainforest in Africa, stuffed with species – orchids, birds, reptiles and, in particular, chimpanzees. It’s the kind of place visitors ought to hang around longer to see…” [Jeremy is an internationally renowned travel writer. Check his blog, TravelBlather.com, and his Twitter feed.]
Rwanda turns forests into tourism assets, eTurboNews, February 2011
"...Special attention was paid to promoting the new national park abroad at tourism fairs and exhibitions, and although Rwanda remains globally best known for its mountain gorilla tracking at the Parc de Volcanoes in the west of the country, more and more visitors now use the opportunity of being in Rwanda to also visit the Nyungwe National Park..."
Harvard Business School Students Help Banda Village in Nyungwe, The Harbus, January 2011
Twenty-six HBS students set out this fall of 2010 as part of the Rwanda IXP to learn about Rwanda’s striking journey of recovery since the Genocide, to work on consulting projects with local entrepreneurs, non-profit and public sector organizations and to enjoy an exotic African adventure...I was a member of the Nyungwe Nziza Project team and we worked with DAI and USAID to help a remote village called Banda Village located in the middle of the rainforest located in Nyungwer National Park to attract tourists and develop its tourism product offering....