Gishwati-Mukura National Park

About Gishwati-Mukura National Park

Gishwati-Mukura National Park, Rwanda’s fourth national park, is a captivating blend of natural wonders, encompassing two distinct forests — the expansive Gishwati and the smaller yet equally enchanting Mukura. Together, they sprawl across 34 square kilometers, further enhanced by a buffer zone that adds to the park’s ecological significance.

The park boasts a rich tapestry of flora, featuring 60 species of trees, including indigenous hardwoods and bamboo, contributing to its lush and vibrant landscape.Within the pristine Gishwati forest resides a community of 20 chimpanzees, cohabiting with golden monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, and Blue Monkeys, creating a harmonious haven for these remarkable primates.

Activities in Gishwati-Mukura National Park

Climbing the Gishwati Mukura waterfall.

The Gishwati Mukura waterfall is one of the most popular tourist attractions at Gishwati National Park, attracting thousands of visitors each year and being known all over the world for its exceptional beauty. The climb to the falls is extremely challenging, but the view from the top is well worth the extra effort!

Visit the Iby’iwachu Cultural Village

Located just a short drive from the famous Volcanoes National Park, the Gishwati Nature Reserve is a great place to visit during your stay in Rwanda. The Iby’wachu Cultural Village is located on the edge of the park and is the perfect place to learn more about the local wildlife as well as the history and culture of the area

Bird watching

When talking about the tourism activities in GishwatiMukura National park we cannot leave behind the bird watching in this park since it is known that over 235 species of birds have been spotted in this forest  including the endangered Albertine rift like Rwenzori Blue Turaco.ome of the birds to find in the Gishwati Mukura National park are Regal Sun bird, Grauer’s swamp warbler,