Gishwati-Mukura National Park is endowed with a number of attractions and activities and most of them are seen and done on foot, they provide an unforgettable and adventurous experience that you will take with you home after the amazing safari.
Most attractions in the park are animal species, birds and the vegetation cover of which there are over 58 tree species. The park is among the areas with a high population of chimpanzees; these are human’s close relatives, hence most of these have been habituated and are available for tracking. Other attractions are the surrounding communities which have unique ethics and cultures, the golden monkeys, mountain monkeys, blue monkeys among others. Your African safari will be made up of amazing and memorable experiences in the “land of a thousand hills”-Rwanda!
The park also has a number of tourist activities to offer to the visitors such as;
This park is among the top birding spots of Rwanda, birding can be done on foot through the jungle, over 84 bird species stay there. It being small is an added advantage to birding since it makes it easy to watch birds.
As earlier said a number of primate species like the Chimpanzees, baboons, the Blue monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Golden monkeys and other animals like the duikers and cats live in the park. While in the park you can be able to track chimpanzees and golden monkeys since there are a number of them that are habituated.
Since the Gishwati-Mukura was occupied by people, as the government and other conservationists tried to revive it again, they had to come up with ways in which the surrounding communities could benefit from tourism hence coming up with products such as traditional healing, dance and drama and handcraft making.
Nature walks and Hiking
There are a number of trails in the park which are used for guided walks and hiking by tourists through the forests. This gives visitors a great view of the beauty of this park while on foot and also some hidden wildlife like butterflies and birds can be spotted during hikes.