Discover Mukura Forest

The Mukura Forest Reserve is located in Rutsiro district, the northwestern part of Rwanda, the forest was a part of Nyungwe and Gishwati, the forest covers around 16000 hectares.


The Mukura Forest Reserve was transformed into a national park in the first of February 2016, making it the fourth national park as a ranking in Rwanda, it was combined with Gishwati forest to perform a national park currently known as Gishwati Mukura National Park.
The main reason to establish the Gishwati Mukura National Park was to restore natural forests, plant natural forest by introducing the tree species and protect buffer zoneplantations, the national park includes a lot of animal species around 293 reptile species, 5,793 plant species and around 1000 bird species.


Bird watching is one of the great activities that can be done in Gishwati Mukura National Park the forests are a home to many species of beautiful birds, seven of Albertine rift endemic species and two has been listed on IUCN, chimpanzee plus other animals such as the mountain monkey, golden monkey, black and white colobus monkeys, and the blue monkeys.
Wildlife sightseeing is also possible as they support various wildlife animals, some of them that you can see are southern tree hyrax, black-fronted duikers, and Red River hogs.

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