A Moment In The Clouds Above Rwanda’s Chimpanzee Filled Rainforest

Nyungwe National Park is a rainforest that sits in the southwestern region of the country. The park is a fairytale setting of ancient, moss-covered trees, hanging vines and colorful flowers peeking through on the forest floor. But, the most thrilling aspect of this forest lies high in the trees. Hands and feet dangle from the canopy, sounds of mothers calling their babies for snack time and adolescents swing from vine to vine overhead. Chimpanzees are the attraction and, as a visitor, you can take a guided trek through Nyungwe to spot these beautiful creatures. From the ground you can look up, high, and witness the pure spontaneity of it all. Or, you can do as I did and enjoy the scenery from the stunning canopy walk through the clouds.