Overall map of Nyungwe
Background

Rwanda is an emerging tourist destination. Nyungwe Nziza seeks to help the country reach its tourism potential. To do so, the Nyungwe Nziza project, which ended in March 2015, targeted the spectacular and protected Nyungwe National Park (NNP), focusing on inclusive ecotourism development for the benefit of local communities surrounding the park, and leveraging private sector investment in the management, construction, and maintenance of new and existing park infrastructure.

Objectives

Nyungwe Nziza project worked to transform NNP into a viable ecotourism destination, capable of generating employment and sustainable and equitable income for local communities and other stakeholders, thus providing economic incentives to conserve the rich biodiversity of the Park. Our ultimate goal is a thriving economy in NNP with engaged communities and a private sector that realize they can benefit economically by protecting and leveraging the unique environment in which they live and work.