Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda

canopy walk nyungwe forest rwanda

Tour Nyungwe Forest National Park of Rwanda from 50 meters in the air on the Canopy Walk and access impressive insights into East Africa’s largest and oldest Afro-Montane Forest. The walkway of length 200 meters hangs across a steep and deep valley filled with thick forest. The Canopy Walk offers breathtaking views across the misty forest, and sightings at eye-level, of a number of unique wildlife inhabiting the canopies.

The Canopy Walk activity takes close to 2 hours, the start and end point being at the Nyungwe National Park  headquarters – the Uwinka tourist reception center. The first about 200 meters is a walk along a forest trail under the thick canopies for a chance to observe the ground level nature before taking on the canopy walkway to access the top level of the forest. Notable sightings include several monkeys such as L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Black-and-white Colobus, Red-tailed Monkeys, and lots of birds.

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Nyungwe Forest National Park is situated in the south west of Rwanda, 255km from the capital Kigali.The park has a remarkable diversity of wildlife including 13 species of primates, more than 300 species of birds, 85 mammals, over 1000 plant species, 32 amphibian and 38 reptile species. Many of the species are endemic to the Albertine Rift region within which the forest lies.

The Minimum age for the canopy activity is 6 years old, and children must be accompanied by an adult

The cost of the activity is US$60 paid at the reception center

The activity is available through out the year.

Chances of rain are high so remember to carry a rain coat. Hiking shoes are also in order. Rain coats and hiking boots can be rented at the reception center. Walking sticks are provided free of charge.

Level of difficulty: The hike is relatively easy and takes on average 2 hours to complete.


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