Nyungwe National Park 2024 prices – entry fees and activity pricing

Nyungwe National Park is one of Rwanda’s four national parks and top destinations, that is most famous for the chimpanzee trekking experiences. The park is located in the southwest of the country, about 5 – 6 hour’s drive from Kigali.

Protecting an ancient forest that is rich with diversity, Nyungwe is a nature lovers heaven. The park offers a number of activities including chimpanzee tracking, canopy walk, nature walks, hiking, birding, and monkey tracking.

Nyungwe national park is also an affordable destination, with all day activities costing less than $150.

Below are the park Entry fees fees and pricing of activities in activities in Nyungwe National Park.

Nyungwe National Park entry fees

Entry fees below give you full day access to nature walks in Nyungwe forest.

Entry fee 1 Day/Night 2 Nights 3 Nights
Rwandan/EAC Citizen $10 (RwF10,000) $15 (RwF15,000) $20 (RwF20,00)
Foreign Resident in Rwanda/EAC $60 $90 $120
African Citizen (other than EAC) $60 $90 $120
International Visitor $100 $150 $200
Rwandan/EAC Citizen Child (6 – 12) $5


$7.5 (RwF7,500) $10 (RwF10,000)
Foreign Resident in Rwanda/EAC Child (6 – 12) $30 $45 $60
African Citizen (other than EAC) Child 6-12 $30 $45 $60
International Visitor Child 6 – 12 $50 $75 $100


  • Children 5 and below do not pay entry fees
  • Person aged 13+ years are considered adults and pay full fees
  • Entry fees are not charged beyond 3 nights for up to one week
  • Entry fee inclusive of any trail is payable by all day visitors, or per night for overnight visitors staying in the park. The fee reduces by 50% for the second night and third nights and then free any subsequent nights for up to one week. E.g. for 1 night in the park (and the 2 days either side) the fee is payable once, for two nights it is payable twice, with second night reduced by 50%. Visitors staying outside the park are considered “day visitors” unless if staying in the lodges/hotels near the park and these lodges/hotels have an agreement signed with the park. Day visitors have to pay the full entry fee every day they enter the park.

Activities in Nyungwe park that are priced.

Other than nature walks that are inclusive of the park entry fees, the activities below are specifically priced and thus have to be paid for in addition to paying the park entry.

Chimpanzee trekking

Nyungwe Park has a population of more than 500 chimps of which three groups have been habituated for chimpanzee trekking tours in Rwanda. A total of 24 chimpanzee permits are available per day as only 8 people are allowed to track one chimps group each day. Only one chimpanzee trekking schedule is available each morning starting at 5am

International Visitor Foreign Residents Rwandan/East African Citizens
$150 $75 $25

*Above prices include a guide

OTHER SPECIAL ACTIVITIES: Canopy walk, Guided Birding, Monkey tracking, Night walks

The canopy walk tour starts at Uwinka park office and there are four schedules in a day: 8am, 10am, 1pm and 3pm.

Three species of monkeys have habituated groups for exciting monkey tracking including: Colobus monkey (most popular), Mangabey, and Blue monkey.

Night walks in Nyungwe start at 5.30pm till 9pm.

All above special walks have the following pricing:

International Visitor Foreign Residents Rwandan/East African Citizens
$40 $20 $5

*Again, nature walks are included in the park entrance fee, so are not priced


A camping in Nyungwe is available at the Uwinka park headquarters.

Adults (13+) Children (6 – 12)
Camping  per person/night  $15 $7.5
Tent hire Per 4-man (approx. 3m x 3m) canvas tent $20


Tent hire does not include any bedding or camping equipment

Guiding fees

The guides and porters are available for hire if you want to take one for your forest/nature walk in Nyungwe forest (you can go on the trail without one as long as you are less than 8 people).

Other particular activities mandate you to take a guide include monkey tracking, night walks, canopy walk, guided birding. You therefore have to include the guide fee in your planning if you will be doing these activities.

Guide for regular forest walks Per guide / half day 15$
Guide for regular forest walks Per guide / full day $25
Porter Per porter / half day 5
Porter Per porter / full day 10


  • Guides and porters are picked up from the reception before 9am and returned to the same reception with 5 hours will be considered a half day activity. Guides and porters picked from the reception after 9am will be charged for a full day, unless if the guide is returned before midday.
  • For every 8 tourists (excluding children 5 and under) there will be a requirement to have a guide. This is to ensure safety of guests and proper dissemination of information so that everyone absorbs and hears all info shared.

Nyungwe National Park tours

Want to visit Nyungwe National Park? You can book and if wish customized these trips to include any of the activities you want, if time allows


1 thought on “Nyungwe National Park 2024 prices – entry fees and activity pricing”

  1. Hello,

    Thank you for your very informative and clear article.
    We would like to know how you booked this trip. Is it possible to do this without touroperating?
    We were thinking about a 3 days stay:
    – transport and canopy walk
    – waterfall trail hike and monkey tracking
    – chimpanzee tracking and transport

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