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Nyungwe National Park

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Butare, Rwanda
+250 788 436 763
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a must go

We really loved all about the park, we have seen multiple sides of the park with different... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pineapple2017
If birding, make sure you get a good guide!

Let me start by saying that I've been all over East African and this is one of the most impressive... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Timo S
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  • Excellent61%
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“canopy walk” (71 reviews)
“colobus monkeys” (17 reviews)
“per person” (12 reviews)
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Butare, Rwanda
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really loved all about the park, we have seen multiple sides of the park with different activities. All worth while, friendly and qualified guides. beautiful scenery

Thank Pineapple2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying that I've been all over East African and this is one of the most impressive forests I've seen in the WORLD. Sadly, the country's troubled past finished off the elephants and gorillas, but the park still has 13 species of...More

Thank Timo S
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

You can not experience the forest the way you would if you take this amazing canopy walk. The sights and sounds make the trip memorable. We really had a wonderful experience during the walk. I highly recommend the trip to Nyungwe

Thank federicosen
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

First off, I would like to mention that you do not absolutely need a car to get around at the park. It may be more convenient but not necessary. We had Joseph from Gisakura Guest House reserve motos for us for the whole day (15,000...More

Thank Maxeeeeee
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We did the Canopy Hike. If you come during the rainy season (September - June), you will likely encounter muddy conditions. So dress appropriately. However, even if you forget something, the Park Office rents rain boots, rain jackets and rain pants. For the cost of...More

Thank Scullyster
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Stunning and breathtaking Views! the air in the forest is quite good as well. The canopy walk is amazing it is not too much just the right amount of walking!

Thank 44AugusteGusteau
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We didn't do this through a tour company and at first it was a little confusing on how to get permits. However, it is super easy once you know how. You can book and pay beforehand online at the Rwandan government Irembo website. There you...More

2  Thank Charlotte F
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

My tour company had arranged for me to do the chimpanzee trek in the morning and the canopy walk in the afternoon. I found the chimpanzee trek very arduous, we were in the forest for about 4 hours. Unfortunately they were always moving around and...More

2  Thank John T
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

The Nyungwe Canopy Walkway Tour gives you the opportunity to experience the rainforest from a new perspective.TheNyungwe Forest Canopy Walk was built by a Canadian specialist company. Enjoy the Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walkway!

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The government of Rwanda is dedicated to protecting its natural resources and wildlife, which is noteworthy given the small size of the country (same as Albania or the U.S. state of Maryland). Hiking is accomplished with well-trained guides. We trekked chimpanzees, and it was a...More

Thank ReidStPete
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Jaimie O
26 March 2018|
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Response from Charlotte F | Reviewed this property |
We went to Nyungwe in Feb, and also struggled with getting there. The only options is hiring a car, or hiring a driver/taxi. We paid $400 for 4 days travel (Kigali-Kibuye-Gisakura-Kitabi-kigali). So I think probably $100... More
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Andrea M
21 October 2017|
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Response from Ilse020 | Reviewed this property |
Possibly. Driving is not the issue. But reliable motorcycle rental is not easy in Rwanda. Better research that part first.
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