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Nyungwe National Park

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Couldn't find this under accommodation, so I'm putting it here. We chose to stay here as it is the centre of Nyungwe where all the walks start from. Unfortunately it was bucketing down and pitch dark when we arrived! The hire tents are pitched on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dee6jay
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Our primary goal in visiting the Nyungwe National Park was to see the chimpanzees and we were not disappointed. We set out at dawn with one of the park guides and he quickly led us to a place where we could observe a troop of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed 22 November 2018

There are several trails of varying lengths and level of difficulty. The descriptions and walking times given are realistic if you are fit. It is mandatory to have a forest guide with you at all times. We walked with Daniel, a park guide, who had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TJCLeicester
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

We had a great time doing a canopy walk and one of the trails (3.5hrs, umuyove trail). Nice views and good experience of rainforest. Next time I would just do a longer hike as I found the canopy walk overpriced and it is a shame...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank ewamck
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We went to walk the canopy. Frankly to high for me but my wife and son loved it. The Park is so beautiful with some incredible views, and an excellent guide.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 11 October 2018

The canopy trail was a little short, so I added on another trail that is adjacent to it and had a nice hike overall, around 2.5-3 hours total. Being afraid of heights I wasn't sure about the canopy walk, but it ended up being pretty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Nyungwe Forest Canopy walk is not for the light headed! It was a lovely adrenaline filled walk from canopy to canopy with a breath taking view of the forest.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank muchiriwanjee13
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This National Park is incredible, views of green mountains as far as the eye can see. Hiking tracks are well signed and the park is clean with great facilities.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Travellerkatew
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We only stayed for only one night in the end as we were sadly called away by family illness. As it took us about 5 hours with stops to drive from Kigali, this was a bit of a shame. However we did do the canopy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank dee6jay
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Chimpanzee trekking. Colobus monkeys. Mountain monkeys. Waterfall hiking. This forest has it all ... so be sure to do it all! Truly a spot to be treasured on this planet!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Mark L
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Response from Ismael N | Reviewed this property |
hello!!!!!!! I contacted them through email at i called +250788675051 for more details about transport
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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