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Canopy Walk in Nyungwe National Park
The construction of a 160m-long and at times 70m-high canopy walkway is a big draw for the traveller on adventure travel to Rwanda.
While on the metallic suspension bridge, you will enjoy the jungle anew from this unique monkey’s-eye perspective.
The dizzying platform is above a steep and deep valley across a massive forest. This exciting walkway with its 3 towers is the biggest in East Africa and the third in Africa.
Access to the canopy walkway, which is on the Igishigishigi Trail, involves a preliminary 20- to 30-minute hike from Uwinka.
Canopy tours in Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park begin at set times (8 am, 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm), lasts about 2 hours and are visitors must be accompanied a guide.
Along the walk to the canopy, visitors see a variety of butterflies, orchids and colourful bird such as the Rwenzori turaco, handsome francolins, Rwenzori batis and others.
Thirteen species of primate live in Nyungwe, so a chance encounter some is not out of the question, although those wishing to seek them out should opt for a dedicated Rwanda primate tour.
As you plan your canopy walk in Nyungwe, it is a good idea to go with your;
- Camera and binoculars
- Good hiking boots or shoe
- A rain jacket/poncho
- Insect repellant
- Long-sleeved shirt and trousers
- Sturdy gloves
- Sunscreen and cap
Five years is the minimum age for canopy walks in Nyungwe Forest.
Nyungwe National Park canopy walk fees
|Visitor category||Fees (per person)|
|· Foreign non-resident||· US$60|
|· Foreign resident||· US$50|
|· Rwanda citizens|
· East African Citizen
· East Africa Foreign Resident:
· US$ 50