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Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest

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
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and cap

Five years is the minimum age for canopy walks in Nyungwe Forest.

Nyungwe National Park canopy walk fees

Visitor categoryFees (per person)
·         Foreign non-resident·         US$60
·         Foreign resident·         US$50
·         Rwanda citizens

·         East African Citizen

·         East Africa Foreign Resident:


·         UGX5000

·         US$10

·         US$ 50

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