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Nyungwe (Rwanda)

Practical information about Nyungwe

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Culture (paddy field, coffee, tea ...)
  • Waterfall
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Essential
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
5-hourh drive from Kigali and 2 hours from Huye
When to go
Preferably the dry seasons: from June to September and from December to February
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Nyungwe

Clémence Rauch-Decaen Travel writer
7 travel articles

A real breath of fresh air and a nature experience! Nyungwe is a huge and sublime rainforest where the wildlife evolves naturally over time. Numerous species live here, some indigenous and all protected in this setting. 

My suggestion:
As for equipment, do not be ashamed to bring out the whole kit! Comfortable hiking clothes made from warm materials to withstand the chilly climate. Rainfall is not unusual, the opposite would be almost disappointing so do plan on taking along a raincoat.

This park is one of the marvels to discover while on a trip to Rwanda . There are some lovely surprises in store created by Mother Nature. The luxurious environment is definitely a sight to see. The region also specifically dedicated to growing tea. Glossy green fields stretch as far as the eye can see. If you want to you can visit a factory.

On the program, you can spot different species of monkey living in the park along various hiking trails (with a guide). You can, for example, go in search of chimpanzees, the undisputed stars of Nyungwe park and/or choose between the several trails suggested. There's something for everyone, from easy to very demanding, from adventure to serenity. Unfortunately, prices are for the most part very expensive. 

Rejuvenation, sport and fresh air guaranteed!

Waterfall of "Waterfall trail"
The Colobus
Tea fields