An overview of Nyungwe National Park.

Nyungwe National Park is found in South Western of Rwanda. Besides this, Canopy walk with 4×4 Car Rental Rwanda will be the main emphasis. Its a few kilometers from Kigali city of about 225 km. This great rain forest is located in the East African Rift-valley.  The forest is situated  on a mountain and the hike is also slippery because of the wet and moist soils. It harbors different species of birds, amphibians, mammals and reptiles. There are several activities to be done in Nyugwe Forest National Park;- Bird watching, Chimpanzee trekking, water fall sight seeing, hikes but here our emphasis is going to be put on Canopy Walk in Nyungwe National Park.

Canopy Walk in Nyungwe National Park.

The canopy walk gives an exhilarate view of the tree tops and wildlife. This takes the second fascinating tourist attraction after chimpanzee trekking.  It’s one of the best canopy walks in Africa that was established in 2010. Its long as 160 m in length. To reach the canopy walk is about 2 hours drive  from the starting point at Uwinka visitor Centre.   The canopy needs someone with a strong heart because of its length and its height from the forest floor.

The canopy walk allows you to have an entire view of the whole Nyungwe forest. Crossing the big valley while on the canopy makes a life time memory. On the canopy you are able to view the various species like chimpanzee, silver monkeys, the beautiful golden monkeys and the bush babies among many more. For the bird species these include;-crimsonwings Rwezori batis, Handsome Fracolin among others.

Canopy walk in Nyungwe National Park


While on this bridge, you enjoy the freshness of the atmosphere and the wonderful aerial view of the trees. Park visitors enjoy canopy walk as they enjoy the sights of the fantastic birds that fly across. Canopy walk with 4×4 Car Rental Rwanda should be the first one on your must visit list.  The hard wood tree canopy leaves cover the upper section while the lower part is dominated with the purple orchids and the lush flora.

Canopy walk with 4×4 Car Rental Rwanda way will give you a thrill that can hardly be matched by anything else. And apart from the canopy walk, this national park also offers many trails into the different parts of the forest for the hikers and the walkers. All the guided walks start from the central Uwinka reception Centre, the western Gisakura entrance as well as the eastern Kitabi entrance.

The Canopy Walk is the favourite activity for park visitors. Its because of the view that might be good from above. However, this attraction is also good from the forest floor. There is also a network of the ten mud trails that takes you deep into the heart of the forest.

What you should carry on this Canopy Walk in Nyungwe National Park.

Since Nyungwe Canopy Walk might be the first time experience for some visitors we therefore, we provide you a crucial list that will help you on this physical activity. These include;

  • A portable waterproof backpack for carrying your gadgets like the phone, the camera, receipts for entry in to the park and a passport.
  • A rain coat since canopy walk is done in a forest.
  • Insect repellent to expel insects since most forests have got small insects like mosquitoes.
  • At least a bottled mineral water.