Nyungwe National Park isn’t only famous for chimpanzee trekking but also for its remarkable hiking adventures. About 130 kilometers of hiking trails exist in Nyungwe Forest National Park, each of which comes with unique wild creatures. Some of these hiking trails take little time about 3 days. The park features the only canopy forest trail, the Rwandan source of the Nile and many more trails that can be sighted within this remarkable country. This park is truly the best for travelers who are interested in outdoor adventures
Nyungwe National Park
Activities in The Park
Chimpanzee Tracking in Rwanda
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest starts off from three reception centers, that’s Uwinka, Kitabi and Gisakura where the tourists meet the park rangers and the tourists are also expected to be at the reception as early as 4: 30am and by 5 am, you drive to the starting point of the trek into the forest. Since the chimps nest each and every night, there are the trackers who go ahead of the trekking group of finding them and communicate with the ranger guides.
Nyungwe Canopy Walkway
Getting to the canopy is also about 2 hours from the starting point at Uwinka visitor Centre. The forest is on a mountain and the hike is also slippery due to the mere fact that the ground on which the guests trek is wet and so moist. Viewing the canopy on arrival, most especially for those that are fear heights, this could also be described as the endless walk to hell. This bridge adjourned between the huge trees one on the feel of the fresh air, 60m above the forest floor. Apart from the freshness in the air and the wonderful aerial view of the trees, you will also enjoy the sights of the fantastic birds that fly across as you enjoy the walk.
Birding in Nyungwe
Though due to the fact that the forest is so dense, it can be so difficult to view the birds and most of them like to stay on top at the canopy more than the inside of the forest.in case you are on any birding safari, your guide will also help you in identifying the many different birds that you will see during the walk in the forest and also along the many different spots that they might know where the birds are normally seen. Some include; the Bigugu Mountain, having the canopy walk where you have a clear view of the canopy and a chance to view many birds at the top of the trees.
Waterfalls in Nyungwe Park
This lies within the Caldera especially the depression and it features the massive swamp which makes up an essential watershed in the conservation area. The trail is moderate and it is 6 kilometers long and lasts for three hours for visitors to accomplish hiking through its. It rewards visitors with amazing sites from orchids especially in the wet season. In Rwanda, the wet season takes place from October to November and April and May. This trail rewards visitors with amazing swamp bird species like the Grauer’s rush warbler.