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Nyungwe National Park

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Butare, Rwanda
+250 788 436 763
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Get Close To Nature

This is a great natural forest, very beautiful and unique. The trees are ancient and the honey from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Worth the drive

It took most of the day to drive to Nyungwe from Kigali, which wasnt a great start. However, the... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“canopy walk” (65 reviews)
“colobus monkeys” (15 reviews)
“per person” (12 reviews)
Butare, Rwanda
+250 788 436 763
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great natural forest, very beautiful and unique. The trees are ancient and the honey from this forest is magnificent! I went (on separate days) to see the Chimpanzees and the Colobus Monkeys. Both are highly recommended, but I will mention that the...More

2  Thank MichelleSCapeTownSA
Reviewed September 7, 2017

It took most of the day to drive to Nyungwe from Kigali, which wasnt a great start. However, the forest is huge and beautiful and it was worth effort to get there. There are lots of mountain monkeys and Colobus monkeys. The highlight however was...More

1  Thank burridgefamilynz
Reviewed September 2, 2017

I visited this park in May 2017. I found it very difficult to plan my trip in advance because information about the park was hard to find online. We ended up going to the Rwanda Development Board (RBD) office in Kigali in advance to ask...More

1  Thank AP1188
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Chimpanzee tracking: Fabulous but demanding treck off the beaten track. Well worth the effort. Tea plantation visit: Spent an hour walking around the fields with knowledgeable guide. Interesting. Waterfall hike: Enjoyable but few birds. Easy treck. For those sensitive to high altitude, bring necessary medication,...More

Thank BlueeyedZosia
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Amazing walk in the jungle and on the canopy. Our guide 'Hope' was very good and informative. The walk down was very easy but I struggled going back. So a warning for any senior citizens wanting to tackle this trip. I managed to walk back...More

Thank Umnada
Reviewed July 31, 2017

The park is great if you have a car, tough if you don't (although heavy truck traffic on the main road is unpleasant). Guides are required for all hikes. If you love nature and especially if you're a birdwatcher, Claver Ntoyinkima was a fantastic guide...More

1  Thank acaaliwife
Reviewed July 27, 2017

I read some of the other reviews of this park before I sat down to write my own and felt that in some ways they misrepresented this beautiful park. I think to enjoy this place your expectations must be realistic. Another writer wrote of not...More

2  Thank ellynvb
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

The equatorial forest is nice but has many twists and turns to get there. Beautiful tea plantation along the way. Saw some black monkey on the way, which was a treat! Compared to the forest we used to travel through frequently in Southeast Asia, the...More

1  Thank GreatFoodisHeaven
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

If you have your own car, go! If not, think twice. Even though the park is huge, there's only two access points (Gisakura and Uwinka) and they're quite close to each other, which is hard to comprehend, since there would be many other towns scattered...More

1  Thank Fabio K
Reviewed June 23, 2017

When we got our frequent flier ticket, the only dates of return available required we spend an extra 3 days in Rwanda, so our agent sent us through Butare and Nyungwe National Park. This is a huge park, but features a walk with lots of...More

1  Thank Dale D
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Andrea M
October 21, 2017|
Response from Ilse020 | Reviewed this property |
Possibly. Driving is not the issue. But reliable motorcycle rental is not easy in Rwanda. Better research that part first.
July 10, 2017|
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Response from Eugène T | Reviewed this property |
hello better to hire a car (by locals ) and start canooy walk and reach gisakura the same day. while in canopy booking check if the day after you can have a place for chimp trek. hope I answer ur questions
Liz A
May 19, 2017|
Response from oscar u | Reviewed this property |
It is complicated because there is no bus park at Uwinka nor no bus line Uwinka to Kibuye ( Karongi). You will have to go to Rusizi ( Cyangugu) to take bus to Kibuye. Other option you will ask reception to the Nyugwe to book... More