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Nyungwe National Park

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here during the rain season, so obvious: we had rain! Nevertheless I would recommend to visit Rwanda including this park in the rain season. A big plus is that there are very few tourists. So we had twice a guide for ourselves. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Hans H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Western province is scenic with the lush hills and tea plantations. Nygunwe is a little gem in the heart of the province with mountain monkeys crossing the road and chimpanzees playing in the trees. The canopy walk is also worth doing for those who...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michelle010117
Reviewed March 8, 2019

I had been interested in Nyungwe because of the opportunity to do a chimpanzee trek, and when I learned that the cost of gorilla trek permits in Volcanoes National Park is reduced by a third for all travelers including another national park for a few...More

Date of experience: February 2019
4  Thank atastefortravel
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

I have never been so excited and thrilled as i was during my visit to nyungwe it was amazing and i took a One hour and a half tour which was really rewarding!! This was amazing experience for me!!

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank suzancassian
Reviewed January 24, 2019

The activities on offer are amazing and visiting this pristine wilderness is something that will stay with you forever. Our guides were friendly helpful and had a huge amount of knowledge to share. There were so many highlights and no lowlights.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Brad G
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Couldn't find this under accommodation, so I'm putting it here. We chose to stay here as it is the centre of Nyungwe where all the walks start from. Unfortunately it was bucketing down and pitch dark when we arrived! The hire tents are pitched on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank dee6jay
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Our primary goal in visiting the Nyungwe National Park was to see the chimpanzees and we were not disappointed. We set out at dawn with one of the park guides and he quickly led us to a place where we could observe a troop of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed November 22, 2018

There are several trails of varying lengths and level of difficulty. The descriptions and walking times given are realistic if you are fit. It is mandatory to have a forest guide with you at all times. We walked with Daniel, a park guide, who had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank TJCLeicester
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time doing a canopy walk and one of the trails (3.5hrs, umuyove trail). Nice views and good experience of rainforest. Next time I would just do a longer hike as I found the canopy walk overpriced and it is a shame...More

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank ewamck
Reviewed November 2, 2018

We went to walk the canopy. Frankly to high for me but my wife and son loved it. The Park is so beautiful with some incredible views, and an excellent guide.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Michael M
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mklema176
July 16, 2018|
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Response from Ismael N | Reviewed this property |
hello!!!!!!! I contacted them through email at i called +250788675051 for more details about transport
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Ismael N
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Response from atastefortravel | Reviewed this property |
There is so much to do there that I’d strongly recommend spending at least two days in the park, especially if you enjoy hiking/walking.
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Jaimie O
March 26, 2018|
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Response from Charlotte F | Reviewed this property |
We went to Nyungwe in Feb, and also struggled with getting there. The only options is hiring a car, or hiring a driver/taxi. We paid $400 for 4 days travel (Kigali-Kibuye-Gisakura-Kitabi-kigali). So I think probably $100... More
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