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Nyungwe National Park

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Butare, Rwanda
+250 788 436 763
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  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“canopy walk” (69 reviews)
“colobus monkeys” (17 reviews)
“per person” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
Butare, Rwanda
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+250 788 436 763
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"canopy walk"
in 69 reviews
"colobus monkeys"
in 17 reviews
"per person"
in 12 reviews
"chimpanzee trek"
in 9 reviews
"guest house"
in 7 reviews
"tea plantation"
in 6 reviews
"waterfall trail"
in 6 reviews
"bird watching"
in 5 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful rainforest"
in 5 reviews
"two days"
in 4 reviews
"rainy season"
in 4 reviews
"east africa"
in 4 reviews
"per day"
in 4 reviews
"coming back"
in 4 reviews
"lake kivu"
in 5 reviews
"bird species"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've just spent 5 nights there (at Giskura Guest House), walking the trails with a guide, birding, seeing a chameleon, having fantastic views of a range of monkey species (including the Uwinka megatroop of Angola Colobus), taking in the stunning scenery, admiring the ferns, lichens,...More

Thank Julian319
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nyungwe national park is an amazing example of highland rainforest and home to numerous primates including Chimpanzees, L'Hoest's Monkey, Blue Monkey, Golden Monkey and Colobus Monkey. There are also numerous birds and over 75 types of mammals. The hiking is great with several options for...More

Thank Bryan P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am always feel happy to visit Nyungwe National Park. This is one of the oldest rain forest in Africa. This time, I have enjoyed walking on canopy walk with better view of the forest. I inhaled good pure oxygen as they are least air...More

Thank oscar u
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nyungwe Forest became a national park in 2005. Nyungwe Forest National Park lies in the southwestern corner of Rwanda. The nearest town is Cyangugu, 54 km away at the shore of the beautiful Lake Kivu. Nyungwe Forest is an acclaimed chimpanzee trekking destination, but it’s...More

Thank aliv43
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

such a beautiful forest with so many nice birds, butterflies and monkeys....Canopy walk is too expensive: 60 USD and you will have to pay 40 USD additionally for going for a walk/hike....better go for 2 hikes as the second one is for free (stand: June...More

Thank chriscozien
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

We really loved all about the park, we have seen multiple sides of the park with different activities. All worth while, friendly and qualified guides. beautiful scenery

1  Thank Pineapple2017
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Let me start by saying that I've been all over East African and this is one of the most impressive forests I've seen in the WORLD. Sadly, the country's troubled past finished off the elephants and gorillas, but the park still has 13 species of...More

Thank Timo S
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

You can not experience the forest the way you would if you take this amazing canopy walk. The sights and sounds make the trip memorable. We really had a wonderful experience during the walk. I highly recommend the trip to Nyungwe

Thank federicosen
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

First off, I would like to mention that you do not absolutely need a car to get around at the park. It may be more convenient but not necessary. We had Joseph from Gisakura Guest House reserve motos for us for the whole day (15,000...More

1  Thank Maxeeeeee
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We did the Canopy Hike. If you come during the rainy season (September - June), you will likely encounter muddy conditions. So dress appropriately. However, even if you forget something, the Park Office rents rain boots, rain jackets and rain pants. For the cost of...More

Thank Scullyster
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mklema176
17 July 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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Jaimie O
26 March 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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