Canopy Walk-Chimpanzee Tracking Nyungwe Forest National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park-Rwanda is 90 Km from Butare Town, 54 Km from Cyangugu and 226 Km from Kigali City and Kanombe International Airport in Rwanda’s Capital City, Nyungwe Forest is located in the south west of Rwanda approximately of 256km from the capital Kigali and also Nyungwe Fores is on the border with Burundi, south, Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Nyungwe rainforest is the only best preserved rainforest in the mountains throughout Central Africa one can enjoy walk through.
Nyungwe Forest National Park have different types of wildlife including 13 species of primates, 300 of birds species, 85 mammals, many types of plant species, reptile species and not forgetting the famous Canopy Walk and Chimpanzee Tracking and Nyungwe forest national park is 1600 M-2950M above sea level with temperatures changing between 0°C and 30°C; average day temperatures 15°C while rainfall is between 1800-2500mm per year.
Nyungwe Forest National Park-Rwanda is the only place where you find a proper Canopy Walk its 50 meters in the air very impressive insights in East Africa, Nyungwe Forest is also one of the largest and oldest Rainforest in East Africa, this walkway is 200 meters hangs across a steep and deep valley filled with thick forest, Canopy Walk gives you a good views across the misty nyungwe forest.
Canopy Walk takes 2 hours from starting point to the end point and it beings from Nyungwe Park headquarters at the Uwinka tourist center, canopy walk also cost only $60 per person and the age limit is 6years and above and canopy walk can be done throughout the year.
Nyungwe forest national park is the only place in Rwanda where one can go for chimp tracking and this forest is a home to many other primates species, Nyungwe forest national park is very memorable as what you only here are the sounds of insects and birds in the forest and a sight of a dense green forest, chimpanzees tracking is the most popular activity in this forest.
Chimpanzee tracking cost only $100 per person and what makes this experience more once you find the chimpanzees there is no time limit unlike the gorilla trekking In volcanoes national park where you are only limited to only one hour with gorillas in Nyungwe forest one can spend more time with chimpanzees as long as you can keep up with their pace.