Canopy Walkway Rwanda Tours : Canopy walkway is a remarkable and an exciting lifetime adventure that takes you into splendid rewarding ravine in the lush montane rainforest of Nyungwe National Park. More then, the canopy walkway provides an exhilarating perspective on the ancient treetops and wildlife. This canopy walkway measures about 160 meters long and 70meter high suspension bridge is reachable as part of a guided Rwanda tour along the interesting Igishigishigi trail or you can enjoy hiking the Imbaraga or Umuyove trails.
Having escaped the last ice age visit the Nyungwe forest a home of biodiversity of wildlife species such as duikers, golden cats, Klipspringer, bushbucks, impala, buffaloes, elephants, bush pigs, blotched serval, gant forest hog, carnival genet, Congo clawless, Mongoose, otter, Serval, felis, black-fronted duiker, western tree hyrax among others. Also a home to thirteen species of primates like Vervet monkey, Red tail monkeys, black and white monkey, colobus monkeys among others, around over 1000 unique tree species, over 300 bird species, amphibians and reptile’s species all these species make up uniqueness and richness of the forest thus making your life adventure of canopy walk unforgettable experience.
The steep forested slopes have well –maintained footpaths which can become muddy especially after rain.
The limited age to do canopy walk is 6 years old accompanied of guide and this 6-year-old age must be accompanied by their parents. The canopy walk goes at costs of USD60 USD per walk per person. Although a 6-year-old can do the walk but with advise of adults who accompanies the children. The walk is one of the best experience activity done in Nyungwe national park, however it is much better and easier in the dry season where the walkway is much drier. Dry season in Rwanda happens from June to September and December to February.
The walk on the canopy walk offers spectacular views of the great East African Region Lake Kivu and a great view of different animals, birds, insects, reptiles and amphibians that live in the forest. This hiking trails should not stop you from taking the walk but it’s very easy to hike even for the first time hikers, it is just having a few steep point because of the mountainous terrains but memorable, Canopy Walkway Rwanda Tours.
There are several scheduled time to do canopy walk which starts at 8am ,10am and 3 pm. This canopy walk experience starts from the Uwinka Reception Centre which is also the head office for Nyungwe National Park. While Uwinka Reception Centre visitors are briefed about the walk and assigned a walking guide. More so, on canopy walk you need to acquire things like walking sticks, raincoats among others. Then after the session at the Uwinka Reception Centre, you then move with a guide to the Igishgishigi trail that raises 160 meter suspended bridge that is adjourned on numerous tree species on top of the ancient biodiverse Nyungwe forest.
While on walk, you need to wear hiking shoes or boots, rain jackets and snacks must be carried for children, carry a bottle of water as well as pair of camera to capture the memorable time.
We advise tourists before preparing for their trip to Nyungwe Forest you need to be in good health and if you don’t feel well, you don’t need to force yourself to do canopy walk and choose to try other activities in Nyungwe National Park.
Canopy walk is truly perfect adventure for anyone who loves a good adrenaline rush, nature enthusiasts as well as risk-takers. Never get afraid of canopy walk the area is safe for anyone who wishes to be part of the walk.
Never get worried along the walkway always stay firm to enjoy the experience because the park operators ensure that several safety measures are put in place for visitor’s safety.
Meanwhile the activity was erected by ‘’USAID’’ through the Green Heart NGO group in 2010. Note this, the walkway is arranged in 3 sections; 90 meters ,45 meters and 20 meters whereas the 90 meter sections measure 70 meters high. Despite the fact, canopy walk experience in Rwanda marks the third most done activity in Africa and the place in East Africa you can visit and enjoy unforgettable life experience, Canopy Walkway Rwanda Tours.
Accessibility; Nyungwe National Park can be accessed from Kigali south west of Rwanda within 5 to 6 hours’ drive and don’t get worried about the road infrastructure are well built with rewarding view of thousand hills, scenic land scape, country side view if rewarding.
However, Nyungwe National park is one of the three national parks in Rwanda that offers great safari experiences including Chimpanzee tracking, birding, hiking, Ishuno waterfalls, nature walks and visit the community around the park. While on canopy walk will have intimate experience view with range of animals like primates which can be seen on ground and beautiful scenery. You as well plan to Chimpanzee trekking –tracking activity.
You can choose to also engage in visiting tea plantation which is a short walk from the park, the company is good in processing and producing unique Rwanda aroma tea. Upon your arrival they will take you through the tea process, interact with the community people as you enjoy their cultures and lifestyles, Canopy Walkway Rwanda Tours.
Get started now planning to adventure into a canopy walk on your Rwanda Tour as well as enjoying park’s numerous activities.