Rwanda Canopy Walk adventures – safaris to Nyungwe Forest national Park 2022 – 2023
Rwanda canopy walk adventures – Nyungwe Forest National Park is one of the reason why Rwanda has become the top tourist destination in the world over. This is not only the place for relaxation but also one of the place for adventure and insight into Rwanda‘s single beauty. This forest is the largest protected mountain forest in Africa that covers between 1600 and 2000 sq metres and being a five hour drive into the middle of Rwanda, this long drive to Nyungwe also gives the guests an opportunity to drink in the country’s diverse scenery and the imposing land scape as you move to the main attraction. Once you get to the park, you will then prepare to join on one of the most unbelievable adventures you will ever have, the canopy walk.
This bridge adjourned between the huge trees one on the feel of the fresh air, 60m above the forest floor. Apart from the freshness in the air and the wonderful aerial view of the trees, you will also enjoy the sights of the fantastic birds that fly across as you enjoy the walk. This canopy walk is the most preferred activity for the park visitors and it’s one of those you want to try before you die.it was opened in 2010 and it’s the only one of its kind in east Africa and the third on the African continent. This 90m long canopy walk way also gives a unique face to face meetings with the butterflies, birds and the monkeys.
This canopy walk also takes close to 2 hours and its starting and end point being Nyungwe National park headquarters- the Uwinka tourist reception center. The first 200m is a walk along the forest trail under the thick canopies for an opportunity of viewing the ground level nature before taking on the canopy walk way to get to the top level of the forest. The prominent sightings here include; the monkeys, including the blue monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, black and white colobus, the red tailed monkeys and the birds. The minimum age for this walk is 6 years and the kids must be escorted by the adults. The cost of this activity is $60 per person paid to the reception center. More so, the activity is present throughout the whole year. The chances of rain failing are high so, remember to carry a rain coat. The hiking shoes are also vital and both of these can be rented from the reception center. The walking sticks are provided free of charge. About the difficulty, this hike is so easy and takes only 2 hours to complete it.
Best time to do Rwanda canopy walk adventures
Nyungwe National Park has a pleasant climate that makes it perfect for for your safari activities in the park during the dry season. Since its forests lie at heights of 1600 to 2000 meters above sea level, it has a cool, temperate climate that visitors generally find pleasant. Rwanda, being located on higher altitude, coupled with a latitude just two degrees south of the equator, makes for particularly comfortable tropical conditions. Daytime high temperatures typically range between 25C and 27C (77F to 81F) degrees, while the nights are cooler and temperatures typically hover around a minimum of 13.5C (56F), and rarely higher than 16C (61F).
So the best time to visit Nyungwe forest national park is from late May to early September and from December to February.