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Nyungwe National Park

#1 of 4 things to do in Butare Features Animals
Butare, Rwanda
+250 788 436 763
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Wonderful hike

We took the 6 mile waterfall hike. Great guide, great scenery,great weather. Make sure to arrange... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sally P
Beautiful rainforest

Even as a basic budget traveller you can take a bus from Kigali (Nyabugogo) to Rusizi and ask them... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grimbergen, BE
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Butare, Rwanda
+250 788 436 763
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the 6 mile waterfall hike. Great guide, great scenery,great weather. Make sure to arrange transportation to and from the area before you go. We had to wait for a bus for over an hour after our hike.

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even as a basic budget traveller you can take a bus from Kigali (Nyabugogo) to Rusizi and ask them to stop for the guesthouse. From there a small walk to the office and you can plan trekking, canopy, etc...

Thank Hermaliser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the evening in Huye before taking a leisurely self drive to Nyungwe forest, the journey passes through picturesque rural villages before reaching the Eastern boundary of the forest. The forest itself is beautiful and we did see several L'Hoest monkeys by the side...More

1  Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It s a must when you visit Rwanda to go to Nyungwe forest. Place is unique,guides are professionnals... Canopy walkway top attraction Monkeys Hiking... Place to be and nit expensive.

1  Thank Eugène T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked the canopy walk and the chimpanzee trek. We are both age 63 and in good shape. Both hikes are challenging, especially the chimp trek. Both hikes are ;initially downhill and then, obviously, uphill when you are coming back. So going in is a...More

Thank Spudrunner
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Although pricey the campsite is beautifully located and allows you to spend a night in the pristine forest. Campers should be aware that there are no self catering facilities. The canteen serves good food at reasonable prices though. Rates are quoted in USD but can...More

2  Thank Emma D
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Nyungwe is simply breathtaking. A large, ancient rainforest in the mountains brimming with different kind of primate species, among which chimpanzees and colobus monkeys. It's possible to track chimps, but be aware that this could entail a full day hike without guarantees (chimpanzees tends to...More

2  Thank Ilse020
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The waterfall hike had some gorgeous views as we hiked through the rainforest however we failed to see many wildlife. This was largely due to the heavy rain, which definitely put a damper on the trip. I am still very glad I did the hike...More

1  Thank nayizs93
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We did the Canopy walk and the waterfall walk. Both were excellent hikes. Moderate with some tougher steps at the end of the waterfall hike. Be prepared for the price of $60/per person each hike. Some travelers arrived after long bus ride and not prepared...More

1  Thank douglasarthur
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Going to Nyungwe Forest is quite expensive for someone on a budget like me. When I came to Rwanda, I wanted to see the gorillas, but quickly changed my mind after realising that it is $750 just for the permit. After knowing that, $90 to...More

7  Thank katiefarrand12
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Liz A
Hello, Can one get a bus from Uwinka to Kibuye or do you have to change in a certain town? How much does it cost roughly?
19 May 2017|
Response from oscar u | Reviewed this property |
It is complicated because there is no bus park at Uwinka nor no bus line Uwinka to Kibuye ( Karongi). You will have to go to Rusizi ( Cyangugu) to take bus to Kibuye. Other option you will ask reception to the Nyugwe to book... More
Hi, In September, I'm going to be in Huye before moving onto Nyungwe NP for two nights. Can someone suggest a guide and driver. Is it necessary to have a guide in Nyungwe, or maybe we can do the canapy walk on our own. Thank you. Ela
30 April 2017|
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Response from oscar u | Reviewed this property |
Normally you will take the guide in Nyungwe. But also they are drive guide that you may take in Kigali. Best recommendation is to take drive guide. Public transport for coming to Huye might be complicated
I will be staying next week in Kibuye and would like to visit Nyungwe for 2 or 3 days. What is the best transportation option from Kibuye to the park, and is it fast enough to go back and forth each day, or should I stay nearby for a few days? Thanks, Sean
11 April 2017|
Response from Samsafarisrwanda | Reviewed this property |
Good morning Sean, The best way of going To Nyungwe is by car and since you will be spendind 2 to 3 days, I'll suggest that you just stay there and leave once you're through with your visit. Travelling to and from each is'nt... More