The Canopy Walk in Rwanda – Walking high on a suspended trail with a height of up to 70 meters in Nyungwe Forest will offer you an exceptional safari feeling with a great view of the forest canopy and several animal species below. Canopy Safaris offer an exhilarating feeling and are a must-include in your bucket list when planning a visit to Rwanda.
A long walkway of 160 meters will have you in real excitement as you watch the beautiful breathtaking views across one of East Africa’s largest and oldest Afro-montane forest canopies on your guided walk. Acacia Safaris Limited offers all the necessary information for you about Canopy Safaris in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest.
Rwanda Safaris offer travelers opportunities to participate in one of the exciting safari activity in Rwanda, Canopy walks. Canopy walks are done in Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda. Nyungwe forest is a hotbed of biodiversity, one of the oldest National Parks that manifests the beauty of creation. Nyungwe Forest having escaped the last ice age, it is a real place to visit for nature safaris.
The forest habituates a remarkable number of wildlife, including the endangered chimpanzee and other 12 primate species that can be spotted on your canopy walk in the forest. Nyungwe is also known to host over 900 unique tree species, 3000 bird species, several amphibians, and reptiles all of which add up to the uniqueness and richness of the forest, which will make your canopy walk a memorable one.
These safaris shouldn’t be missed while on a visit to Africa. Along the hour’s walk to the canopy walkway from the Uwinka Reception Centre, you will see countless butterflies, orchids, and colorful birds, including many of the endemic ones to the region.
A canopy walk is an alternative way of discovering the steep forested slopes which can become muddy, especially after rain. The walk on the canopy offers its visitors breathtaking views across East Africa’s largest and oldest Afro-montane forest, great views of the great East African region, Lake Kivu, the different sections of Nyungwe forest as they spot the different animals, birds, insects, reptiles and amphibians that live in the forest. An experience that you will live to remember for a lifetime. The Nyungwe forest is a heaven for primate lovers with great numbers for you to catch a glance at.
The canopy walkway is accessed from the Igishigishigi trail, one of the many hiking trails in Nyungwe Forest National Park. A canopy walk tour therefore involves hiking along the Igishigishigi trail 2.1km long, with the canopy walkway creating a sort of bridge or shortcut along this looping trail. The canopy walkway measures a total of 160 meters in length and is suspended 74 meters from the ground across a deep valley filled with thick forest.
The canopy walk tour starts at Uwinka which is also the park’s headquarters and the round trip takes from 1.5 to 2 hours long. After registering at the Visitor’s Center, visitors take on a forest trail that connects to the Igishigishigi trail. The forest walk offers a beautiful nature experience and one gets to observe wildlife found at the ground level and enjoy beautiful views of forest-clad rolling hills. A must-include on your visit to Rwanda. Rwanda canopy walk safaris can however be combined with several other safari activities like game drives, gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, cultural experiences, and many others. Plan a vacation with us today and experience the magic of African adventures.