People walking across the canopy bridge.

Day Visitors

Spend all day in Rwanda’s largest remaining tract of forest, cycling, walking, trekking or sipping a coffee.

Experience Nyungwe

The visitor centres dotted through the park make it easy and enjoyable for day visitors to take in a little of what Nyungwe has to offer. The centres are open from 7am to 5pm and are situated along the main road.

The cafés at Uwinka, Gisakura and Gisovu offer food for purchase for day visitors as well as those staying at the campsites or guesthouses. Otherwise, visitors can buy food from the various markets outside the park.

The Cyamudongo Community Centre has a coffee shop catering to those tracking chimpanzees before or after the experience.


Canopy walk in Nyungwe National Park

Canopy Walkway

This suspended canopy walkway provides an exhilarating perspective, with 360-degree views over the ancient montane rainforest canopy. The walk starts from Uwinka Visitor Centre.

Chimp in the tree in the forest of Nyungwe

Chimpanzee Tracking

Meet one of our three semi-habituated acrobatic chimpanzee communities (Cyamudongo, Mayebe and Gisovu) on an adventurous chimpanzee tracking. Each community is visited by eight people maximum per day.

Beautiful waterfall

Adventure Trails

Nyungwe’s mountainous landscape is an ideal hiker’s destination – the park boasts an extensive network of scenic hiking trails. Ten hiking trails begin from the Uwinka Visitor Centre and three from Gisakura Campsite.

Black and while colobus monkeys in Nyungwe Park

Colobus Monkey Tracking

Track a “super troop” of more than 400 Angolan black and white colobus monkeys, starting from Uwinka Visitor Centre. Another group of 50 can be tracked from Gisakura Campsite reception.

Regal BIrd sitting on a branch in Nyungwe National Park

Specialised Birding Experience

Home to 322 bird species of which 30 are endemic to Albertine Rift region, Nyungwe offers an exceptional birding experience with the help of the park’s expert bird guides.

walking the cyinzobe hike by a stream and wooden cottages

Cyinzobe Hike

Walk through the heart of the rainforest with spectacular views, the extensive Kamiranzovu swamp, streams and waterfalls. This catered three-day hike overnights in wooden cottages built at the best trail spots.

People in the tea fields

Community-based Experiences

Discover traditional handcrafts, blacksmithing, pottery making, traditional dances, traditional brewing techniques, or take a Tea Tour. These are available outside Nyungwe, in the villages of Banda and Gisakura. Enquire at the Gisakura Reception Centre.

Hiking in the forest of Nyungwe with a guide

Hike with a Guide

All hiking activities in the park are led by community freelance guides. Available at Gisakura and Uwinka reception centres, they offer a memorable experience in the park.

Chimp Habitat in Nyungwe National Park

Chimp Habituation Experience

Join the trackers as they follow a chimp family through the day, allowing the chimps to become accustomed to human beings and learning all about this fascinating primate.

Sip a Cup of Coffee

Before or after your hike, chimps or colobus monkey tracking, camping or driving through, enjoy superb Rwandan coffee and buy a gift at the Gisakura, Gisovu and Uwinka coffee shops.

Cyamudongo Community Centre 

The centre offers handicrafts, coffee and breakfast, a campsite and guesthouse (two cottages). It has a parking lot for guests and driver guides going chimp tracking in the neighbouring Cyamudongo Forest.