Gisakura Campsite

Take a walk through the forest, sip tea at a plantation, or relax under the tall, shady trees of Gisakura.

Welcome to Gisakura Campsite

Gisakura Campsite is located on Nyungwe’s western corridor near the Gisakura Visitor Centre. Set on six raised wooden platforms at a distance from one another, all around one are the tall trees of the rainforest, from mountain mahogany to the umanazi (grey plum tree). Families with children can enjoy a walk around the area, where it is possible to see L’hoest and blue monkeys, as well as a variety of bird species. Take a tea tour to one of the many tea plantations that lie close to the campsite.

Gisakura is the perfect place to stay for hikers to Ndambarare and Kamiranzovu waterfalls, chimpanzee trekking in Cyamudongo, and community walks.


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.

Beautiful sunset in the forest of Nyungwe

Night walk

Experience the forest at night, where primates such as galagos, pottos, tree hyraxes, anomalures (scaly-tailed squirrels), and other nocturnal wildlife are awake. 

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 centers, 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.

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.

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.

More about Gisakura

  • 24 campers can be accommodated
  • Six raised platforms
  • Toilets and showers
  • Campfire and dining area
  • Food preparation and cooking area
  • Food and drinks can be purchased at the nearby coffee shop
  • Fresh vegetables and basic grocery shopping can be purchased in Gisakura town
  • Water is stored in tanks and can be used for cooking and washing; boil the water before drinking
  • Water is heated by a solar heater or a geyser


  • Wi-Fi signal is intermittent

How to Get There

One-hour’s drive from Kamembe to Gisakura, at the entrance to the park (off Kamembe Road)

Rates and Map

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Visiting a park managed by African Parks is one of the best ways to support communities, wildlife conservation, and the long-term success of Africa’s wild areas. Use the link below to plan your visit today!