Nyungwe Forest National Park

5 great activities, day-trips & excursions whilst you're staying in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Many of the places we feature across Rwanda already include a wide range of activities, but in some cases there are highly recommended extra activities that are not automatically included as part of your stay.

These day-trips and excursions often add a special dimension to your itinerary, elevating it from a memorable holiday to the trip of a lifetime. They are often very popular, so they are best booked in advance with Expert Africa before you depart on your trip.

Please talk to your Expert Africa specialist if you would like to find out more about any of these excursions in Rwanda.

Please note: Expert Africa only books excursions as a part of a full, Expert Africa itinerary.

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Bird Walk in Nyungwe Forest

Bird Walk in Nyungwe Forest

2-4 hours

Enjoy a morning or afternoon hiking through Nyungwe Forest in search of some of the 310 bird species that have been recorded in this area, including the great blue turaco and the endemic Albertine owlet and red-collared babbler. More about Bird Walk

Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest

Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest

2-3 hours

The Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest opened in 2010 and was one of the first bridges of this kind to cross a forest canopy in the African continent. You'll be amazed by this easy walk into one of Rwanda's beautiful National Parks. Whether you are looking for some relaxation or adventure, this place is a perfect way to discover the beauty of the forest. More about Canopy Walk

Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest

Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest

Half day

Trek to see the chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park More about Chimpanzee Trekking

Colobus Trekking in Nyungwe

Colobus Trekking in Nyungwe

Half day starting in the early morning

Search for Colobus Monkeys during a trek in Nyungwe Forest. More about Colobus Trekking

King’s Palace & Museum Visit

King’s Palace & Museum Visit

Half day, including lunch

If your trip in Rwanda incorporates travelling south from Kigali, a visit to the King’s Palace and Museum gives an interesting insight into Rwanda’s cultural history and monarchy. It's also ideally placed to break up the long journey to Nyungwe Forest. More about King’s Palace

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