Walking in Rwanda

Explore the walking routes in Rwanda

Walking in Rwanda is usually based around the spectacular gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park. These can last as little as an hour, to upwards of five or six depending on where the gorillas are. Either way they take you through stunning stretches of mountain rainforest, with an end result of one of the worlds best wildlife vexing experiences. Other walks, such as heading out to see the engaging golden monkeys, bird walks or trekking to see Dian Fossey's grave are also well worth doing.

You can base yourself at any of the lodges in the area for these walks, which operate out of the national park headquarters. You can also explore Nyungwe Forest on foot - for chimpanzee and monkey trekking; swamp and waterfall walks; birding walks; and cultural area walks. There is also a canopy walk on a rope-style bridge which allows you to walk through the tops of the trees.

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