Rwanda Canopy Walk Adventure Safaris are a perfect way to view the giant African forest from above. The trails in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park are suspended high above 70 meters, offering a perfect view of the forest. A Canopy walk adventure offers an exhilarating experience, as you will enjoy great heights that are sometimes scary to some travelers. Rwanda Canopy Walk Safaris is one of the popular safari activities in Rwanda and perhaps a must include in your bucket list when planning a visit to Rwanda. A long walk way of 160 meters will have you in real excitement as you watch the beautiful breathtaking views across East Africa’s largest and oldest Afro-montane forest canopy on you guided walk. Acacia safaris offer Rwanda Canopy Walk Adventure Safari packages that are affordable.
Nyungwe forest is one of Africa’s ancient forests, with hotbed of biodiversity, one of the oldest National Parks that manifest the beauty of creation. Nyungwe Forest having escaped the last ice age habituates a remarkable number of wildlife, including the endangered chimpanzee and other 12 primate species that can be spotted on your Rwanda Canopy Walk tours in the forest. The Forest is also known to host over 1000 unique tree species, 3000 bird species, several amphibians and reptiles all of which add up the uniqueness and richness of the forest, which will make your canopy walk one to live to remember. Rwanda Canopy Walk Adventure Safaris usually offer great sighting experience just from the Reception centre. Visitors will see countless butterflies, orchids and colourful birds, including many endemic to the region as they advance to the forest.
Rwanda Canopy Walk tours offer an alternative way of discovering the steep forested slopes which can become muddy, especially after rain. The walk on the canopy offers its trekkers with 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. If you are looking for something thrilling in during a visit to Rwanda, Rwanda Canopy Walk Adventure Safaris with Acacia Safaris Limited will give you life changing experiences.
Rwanda canopy walkway is accessed from the Igishigishigi trail, one of the many hiking trails in Nyungwe Forest National Park. The Rwanda Canopy Walk Adventure Safaris – 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 Rwanda canopy walkway measures up to a total of 160 meters in length and is suspended 74 meters high from the ground across a deep valley filled with thick forest, with plentiful of biodiversity to capture your attention.
Rwanda Canopy Walk Adventure Safaris with Acacia Safaris Limited always start at Uwinka which is also the park’s headquarters. The round trip takes from 1.5 to 2 hours long, however offering magical sighting experience in this dense forest. While on a canopy walk safari, you will arrive at the park headquarters from where you will register for the adventure. After registering at the Visitor’s Center, you take on a forest trail that connects to the Igishigishigi trail. The forest walk offers a beautiful nature experience and you 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.
A canopy walk is done by persons of 6 years and above at a fee that is affordable (60USD), per person per walk. A 6-year old can do the Canopy walk in Rwanda though we advisable that adults always accompany the children. The canopy walk can be done all year round in Rwanda.