Canopy Walk Nyungwe
The Canopy walk in Rwanda is found in Nyungwe National park South west of Kigali town the Capital of Rwanda.It is a 2.1Km trip found at the Uwinka visitors center in the Nyungwe forest.The canopy walkway was bulit in 2010 by the Green Heart NGO group supported by U.S.A.I.D.The walk way has a 160 Meter stretch divided in 3,sections.The first is a 45Meter stretch,followed by the longest at 90Meters and the shortest at 25meters.The highest point from the 90 Meter walk way is 70meters from ground.
The canopy walk is a guided tour starting from the Uwinka Visitors center in Nyungwe forest, followed with a 30 minutes walk via the igishigishi trail in a steep slope deep into the forest to the starting point of the walk way.The walkway can however be done via the long trails of Imbaraga or the Umuyove.
Many primates,birds,butterflys can be spotted from the Top of the Canopy walkway with also great views of the entire forest canopy including Lake Kivu on a clear day.
Canopy walkway starting times:
- 8AM,10AM,1PM, or 3PM.
What to carry or bring during the canopy walk.
- Atleat 1,liter of bottled water.
- Trekking/Hiking boots.
- Rain jacket.
- Walking stick.
- Small back pack.