Nyungwe National Park, Butare

#1 of 13 in Things to do in Southern Province
A rainforest bordering Burundi and the Congo, Nyungwe National Park is known for its dizzying canopy walk. This 90 m (295 ft) long narrow suspended platform 50 m (164 ft) above the grounds offers unmatched views of the abundant vegetation underneath. Take one of the well-maintained trails and see scenic waterfalls and Lake Kiwu. Lush forests host large populations of primates like chimps, leopards, blue monkeys, and duikers plus an array of birds and butterflies. In addition to the rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps, and bogs cover some 970 sq km (374 sq mi) of conservation area. Plan to visit Nyungwe National Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Butare attractions using our Butare road trip planning tool .
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  • Let me be very clear: the 2/5 grade is not on the forest itself, which is beautiful, but on the way activities are handled. One month in advance we booked and payed 60$ for the canopy trail and just a...  more »
  • We were here during the rain season, so obvious: we had rain! Nevertheless I would recommend to visit Rwanda including this park in the rain season. A big plus is that there are very few tourists. So ...  more »
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