3 Days Nyungwe Hiking Tour

3 Days Nyungwe Hiking Tour offers you a great opportunity to spend time exploring Nyungwe forest national park. This tour is a great alternative for if you are not looking to track chimpanzees and primates in Nyungwe Forest. During these 3 Days Nyungwe hiking tour, you will be hiking Rukuzi and Isumo trails as well as explore the canopy walkway bridge. Pickup and drop off is in Kigali.

Highlights for 3 days Nyungwe Hiking Tour

Day 1: Pickup from Kigali & Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 2: Morning Hike on Rukuzi Trail and canopy walk

Day 3: Waterfalls Hike & Transfer to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary for 3 days Nyungwe Hiking Tour

Day 1: Pickup from Kigali & Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

In the morning, you will be picked by the driver from your hotel in Kigali and embark on a 6 hours’ drive to Nyungwe national park. You will have a stopover visit to the King’s Palace in Nyanza and national museum in Butare and then have lunch enroute to the park. Arrive in Nyungwe in the evening and connect to your accommodation to spend the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 2: Morning Hike on Rukuzi Trail and Canopy walk

Enjoy breakfast and go for briefing at the park headquarters. You will be briefed by the park’s head ranger before embarking on a guided hike along Rukuzi Trail which is one of the 19 trails in Nyungwe Forest national Park. Hike on this trail take approximately 5 hours and is usually rated as a difficult hike and yet so rewarding.

This trail takes you through a forested buffer zone and into an open area, with views of the park as well as Lake Kivu in the far distance. Also, on a clear day, you will have views of some volcanoes. Remember to carry your packed lunch from the lodge before you leave.

3 Days Nyungwe Hiking Tour
Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walk

After lunch, you will go on a walking trail that will take you to the Canopy Walk-a swing bridge 50 meters in length that is suspended from large trees. You will be able to see the amazing rainforest with a bird’s eye view, spotting wildlife moving about below you. This hike takes between 1-2 hours depending on your pace. Before night fall, you will return to the lodge for dinner as above

Day 3: Waterfalls Hike & Transfer to Kigali (Approximately 6 hours’ drive)

Have breakfast early in the morning then drive to the park for a guided nature walk to one of the Isumo waterfalls in the park. This is a 4 hours hike to and from and you will get to see a lot of wildlife and bird species during your hike.

After your hike, have lunch and later transfer to Kigali where your driver/guide will drop you off at a hotel of your choice or Kigali International Airport where you will you will board your flight back home. If a city tour was not possible on your first day, then you can opt for a short tour of Kigali city.

End of the trip

Quotation Includes;

  • Pickup and drop off in Kigali City
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Canopy walk
  • Guided nature walk
  • Park entrance fees
  • Vehicle entrance fees
  • All accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • 4X4 safari vehicle & Fuel
  • Full time English/ French speaking driver/ guide
  • Bottled mineral water while on safari


  • Tips
  • Rwanda Visa fees
  • Air tickets
  • All items of personal nature like laundry, porterage, phone calls, beer, e.t.c
  • Optional/ any activity not included in the itinerary

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