Night Nature Walks or Hiking Tours in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Night Nature Walks or Hiking Tours in Nyungwe Forest National Park: Night Nature Walks or hiking tours in Nyungwe National Park is a new experience that will be added to the park’s existing tourism activities for tourists who prefer night walks to find nocturnal wildlife.

This newly launched nature walk adventure experience is a guided night walking safari inside Nyungwe National Park. It is now available to visitors on a daily basis beginning at 5:30 p.m. and lasting approximately three hours in the dense tract forests of Nyungwe National Park unearthing all its hidden treasures by night.

Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda is a spectacularly beautiful and largest remaining tract of one of Africa’s oldest dense tropical and montane rainforests, rich in incredible biodiversity that inhabits various primate species, including Chimpanzees, which are the main tourist attractions in Nyungwe forest national park, mammal species, over 322 recorded bird species, a large number of plant species, including inhabitants endemic to the Albertine region, some of which cannot be spotted during the day.

The introduction of night nature walks and hiking safaris within Nyungwe National Park now provides tourists with excellent opportunities to enjoy the beauty of nature, the sounds and breathtaking smells of the rain forests by night, as well as discover some of Nyungwe’s inhabitants, particularly nocturnal wildlife species such as bush babies, tree hyrax, and flying squirrel, among others.

Night Nature Walks or Hiking Tours in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Visit the mist-covered Nyungwe Forest National Park for active adventures that include not just guided night nature walks and hiking tours but also the most recommended Chimpanzee trekking experiences, one of the most exciting activities to encounter chimps at a very close range for an hour.

Other activities include a Canopy walk experience on a long suspension metallic bridge on top of the tree canopies to enjoy the breathtaking views of the entire Nyungwe Forest, an exciting tropical waterfalls hiking adventure to see the most magnificent and breathtaking Isumo waterfalls, and a canopy walk experience on a long suspended metallic bridge on top of the tree canopies.

On an outstanding Colobus Monkey trekking adventure, observe big troops of black and white Colobus Monkeys, as well as fantastic bird viewing. Guided nature walks on short and lengthy nature paths within the deep forests, as well as tea plantation excursions in Gisakura tea plantation, which is located on the outskirts of Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Activities in Nyungwe Forest National Park.


You will ride across a few hills with guides guiding you through the dirt paths for an unforgettable experience. As you go through the jungle, you will see several primates and chimps. It is a haven for animals. You will have a good time because you may combine chimp excursions with bicycle riding. Chimpanzees may be seen roaming around in the vegetation, clanging and hooting. Chimpanzee trekking costs only $90 USD per person per day. It always starts about 5:00 a.m.

Chimpanzee Trekking

Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nyungwe forest, attracting the majority of Rwanda’s safari tourists. This incredible experience in the Nyungwe woods allows guests to learn more about these monkeys’ feeding habits, nesting behaviors, and how adults care for their young, among other things.

Butterfly Watching

Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda is home to around 120 butterflies, which are the most prevalent charismatic invertebrate species in Nyungwe woods, 21 of which are Albertine Rift endemic and 40 of which are unique to Nyungwe forests. On a sunny day, the woodland is a riot of color.

Canopy Walk

Canopy walks begin at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. Visitors who are not afraid of heights can participate in the Canopy walk experience. The hike from Uwinka tourist center to Canopy generally takes approximately 2 hours. The canopy walk leads you through the gigantic trees while also providing you with a breath of fresh air 60 meters above the forest floor. You will also get the opportunity to view amazing birds with beautiful tunes that make the forest sound heavenly.


Nyungwe is also Rwanda’s premier park for bird viewing. Bird lovers on a birding safari in Rwanda may see the following bird species: Ruwenzori Apalis, Rwenzori Turacos, Caprimulgus Ruwenzori, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Ruwenzori Batis, Purple-breasted and Blue-headed, Dusky Crimson Wing, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Francolinus nobilis, Ruwenzori Nightjar, Apalis argentea.

Night Nature Walks or Hiking Tours in Nyungwe Forest National Park
Pockefellers sunbird

You can plan a trip to Nyungwe Forest National Park for these incredible adventures, combining them with other fascinating Tourist activities in the Volcanoes National Park, such as the popular and remarkable Gorilla Trekking experience, which allows you to meet with gentle mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat just a few feet from the entire Gorilla family, as well as Golden Monkey Trekking, which allows you to see the shy but yet striking and playful Golden Monkeys, which are usually found in bamboo forests.

If you want to extend your Rwanda safari, you can add exhilarating Rwanda Wildlife viewing safaris in Akagera National Park while doing day or night Game drives inside Akagera, or be a part of the boat cruise experience on Lake Ihema inside Akagera National Park. You can also participate in the unique white rhino tracking usually done in the beautiful Kilala Plains in order to spot the rarely seen white rhinos, which could be your top highlight of the big 5 mammal.

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