Nyungwe offers 13 hiking trails, some with tongue-twisting names. Try pronouncing “Igishigishigi” quickly, which is the name of an easy 1.7 km trail that begins near the Uwinka Reception Centre. By the way, Igishigishigi means tree fern. The trails range from easy to difficult and from 1.7 kms to 42 kms in length.
Park Guides are required for all walks and hikes through Nyungwe.
Hiking Trails from Uwinka Reception Centre
Hiking Trails from Gisakura Reception Centre
|Ave. hrs walking||Start time||Observations|
|Isumo (Kamiranzovu waterfall)||5.3 km (x2)||4 hours||9am / 1pm||Crosses the large tea plantation|
|Karamba||2km||3 hours||8am / 1pm||Good for bird watching.|
|One and Only Nyungwe house trail||5km||1h30 h||8am / 1pm||Bird watching and great view points|
|Ndambarare Waterfall||9.6 km||3h30 hours||9 am,1pm||Different view point tea factory tea plantation|
Good to know:
- Raincoats, boots and walking sticks are available from the reception
- All Nyungwe hikes are classified as hiking in protected area/National Park.
- Animals live in their natural habitat
- Guide and permit are needed
Most of the websites and contacts about Nyungwe Forest online are not official park websites and the information is sometimes wrong and not reliable.
We recommend that you contact the tour operators listed, for further information, click here.