Nyungwe National Park, Butare

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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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  • Very nice place in Africa ...I didn't ever get a good moment like this. Proud to visit Rwanda. Proud to work with Jean Paul from Nile Tours and Travels . 
    Very nice place in Africa ...I didn't ever get a good moment like this. Proud to visit Rwanda. Proud to work with Jean Paul from Nile Tours and Travels .  more »
  • The park is beautiful. We chose the longer walk and would have probably preferred a shorter one in the morning and the aerial walkin the afternoon. 
    The park is beautiful. We chose the longer walk and would have probably preferred a shorter one in the morning and the aerial walkin the afternoon.  more »
  • This was my second visit to Nyungwe National Park so clearly I think it's worth a visit but there are a few frustrations that let it down. The first thing I want to say is DON'T BE CONNED INTO... 
    This was my second visit to Nyungwe National Park so clearly I think it's worth a visit but there are a few frustrations that let it down. The first thing I want to say is DON'T BE CONNED INTO...  more »

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