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Nyungwe National Park

Nyungwe National Park: One of the oldest rainforests in Africa

Nyungwe National Park is a breathtaking destination that should not be missed. With its lush, verdant landscape and diverse array of flora and fauna, it offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Rwanda. Whether you're interested in hiking, bird-watching, or just soaking up the peace and serenity of the forest, Nyungwe is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. With over 300 species of birds, 100 species of orchids, and 13 different primate species, including the highly endangered chimpanzee, there's no shortage of incredible wildlife to see. So why wait? Plan your visit to Nyungwe Forest National Park today and experience the wonder of this magical place for yourself.

Nyungwe Chimpanzee Trek
Enjoy close encounters with Nyungwe's charismatic inhabitants.

Activities in Nyungwe

Trek with Chimps

Meet the Nyungwe National Park’s most charismatic residents on a chimpanzee discovery trek. Experienced guides will escort you on a journey through the lush, protected jungle. Head out on foot with experienced guides to track troops of wild primates, from playful chimpanzees to endangered Mangabey and Colobus monkeys. Follow colourful orchid trails frequented by butterflies and identify birds by their melody. Ascend peaks to reveal epic panoramas of Lake Kivu and mountain ranges.

Canopy Walkway

Teeter across the tops of trees and behold the rainforest from a fresh perspective. The Canopy Walk is the only treetop walkway in East Africa; the awe-inspiring platforms are elevated between giant trees, appearing to float 60-metres above the forest floor.

Learn the Secrets of African Tea

What makes the perfect cup of tea? Some will say it’s all in the brew, but a tea expert will show you it starts right at the beginning. Guests will be invited to go into the tea plantation and learn the art of picking tea leaves and trying it out on your own. Don’t miss the interactive and visual presentation revealing the process of growing and processing African tea leaves. No demonstration would be complete without a taste, so you will have the chance to sample some beautiful black tea grown in the local area of Gisakura.

Spear Throwing & Archery

Discover the rich cultural heritage of Africa with a unique activities. Immerse yourself in the iconic history of the African spear as expert guides lead you on a journey through the art of making it take flight. Enjoy a moment of relaxation with a refreshing drink, as you take in the breathtaking views from our hilltop location. Perfect for families, the ancient sport of archery provides a thrilling adventure for all. Breathe in the fresh air and aim for the bullseye, creating memories to last a lifetime.

Explore by Bicycle

Saddle up and explore the beautiful surrounds of our Nyungwe, with the breeze in your hair, at a pace that suits you. There are a few hills around and some dirt track riding, but let your friendly guide know and we can tailor the journey to your comfort levels.

Star Gazing

After dark, the sky above Nyungwe is illuminated with thousands of stars – the perfect view for astronomers and stargazing novices alike. Join a Nocturnal Spotlighting and Stargazing Experience to marvel at the planets and constellations from the lodge's decks, or be ushered into the forest for a guided tour.

Private Helicopter Tour

Appreciate the vastness of the jungle from a bird’s-eye view. Enjoy a 60-minute helicopter ride that will swoop you over masses of mahogany and ebony trees, waterfalls and a range of flora that will impress even the most avid of botanists.


Where To Stay

One&Only Nyungwe House

Nyungwe House
Sink into the comfort of your private rainforest sanctuary at Nyungwe House

Discover the ultimate luxury travel experience at One&Only Nyungwe House, nestled in the heart of Rwanda's lush and thriving tea plantation. Surrounded by the ancient rainforest and breathtaking mountain landscapes, this exclusive haven offers a rare glimpse into the wonders of Rwanda. Immerse yourself in the local culture and discover captivating communities steeped in rich history. Get up close and personal with fascinating wildlife as they roam freely through their natural habitat. Indulge in world-class dining and pamper yourself with blissful wellness, all while creating unforgettable memories. At One&Only Nyungwe House, you'll find everything you need for the perfect luxury travel adventure, curated just for you.


How To Explore Nyungwe

Discover Rwanda

Luxury Safari in Rwanda
Nyungwe is home to chimpanzees and other primates, offering an unforgettable opportunity to see these incredible animals up-close.

Indulge in a lavish adventure in the heart of the stunning 'Land of a Thousand Hills'. Be greeted with warm hospitality by the friendly local people as you embark on a breathtaking journey through the diverse landscapes of Akagera National Park, with its rolling plains, lush woodlands and tranquil lakes. Continue your luxury safari to track the wild and fascinating chimpanzees of Nyungwe National Park and the majestic mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and rich culture of Rwanda with a luxury adventure like no other.





Call 1-800-421-8907 or fill out our questionnaire and submit it to a specialist to plan a trip.


Safari Questionnaire

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