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Thousands come together to celebrate Rwanda’s mountain gorillas at 10th annual naming ceremony

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Rwanda MICE Introduced to IMEX, the largest global trade show

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Thousands come together to celebrate Rwanda’s mountain gorillas at 10th annual naming ceremony

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Primary school built with funding from tourism park revenue launches

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Foreigners residing in Partner States to get six months East Africa Tourism Visa

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Kwita Izina – 10 years of Gorilla Conservation in Rwanda

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Rwanda MICE Introduced to IMEX, the largest global trade show

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Thousands come together to celebrate Rwanda’s mountain gorillas at 10th annual naming ceremony

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Primary school built with funding from tourism park revenue launches

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Foreigners residing in Partner States to get six months East Africa Tourism Visa

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Kwita Izina – 10 years of Gorilla Conservation in Rwanda

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Rwanda MICE Introduced to IMEX, the largest global trade show

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Thousands come together to celebrate Rwanda’s mountain gorillas at 10th annual naming ceremony

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Primary school built with funding from tourism park revenue launches

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Foreigners residing in Partner States to get six months East Africa Tourism Visa

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Kwita Izina – 10 years of Gorilla Conservation in Rwanda

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Rwanda MICE Introduced to IMEX, the largest global trade show

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Thousands come together to celebrate Rwanda’s mountain gorillas at 10th annual naming ceremony

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Primary school built with funding from tourism park revenue launches

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Foreigners residing in Partner States to get six months East Africa Tourism Visa

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Kwita Izina – 10 years of Gorilla Conservation in Rwanda

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Rwanda MICE Introduced to IMEX, the largest global trade show

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Thousands come together to celebrate Rwanda’s mountain gorillas at 10th annual naming ceremony

Read more


Primary school built with funding from tourism park revenue launches

Read more


Foreigners residing in Partner States to get six months East Africa Tourism Visa

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Kwita Izina – 10 years of Gorilla Conservation in Rwanda

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Rwanda MICE Introduced to IMEX, the largest global trade show

Read more


Thousands come together to celebrate Rwanda’s mountain gorillas at 10th annual naming ceremony

Read more


Primary school built with funding from tourism park revenue launches

Read more


Foreigners residing in Partner States to get six months East Africa Tourism Visa

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Kwita Izina – 10 years of Gorilla Conservation in Rwanda

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Rwanda MICE Introduced to IMEX, the largest global trade show

Read more


Thousands come together to celebrate Rwanda’s mountain gorillas at 10th annual naming ceremony

Read more


Primary school built with funding from tourism park revenue launches

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Foreigners residing in Partner States to get six months East Africa Tourism Visa

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Kwita Izina – 10 years of Gorilla Conservation in Rwanda

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Rwanda MICE Introduced to IMEX, the largest global trade show

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Events

  • 17th Rwanda International Trade Fair 2014
    23 July - 6 August 2014
  • Umuganura Festival
    30 July - 1 August 2014
  • East Africa Business Summit
    23-25 October 2014
  • African Leadership Network Annual Gathering
    5-8 November 2014
  • Kibeho Anniversary- Heritage Corridor Exhibition 
    28 November 2014
  • Kibeho Anniversary- Heritage Corridor Exhibition 
    28 November 2014

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Activities in and around Nyungwe National Park

Nyungwe National Park is a top ecotourism destination with a growing network of hiking trails that offer visitors great opportunities for world class bird watching, chimp tracking, monkey watching, and orchid ogling. Camping is also possible at a few sites in the Park. And, of course, the Park also offers the only Canopy Walk in East Africa

Hiking trails

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 10.6 kms in length.

World Class Bird Watching

Nyungwe is home to at least 278 bird species, 26 of which are endemic to the Albertine Rift Valley. It is one of the best bird watching destinations in Africa. Some of the birds that can be seen here include the Great Blu Turaco, the Crowned Hornbill and the Blue-Headed Sunbird.

Primate Tracking

Thirteen species of primates are known to inhabit Nyungwe Forest, including chimpanzees, owl-faced guenons and Angolan black and white colobus monkeys. In a 2002 report by the Wildlife Conservation Society, they found the latter living in groups of more than 300 individuals.

Orchid Ogling

Nyungwe is home to 154 species of orchids, eight of which are endemic to Rwanda. The Park hosts 68% of the orchid flora of Rwanda. It is one of the world's greatest concentrations of orchids.

 

East Africa's only Canopy Walk

East Africa's Only Canopy Walk, Nyungwe Park, Rwanda

In October 2010, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) launched canopy walk tourism in Nyungwe National Park as part of a strategy to diversify tourism attractions. Canopy tourism is also aimed at encouraging tourists to spend a longer time in Rwanda.

The Canopy Walk is the first of its kind in East Africa and the third of its kind in Africa .

This is the first ever hanging platform that allows tourists to view different animal species in Nyungwe Forest. The dizzying platform is above a steep and deep valley stretching across the massive forest. John Gara, CEO of the RDB, said the platform is 50 meters above ground level and 90 meters long. It allows tourists to view butterflies, birds and blue monkeys that dwell in the upper levels of the forest. The forest has 13 rare primate species, the world's largest ever recorded arboreal troop of black/white colobus monkeys, and nearly 300 species of birds and 154 types of orchids.

Visiting the Canopy Walk

Arrange your visit to the Canopy Walk at the Uwinka Visitor Center!

 

 

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